Ames Brothers Pyramid
- Address: 210 Monument Rd, Buford, WY 82052, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-3076327946
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Landmark, Monument, Family And Kids, Point Of Interest
Ames Brothers Pyramid is one of the largest pyramids in Wyoming. Designed in 1869 by Henry Hobson Richardson is dedicated to brothers Oakes Ames and Oliver Ames. This monument marked the tallest point transcontinental rail line. The pyramid includes two 9 feet long portrait of the Ames Brothers one on each side of the pyramid. This sculpture of two brothers was designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens. The monument is among one of the project that Richardson did for the Ames. The structure is maintained by the government of Wyoming as a heritage site. Interesting history about the monument and railroad makes it a curious attraction for tourists.
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Well worth a visit if you are interested in Western and/or railroad history. A few miles to the west of this site was the location of the Dale Creek Crossing, one of the highest railroad trestles ever constructed. Near the monument was the town of Sherman, where steam locomotives used to fill up on water and fuel at the highest point along the Transcontinental Railroad.
Pretty cool .. never knew it was here
It is really cool. Wish the town of Sherman was still here
A bit out of the way but we'll worth it! Beautiful scenery. Very cool location.
Interesting story behind the brothers but it isn't available at the site unless you arelucky enough to meet up with a railroad enthusiast. Beautiful view at the site. Wouldn't go back again, other locals close by I would spend more time at.