Aladdin General Store, Wyoming
Anyone headed to Devils Tower in far northeastern Wyoming really should drop in at the Aladdin General Store in the hamlet of Aladdin (population 15).
Built in 1896 as a commissary for coal mines of the era, it dates to 1896 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. This grocery, hardware store and all-around community gathering spot offers a fine collection of frontier antiques in its museum upstairs. Or you can just kick back on the wide front porch, sip a lemonade and savor the expansive view.
Aladdin is where State Highways 24 and 111 meet, about 8 miles north of I-90 (Exit 199) and 35 miles northeast of Devils Tower National Monument. The store, located on Highway 24, is open daily. To learn more, call 1-307/896-2226.