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The Virginian Eating House

The Virginian Eating House

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  • Date Posted: Apr 30, 2014
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  • Address: 404 Lincoln Highway, Medicine Bow, WY 82329, USA


Medicine Bow is located along the Medicine Bow River and originally served as a watering station, supply depot, and trading post along the Union Pacific Railroad. Currently it is home to about 260 residents.

The Virginian Eating House is a restaurant and hotel. It was featured in a novel by Owen Wister called The Virginian. It was once the largest hotel (a whopping 3 stories) between Denver and Salt Lake City. Built in 1911, the structure is over 100 years old. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Paranormal Reports:

Items have reportedly been moved from one location to another. Also there are frequent reports of apparitions throughout the hotel.


Carbon County Visitor’s Council (n.d.). Wyoming Carbon County Visitor’s Council ( ). Retrieved November 21, 2009 from

Shadowlord (1998). Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. Retrieved August 11, 2008 from


404 Lincoln Highway, Medicine Bow, WY Wyoming 82329, USA

404 Lincoln Highway, Medicine Bow, WY Wyoming 82329, USA

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