Who knew you could have so much fun at a rest area? Outside: Towering monuments, touching memorials, views to die for, and wildlife (we saw a marmot, prairie dog, and a chipmunk – no antelope though). Inside: Cultural, historical and wildlife interpretive displays, a big screen TV playing video shorts of Wyoming’s culture, attractions, and events.
Located at the summit of I-80 at an elevation of 8,640 feet the Summit Rest Area & Visitor Center welcomes travelers from May 15th to October 15th. The main attraction is a towering 46 foot tall memorial to Abraham Lincoln located at the highest elevation on the Lincoln Highway.