Historic Double Dee Guest Ranch Tour
The Meeteetse Museums hosts this FREE guided tour of the historic Double Dee Guest Ranch, located in the beautiful mountains of the Shoshone National Forest. It was established by Carl Dunrud in 1931 and operated as a dude ranch through 1942. Many famous guests stayed there, including Amelia Earhart. The ranch has recently been the focus of a major rehabilitation effort led by the US Forest Service and HistoriCorps, an organization whose mission is to save historic places. The tour is led by Jim Dunrud, a son of Carl Dunrud. Jim offers up the real history of the ranch, tells about the famous guests, and describes what life was life on the ranch during its heyday. The tour leaves Meeteetse Museums at 8:30 a.m. and begins on site at 10:30. Four-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended. Car-pooling is encouraged. The museum will assist in arranging rides for those without four-wheel-drive. Participants are asked to bring a lunch, water, and to wear weather-appropriate clothing.