Ames Monument & Sherman Hill

Address: Exit 329 Interstate 80
Buford, WY 82052


The Ames Monument is a 60 foot high granite pyramid located in southeastern Albany County, Wyoming.  It is dedicated to Oakes Ames and Oliver Ames, two Massachusetts brothers who were extremely influential in constructing the nation’s first Transcontinental Railroad.  The monument was designed by Henry Hobson Richardson, the pre-eminent American architect of the 19th century, and its bas-relief medallions were created by the prominent American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.  It was placed at the highest point on the Transcontinental Railroad and serves as a splendid reminder of that great enterprise.


The town of Sherman Hill is 1/4 west of the monument.

To get to the monument, take I-80 west to exit 329. Instead of turning North to Vedauwoo, turn south and take West Vedauwoo Road (Monument Road) just a few feet south of the Hermosa Road intersection.

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