• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

ML Ranch Cell Phone Tour

Cowboys outside ML ranch bunkhouse
Tour the Bunkhouse at the ML Ranch via your cell phone and find out what life was like for these cowboys

Experience the Mason-Lovell Ranch's exciting past and untold stories through the convenience of your own cell phone. The cell phone tour consists of multiple stops. Each stop highlights a different building or area of the ranch, focusing on how each area contributed to the massive open range cattle industry in the eastern Bighorn Basin.

You can listen to a park ranger give narrations of various sites within the M-L Ranch site, such as the Henry Lovell house, the bunkhouse, and the blacksmith shop. To listen to these narrations at various points of interest, call 307-200-3046, and when prompted, enter the stop number. There are signs on site to help guide you through the ranch.

The stops are:

1) ML Ranch Wayside exhibit
2) Henry Clay Lovell House site
3) The North Cabin
4) The Bunkhouse
5) The Blacksmith Shop
6) The South Cabin
7) The End of An Era

Designed to be user friendly and flexible, visitors may access the stops in any order. Small signs are posted around the monument indicating tour locations. Please be aware that cell phone coverage can be spotty at times. The cell phone program is provided by OnCell Systems of Pittsford, New York and calls to this number, 307-200-3046, are free except for air time on your cell phone.

Did You Know?

Fort Smith Monument, photo by S. Dalby

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