Fort Bridger State Historic Site, 37000 I-80 Business Loop, is 3 mi. s. of I-80 exit 34. The fort was established in 1843 by Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez. Visitors can see original buildings from the Army occupation 1858-90 and restored Lincoln Highway Motel cabins dating from 1842. Recent excavations have revealed the site of the original trading post, which has been reconstructed nearby. A museum offers exhibits tracing different periods of occupation. Costumed interpreters are on site June through Labor Day.