The majestic Sheridan Inn was hailed as the finest hotel between Chicago and San Francisco when it opened in 1893, and visitors today can step back to that time as they explore the restored first floor. Modeled after Scottish hunting lodges, the hotel has dormer windows for each of the 62 rooms and three impressive river-rock fireplaces. The back bar was imported from England, and the building boasted the town's first electric lights, running water, and telephone. The Sheridan Inn has hosted a variety of visiting celebrities and dignitaries, including Buffalo Bill Cody, Calamity Jane, Theodore Roosevelt, Will Rogers, and Ernest Hemingway. Although it hasn't operated as a hotel since 1965, the Sheridan houses a restaurant, 1893 Grille & Spirits (tel. 307/673-2777) -- and the handsome and historic bar still serves drinks. A complete restoration of 22 rooms will allow overnight stays, perhaps by late 2010 (rates are expected to be $150 and up nightly).