Fort Bridger State Historic Site, 37000 Bus. Loop I-80, 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.
Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Hours: Grounds daily 8-dusk, Apr.-Oct. Museum daily 8:30-5, May-Sept.; Sat.-Sun. 9-4:30, Apr. and Oct. Trading post daily 9-4:30, May-Sept. Schedule varies rest of year based on staff availability. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.