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Devils Tower National Monument

Photo above: Devils Tower National Monument. One of the original thirty-three national parks in the National Park Service on its date of August 25, 1916. Right: Just one spectacular scene from Yellowstone National Park, the oldest National Park.

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  • Devils Tower 100th Events

    Devils Tower National Monument has announced a variety of events on their 2016 Centennial event calendar that they consider part of the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary celebrations. Check back for more details when others are announced.


    2016 Events

    June 3/4, 2016 - Whitebull Dancers with the Little Brave Singers
    Time: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
    Location: Devils Tower National Monument Campground Amphitheater.

    Event: Please join us for an evening of entertainment from the Whitebull Dancers and Little Brave Singers!


    June 4, 2016 - National Trails Day
    Time: To be announced.
    Location: Devils Tower National Monument.

    Event: This is a day to get out and celebrate the wonderful trail systems provided by local, state, and federal governments. Join us on fantastic hiking trails at Devils Tower National Monument! The usual Ranger Programs will also be available!


    June 24/25, 2016 - Special Guest Willie LeClair
    Time: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
    Location: Devils Tower National Monument Campground Amphitheater.

    Event: A Member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and American Cowboy, carrying on the tradition of the warrior with song, storytelling, and dance.


    June 26, 2016 - Old Settlers Picnic
    Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Devils Tower Picnic Area.

    Event: This is an event to honor distinguished members of the community. These picnics have been happening since the 1890's and it has become a popular event to say "thank you" to the founders who settled the area. Bring a picnic, beverage, and lawn chair! Free cake and ice cream will be provided. There will be free entrance to the park for those attending the event. There will be some entertainment as well as games for the children. We hope to see you there!


    July 1/2, 2016 - Special Guest Gib Young
    Time: 8:30 to 9:15 p.m.
    Location: Devils Tower National Monument Campground Amphitheater.

    Event: As Theodore Roosevelt, Gib Young will share history of the 26th president of the United States. Learn about Roosevelt and how he was the first president to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, the only president to receive the Medal of Honor, and how he is responsible for the creation of our National Parks, forests, and wildlife refuge areas.


    July 8/9, 2016 - Special Guest Storyteller Indiana Bones
    Time: 8:30 to 9:15 p.m.
    Location: Devils Tower National Monument Campground Amphitheater.

    Event: "Action and Adventure! Story and Legend! Mythology and Folklore!" Indiana Bones creates a lively show by using artifacts, fossils, puppets, and the crack of his bullwhip!


    July 15/16, 2016 - Special Guest Doneen Druschel
    Time: 8:30 to 9:15 p.m.
    Location: Devils Tower National Monument.

    Event: Come and discover the comical Prairie Dog and their struggle for survival!


    July 16 - Bat Festival
    Time: TBD.
    Location: Devils Tower Picnic Area.

    Event: The northern long-eared bat, Myotis septentrionalis, is among 11 bat species that have been identified at the Monument. Early in 2015, the northern long-eared bat was listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act."The festival is a great opportunity for visitors of all ages to learn about bats and their habitat, and the importance of protecting them."


    July 22/23, 2016 - Special Guest Dorothy FireCloud
    Time: 8:30 to 9:15 p.m.
    Location: Devils Tower National Monument Campground Amphitheater.

    Event: Dorothy FireCloud will be speaking about the sacredness of Devils Tower to the Lakota people during an interesting talk about the Native American connection to the area.


    July 29/30, 2016 - Special Guest Buffalo Bill Boycott
    Time: 8:30 to 9:15 p.m.
    Location: Devils Tower National Monument Campground Amphitheater.

    Event: William Frederick Boycott as Buffalo Bill performs historical, cowboy, and original songs about the Wild West, the Oregon Trail, and Wyoming, using fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and vocals. He also presents humorous cowboy poetry, tells stories and yodels up a storm! Buffalo Bill provides first-rate entertainment and truly tells a story that you will enjoy whether you are from Wyoming or outside the state.


    August 25-28, 2016 - Free Entrance Days for National Park Service Birthday
    Time: All Day.
    Location: Devils Tower National Monument.

    Event: We are so proud to have 100 years of the National Park Service! Please join us at Devils Tower National Monument to celebrate the Centennial! This year is also a celebration for 110 years for Devils Tower!


    August 25/26 - Special Guest Phillip Whiteman Jr.
    Time: 8:30 to 9:15 p.m.
    Location: Devils Tower National Monument amphitheater.

    Event: Please join us for this special National Park Service Centennial presentation where Phillip Whiteman Jr. brings his horse to discuss the horsemanship he has mastered. This is a non-confrontational Native American approach to working with and training horses, but it is much more. It is about working with yourself emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The philosophy uses the medicine wheel as a model: the four colors, the four directions, seasons, stages of life and behaviors that come with the stages, and animals, it teaches we are one and part of the circle.


    August 29, 2016 - American music ensemble Chance performs John Muir - University of the Wilderness
    Time: 8:30 to 9:15 p.m.
    Location: Devils Tower National Monument Campground Amphitheater.

    Event: This presentation is described as a narrative concert with the music of Chance. It incorporates the writings of John Muir performed by actor Thomas Mitchell. It includes original nature forged chamber music for voice, cello, violin and percussion.



  • More on NPS Centennial Events


Photos of 1916 Parks