Visit this place of remembrance that pays homage to early pioneers.
Martin's Cove is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is located 55 miles from Casper, Wyoming. Historic Martin's Cove is a sacred place and a place of remembrance of pioneers who journeyed to the Utah territory. Martin's Cove provided a safe area from the weather elements, between the nook in the mountains as well as the Sweetwater River. Members of the Willy Martin hand cart company departed late and were faced with surprising hardships, such as suffering from lack of food and exposure to the weather elements. Rescue teams were sent from Utah to provide aid to the company. Unfortunately many passed away along the way. Martin's Cove preserves determination, faith, stories, facts, experiences of the pioneers, and more.
Visitors are welcome to tour the hiking trials, Martin's Cove Monuments, sculptures, visitor centers, museums, artifacts, Devils Gate, Fort Seminole, Sun Ranch, Prairie Park, the original building, and more. Tours are provided by missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with self-guided tours. Guests can experience the trek by renting a hand cart and walking the same path as the pioneers and participating in old-fashioned pioneer activities. Clean restrooms, water fountains, and a picnic area are provided for guests to use. Free entry fees and free parking is provided. This is a very family-friendly environment and the hours of this historic place are from 9 am to 9 pm. During the winter, the visitor center closes around 4 pm, and for updates, you can call the sites' directory.