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Welcome to Wyoming
elcome to the “Cowboy State,” wild, wonderful Wyoming! No other place can offer you a glimpse of the range like Wyoming can. With geography ranging from high plains/deserts to grasslands to rugged mountain ranges, the opportunities for recreation are endless. Pack your fishing rod, pitch a tent and spend a leisurely weekend under the stars. Bring your canoe or bike and explore Wyoming. Or, test your skills at a “dude rodeo” at one of Wyoming’s many dude ranches. Be sure to pack your camera and extra film, too, because you’re likely to cross paths with Wyoming’s famous wildlife wherever your ventures take you. With such a diverse landscape, Wyoming is home to over 600 species of wildlife. Pronghorn antelope, rabbits and bald eagles populate high plains/desert regions. Mountain ranges mean elk herds and mule deer, with bighorn sheep and pikas in the shadow of the high peaks. Wyoming is well known for its grizzlies, wolves and bison. Wyoming’s abundant wildlife mean inexhaustible opportunities for viewing. And, with big and small game and bird hunting licenses available, Wyoming is a sportsman’s paradise as well. (Contact the Wyoming Fish & Game Commission in Cheyenne at (307) 777-4600). Wyoming carries a reputation for prime fishing spots. With 22 species of game fish, you can’t lose! If fly-fishing’s your passion, you probably already know about Yellowstone, Madison, Firehole and Gibbon Rivers – excellent trout streams. For coldwater fishing, head for Flaming Gorge, Jackson Lake, Fremont Lake, Big Horn Lake, or any one of the many alpine tarns dotting the Wind River Range and Big Horn Mountains. Wyoming also has numerous coolwater reservoirs excellent for fishing and some spots where warm-water species can be snagged. Fishing in this “desert” is amazing! Yellowstone also features geysers, hot springs and waterfalls. In addition to the world’s first national park – Yellowstone National Park – the nation’s first national monument – Devils Tower – the world’s first national forest – Shoshone National Forest – and being the first state to grant women’s suffrage, Wyoming also hosts the Oregon Trail, running through the southern half of the state. From the early 1840s to the late 1860s, this trail served as a
general route for 350,000 early pioneers who “went westering” over the Rockies into “Oregon Country,” into Utah or into California in search of the mother lode. In its Wyoming stretch, the trail follows eastern Wyoming’s North Platte and Sweetwater River Valley to western Wyoming’s South Pass, which offered the only wagon train-negotiable natural pass over the mountains. Today, the Oregon Trail still serves as a major traffic route through Wyoming. On your trip, watch for roadside Wyoming Loop Tour signs. These tours – three in the northern half and three in the southern half – offer a sure way to learn Wyoming’s history and view her splendors. For a full explanation of the sights, pick up a Loop Tour brochure at a Chamber of Commerce or Information Center. Scenic highways, outstanding recreational facilities and accommodations ranging from luxurious resorts to rustic dude ranches to full service campgrounds, guarantees your Wyoming vacation a vacation you’ll not soon forget.
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Located on the Wyoming/Idaho border on U.S. Highway 89. An early Scottish resident named this lovely town after the Burns poem, “Flow Gently, Sweet Afton.” Of course, the stream which flows gently through this town is the Salt River. Still, it reminded him of his home far away. As well as being a business center for dairy and farm products, Afton is also a delightful spot for vacationers, offering many excellent accommodations, shopping opportunities, fine restaurants and lots of historic charm. Afton is home to the “World’s Largest Elkhorn Arch,” a favorite spot for the photo enthusiast. The towering steeple of the original Latter Day Saints “Church of the Valley,” dominates the town and is reminiscent of a New England scene. An ironic historical footnote: Afton was the hideaway for many notorious outlaws, one of the most famous being Butch Cassidy. Legend
tells how he and his gang would hide out in this community between jobs and spend their time in a barroom reputed to have been papered with stolen bank notes. Summer visitors can enjoy a PBR rodeo, fair, barrel racing, a fly-in, historical theater, pageant and a myriad of outdoor activities. Winter activities include snowmobiling, snowmobile hill-climb and racing competition, cutter and chariot racing and cross-country skiing. In addition to the many recreational opportunities close to Afton, Intermittent Spring is located only five miles east of town. This is the largest of only three fluctuating cold-water springs in the world. In a span of 15 minutes, the scene will vary from a virtually dry stream bed, to a full-flowing stream which provides the Town of Afton with drinking water from the tap. Play golf, shop for western clothing and tack or browse and shop the gift shops and antique shops during your visit.
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Located 36 miles S.of Jackson Hole, WY, at the junction of U.S. Hwy. 89 and U.S. Hwy. 26 on the Wyoming/Idaho border. Alpine is becoming one of Wyoming’s fastest growing communities as a destination area. Alpine is a winter and summer haven as well as being at the gateway of one of the most scenic areas leading to Teton Park and Yellowstone Park. In 1995, Alpine won the Old West Trailblazer Award for a town less than 50,000 who demonstrated improving tourism with natural resources, arts, culture, history, agriculture, festivals or events. Within 15 minutes of Alpine, spring and summer guests can enjoy the thrill of white-water rafting or kayaking on the Snake River, or fishing for Brown Trout, Cutthroat, Whitefish or Lake Trout on one of the three major rivers – the Snake, the Greys, or the Salt – all considered “Blue Ribbon” trout streams, or on the Palisades Reservoir into which they flow. Unguided horseback riding, hiking and biking can add to your activities, and photographic opportunities are unlimited in all four seasons. The Palisades Reservoir, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, offers 70 miles
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of shoreline, picnic areas, campgrounds and boat ramps. At the edge of Alpine’s city limits, the Targhee National Forest with the help of many of the local merchants, has established what is known as the “Wyoming Wildlife – Worth the Watching” natural site for the public to view wildlife and birds in their natural habitat. The largest event in Alpine is their Mountain Days which is held in early June. This event includes authentic American Indian Dancers. For winter excitement, Alpine is currently ranked among the top six snowmobiling areas in the nation, with hundreds of miles of groomed and ungroomed trails leading east and west into the nearby scenic mountains. There are also limitless opportunities for cross-country skiing enthusiasts and snow-shoers. In February, Alpine is a host community of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race. Throughout the winter, visitors may view elk at the nearby Elk feeding reserve.
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Grand Targhee Resort
Grand Targhee Resort is a year-round mountain resort situated on the western slope of the Tetons in Alta, Wyoming, accessible only through Teton Valley, Idaho. Located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, the abundance of light powder snow and lack of lift lines creates a great mountain experience with plenty of elbow room. The Resort is continually recognized for its great snow, genuine western hospitality, scenic beauty, excellent value and commitment to sustainability. Their slopeside accommodations will jump start your Teton adventure with quick access to the slopes and outdoors. During the winter, Grand Targhee is your powder paradise in the heart of the Tetons averaging over 500 inches of champagne powder a year and the wide open slopes provides endless opportunities for exploration! Their three mountain peaks serve up over 2,600 diverse acres of terrain for all levels; 600 of the acres are dedicated to their world class Snowcat Adventures. Don’t miss out on their other activities including dinner and a sleigh ride, Nordic skiing, fat bikes, daily snowshoe tours with the Resort Naturalist and a full line-up of après music at the world famous Trap Bar and Grill. During the summer you’ll find scenic chair rides, over 37 miles of mountain bike and hiking trails, pool and hot tub, rock climbing wall, horseback rides, fly fishing, dining, shopping and more. Their mountainside accommodations offers great access to biking and hiking trails and offer a central location base camp to your Teton Valley Adventure. Grand Targhee Resort is a magical setting for weddings and is ideal group gatherings and business conferences. With breathtaking scenery, clean air and secluded feel, you will be able to step away from the stresses of everyday life in Grand Targhee’s high alpine setting. The Resort is about an hour drive from Jackson Hole, WY and located between the west and south entrances of Yellowstone National Park.
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Grand Targhee (photo courtesy rbbaird, flickr)
Located approximately 20 miles north of LaBarge at the junction of Wyoming 350 and U.S. Highway 189. To outdoor fanatics, this town is the ultimate base camp. Located on the eastern edge of Bridger-Teton National Forest, Big Piney lets you sleep in comfort. Wake up and hit the forest’s trails, challenge the nearby fish or track the abundant wildlife at the crack of dawn. For a pure outdoor adventure, check out the local campgrounds, or simply stop in for a fantastic lunch. Whatever your plans for the day, be sure to include a stop at Big Piney. A sign at the south end of Big Piney welcomes you to the “Ice-Box of the Nation.” One of the coldest winters on record was 1993 when temperatures for a month rose daily to a high 20 degrees below zero. Although the weather may not be predictable, the town’s people are warm and friendly. Visit during Chuckwagon Days held over 4th of July for a parade, rodeo and good food.
Highline Trail near Green River Lakes, Bridger-Teton National Forest (photo courtesy Show Us Your Togwotee, flickr)
Bridger Teton National Forest
Located in Western Wyoming, the Bridger-Teton offers more than 3.4 million acres of public land for your outdoor recreation enjoyment. With its pristine watersheds, abundant wildlife and immense wildlands, the Bridger-Teton National Forest comprises a large part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem – the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 United States. Offering nearly 1.2 million acres of designated Wilderness, over 3,000 miles of road and trail and thousands of miles of unspoiled rivers and streams, the Bridger-Teton has something for everyone. We encourage you to visit this beautiful landscape and experience this unique piece of American Heritage.
Located approximately 11 miles from Pinedale on Hwy. 189. Nestled on the banks of the Green River sits the community of Daniel. Daniel is named for its founder, Thomas Pixley Daniel, who settled the town in 1899 with a general store and post office. On a hilltop overlooking the Green River Valley is the DeSmet Monument. Take this short drive on a gravel road to see the stone altar which recognizes the introduction of Catholicism to the American Indians. The Daniel Schoolhouse, which sits behind the Green River Bar is on the national register for historic places. This one room schoolhouse serves as a community center for the residents of Daniel.
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Intersection of Hwy. 191 & 189 • Daniel, WY • 11 Mi. W. of Pinedale
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Twin Pines Lodge & Cabins Located In Downtown Dubois, WY Dubois Is Your Southeast Gateway To Yellowstone Park!
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Our lodge and cabins are listed on the historical register. We provide a complete continental breakfast and free in-room movies! We also have kitchenettes and all of the rooms are equipped with fridges and coffee pots. Twin pines lodge & Cabins
Welcome to the Historic Twin Pines Lodge, a classic since 1934 and listed on the Wyoming National Historical Register. The lodge, one of northwest Wyoming’s most significant log buildings, offers guests a unique lodging experience with a warm and cozy atmosphere. The rooms and cabins have been remodled with modern fixtures and yet maintain a rustic ambiance. Built in 1934 by the son of one of the first families in Dubois, O. Ernest Stringer, the historical Twin Pines Lodge has some features of interior design that distinguish it from other log buildings. A balcony, with a railing constructed of burled lodgepole pine, wraps around the entire lobby. The burled lodgepole was gathered from a ridge near Union Pass. One of northwest Wyoming’s most significant log buildings, Twin Pines Lodge was crafted from local logs in a mix of “arts and crafts” style and the rustic architecture found in Yellowstone Park. O.E. Stringer and his wife designed the building and Ernest “Rough Log” Johnson, a local tie hack, assisted with construction. The lodge was finished in 1934, to complete a complex of cabins built in the late 20s and early 30s. The logs are saddle-notched lodgepole pine of a uniform size taken from the dense stands on Lava Mountain to the west. Decorative gnarled wood used in the interior is also lodgepole, but comes from diseased trees. Log gables, a hipped roof and massive stone fireplace illustrated the skilled craftsmanship that qualifies Twin Pines Lodge for the National Register of Historic Places. To learn more or to make reservations, contact Twin Pines Lodge & Cabins at (800) 550-6332 or visit us online at www.twinpineslodge.com
Located 80 miles east of Jackson and 78 miles northwest of Riverton on U.S. Hwy. 26/287. At an elevation of 6,900 feet above sea level and enjoying 300 days of sunshine each year, Dubois is a rustic western town with some of the finest wilderness and recreation areas in the West. Just 30 miles east of the Continental Divide, Dubois boasts the largest herd of Bighorn Sheep in the United States. Popular summer activities in and around Dubois include horseback riding, camping, backpacking and rock-hounding. Also, the town has tennis courts and a nine-hole golf course. As a summer visitor, you can participate in old-time square dances and the immensely popular Buffalo Barbecue, held the second Saturday in August.
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In addition to enjoying some fine fishing amid spectacular scenery, the dedicated angler will be interested in visiting the Dubois Fish Hatchery, located five miles east of town, which annually handles nearly seven million eggs, about 60 percent of which are Rainbows. Photographers will find many opportunities to capture the beautiful colors of the badlands. Area guest ranches and outfitters are ready to take you into the backcountry for an experience you will never forget. Riding in the mountain ranges you can see such sights as the distant crags and pinnacles of the Absaroka Range and the Ramshorn Peak, a spire left long ago by an ancient volcano. You may even get a glimpse of a grizzly bear! Dubois has become a winter haven, as well as a major home base for snowmobilers and cross-country skiers. The Continental Divide Trail has more than 600 miles of groomed trails, easily accessible from Dubois. Another interesting feature can be found at Union Pass west of Dubois at 9,210 feet. Here is the only place in the United States where rivers flow in three directions: Jakey’s Fork flows into the Mississippi, the Roaring Fork into the Colorado River and Fish Creek flows into the Columbia River. Also, pay a visit to the Tie Hack Memorial where some 400,000 railroad ties were cut and moved out of the Wind River area between 1914 and 1946. For more information on these and other activities, contact the Dubois Chamber of Commerce (307) 455-2556.
Brooks Lake Lodge
Historic Brooks Lake Lodge is a Wyoming guest ranch offering an elegant atmosphere within an intimate secluded wilderness retreat. Located near Jackson Hole, WY & Yellowstone National Park.
458 Brooks Lake Rd. Dubois, WY 82513
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Longhorn Ranch Resort
You are in for a vacation to remember at the Longhorn Ranch Resort – formerly the home of a small longhorn cattle herd, and now a beautiful RV park, campground and lodging facility. The Dubois area offers year-round delights in winter, spring, summer or fall; there are always lots of things to do and experience. On the coldest days of winter you can go cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, or simply curl up with a hot drink in a cozy corner of your log cabin. In the fresh air of summer, go on a ride or a hike. In the fall, you can do some hunting on the ranges or catch something for dinner in the Wind River right outside your doorstep. Other scenic, cultural and historical pursuits await you if you’d like to expand your knowledge: this is Indian Country with lots to learn and experience — and if that’s not your cup of tea, there is always that vast, brooding, spectacular expanse in the form of the mighty Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks only miles away. Our extensive RV park is built by RVers for RVers. All sites are surrounded by cottonwood trees which provide shade and seclusion and many are on the shore of the Wind River. Each site is well graveled and is situated in such a way as to provide maximum privacy and distance from adjoining sites (big rigs welcome!). Sites also feature state-of-theart hook-ups to power, cable, water, and sewer and have high-speed
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internet access, as well as fire pits and picnic tables. Our resort has separate shower and bathroom facilities, along with a laundry equipped with commercial quality washing machines and dryers. We also have a small store furnished with essential items. Campers remain with us for up to three months each year. Dubois is the true west without the commercialism and hustle and bustle of the Jackson Hole/Yellowstone area. It is a town where real cowboys work and play. It is not uncommon for a cowboy to be riding a horse down the main street. Travelers who appreciate and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the west will find that time passes very quickly and that one never gets bored. The lodge section of the Longhorn Ranch Resort is recently renovated, with selections to meet the needs of everyone. We have simple, but comfortable standard guestrooms all the way up to two bedroom cabins with kitchenettes and scenic patios. All rooms and cabins feature private bathrooms, cable TV, highspeed internet, tiled floors and rustic timber décor. Each accommodation is also equipped with refrigerators, coffee makers, microwaves and some offer full cooking facilities. The Dubois area is unique and has countless activities to offer. One of them is FISHING! Sure, we might not get the same recognition as North Platte, Snake or Madison, but on the other hand we are also free of the crowds. The Wind is a freestone river that runs right through downtown Dubois. Along its way down to the valley, different streams feed into the Wind River. In the river you will find generous populations of brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout, as well as mountain whitefish. Between fast moving pockets, deep runs and dry fly flats the Wind offers all the possible places for trout to hide. Not only do we have the Wind to fish but we also have all the feeder streams, such as the East Fork, Wiggins Fork, Horse Creek, Warm Springs Creek, and Brooks Lake Creek. Not to mention an endless amount of clear high mountain lakes. Every watershed near the Dubois area has something different to offer — but all have one thing in common: large populations of feeding trout. Whether you choose to stay in our comfortable rooms, one of our cozy cabins, or bring your own RV home with you, you will always feel welcome here, just three miles east of Downtown Dubois, Wyoming.
401 West Ramshorn • P.O. Box 705 Dubois, WY 82513 (307) 455-2893 • (888) 651-9378 www.brandingironinn.com firstname.lastname@example.org Our Swedish Cope log cabins, hand-built in the 1940's, have all the modern conveniences with an authentic Old West atmosphere. Our cabins feature king & queen beds, cable TV, western decor, tub/shower combinations, kitchenette units and some adjoining rooms. On-site corrals, parking for snowmobile & boat trailers. www.WyomingTravelRecreation.com •
Fishing Grand Teton National Park (photo courtesy Dan Dzurisin, flickr)
Grand Teton National Park
Located S. of Yellowstone National Park on U.S. Highway 89/191 from the south, U.S. Highway 26 from the west, and U.S. Highway 26/287 from the east. The site of the Teton Range can make even the most seasoned traveler gasp! Even “awesome” is not enough to describe this mountain range which looms high above the valley floor known as Jackson Hole. This valley, interrupted only by the mighty, winding Snake River, was named by fur trappers in the early 1800s. Back then “hole” was the name given to a high valley surrounded by mountains. This particular valley was the territory of trapper Davey Jackson and was consequently named Jackson Hole. Grand Teton National Park not only is a physical historical record of geological transformation since the Ice Age, it is also a year-round recreational area.
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Discover the many lakes at the base of the Teton range, including Jackson Lake. Over 16 miles long and covering almost 26,000 acres, this is the largest lake. Boating and fishing for the area’s cutthroat trout, or planted Mackinaw, brown and brook trout are popular sports here. Canoeing and rafting are also available. Miles of well-marked trails guarantee a photographic excursion in the form of an easy walk, a more vigorous hike, or a full out backpacking trip. For the experience of a lifetime, guide services offer mountain climbing training, as well as guided climbs up the 13,770 foot Grand Teton. Winter activities are plentiful in this beautiful national park. Crosscountry skiing, snowmobiling or snow-shoeing, whatever your preference in winter activities, you’ll find the best opportunities in Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton National Park Headquarters and Visitor Center are located at the Moose entrance to the park and overnight back-country users must sign in here before departing. Near Moose, is the historic Chapel Of The Transfiguration. The Chapel is an Episcopal church, but welcomes visitors of all faiths. Located at the south edge of the Park is The National Fish Hatchery. It is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and features aquariums teeming with trout. Nearby tanks house thousands and thousands of fingerlings which are used to stock Wyoming’s rivers and lakes. The area also offers whatever accommodations you may need. RV parks, campgrounds, guest ranches, bed and breakfast inns and hotels are plentiful throughout the valley. In addition to the resort towns, you’ll also experience an “Old West welcome” from the small neighboring towns of Teton Village, Kelly, Moose (park headquarters), Moran, Colter Bay Village (summer only) and Wilson.
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Everything you love about the West in every season...
Jackson Hole, Wyoming offers a wonderful escape from the daily grind of schedules, commutes, and deadlines with its magnificent Teton Mountain Range and abundant wildlife! Here is a year-around playground with every type of outdoor activity imaginable plus bountiful lodging options. Jackson Hole has long been referred to as the last of the “Old West” a place where Hollywood Western-style romance meets authentic Wyoming ranching culture. While you’re here, you must take the opportunity to enjoy a traditional form of transportation: horseback riding! Horseback riding is a popular pastime and fun for all levels of experience. From the seasoned cowboys to young children, horseback riding can be an amazing adventure in Jackson Hole. Jackson’s western charm continues to draw visitors while becoming known as a cultural destination. Recognized for our long-time strength in traditional Landscape, Western and Wildlife arts, Jackson is evolving into a cosmopolitan cultural scene given the $35 million arts center; a unique national museum; a Broadway-ready theater; an internationally recognized wildlife film festival; world-renowned orchestral musicians; and pioneering contemporary art galleries! Your summer vacation in Jackson Hole isn’t complete without a trip down the Snake River. Floating on the Snake River offers opportunities for relaxing expeditions and white water adventures. Consider matching a
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Park and walk to all downtown Jackson has to offer. Complimentary Continental Breakfast, WiFi, Fireplaces, Elevator, Private Balconies, Guest Laundry, Kitchens, 24-Hr. Front Desk. Accommodations for Every Budget plus Seasonal Specials!
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955 Alpine Lane • P.O. Box 13070 • Jackson, WY 83002
(307) 733-6800 • www.stitchntimeinc.com
• All Tours are Custom & Private • Single & Multi-Day Tours • Combo Yellowstone / Grand Teton Tours • Winter Transportation 307-730-7327 or 307-730-7323 www.ygtcustomparktours.com www.WyomingTravelRecreation.com •
Downtown Jackson Stagecoach (photo courtesy Al_HikesAZ, flickr)
With Authentic Cowboy Entertainment Best Value In Jackson!
• World Class Yodeling • US Open Fiddle Champion • 3 and 4-Part Old West Style Harmonies • Cowboy Poetry & Ranch Style Humor
& A Rib-Stickin’ Western Meal!
Gates Open 5:30 p.m. Serve At 7:00, 7 Nights A Week (Memorial Day - Sept.)
All Indoors, Heated If Necessary! Come Early And Visit Our Western Village!
Reservations Recommended: (307) 733-3370 6 Miles From Downtown Jackson On Teton Village Road
Explore the great American West in a Campervan, including Jackson Hole, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks!
(208) 712-8100 16
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hot August day with the famous white-water rapid, Big Kahuna, or pairing a cool September evening with sunset, light hors d’ouvres and cocktails! If you are an angler, you have certainly heard of the legendary Jackson Hole water located in the heart of trout country. Fishing trips are available along most stretches of the Snake River. Jackson Hole is home to unique sub-species of trout, known as the Snake River FineSpotted Cutthroat Trout. These wild and indigenous trout are renowned for their fondness of the dry fly. Winter in Jackson Hole offers a wide variety of available activities. Known for its three outstanding local ski areas, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Grand Targhee Resort and Snow King Resort, the valley also enables visitors to enjoy off-slope options such as snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, National Elk Refuge sleigh rides, dog sledding, and wildlife safaris, just to name a few! The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce represents the hotels, attractions, and restaurants in Teton County, Wyoming. Teton County is home to Grand Teton National Park and most of Yellowstone National Park. When planning to visit Jackson, start with the Chamber and we’ll get you headed in the right direction! www.jacksonholechamber.com
Amaze’n Jackson Hole
Family Fun in Jackson’s only Giant Maze! Squirt Gun Fun & Gemstone Mining! Miniature Golf!
45 E. Snow King Ave. Jackson, WY
P.O. Box 1382 • 750 S. Hwy. 89 • Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-6833 • Fax (307) 739-1828 firstname.lastname@example.org www.jacksonholesuper8.com
Free SuperStart® Breakfast Free High Speed Internet
Sands Whitewater Imagine the thrill and excitement of a whitewater rafting adventure in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming set against the backdrop of the beautiful Snake River Canyon. Sands Whitewater and Scenic River Trips offers a variety of trips that can be customized to fit your family’s individual needs. As one of the premier rafting companies in Jackson Hole, we have taken thousands of people safely down the Snake River since 1964. From our exciting eight-mile whitewater adventure to our relaxing 13-mile scenic float, your safety, comfort and enjoyment are our number one priority. Sands is the only company with access to the private Pine Bar campsite, located in a riverside meadow, designed for 16 mile overnight excursions and breakfast combination trips. It is equipped with our custom teepees that provide the ideal blend of luxury and outdoor adventure. Our high return rate of professional guides, guarantees you and your family the trip of a lifetime. The entire Sands staff is prepared to make your experience with us both positive and memorable. For information and reservations call (307) 733-4410 or toll free at 1-800-358-8184. You can also book online at our website www.sandswhitewater.com
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www.tetontroutfitters.com (307) 733-5362 10770 S. Hwy. 89 Jackson, WY 83001 • Guided Jackson Hole Fly Fishing
• Yellowstone National Park – Powerboat Fishing Trips We Fish the Whitewater! All Equipment Provided. • Snake, Salt, New Fork and Green River Trips
307-413-4389 Jackson, WY www.grizzlycountrywildlifeadventures.com Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Park Tours
Bar T-5 Covered Wagon Cookout & Show
Celebrating 40 years of Real Western Hospitality! An Adventure Unlike Any Other. Travel by Horse Drawn Covered Wagons. Enjoy All-You-Can-Eat Cowboy-Style Dutch Oven Cookin’. Family Entertainment. Full Evening of Horses, Guitars, Fiddles & more…Trading Post, Historic Cabins. More than Good Music! Best Chuckwagon in Town.
Mon-Sat, Mid-May thru Sept. • 307-733-5386 • www.bart5.com 812 Cache Creek Dr. • Jackson, WY 83001 www.WyomingTravelRecreation.com •
• 1½ Blocks from Jackson’s Historic Town Square • Indoor Family Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi • Continental Breakfast • High-Speed Wireless Internet • Complimentary Airport Transfers / Seasonal Ski Shuttles
(888) 771-2648 www.lexjh.com
The Lexington at Jackson Hole - Hotel & Suites (courtesy The Lexington at Jackson Hole - Hotel & Suites)
You will love your stay here! This beautiful 91 room property is located in Jackson’s Historic Downtown, within walking distance to galleries, boutiques, shops, theaters, restaurants, and Jackson’s vibrant nightlife. The Lexington at Jackson Hole - Hotel & Suites is conveniently located just minutes from the JH Airport, Grand Teton Nat’l Park, and an hour drive from the South Entrance of Yellowstone Nat’l Park. The friendly staff can help you plan endless local adventures or help guide you to the local hot spots for dining, shopping, and more. FROMERS Montana and Wyoming Travel Guide, “employees here are some of the best you are going to find in Jackson. They know all the good deals and are not afraid to share... the location is pure gold you can walk anywhere in downtown within minutes.” Your family will enjoy the perfect proximity of the hot tub and the family friendly indoor pool. The expanded hot continental breakfast is
served in the mezzanine with two-story windows where you can watch the snow flurries and sunshine or cozy up to one of two fireplaces and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea. A variety of rooms are offered, including newly remodeled courtyard rooms. All rooms include individually controlled heat and air conditioning, expanded cable/HBO TV, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. The property is a smoke and pet free facility. Adventure was born in Jackson Hole. In the fall world class hunting and guide services abound, the popular JH Fall Arts Festival in mid September and the world class One Fly Fishing Contest teases the best. Winter brings skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and sleigh rides through the magnificent National Elk Refuge where over 8,000 head of elk are fed each year. At The Lexington at Jackson Hole - Hotel & Suites, you are steps away from adventure. While summer is all about fun in Jackson Hole, white-water rafting and fishing on the Snake River, backpacking by Jackson Lake, and horseback riding in Grand Teton National Park are just some adventures that may extend your stay. Did we mention the rodeo every Wednesday and Saturday night, chuckwagon dinner shows, art festivals, film festivals and the Taste of the Tetons? The Lexington at Jackson Hole - Hotel & Suites has been assisting visitors for three generations; sharing and planning the adventures that dreams are made of. For more information contact: The Lexington at Jackson Hole - Hotel & Suites toll free at (888) 771-2648 or visit www. lexjh.com to access room reservations, a live video tour and pictures of the property. “Where Your Adventure is Our Business”
335 N. Cache Dr. Jackson Hole, WY
Awesome whitewater thrills & gorgeous scenic float trips on Jackson Hole’s magnificent Snake River! (800) 824-5375 • (307) 733-4022 www.lewisandclarkriverrafting.com
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Enjoy white-water rafting down the Snake River Canyon & 4-wheeling in the famous Teton Mountain Range!
www.JacksonHoleRecreation.com (307) 654-9900
(photo courtesy Mad River Boat Trips)
Mad River Boat Trips
Mad River offers your family or group the most variety of white water and scenic trips on the Snake River. With 14 departures daily you are sure to find a trip that suits your needs. Come join us for an 8-mile white water adventure on the Snake River or join us for a day on the river with our combination scenic and white water or eat dinner with us at our exclusive dinner site in the Snake River Canyon. If you’re looking for the ultimate white water adventure, take a trip in our small 8-man boats. Choose the trip that’s best for you and book online or call us at (800) 458-7238. You’ll find our entire crew prides themselves in providing the very best, most exciting river trip you can take in the Jackson area. Come, grab a paddle and take a trip with Mad River. We guarantee it will be one you remember. Tourists in the Tetons (photo courtesy alh1, flickr)
(307) 733-3682 • (800) 867-INNS 265 N. Millward • Jackson, WY 83001
We have the “real” Jackson Hole feel, with all the comforts of home. The only thing missing is the fish, and we can tell you where to catch them! • Microwaves • Refrigerators • Cable TV • Wireless Internet Access
www.WyomingTravelRecreation.com .WyomingTravelRecreation.com •
(photo courtesy Dude Rancher’s Association)
The Dude Ranchers Association & Heritage Center We are the only dude ranch association in the Western United States that accredits and inspects its members. We represent over 100 of the finest ranches in the U.S. and Canada. Our member ranches are the best of the best. A Dude Ranch vacation is all about You the guest. All member ranches are committed to making sure you have the vacation of a life time. With our warm western hospitality, our outstanding horses, great food, accommodations and our spectacular locations, we guarantee a vacation you and your loved ones will not soon forget. So what are you waiting for, come experience the Original Western Vacation at its Best! www.duderanch.org The Dude Ranchers Educational Trust and Heritage Center located in Cody, Wyoming across the street from the World Famous Irma Hotel, was built to protect and preserve the history of Dude Ranching. We invite you to stop by next time you are in Cody and we will help you find the perfect ranch for your next vacation. www.duderanchhistory.com
Mill Iron Ranch
One of the best huntin’, fishin’, ridin’ and eatin’ outfits in these parts! 888-808-6390 • 307-733-6390 www.millironranch.net
10.5 miles south of Jackson on Highway 89-191
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The Flying Saddle Resort
(courtesy The Flying Saddle Resort)
Let the Flying Saddle Resort be the host for your vacation adventure. Whether it’s a summer’s visit to Yellowstone National Park or a winter voyage up the Grey’s River Recreation area, Wyoming’s only full service resort on the banks of the Snake River will accommodate your desires. Our seven serene acres are the perfect place to stop, unwind & relax. The beauty of the mountains that surround the resort provide a perfect background for your vacation. The Flying Saddle Resort includes a steak house, lounge, indoor pool and spa, as well as retail liquor store and gift shop; the happy and capable staff are available to take your vacation from average to amazing. We are the gateway to your favorite national park and scenic country with the retail area of Jackson, Wyoming approximately 40 minutes away, the Flying Saddle Resort is the perfect getaway and staging ground for your trip. In the winter, snowmobile from your hotel room to the Grey’s River Recreation area with 250 plus miles of snowmobile trails. Whether hunting or fishing you will find it the perfect location for their adventures with the access to the nearby national forest and the three area rivers. The Flying Saddle Resort is your gateway to adventure. Call today to reserve your memorable vacation! Phone: (877) 772-4422, online: flyingsaddleresort.com
Teton Village is home to some of the world’s best snow and skiing. The largest vertical rise in America – 4,139 feet, is located here. Teton Village is one of America’s most scenic and popular four-season recreation areas. Tram rides to the top of Rendezvous Mountain are offered as well as dining, lodging and shopping. In the fall, the Grand Teton Music Festival is held in the Village with musicians from around the world entertaining audiences of all ages. In summer, Teton Village is a favorite jumping-off spot for Jackson Hole vacation trips. Hunting trips and float trips are popular. There is horseback riding and hiking in the area also, with golf and other activities available within minutes driving time. Getting to Teton Village from Jackson Hole is easy with a variety of shuttle buses and other transportation options.
Located at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, The Hostel is steeped in the mountain culture of Jackson Hole. Comfortable & economical in all seasons!
Private Rooms • Shared Bunk Rooms
Renovated in 2011
3315 Village Dr. • P.O. Box 583 Teton Village, WY 83025
“Simply one of the finest lodging experiences in Jackson and at affordable rates.”
Your host - Janet Colonel
Family owned and operated Lodge at the base of Snow King Mountain
• 12 Modern Cedar Log Rooms • Park Like Grounds • Quiet Part of Town • Queen Beds • Courtesy Coffee • Flat Screen Cable TV , Micro-Fridge, Coffeemakers, Ironing Boards & Irons, Hair Dryers • High Speed Wireless Internet • WiFi • 100% Non-Smoking • Guest Controlled Heat & Air Conditioning • Outdoor Jacuzzi • Tub / Shower Combination • Walk to the Town Square • Restaurants Nearby • Sorry No Pets!
P. O. Box 23, Jackson, WY 83001
www.thehostel.us • (307) 733-3415 www.WyomingTravelRecreation.com •
Located on the banks of the Green River. La Barge was known as Tulsa when oil and gas were first discovered in 1892. In the 1930s, the name of the town changed to La Barge to avoid confusion with Tulsa, OK. La Barge holds a Lil’ Buck-A-Roo Rodeo in August. In June, the annual Eagle Bar Beach Party is held on Main Street. Sand is brought in to cover parking lots so people can play beach volleyball and other games. Over Labor Day weekend in September, the town picnic is held. While in the area, visit Fontenelle River and Names Hill, or participate in some of the best fishing around on the Green River which was once called SeedsKee-Dee Agie (Prairie Chicken River) by the Shoshone Indians. For more information, please contact the La Barge Chamber at (307) 386-2221.
Red Cliffs (photo courtesy John Hartnup, flickr)
Red Cliff Motel P.O. Box 97 • 129 E. 4th Street La Barge, WY 83123 (307) 386-9269 • Cell (307) 749-2171
Wyoming Inn 129 W. Birch Creek Dr. La Barge, WY 83123
28 Rooms • DirecTV® • HBO Free WiFi • Pets Allowed Moran Junction
Moran Junction joins U.S. 26/287 from the S.E.; U.S. Hwy. 191 south, and U.S. Hwy. 191/89 north. Moran Junction was named for the artist Thomas Moran, a member of the Hayden exploring party. Moran was the first person to map, photograph, sketch and paint the Yellowstone Country, back in 1871. Moran Junction is the eastern entrance to the Grand Teton National Park. At Moran Junction you will find the Moran Entrance Station, where visitors can obtain park permits for both Grand Teton and Yellowstone Parks. This station is also the launch area for float trips down the Snake River. The road leaving Moran Entrance Station travels approximately 4.1 miles west, then takes you over the northern portion of the famous loop tour through Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Lake Junction.
Located approximately 5 miles south of La Barge (U.S. Highway 189) on the west side of the Green River. Step back in time and meet the pioneers who traveled the Sublette Cutoff of the Overland Trail. Often called the “Calendar of the West,” Names Hill is astounding not only because it has held up so well over the years, but also because it personalizes pioneers. The hill’s soft sandstone is amply sprinkled with the names of pioneers who took the time from their westward journey to engrave their names in this hill, recording their presence forever. Among the hundreds of names, see if you can pick out Jim Bridger’s signature, namesake of the Bridger / Teton National Forest. This is undeniably one of Wyoming’s most intriguing historical landmarks.
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Located approximately 35 miles south of Pinedale and 90 miles south of Jackson Hole on Highway 189. For year around adventure, visit Marbleton. Located just 20 miles from the scenic Wyoming Range, Marbleton is an outdoor lover’s paradise no matter what time of year. Spring brings the many types of wildflowers to bloom, along with the new generations of wildlife. Summer months are a terrific time for camping in the open spaces, fishing in numerous small streams or lakes, and don’t forget the many miles of scenic by-ways and marked hiking trails. Fall is a hunting enthusiast’s dream with the abundant wildlife and the rich fall colors. In winter, you will find snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing at its finest. Be sure to plan for a leg of the IPSSSDR, (International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race) a new event in the community, held in late January or early February. The weather is always unpredictable, so be sure to plan accordingly. It’s been known to snow in July. You’ll find the locals of this small community friendly and accommodating.
marbleton inn n Ope nd! -Rou Year
307-276-5231 405 Winkleman Ave. Marbleton, WY 83113
• Conveniently Located in Downtown Marbleton • 35 Rooms • Restaurant on Premises
Terry Pollard 307-367-6539 Pinedale, WY
Outfitting License BG71
www.baldmountainoutfitters.com Bridger Wilderness Pack Trips & Fishing
All Accommodation Pack Trips • Spot Pack Trips • Gear Spot Pack Trips • Horseback Riding • Outfitter/Guide School
Located on Wyoming’s Centennial Scenic Byway U.S. 191/189, 77 miles south of Jackson and 110 miles north of Rock Springs. Pinedale sits at a high mountain valley setting at 7,185' elevation with rivers, more than 1,300 surrounding lakes, abundant wildlife and the towering Wind River Mountain Range in an undiscovered paradise. It’s a true western town found on a scenic route to the Bridger Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Parks, and Yellowstone. The spectacular Bridger-Teton National Forest Wilderness and Gros Ventre Wilderness are Pinedale’s pristine unspoiled places where locals love to say, “Pinedale...all the civilization you need”. Wildlife outnumber the residents by ten fold and are commonly seen year-round roaming free throughout town and nearby areas. Come late spring or late fall, you’re likely to witness a cattle drive and the ancient Path of the Pronghorn on your road trip on U.S. 191. Take a top stop only 3.5 miles from Pinedale to drive the iconic Skyline Scenic Drive along Fremont Lake to Elkhart Park. This stunningly beautiful, pristine and mostly undeveloped destination offers easy access to outdoor activities
Big Game Hunting
• Elk • Shiras Moose • Mule Deer • Whitetail Deer • Black Bear • Pronghorn
Three Base Camps
Private Land, Bridger Wilderness, Forest, BLM and
(photo courtesy Bald Mountain Outfitters)
LAKESIDE LODGE Resort & Marina
www.lakesidelodge.com Located On Beautiful Fremont Lake 4 Miles North Of Pinedale • Deluxe Log Cabins • Restaurant • Bar • Marina • Fishing • Boating • Hiking
(307) 367-2221 • (877) 755-LAKE (5253) Pinedale, WY 82941
Famous Homemade Pies & Home Cooking Two Locations: 905 West Pine Pinedale, WY 82941
Open Daily May 1 to September 30, 9 - 5 P.O. Box 909 • Pinedale, WY 82941
(307) 367-4101 • email@example.com www.mmmuseum.com
Patio Grill & Dining Room 35 W. Pine St. Pinedale, WY 82941
(307) 367-4611 Ariel & Maria Gudino Owner/Operator
Hiker in the Bridger-Teton National Forest / Wind River Range (photo courtesy VisitPinedale.org)
“Best Vacation Value in Wyoming” year-round activities: snowmobile, hunting, fishing, ATV, sailing, etc. heated indoor pool, spa & fitness center 32” flat-panel HDTV adventure & romance packages starting at $99 75 miles south of Jackson
Visit our website for special packages
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55 Bloomfield Ave., Pinedale 307-367-6700 pinedalesuites.hamptoninn.com
summer and winter and is a focal point for popular annual events. Surrounded by timbered foothills and a backdrop of spectacular snowy peaks, Fremont Lake is 12 miles long, half a mile wide, and 600 feet deep, making it the second largest natural lake in Wyoming and one of America’s deepest. A classic example of glacial geology, the lake was scooped out by an ancient glacier and is dammed at the lower end by a terminal moraine. The lake is named for explorer and military man John C. Fremont (18131890), who surveyed the area in 1842 while mapping most of the Oregon Trail. Visitors will find the convenience to many indoor and outdoor activities easy for the whole family, both for the summer and winter in scenic Pinedale, Wyoming. Local businesses such as the Great Outdoor Shop, Lakeside Lodge Marina, Two River’s Orvis Shop, and A to Z Hardware provide equipment and services to outfit visitors with just about anything they might need for their Pinedale stay. No need to hurry through Pinedale. Take your time; let yourself absorb its natural small town charm.
Shoshone National Forest
Located in northwest Wyoming between Yellowstone National Park and Cody. U.S. Highway 20/14/16 runs east and west through the forest. Shoshone National Forest was the first national forest in the United States, proclaimed by President Benjamin Harrison in 1891. It is also the home of the country’s oldest ranger station, Wapiti Ranger Station, located along scenic U.S. Highway 20/14/16, which winds through the Shoshone National Forest between Yellowstone National Park and the city of Cody. Shoshone National Forest, originally known as Yellowstone Park Timberland Reserve, was renamed in 1945 for the native Shoshone Indians. Spanning nearly 2.5 million acres, Shoshone National Forest is one of the country’s largest.
Star Valley, is a beautiful valley located on the Wyoming/ldaho Border along U.S. Highway 89. It is nestled between the Caribou Mountain Range on the west, the Salt River Range to the east and Palisades Reservoir on the north. Star Valley includes the communities of Afton, Alpine, Auburn, Bedford, Etna, Fairview, Freedom, Grover, Osmond, Smoot, Star Valley Ranch, Thayne and Turnerville. Visitors to this area will find numerous activities year-round, taking advantage of the surrounding Targhee, Bridger / Teton and Caribou National Forests. There is something for everyone to enjoy no matter where your interests lie. Featuring the world’s largest Intermittent Spring, the world’s largest elkhorn arch, snowmobiling ranked in the top ten in the nation, outstanding trout fishing, four golf courses, one is Johnny Miller designed, mountain trails, horseback riding, white-water rafting, aircraft and history museums, and free tours of aircraft and firearms manufacturing plants. The wildlife viewing and scenery make it a photographer’s dream come true, with abundant waterfowl and other birds and occasional glimpses of elk, deer, moose, bear and cougar. Spring and summer activities include mountain biking, four wheeling, white-water rafting, fishing, boating, hiking, golfing, rodeos, camping, horseback riding and the Lincoln County Fair. Fall and winter activities include ice fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, dog sled racing, cutter racing and snowmobiling. Enjoy the quiet splendor of the mountains, rivers and wildlife of Star Valley with plenty of elbow room. The quiet communities offer excellent
accommodations, restaurants and shopping, all with an old-fashioned western hospitality. Come find yourself where no one else can... in Star Valley. The variety of activities and spectacular scenery will guarantee a vacation of a lifetime and is truly the best place to be in Wyoming! Free Winter and Summer Guides assist visitors with details on the various events scheduled. For more information, contact the Star Valley Chamber of Commerce at (307) 885-2759 or visit www.starvalleychamber.com
When you first view Teton Valley, you know that you have arrived at a special place, a place where there are activities and recreation opportunities for everyone of all ages, in all seasons. A place where our motto, Once Experienced, Never Forgotten, rings true. One of the highlights of the summer is the Teton Valley Summer Festival and Hot Air Balloon Rally over 4th of July. This multi-day event features a wide variety of hot air balloons, an Arts & Craft Fair, Parade in Victor, music in Driggs City Park and a dazzling Fireworks display in Driggs. Join the entire valley in this Independence Day Celebration! To learn more about Teton Valley, please phone us: (208) 354-2500 or visit our website at www.tetonvalleychamber.com
Located halfway between Yellowstone National Park and the city of Cody along U.S. Highway 20/14/16. President Theodore Roosevelt once called this valley the “most scenic 50 miles in the world!” As you travel today’s modern U.S. 20/14/16 through the Wapiti Valley, you’ll note that it follows the course of the north fork of the Shoshone River. Like the river, you’ll wind your way through Shoshone Canyon and Rattlesnake Mountain, crossing your way into Region 2 where you’ll thrill to the view of Buffalo Bill Dam and State Park. The colorful rock formations you’ll see on this drive have colorful names: Playground of the Gods, Chinese Wall, Chimney Rock, Hole City, Laughing Pig, The Palisades and Henry Ford Rock. Visit Codette Lake and try to catch a trophy size fish, or take a leisurely canoe trip from Wapiti to Nipawin. This is great country for camping and picnicking in established sites. If you enjoy bird-watching, there are excellent trails available for you. Also, you might visit the fine resorts and dude ranches whose staffs are certain to welcome you along the way.
Star Valley (photo courtesy Robert Erickson, flickr)
Yellowstone Buffalo Jump (photo courtesy Rick Leche, flickr)
Yellowstone National Park
Located in the northwest corner of Wyoming and accessible via the north entrance – U.S. Highway 89 from Gardiner, Montana; west entrance – U.S. Highway 20 from West Yellowstone on the Montana side of the Montana/ Wyoming state line; south entrance – U.S. Highway 89 from Flagg Ranch, WY; east entrance – U.S. Highway 20/14/16 from Cody, Wyoming; and the northeast entrance – U.S. Highway 212 from Silver Gate and Cooke City, MT. The world’s first and favorite national park, Yellowstone is a 3,472 square mile phenomenon. Ninety-six percent of the park is located in Wyoming. This most famous visitor destination was established as a national park in 1872. As you plan your trip through Yellowstone, whether it’s for one day, a week or longer, it’s important to know that although it is an “all season” park, park entrances carry restrictions depending on the season. During the summer months, all five entrances to the park are open to automobiles, hikers, bicycles, motorcycles and buses. During the winter months, only the north entrance is open to passenger vehicles. The other four entrances are open only to “over-the snow” vehicles. The five regions of Yellowstone Park or “countries” as they are more commonly known, are each unique in what they offer in attractions and scenic wonders. The best way to describe this most incredible of all national parks is to give you a “tour” through each country. Mammoth Country is accessible by the north entrance into Mammoth Hot Springs. This hydrothermal area is home to many hot springs and geysers, which for over 8,000 years have created magnificent limestone terraces. You will be witness to this historic process as you watch the hydrothermal activity. Thousands of gallons of water flow from the side of the mountain, depositing up to two tons of limestone resculpting these terraces daily. Norris Geyser Basin, 21 miles south along the Firehole River, is home to “Steamboat,” the world’s tallest geyser. Roosevelt Country is accessible from the northeast entrance. This area is a photographic delight of rolling hills covered with sagebrush,
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fir, pine and aspen and bordered by numerous sparkling streams. Among this “country’s” many attractions is the 132 foot Tower Falls, named for its volcanic pinnacle formations which surround the area. Yellowstone’s famous Petrified Forests, or “forests of stone,” are located at Specimen Ridge. Buried in volcanic ash over the ages, these subtropical plants and cold climate trees still stand where they originally grew. The famous Petrified Tree is located approximately one mile west of Roosevelt Lodge. Canyon Country is more commonly known as “The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone” and is accessible from the south through Roosevelt Country, and north from the east entrance. This is the home of the famous 308 foot Lower Falls, which is almost twice as high as Niagra Falls. Other attractions are: Artists Point, with a sheer 700 foot drop; Upper Falls, where the Yellowstone River drops 109 feet; and Inspirational Point, which offers a dazzling view of the Yellowstone River winding through the canyon floor below. On the canyon floor, known as Hayden Valley, it is commonplace to see buffalo, elk and deer in the meadows and swan, blue heron and Canadian geese in the marshes. You can also spot moose roaming through the valley’s rivers and woods. Geyser Country is easily the most popular “country” in Yellowstone and is accessible from the south entrance or the west from Lake Country. The home of Old Faithful, this country also features Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone’s largest hot spring. Grand Prismatic Spring is 370 feet in diameter. You can view this wondrous site and the Excelsior Geyser, once the most powerful in the park by following the Midway Geyser Basin Boardwalk. Lake Country is accessible from the south and east entrances. This spectacular “country” houses America’s largest high-mountain lake, Yellowstone Lake, with an altitude of 7,733 feet. Twenty miles long and 14 miles wide, this lake’s shoreline is in excess of 100 miles and boasts abundant cutthroat trout – the only game fish in the lake. In the West Thumb Area of Lake Country you will find Isa Lake, a most unusual natural wonder. The waters from this lake flow into both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Additional attractions in this beautiful country are the Dragon’s Mouth Geyser, Mud Volcano, and numerous colorful hot springs, runoff channels, mud pots and geysers in the West Thumb Geyser Basin. The entire Yellowstone National Park is a recreational paradise for families or even the independent adventure seeker, and features hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, photography and snowmobiling opportunities. The park is abundant with RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, cabins, restaurants and stores. To plan your Yellowstone National Park vacation, information about tours, entrance fees, regulations, safety tips, maps, etc., may be obtained by contacting the Yellowstone National Park Service at (307) 344-7381.
Points of Interest afton
Afton-Lincoln County Civic Center Aviat Aircraft Historical LDS Tabernacle Intermittent Springs, the world’s largest cold water geyser. Lander Trail Center and the Call Air Museum Lincoln County Daughters of Utah Pioneer Museum World’s Largest Elkhorn Arch
Alpine Elk Refuge - Winter visitors are able to observe the majestic “wapiti”, as known by the American Indians, at close range. Feeding is done by horse drawn sled and can be observed by visitors. Get your cameras ready for this photo stop, which is right on Highway 89. Auburn Fish Hachery
bridger / teton national forest
Amphitheater Lake Trail extends up the eastern slope of Disappointment Peak to two alpine lakes, Surprise and Amphitheater, both at altitudes of more than 9,000 feet. An overlook, reached by several trails climbing 3,000 feet above the valley floor, offers a sweeping panorama of Jackson Hole and a view extending eastward 80 miles to the Wind River Mountains. Cascade Canyon Trail explores the deepest recesses of the Tetons, passing through a broad, glacier-carved canyon with walls that rise thousands of feet on either side. Cottonwood Lake is a beautiful setting for camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, picnicking and photography. Plan to spend the greater part of the day enjoying this spectacular country. Located in the National Forest, turn east on county road 153 just one mile south of Smoot and travel about six miles to this beautiful glacier carved lake. Periodic Spring is about 5 miles east of Afton on Swift Creek Road in Bridger National Forest. This Intermittent Spring is unique for its geyserlike behavior of gushing water from a hole in the beautiful canyon wall for about 18 minutes, then completely shuts down. Union Pass Historical Site - continuing on Warm Springs, the road on Union Pass is very scenic. The monument includes a history and monument of Three Waters Mountain (Triple Divide Peak); Ramshorn Peak, Union Peak, Roaring Fork Watershed Vista, Cattleman’s Drift Fence, Bacon Ridge and logging roads.
Gros Venture Slide
Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail System DeSmet Monument Elkhart Park Fremont Lake Gannett Peak Green River Drift Cattle Drive Green River Lakes Half Moon Lake Main Street Pinedale Museum of the Mountain Man, Open daily May 1 - Sept. 30. (307) 367-4101 • www.mmmuseum.com New Fork Crossing Land Trail Historical Park New Fork River Pinedale Aquatic Center Pinedale Rodeo Grounds Sagebrush Downs Racetrack Skline Scenic Drive Sommer’s Homestead Ranch Sublette County Fairgrounds Sublette Ice Arena Trapper’s Point Wind River Brewing Company
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, along the Yellowstone River between Canyon and Tower-Roosevelt, is noted for its spectacular coloring.
Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point Trails lead from the southern shore of Jenny Lake off Teton Park Road. A boat ride to the trailhead is available in the summer. Ranger-guided tours to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point depart the trailhead daily at 8:30 a.m. in season.
Tie Hack Memorial is located 18 miles northwest of Dubois on Highway 26/287. This memorial was built and dedicated to the hardy tie hacks. Over ten million ties were produced here from 1914 to 1946. The men who produced all those handhewn railroad ties were known as “tie hacks”. Sites on this guided tour include the Memorial (containing area history), flumes, dams, head gates, cabins, bridges and sawmill lumber piles.
Mammoth Hot Springs are near Yellowstone Park at the north entrance. The springs are characterized by terrace-like formations created by limestone deposits. Well marked trails allow the safe viewing of the formations at close range. Visitors must stay on the trails at all times, since in many places the thin crust is dangerous.
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Jackson Hole Historical Society National Fish Hatchery National Museum of Wildlife Art Palisades Reservoir
Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone Park spouts at predictable intervals; other geysers are irregular. Most of the approximately 10,000 thermal features (geysers, fumaroles, hot springs and mud pots) are in the principal geyser basins – Norris, Lower, Midway, Upper, West Thumb, Heart Lake and Shoshone – in the western and south-central sections. Mud volcanoes also are interesting. Yellowstone Lake, 7,731 feet above sea level, is east and south of the park road between West Thumb and Fishing Bridge. With a shoreline of 110 miles, the lake is the largest body of water in North America at so high an altitude. The area is a haven for several rare bird species.
Calendar of Events
Contact Area Chambers of Commerce/Visitor’s Bureaus for more information. SEPTEMBER BOULDER Annual Volunteer Fire Dept. Open House & BBQ JACKSON Art Auction TGR World Premier Party PINEDALE Pinedale Half Marathon STAR VALLEY Lotoja Bike Race TETON VALLEY Annual Horseshoe Challenge Annual Grand Teton Ultras & Trail Marathon Birds & Fall Colors Float Grand Targhee Downhill Series Grand Teton Auto-Bike Rally & Expo Spuds & Suds Festival
JACKSON Annual Celebrity Sports Extravagana PINEDALE Big Fish Ice Fishing Derby RMSHA Hillclimb at White Pine Resort
OCTOBER TETON VALLEY – Moosecross
JUNE AFTON – Relay for Life Star Valley Barrel Racing ALPINE Alpine Mountain Days DUBOIS DYA Highcountry Challenge 5K, 10K, 15K & Children’s Fun Run/Walk Friday Night Rodeo (Every Friday) Swedish Smorgasboard JACKSON Jackson Hole Fire Festival Jackson Hole Half Marathon LABARGE Annual Beach Party PINEDALE Green River Drift Cattle Drive Wind River Rodeo TETON VALLEY Grand Targhee Opening Weekend Never Say Die Rodeo Series TETON VILLAGE Children’s Day Trout Derby
AFTON Bar J Wranglers-SVHS DECEMBER AFTON All American Cutter & Chariot Races PINEDALE Mountain Man Christmas & Parade JANUARY AFTON All American Cutter & Chariot Races ALPINE Top of Rockies Alpine Sno Cross JACKSON International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race TETON VALLEY – Teton Ridge Classic FEBRUARY AFTON All American Cutter & Chariot Races ALPINE International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race BIG PINEY / MARBLETON International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race CORA One Lunger Snowmobile Race DANIEL Annual Daniel Fireman’s Poker Run DUBOIS – WinterFest PINEDALE One Lunger Snowmobile Race International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race TETON VALLEY – Annual Spud Chase THAYNE – Snow Days MARCH AFTON All American Cutter & Chariot Races DUBOIS State Championship Chariot Races
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APRIL BIG PINEY – MS Quilt Show TETON VILLAGE MedTech Pole, Pedal, Paddle Races MAY JACKSON Antler Auction & Elkfest PINEDALE – Localfest Museum of the Mountain Man Opens TETON VILLAGE Antique Car Rally Mountain Man Rendezvous
JULY AFTON Crazy Dayz Kickin’ Klassic Car Show Star Valley Barrel Racing Star Valley PBRA SuperBull Rodeo Star Valley Search & Rescue Rodeo Swift Creek 5K Race BIG PINEY / MARBLETON 4th of July Chuckwagon Days Chuckwagon Days Rodeo Waterhole #3 Days Volunteer Fire Dept. Annual Catfish Fry DUBOIS 4th of July Parade, Duck Races, Fireworks & More Circle Up Chuck Wagon Dinner Show National Art Show JACKSON Annual Targhee Fest Art Fair Jackson Hole PINEDALE Green River Rendezvous & Pageant Rendezvous Rodeos
STAR VALLEY RANCH 4th of July Breakfast, Parade, Picnic, Games & 3 on 3 Basketball Lincoln Self Reliance Golf Tournament TETON VILLAGE Art & Antique Show Silver Collector Car Show & Auction TETON VALLEY Annual Targhee Fest Grand Targhee Downhill Series Hot Air Balloon Rally Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair Never Say Die Rodeo Series Targhee Hill Climb Tetonia Rodeo Teton Valley Summer Festival Tin Cup Challenge WYDAHO Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival & Race THAYNE Little Buckaroo Rodeo AUGUST AFTON Lincoln County Fair Star Valley Barrel Racing ALPINE Top of the Rockies Car Show BIG PINEY / MARBLETON Little Buckaroo Rodeo Sublette County Fair DUBOIS Annual Firemans’ Buffalo BBQ Friday Night Rodeo (Every Friday) Quilt Show JACKSON Annual Targhee Bluegrass Festival Art Fair Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival LABARGE – LaBarge Fest Lil’ Buck-a-Roo Rodeo PINEDALE Sailing Regatta on Fremont Lake Soundcheck Musicfest Wind River Rodeos Series STAR VALLEY CASVAR-Cycling Assoc. of Star Valley Bike Ride STAR VALLEY RANCH Gaudy Maude Festival & Hot Air Balloon Rally TETON VALLEY Annual Big Hole Challenge Annual Targhee Bluegrass Festival Grand Targhee Downhill Series John Colter Runs Never Say Die Rodeo Series PGA Rocky Mountain Championship Pierre’s Hole 50/100 Mile Mountain Bike Race Teton County Fair Teton River Natural History Float TETON VILLAGE Antique & Decorative Art Show Mangy Moose Micro-Brew Festival Rendezvous Mtn. Running Race WAPITI Annual Codette Lake Walleye Cup
Area Chambers of Commerce & Visitors Centers Afton • www.aftonwyoming.net Alpine • www.alpinewyoming.org Big Piney / Marbleton • (307) 276-5699 • www.bigpiney.com Dubois • (307) 455-2556 • www.duboiswyomingchamber.org Jackson • (307) 733-3316 • www.jacksonholechamber.com La Barge • (307) 386-2221 Pinedale • (888) 285-7282 • www.visitpinedale.org Star Valley • (307) 885-2759 • (800) 426-8833 • www.starvalleychamber.com Sublette County • (307) 367-2242 • www.sublettechamber.com Teton Valley (Alta, WY / Driggs, ID) • (208) 354-2500 • www.tetonvalleychamber.com Petrified Trees (photo courtesy Yellowstone NPS)
The Pony Express
More than 1,800 miles in 10 days! From St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California the Pony Express could deliver a letter more quickly than ever before. In operation for only 18 months between April 1860 and October 1861, the Pony Express nevertheless has become synonymous with the Old West. In the era before electronic communication, the Pony Express was the thread that tied East to West. As a result of the 1849 Gold Rush, the 1847 Mormon exodus to Utah and the thousands who moved west on the Oregon Trail starting in the 1840s, the need for a fast mail service beyond the Rocky Mountains became obvious. This need was partially filled by outfits such as the Butterfield Overland Mail Service starting in 1857 and private carriers in following years. But when postmaster general Joseph Holt scaled back overland mail service to California and the central region of the country in 1858, an even greater need for mail arose. The creation of the Leavenworth & Pike’s Peak Express Company by William H. Russell, Alexander Majors and William B. Waddell became the answer. It was later known as the Pony Express. On June 16, 1860, about ten weeks after the Pony Express began operations, Congress authorized a bill instructing the Secretary of the Treasury to subsidize the building of a transcontinental telegraph line to connect the Missouri River and the Pacific Coast. The passage of the bill resulted in the incorporation of the Overland Telegraph Company of California and the Pacific Telegraph Company of Nebraska. On July 4, 1861, Edward Creighton began building the Nebraska company’s line westward from Julesburg, Colorado, toward Salt Lake City, Utah. Twelve hundred miles to the west on the same day at Fort Churchill in Nevada, James Gamble set the first pole in the Overland Telegraph Company’s line. While the lines were under construction the Pony Express operated as usual. Letters and newspapers were carried the entire length of the line from St. Joseph to Sacramento, but telegrams were carried only between the rapidly advancing wire ends. On October 20, 1861, Creighton won the race to Salt Lake City. Four days
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later Gamble’s crew arrived. On October 26 the wires were joined, and San Francisco was in direct contact with New York City. On that day the Pony Express was officially terminated, but it was not until November that the last letters completed their journey over the route. Most of the original trail has been obliterated either by time or human activities. Along many segments, the trail’s actual route and exact length are matters of conjecture. In the western states, the majority of the trail has been converted, over the years, to double track dirt roads. Short pristine segments, believed to be traces of the original trail, can be seen only in Utah and California. However, approximately 120 historic sites may eventually be available to the public, including 50 existing Pony Express stations or station ruins. ~ courtesy National Park Service The Fastest Time In March 1861 war between the North and the South seemed certain, and California was still a very doubtful state. Whether California remained loyal to the Union or joined the Confederacy depended a great deal upon the policies set forth in Lincoln’s Inaugural Address. The attitude of the new President toward the pending conflict was anticipated with the deepest anxiety by the people of the Pacific Coast. California might swing to the cause of the Confederacy any day, and it was of the utmost importance that the address be relayed to Sacramento in the shortest possible time. Weeks before the inauguration, Russell, Majors & Waddell made elaborate preparations for speeding the Presidents’s address to California. They spared no expense, hired hundreds of extra men, and arranged to have fresh relay horses waiting every ten miles along the entire route. This was the fastest trip ever made by the Pony Express. In just seven days and seventeen hours from the time President Lincoln’s Inaugural Address was telegraphed from Washington to St. Joseph, the Pony Express delivered it to Sacramento, California.
The Longest Ride Several riders lay claim to the longest ride: Pony Bob Haslam’s ride was the result of the Indian problems in 1860. He had received the east bound mail (probably the May 10th mail from San Francisco) at Friday’s Station. At Buckland’s Station his relief rider was so badly frightened over the Indian threat that he refused to take the mail. Haslam agreed to take the mail all the way to Smith’s Creek for a total distance of 190 miles without a rest. After a rest of nine hours, he retraced his route with the westbound mail. At Cold Springs he found that Indians had raided the place killing the station keeper and running off all of the stock. Finally he reached Buckland’s Station, making the 380 mile round trip the longest on record. Buffalo Bill made the longest non-stop ride from Red Buttes Station to Rocky Ridge Station and back when he found that his relief rider had been killed. The distance of 322 miles over one of the most dangerous portions of the entire trail was completed in 21 hours and 40 minutes using 21 horses. Jack Keetley’s longest ride, upon which he doubled back for another rider ended at Seneca, Kansas, where he was taken from the saddle sound asleep. He had ridden 340 miles in thirty-one hours without stopping to rest or eat.
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Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum
Located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn, Wyoming. The Quarter Circle A Ranch was established by William Moncreiffe from Scotland who built the main house in 1892. A plow manufacturer originally from Dixon, Illinois, Bradford Brinton purchased the ranch in 1923 using it as a summer home, and raising thoroughbred horses and cattle on the productive lands. In 1927-1928 Mr. Brinton expanded the Main House, making room for more of his art collection to be displayed. The Little Goose Creek
Lodge, the Carriage Barn, and across the creek, the large Horse Barn were also erected. Bradford died in 1936 and his sister, Helen, inherited the ranch, which she used as a summer home until her death in 1960. Through her will the Bradford Brinton Memorial was established in 1961 to preserve the Quarter Circle A Ranch and the Brintonsâ€™ collection of fine art, including original work by Russell, Remington, F.T. Johnson, Borein, Audubon, Kleiber and Gollings, exquisite furnishings and historic and Native American artifacts.
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Located in north central Wyoming at the jct. of l-25 and l-90. Buffalo, Wyoming, population 4,500, is quietly nestled at the foot of the spectacular, snow capped Big Horn Mountains looking out across the Powder River plains in northeast Wyoming. Where breathtaking beauty, wild western history, unlimited outdoor recreation and, of course, unsurpassed big game trophy hunting will exceed your expectations. We offer a unique atmosphere, where hospitality is a generational tradition passed down with hunting tales and adventures. Buffalo has many activities to offer our guests. From western history museums and frontier battlefields, unique shopping and dining, to every summer & winter outdoor recreation opportunity you can let yourself imagine. Enjoy it all in the most enviable setting with no crowds and no traffic, just you and nature. In the winter the Big Horns offer world-class snowmobiling with miles and miles of groomed trails and unlimited powder for the snowbuffs. For those who enjoy the quieter side, peaceful snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails await, along with downhill skiing and snowboarding opportunities for more adventurous fun. Summer months bring exceptional blue ribbon trout fishing, along with hiking, camping and ATV trails to keep your vacation fun and exciting. We
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also hold the bragging rights to a 4 star, 18-hole golf course that is both mature and challenging for experienced players and still fun and forgiving for the beginners. Don’t forget the kids, they will love playing in Wyoming’s largest free outdoor swimming pool in our city park. After an exciting day full of activities, refuel at any of our restaurants for hearty food to suit any taste or appetite. Then gather your friends and kick back with the locals for a sample of Buffalo’s nightlife. Frequently featuring live musical entertainment for tapping your toes or cutting a rug. When you’re ready to call it a day, Buffalo boasts a variety of hotels, motels, Bed & Breakfasts, mountain lodges, and camping accommodations for any budget. We’re waiting for you, so visit us soon in Buffalo for your overnight getaway, long weekend or a family retreat vacation. We can help you make arrangements, call (800) 227-5122 or visit us on the web at www.buffalowyo.com
Lodges of the Big Horns
Lodges of the Big Horns consists of four different lodges, all located in the Big Horn National Forest and with direct access to the Cloud Peak Wilderness area. South Fork Lodge & Outfitters is located just 16 miles west of Buffalo on Highway 16 and offers top quality cabins, horseback riding, hunting & fishing trips, pack trips, restaurant, bar and gift shop. Deer Haven Lodge is a favorite snowmobile and ATV destination, as it is located at the hub of all the best trails in the Big Horns. Deer Haven provides year-around lodging, food, bar and gift shop. Meadowlark Ski Lodge is located on the west end of Meadowlark Lake. It is dubbed as “Wyoming’s little Lake Tahoe”, as it provides excellent powder skiing and snowboarding, complete with a spectacular view of the mountain peaks and lake below. Meadowlark Lake Resort is located on the banks of the beautiful Meadowlark Lake. Currently under construction, it will be opening soon and will provide year-around lake shore cabins / lodging, food and bar. Summertime activities will also include boat rental. For more information visit us online at www.lodgesofthebighorns.com or call (307) 267-2609.
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A real frontier hotel of the Old West, founded in 1880 and now beautifully restored. Some of the most famous people of the Old West stayed at the Occidental, including Calamity Jane, Teddy Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid. After a $1.6 million restoration, the hotel is so impressive that it has won several coveted True West Magazine Awards as Best Hotel in The West and as Best Saloon in The West. The atmosphere of the Occidental is authentically western throughout, with ornate tin ceilings, antique furnishings, and a splendid 1908 saloon that is complete with the original stained glass back bar and 23 original bullet holes. The Occidental’s wonderful restaurant is called The Virginian, after Owen Wister’s famous novel, because Wister based many characters in the novel on cowboys and gunslingers that he observed at the Occidental Hotel. Among its many tasty offerings, the restaurant serves succulent beef steaks, lamb, occasional elk and bison, pastas, seafood and delicate desserts. The Busy Bee Café, made famous in Craig Johnson’s A&E Longmire series is now restored and open for breakfast and lunch. Dinner is served in the summer months.
Big Horn Mountain Country
Big Horn Mountain Country stretches across the eastern half of Region 2. Unleash your spirit, take a deep breath, and be prepared for an experience of a lifetime when you head into the Bighorn National Forest and Recreation Area. Your eyes will behold a variety of scenic beauty that will defy your imagination. Big Horn Mountain Country spans four counties and showcases diverse landscapes ranging from the majestic mountains with thick forests and high meadows to the depths of the rugged, carved Bighorn Canyon, then down to a basin rich with farmland, peaceful meadows and deserts. Each county boasts many exciting activities, as well as opportunities to stand amidst history when you visit the sites of some of the bloodiest confrontations between the American Indians and the white man. The Big Horn County section of Big Horn Country is situated between the Big Horn Mountain peaks to the east and the scenic Pryor Mountains to the north. As you travel through this section, west to Yellowstone National Park, you will encounter the Bighorn National Recreation Area (Horseshoe
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Bend), which covers 120,000 acres with recreational opportunities including boating, fishing and camping. Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat and the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range also occupy this region, as well as the mysterious Medicine Wheel high atop the Big Horn Mountains, and three spectacular waterfalls: Bucking Mule Falls, Porcupine Falls and Shell Falls. Archaeology enthusiasts will enjoy Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site, where evidence indicates over sixty different cultures have held residence here over a period of 10,000 years. In Johnson County the Old West still lives! Two of the three forts built along the historic Bozeman Trail were located in this county. Fort Reno, located in the southeastern part of the county, and the infamous Fort Phil Kearny, hated most by the American Indians, located on the JohnsonSheridan county line. After a treaty was signed in 1868, these forts were abandoned and Fort Phil Kearny was burned down by the American Indians in a victorious act of defiance. Sheridan County is an amazing land of outdoor recreational areas, fascinating history and unparalleled beauty mixed with many small communities and the larger city of Sheridan. This section of Big Horn Country is filled with surprises. You will find some of the best air currents for hang gliding at Sand Turn, west of Dayton. Another surprising feature of the area is in the town of Big Horn – the community boasts an equestrian center where polo has been a favorite activity since the late 1890s. It just doesn’t get much better than Washakie County if you want to get back to nature and explore the many summer and winter recreation areas, archaeological sites or wildlife in their natural habitat. Ten Sleep Canyon and Meadowlark Recreation Area are just two of many favorite spots for visitors. Many small communities in this region offer warm, western hospitality, accommodations and services along with numerous annual activities and events.
Cody Buffalo Bill Cody Statue (photo courtesy Mobilus In Mobili, flickr) Located 52 miles from the east entrance of Yellowstone Nat’l Park and 81 miles south of the northeast entrance to Yellowstone. A gateway to Yellowstone National Park, Cody was named for its favorite son, William F. Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill. You will not want for activities here because the citizens of Cody are dedicated to showing visitors a great time. Although rustic, Cody is rich in history, it’s not lacking in modern amenities. Known for its proximity to spectacular scenery, wildlife and Yellowstone National Park, Cody also has the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. This 300,000 square foot complex houses five separate museums. Known as the “Smithsonian of the West” it is
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a must see. While in Cody, be sure to see Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue. Talented musicians and vocalists perform songs and poetry of the old west. A toe-tapping, hand-clappin, leave you with a smile evening. Old Trail Town and the Museum of the Old West, located on the outskirts of modern day Cody, is a step into the past with historical buildings and relics. The Cody Nite Rodeo & Cody Stampede are the reasons Cody is known as the “Rodeo Capital of the World”. See a rodeo performance every night from June through August. The colorful history of the Old West truly comes to life in Cody.
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West
It’s entirely possible that a subtitle for the Buffalo Bill Center of the West could be “The journey to Yellowstone National Park begins here.” In the Draper Museum of Natural History, travelers learn about the wildlife, geology, and forests of Yellowstone—a framework for their Park visit that simply can’t be found anywhere else. And the Yellowstone connection doesn’t stop there. The Center’s Whitney Gallery of Western Art treats visitors to masterworks of Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, and many other artists who interpret the wonders of Yellowstone. In the “new” Buffalo Bill Museum, William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s love for the area infuses the space. Many of the period rifles in the Cody Firearms Museum are typical of those carried by early travelers into the Park, and throughout the Plains Indian Museum, stories abound of Native Americans who inhabited the area around Yellowstone where they lived, hunted, and explored. With so much about Yellowstone woven into the stories and collections of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West — and a mere 50 miles separating it from the Park’s east entrance — a visit here is the perfect way for the Yellowstone traveler to celebrate the Spirit of the American West! Summer hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. Visit www.centerofthewest.com for admission and group rates.
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BUFFALO BILL (CABINS) VILLAGE at the Buffalo Bill Village Resort
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Cody Wyoming, Rodeo Capital of the World, home of the Cody Stampede Rodeo & Cody Nite Rodeo with cowboys, cowgirls, rodeo entertainers, parades, clowns & more! This year marks the 95th Anniversary of the Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede in this great city! The Cody Stampede Rodeo is a truly Western event that has its roots in ranch contests and games as well as spectacle and drama borrowed from the world famous Wild West shows produced by Col. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody. Top cowboys from across the continent come to Cody for the Stampede Rodeo, one of rodeo’s crown jewels that contestants often call “Cowboy Christmas”. The Cody Stampede Rodeo is where cowboys
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and cowgirls win the big purses and ride the best stock. Many of these fine cowboys and cowgirls spend their summers in Cody, competing in the Cody Nite Rodeo and enjoying the lifestyle afforded by this great Western community located near Yellowstone National Park. The Cody Nite Rodeo is celebrating its 76th Anniversary and is the longest running rodeo of its kind. The Cody Nite Rodeo has been the starting grounds for many of the present and past world champions in the sport of rodeo. Join us all summer long for family fun rodeo action. If you are interested in purchasing tickets for any of the 90 rodeo performances in Cody June 1st through August 31st, you can purchase online at www.codystampederodeo.com or by calling (800) 207-0744.
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Buffalo Bill State Park
Located six miles west of Cody on U.S. Highway 14/16/20. Buffalo Bill State Park is dominated by majestic mountains and serves as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park, which is just 40 miles away. The park has been redesigned and reconstructed. Buffalo Bill State Park offers camping, picnicking and fishing on the way to or from Yellowstone. For park info. phone (307) 587-9227.
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Located five miles west of Ranchester off I-90. Dayton, located in the Tongue River Valley, is considered the gateway to the Big Horn Mountains. Dayton offers friendly hospitality and many local attractions, as well as historical sites to visit and numerous recreational opportunities. Dayton is home to Dayton Days, a community celebration which includes such activities as a Main Street parade, games in the park, American Indian dancers, a craft fair, softball games and street dances. The Dayton Bell Tower, located at the park, was used as an observation point during World War II. Dayton is also the first community in Wyoming to elect a woman mayor. Susan Wissler was elected in 1911 and was also the first woman in America to serve two consecutive terms as mayor. You can see a plaque honoring her on the building which was once her millinery shop on Main Street.
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Greybull Area Chamber of Commerce 521 Greybull Ave. • Greybull, WY 82426
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Located on U.S. Hwy. 20/16/14, about 50 miles east of Cody. Greybull is a friendly community nestled near the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains at the confluence of the Big Horn and Greybull Rivers and Shell and Dry Creeks. The Big Horn River joins with the Greybull River and runs around the east side of town below the beautiful stone bluffs. Friendly Greybull is captivating to many, including geologists, archaeologists, rockhounds and people who just love the outdoors. Greybull is said to have received its name from the Greybull River. How the river got its name is different depending on whom you ask. Local legend says it was named after a great white buffalo that roamed the valley long before the coming of the railroad that was building a route from Denver, Colorado to Billings, Montana. A local historian group says, no, it was named after the great Crow Chief, “Grey Bull” (Chiilap Chiilas) whose family lived in the valley long before the coming of the railroad. Either way, this agriculture based, river bottom town is home to a 1,500-year-old pictograph of the great grey bull; said to defy death and held sacred by the American Indians and made by those who lived in the area that long ago.
Greybull has a great recreation program with an Olympic-sized community swimming pool, intramural sports, several ball parks, roller skating, golfing, and a City Park with large shade trees, picnic areas with grills, skate/skateboard park, handicapped accessible restrooms, volleyball area and extensive children’s play area. Greybull also has an interesting local free museum and public library with a caboose display and large metal buffalo for photo opportunities. There is ample motel space, an historic hotel and two campgrounds in Greybull. In the fall Greybull is a hunter’s paradise both for big game and bird hunters. Local attractions also include Sheep Mountain, which is rated as one of the world’s most classical examples of erosion and Devil’s Kitchen, which contains colorful, eerie rock formations of Badland spires, and weathered multi-colored hills of the Cloverly (Jurassic) formation. One of the largest fossil ammonites in the world was found near Devil’s Kitchen. Situated just east of Greybull is the BLM’s Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite. The discovery of the tracksite in 1997 attracted significant media coverage with special segments airing on ABC/Discovery channels and CNN. The Smithsonian also did a special on the
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tracksite. The area that includes Red Gulch contains hundreds of threetoed theropod (meat eating) dinosaur footprints, which are at least 1.654 million years old. The site is considered one of the largest dinosaur tracksites in North America. The beautiful Big Horn Mountains are only 20 miles east on U.S. Highway 14. You will see these majestic beauties long before you begin the climb on the east side of the small town of Shell. Here you will see the famous volcanic red dirt and the Chimney Rock, originally called White’s Monument for the trapper/prospector who was mysteriously killed and buried at the base. Once in the Big Horns, you can enjoy camping, fishing clear trout streams, hiking, wildlife watching, hunting and Shell Falls. The drive over the mountain is a scenic byway. In the winter, there is snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
Located at the junction of U.S. Hwy. 310 & Alternate Route 14. This small historical town is nicknamed “Wyoming’s Rose City” for the multitude of rose gardens you’re sure to enjoy throughout the entire town, www.dryheadranch.com as well as the flower planters which line Main Street. Lovell has nice (307) 548-6688 restaurants and motels. It also offers a free camping area with showers and restrooms, drinking water and a trailer dump. If outdoor recreation is what you’re after, Lovell will make the perfect Come be a part of the real thing. headquarters for you. Go out and explore Bighorn Canyon and National Experience the Cowboy lifestyle. Recreation Area, which features Devil’s Canyon Overlook. Visitors enjoy fishing, boating, camping, and watersports on Bighorn Lake. For the mountain lover, visit the Big Horn Mountains, home of the mysterious Live Cattle Drives Wyoming to Montana and Back! Medicine Wheel, and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, 4-wheeling, waterfalls and beautiful scenery. If it’s wildlife you want, the Lovell area is also host to the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. This Range is the first public Wild Horse Range in the Big Horn Canyon National Recreation Area United States. It features the original Colonial Spanish American Horses. Some of the horses may be viewed along Highway 37. You may also catch (307) 548-7552 • www.lovellchamber.com a look at several Bighorn Sheep and other wildlife that inhabit the area. At the National Park Service solar heated Visitor Center, there are films on the Medicine Wheel, the Bighorn Canyon, and a self-guided audio tour that you will find informative as you drive through Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area. (There is a user fee). Activities abound in Lovell during spring and summer. For real fun, attend Mustang Days during the last week of June. Whenever you visit, the friendly people of Lovell will make your stay memorable. The beautiful 100 ft. downtown murals are something to see. You are sure to enjoy the Veteran’s Memorial Mural Park on Main Street. Please stop in at the Information Center on Main Street and they will be happy to welcome you to Lovell. For more information, please phone (307) 548-7552 or visit their website at www.lovellchamber.com
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Year Round Recreation, wide open spaces, an old mining ghost town, Western Lore involving Amelia Earhart, Butch Cassidy and many others are all found in one special Western town. Meeteetse is a small community 32 miles south of Cody. It was founded in 1896 and takes its name from the Shoshone Indian word meaning “meeting place.” Meeteetse retains a special Western character with watering troughs, hitching posts and historic buildings dating to the turn of the 20th century. Famed outlaw Butch Cassidy once worked and lived on the Pitchfork Ranch in Meeteetse area. It is also where he was arrested for the first and only time – outside the Cowboy Bar, which is still in business today. Another well known almost resident was aviatrix Amelia Earhart and her husband George Putnam. They visited the Double D Dude Ranch in 1934, and fell in love with the area. They were having a cabin built close by, about a mile above the ghost town of Kirwin, but it was never
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Bring this ad to the Visitor Ce nter for a Discoun t! completed due to her disappearance. The ghost town of Kirwin is an abandoned gold mining town 38 miles southwest of Meeteetse still accessible today. Meeteetse also features free downtown museums. Some of the items included in the three connected museums are a collection of photos by famous Western photographer Charles Belden and artifacts from the historic Pitchfork Ranch. Stay at one of the clean, comfortable motels, the Oasis Motel & RV Park, or the Vision Quest Motel. Rivers and lakes near Meeteetse offer great fishing, boating, & ice fishing, while the nearby Shoshone Forest offers fishing, camping, hiking, ATV Trails, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, and much more. Please come and join us any time of year, as we are your Year-Round Recreation Destination! Check out our website www.meeteetsewy.com for updates regarding current events.
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Located 23 miles northeast of Cody on U.S. Highway 14A and just minutes away from the East entrance to Yellowstone Park. Powell is located in the middle of a large irrigated agricultural area surrounded by several mountain ranges and in the heart of fishing and 24 Miles to Cody, WY hunting country. As in previous times, Powell serves as an important trade center for the area. A downtown facelift preserved the charm of Powell’s 77 Miles to Yellowstone Park original buildings and updated others. In late July, at the Park County Fair One Block to Historic Downtown Powell in Powell, the county’s agricultural riches are celebrated every year. Ground Floor Rooms • Cable TV • Air Conditioned Powell now offers a GPS walking tour of the town. It is a guided Free High-Speed Internet, Local & Long Distance Calls tour that takes visitors to the historical landmarks around downtown, and includes pictures, videos and information about Powell’s historical past. 337 E. 2nd • Powell, WY 82435 Visit the popular museum featuring homesteading history while on your (307) 754-2243 • (800) 308-8447 • www.bestchoicemotel.com tour. Contact the Powell Chamber for more information. Located a few miles west on 14A, is the Heart Mountain Relocation Center. This center served as a place of internment for 11,000 Americans of Japanese descent during World War II and was designated a National Historical Landmark in June of 2007. Visit the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center to learn more and see displays and replicas. Visitors can also walk the Interpretive Trail which contains maps and photographs. For more information about the Powell area, please contact the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce at (800) 325-4278.
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The Padlock Ranch is a place where guests come to live the legacy! A legacy founded on sound and enduring principles, such as land stewardship, quality stockmanship, honesty and hard work. The ranch was established by Homer Scott in 1943 and has grown to be the 8th largest cow-calf operation in the nation. Guests come here to experience the legacy and do so by joining our ranch hand crew. As ranch hands, guests will be riding the finest ranch horses to assist with routine cattle drives, gathering and sorting, as well as checking for health issues and doctoring as needed. Guests also enjoy a relaxing atmosphere full of good times, good food, good friends, and the scenic outdoors. Away from all the intrusions of today’s hurried lifestyles, it is here that guests appreciate a unique sense of accomplishment, camaraderie, and self fulfillment. It is truly the ultimate working ranch vacation! Our guests are those who foremost enjoy and have an appreciation for the western cowboy way of life. They are outgoing, adventurous, and seek opportunities to rise and meet most challenges presented to them. We are excited to have our guests come and learn how we are winning the west!
Located off I-90 N. of Sheridan. Ranchester is a town of history and charm for visitors. Incorporated in 1911, Ranchester got it’s name from S.H. Hardin, who owned a local ranch encompassing several thousand acres. Town names in Hardin’s native England often ended in “chester,” so Hardin dubbed the town “Ranchester”. In addition to its namesake ranches, the town was the site of the loading dock for railroad ties hewn from harvested Big Horn Mountain timber and floated down the tie flume. The area is also host to the Bozeman Trail, which was the shortest
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route from the Oregon Trail to the gold fields of Montana. Be sure to visit the Connor Battlefield Historic Site, the scene of an 1865 battle between U.S. troops and the Arapahoe Indians. The area features camping, fishing access, a groomed walking path, and a picnic area with a playground and public restrooms. Also, a historical sign located on U.S. Highway 14 between Ranchester and Dayton gives an informative description of the 1865 clash between U.S. troops and the Arapahoe known as the Sawyer Fight, which had threatened the building of the route to Montana.
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Surrounded by stunning 13,000 foot peaks and millions of acres of public land, the breathtaking beauty of Sheridan never fails to inspire. This region is a visitors’ paradise! Sheridan combines its rich western history and heritage with exciting cultural events, exceptional dining, and a wealth of fantastic outdoor adventures, including: hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, hang gliding, skiing, snowmobiling and rock climbing. Extraordinary art galleries, magnificent museums, concerts in the park, street festivals, rodeos, concerts, unique shopping, mountain-view championship golf courses and even polo are also prominently featured in Sheridan! Peruse Sheridan’s Main Street shopping district; home of 46 buildings on the National Registry of Historic Places, giving visitors a wonderful mix of old and new. Immerse yourself in the area’s colorful cultures and characters of Sheridan’s history. Don’t miss Don King’s Western Museum which is like going through a western fantasy world with its amazing collection of historical memorabilia. Or dust yourself off at the Mint Bar, a local landmark and the ultimate 100 year old cowboy bar. And be sure to stop by the Trail End State Historic Site where you can visit the site of a cattle ranching empire of Texas cowboy turned U.S. Senator and Wyoming Governor! All this, and so much more welcomes you… Become A Part Of The Adventure in Sheridan…Become Bighorn’d!
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Ride the Big Horn Range near Sheridan, Wyoming. Easy access and excellent snow depth provide exceptional conditions to ride the quiet and unspoiled Big Horn Mountains near Sheridan. Changes in elevation from the valley floor of 4,000 feet to majestic peaks of more than 13,000 feet guarantee awesome snowmobile adventures. Coast along mountain ridges, cut through thick timber or open it up on meadows where you can almost fly. The Burgess Junction trail system, not for the mild-hearted, is located in the northern Big Horns and features 218 miles of well-marked groomed and ungroomed snowmobile trails. For experienced riders only, try the Paint Rock Trail - 52 miles of trail winding the Cloud Peak Wilderness boundary. This trail system connects with the Ten Sleep trails in the southern Big Horns offering an additional 188 miles of both groomed and ungroomed trails. The Big Horns also provide exciting off-trail opportunities with nearly one million acres of national forest. Springtime provides excellent snow conditions with fresh powder, deep snow and warm days; riding into May is not unusual. The Big Horns are not commercially developed which means lodging in the mountains is limited and prevents overcrowding both on and off the trails. Experience other winter outdoor activities such as ice fishing, cross-country or downhill skiing – the mountain is waiting. Wildlife is as abundant as the snow, so bring your camera. Moose, elk and deer can be viewed throughout the winter months. Remember they are just for the watching, as winters are difficult for them so keep your distance.
The unincorporated community of Story is just 20 minutes south of Sheridan. Nestled in the pines along the banks of Piney Creek, this bedroom community has long been a favorite summer retreat of locals and visitors alike. Abundant wildlife and peaceful scenery are a part of everyday life in this little picturesque hamlet. Story was first platted by a horse trader, Marshall Wolf, who was going to name the town after himself but was dismayed to find that Wolf, WY already existed nearby. The town was instead named after Charles B.
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Story, a rancher who was instrumental in getting a post office established – the first building in what had until then been a town made up of only tent structures. Today, Story features a post office, library, several motels and bed and breakfasts, excellent restaurants and basic amenities. Just a short drive to the south of Story is the historical site Fort Phil Kearny. The fort was built in 1866 and was one of just three military outposts along the Bozeman Trail. The structure was abandoned in 1868 under the terms of the Treaty of Fort Laramie and burned to the ground soon after. In the summer of 1999, the staff and some volunteers began archeology digs as the first step in the project of reconstructing a portion of the old fort. Located at the site is a museum and bookstore. Each year, Bozeman Trail Days is held the latter part of July drawing historians from all over the US. The visitor is encouraged to enjoy the peaceful surrounding of the Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site campground/picnic area. It provides a base for short visits to surrounding historic sites and the Big Horn Mountains. Fishing is excellent as the Tongue River abounds in trout and whitefish. Don’t miss Story Days in August. This annual event features a Dutch oven cook-off, silent auction, parade, music and more! For more information, call (307) 683-2102. ~ Wyoming Touism www.wyomingtourism.org
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A luxurious resort and working cattle ranch located on over 25,000 acres in the Big Horn Mountains in the community of Ten Sleep, Wyoming. Horseback Riding • Cattle Activities • Zip Lining • Swimming • Rifle Range/Skeet Shooting • ATVs • Rock Climbing • Mountain Biking • Fishing • Hiking • Fitness Center • Stargazing 866-766-2340 • 307-366-2340 Red Reflet Ranch
The Red Reflet Ranch is an all-inclusive, year-round ranch/resort. Each season has its own special attractions and activities with the highest level of ranch activity taking place during spring and fall months. Appreciate the opportunity to customize your dream adventure. There’s magic knowing you can participate in something that is completely natural. In the quest for authentic, off the beaten track experiences, the Red Reflet Ranch offers a truly unique adventure in one of the West’s most spectacular settings. The Red Reflet Ranch is located on the edge of the Big Horn Basin Desert at an elevation of just under 5,000 feet. The upper ranch is located in the cooler part of the mountains at an elevation up to 8,300 feet where giant ponderosa pines live in majestic splendor. Combine adventure with a bonding experience. A family vacation at the Red Reflet Ranch lets you concentrate on the experience and minimize logistics to optimize your time away. The all-inclusive pricing structure and unlimited activities, guarantees that everyone in your group, young and old, will experience exactly the vacation they want. Group activities can also be scheduled giving you an opportunity to create a true family connection, blending outdoor adventure with real intellectual skill development. Visit us online at www.red-reflet-ranch.net
Located 26 miles east of Worland on U.S. Highway 16. The American Indians measured distance by the number of “sleeps” it took to arrive. Ten Sleep got its name because it was ten sleeps from the old Sioux camp near the present site of Casper, and ten sleeps from another large camp to the north near the present site of Bridger, Montana. This lovely community, nestled at the base of the Big Horn Mountains, is a short five miles from Ten Sleep Canyon. The scenic drive to the canyon follows Ten Sleep Creek and is a must for photography buffs who want to capture the splendor of Leigh Monument and Meadowlark Lake on film. There are many historic battle sites in the area, including Bates Battle Site where the Arapahoe were defeated by a coalition of U.S. Troops and Shoshones. Also, be sure to visit the Dull Knife Site where Dull Knife and Wild Hog were defeated leaving the Big Horn Mountains under control of the white man. The Ten Sleep Fish Hatchery and the Wigwam Rearing Station are favorites of young and old alike, showing the life cycles of fish native to the Big Horns. Don’t forget the Ten Sleep Rodeo on the July 4th weekend. The Ten Sleep Pioneer Museum in the public park, is where a lot of the towns history is preserved. It also houses memorabilia from the Spring Creek Raid. You will find many wonderful accommodations, including dude ranches, modestly priced motels and all needed services. (photo courtesy Red Reflet Ranch)
Located at the Junction of U.S. Hwy. 16 and U.S. Hwy. 20. Since 1906 when Worland was founded, this community has been the 2200 Big Horn Avenue major trade center for the Bighorn Basin. Located at the confluence of Worland, WY Fifteen Mile Creek and the Big Horn River, Worland is also an excellent spot for vacationers to take advantage of all the recreational adventures (307) 347-4102 to be found in the Big Horn Basin. www.washakiemuseum.org Wildlife is abundant in the area and big game hunting is a popular activity for the sportsman. Elk, antelope, mule deer and upland game Discover the Big Horn Basin birds are part of the diverse habitat of the area. Visit our fascinating and interactive exhibits. The mountains offer pleasant treks by snowmobile or skis. Both Mammoths, Archaeology, Dinosaurs, Paleontology, downhill and cross-country skiers enjoy the area. and Big Horn Basin History. The Washakie Museum and Cultural Center brings the past to life using fascinating exhibits to portray the relationship between the historical people of the Big Horn Basin and their environment. The unique geography of the Big Horn Basin and its world-class archaeological sites allow the Museum to offer one of the finest interpretive centers for local human history, from ancient mammoth hunters through early settlers, as well as the geology, archaeology and paleontology of our area. The Museum also serves as a center for the visual and performing arts, conferences, conventions, and other gatherings.The Gooseberry Formations and Painted Desert are just a short distance west of Worland on Wyoming 431. The BLM 15 mile road wild horse viewing area is fast becoming a popular tourist attraction!
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Contact Area Chambers of Commerce/Visitor’s Bureaus for more information. SEPTEMBER BUFFALO – Doll & Collectible Show & Sale Oktoberfest CODY – Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale Yellowstone Quilt Fest GREYBULL – Heritage Farm Days MEETEETSE Annual Labor Day Celebration & Meeteetse Absaroka Challenge Run POWELL – Deaver Festival Oktoberfest Sugar Beet Classic SHERIDAN – Annual Hang Gliders Fly-In Don King Days Flying Cowboys Fly-In WORLAND – Elks Youth Rodeo Harvest Fest Roping & Barrel Races Jim Bridger Days OCTOBER BUFFALO – Monster March LOVELL – Holiday Craft Fair MEETEETSE – Arland Town Site & Old Meeteetse Cemetery Tour SHELL Harvest Dinner & Haunted Hayride TEN SLEEP – Hunter Fest WORLAND – Annual Wine Tasting NOVEMBER BUFFALO Jim Gatchell Christmas Open House SHERIDAN – Fetterman Battlefield Tour WORLAND – Hobby Days Parade Of Lights DECEMBER BUFFALO Chili Feed in Crazy Woman Square CODY – Buffalo Bill Center of the West Holiday Open House GREYBULL Holidazzle & Christmas Craft Bazaar SHERIDAN – Fetterman Battlefield Tour JANUARY LOVELL – Audubon Bird Watching Day SHERIDAN – Polar Bear Jump
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FEBRUARY CODY – Ice Waterfall Festival MEETEETSE – Ice Fishing Derby MARCH BUFFALO – Annual Quilt Display WORLAND – Big Horn Basin Trade Expo APRIL BUFFALO – Boys & Girls Club Texas Hold’Em Showdown & BBQ POWELL Northwest College Annual Powwow MAY BUFFALO – High School Rodeo Finals Lions Club Fishing Derby CODY – Cody Wild West Days POWELL – Mayfest SHERIDAN – Eaton’s Horse Drive Hang Gliders Fly-In JUNE BASIN – Lilac Days BUFFALO – Bozeman Trail Days Jim Gatchell Living History Days Powder River Ranch Rodeo Wild Bunch Luau & Pig Roast CODY – Antique Gun Show Cody Nite Rodeo Jake Clark’s Mule Days Plains Indian Powwow GREYBULL Days Of ’49 (Second Weekend) LOVELL – Mustang Days POWELL – Horseshoe Pitching Tournament Powell Valley Miniature Horse Show Wyoming State Mineral & Gem Show RALSTON – Jake Clark’s Mule Days SHERIDAN – Bozeman Trail Days Karz Rod Run WORLAND Cloud Peak Freedom Run 5/10k Culture Fest Demolition Derby JULY BUFFALO – Art In The Park
Big Horn Mountain Music Festival Crazy Days & Crazy Nights BYRON – Byron Days CODY – Cody Stampede Rodeo Yellowstone Jazz Festival Xtreme Bulls COWLEY – Cowley Pioneer Days & Rodeo DAYTON – Dayton Days GREYBULL – BIg Horn 100 Endurance Ride LOVELL – Big Horn County Fair MEETEETSE Dutch Oven Cook-off & Western Heritage Celebration National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration POWELL – Park County Fair SHERIDAN – Sheridan WYO Rodeo STORY – Bozeman Trail Days TEN SLEEP 4th of July Rodeo & Parade Youth Rodeo WORLAND – Annual Ice Cream Social API Golf Tournament & BBQ Wyoming Horseshoe Tournament AUGUST BASIN – Big Horn County Fair BUFFALO Johnson County Fair & Rodeo Klondike Ranch YMCA 10K & 5K CODY – Wild West Balloon Festival Cody Nite Rodeo COWLEY – Corn Cookout MEETEETSE Absaroka Challenge Mountain Run Annual Kirwin Excursion POWELL – Wings N’ Wheels SHERIDAN Big West Arts Festival Taste of Sheridan Wagon Box Anniversary Tour STORY – Story Days TEN SLEEP NOWOOD Stock Music Fest WORLAND Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival Washakie County Fair & Parade
Area Chambers of Commerce & Visitors Bureaus Basin • (307) 568-3055 • www.basincc.com Bighorn Canyon Visitor’s Center • (307) 548-5406 • www.nps.gov/bica Buffalo • (307) 684-5544 • (800) 227-5122 • www.buffalowyo.com Buffalo Bill’s Cody/Yellowstone Country • (307) 587-2297 • (800) 393-2639 • www.yellowstonecountry.org Cody Country • (307) 587-2777 • www.codychamber.org Greybull • (307) 765-2100 • www.greybull.com Lovell • (307) 548-7552 • www.lovellchamber.com Meeteetse Visitor Center • (307) 868-2454 • www.meeteetsewy.com Powell • (307) 754-3494 • (800) 325-4278 • www.powellchamber.org Sheridan • (307) 672-2485 • (800) 453-3650 • www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org Sheridan Travel & Tourism • (307) 673-7120 • (888) 596-6787 • www.sheridanwyoming.org Worland • (307) 347-3226 • www.worlandchamber.com
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Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum houses one of the most historically significant collections in the Rocky Mountain West at 100 Fort Street in Buffalo. (307) 684-9331 • www.jimgatchell.com cody Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center, located six miles west of Cody, offers information on Yellowstone Park, Cody and the surrounding area. Open daily May - September. (307) 527-6076 Buffalo Bill Center of the West tells the stories of the history, nature and culture of the American West. 720 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414 (307) 587-4771 • www.centerofthewest.com Buffalo Bill Statue is located at the west end of Sheridan Avenue. greybull
Greybull City Park Greybull Museum Greybull Walking Path Greybull Wildlife Museum Militaria Display - at the Greybull Chamber, 521 Greybull Ave.
ranchester Conner Battlefield State Historic Site: During the Powder River Expedition in 1865, General P.E. Connor engaged in a battle with an Arapahoe village of Black Bear and Old David in the Battle of Tongue River. The park is located two blocks off Highway 14, in Ranchester. (307) 684-7629 (Ft. Phil Kearny State Historical Site) shell Red Gulch Dinosaur Track Site, on U.S. Hwy. 14, is 4 miles west of Shell or 8 miles east of Greybull. The site is extensive and unique in its age and geographic occurrence. The tracks cover a 40 acre area, with three-toed tracks going every which way. The tracks were formed in the Middle Jurassic Period. Worland District Office (307) 347-5100 sheridan Bradford Brinton Memorial Museum and Historic Ranch 12 miles south of Sheridan, recreates the atmosphere of Western ranch life. Fee. May - Labor Day. (307) 672-3173 Don King’s Western Museum
hyattville Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site, Located six miles northeast of Hyattville off Highway 31, is along the western slope of the Big Horn Mountains. (307) 469-2234
Fetterman Massacre Monument, a National Historic Landmark, stands 20 miles south of Sheridan on U.S. 87. On this site in 1866, Chief Red Cloud and 2,000 warriors ambushed and killed the entire force of 81 men under the command of Col. William J. Fetterman. Free. (307) 684-7629 (Ft. Phil Kearny State Historical Site)
lovell Medicine Wheel, designated a National Historic Landmark, is located off U.S. 14A on Medicine Mountain, about 27 miles east of Lovell. The Medicine Wheel is a place of communion with the Great Spirit. Please do not remove the sacred prayer offerings left by American Indians.
Historic Sheridan Inn Sheridan County Museum State Bird Farm Trail End State Historic Site Wyo Theater
meeteetse Kirwin is an abandoned gold mining town, 38 miles southwest of Meeteetse, up the beautiful Wood River Valley. Another attraction in the Wood River Valley is the old DD Dude Ranch where Amelia Earhart used to visit. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. Maps and information are available at the Meeteetse Visitor Center.
story Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark, in Story, is reached by following signs from I-90 exit 44 West. This site preserves a part of the historic fort from the Indian wars in 1866-68, along with a visitor’s center. The association also sponsors a special Bozeman Trail Days celebrated in late July. (307) 684-7629
Legend Rock State Archaeological Site is near Thermopolis. With nearly 300 individual petroglyphs, some thousands of years old, Legend Rock State Archaeology Site is one of the oldest and best examples of the Dinwoody rock art in the world. Registration is required at the Meeteetse Visitor Center where you will receive a key to a locked gate. Information and maps available at the Meeteetse Visitor Center. (307) 868-2454
The Story Fish Hatchery and Visitor Center
worland Washakie Museum The 25,000 square foot Washakie Museum & Cultural Center boasts interactive galleries about paleontology, archaeology, and early non-Native settlers of the West. A temporary gallery features 4 to 5 exhibits each year including fine art, photography, local history, and much more. (307) 347-4102 • www.washakiemuseum.org
Winter Driving in Wyoming North-South Highways Four principal north-south routes cross Wyoming. Because the prevailing wind is from the west, drivers should be aware of strong crosswinds and limited visibility during storms on these various roads. On U.S. 89 in western Wyoming, there are high mountain passes between Cokeville and Jackson. US 189-191 is in a deep canyon between Daniel Jct. and Hoback Jct.; South Pass on WYO 28 between Farson and Lander is 7,550 feet in elevation. There are broad plains in the Rawlins, Lander and Casper areas. Canyon roads, high hills and broad plains in the Big Horn Basin extend from Shoshoni to Lovell and Powell and from Thermopolis to Cody. Harsh driving conditions can exist during storms across all these areas. Interstate 25 between Cheyenne and Buffalo crosses a wide variety of country, ranging from high hills and valleys to vast prairies. U.S. 85 from Cheyenne to the South Dakota border crosses country very similar to I-25, but, because it’s a two-lane road and not a separated highway, it requires even greater driving attention during bad weather. East-West Routes East-west transcontinental routes traverse Wyoming in the north, central and southern portions of the state. In the north, U.S. 14 and US 16 cross the Big Horn Mountains Wyoming’s geographic variety affects winter driving at about 9,000 feet. There are some sharp curves and relatively steep grades. Expect to encounter snow and ice on the road. Adjust your driving accordingly, and make sure you have tire chains and know how to use them. There’s another word of caution about mountain driving. Be alert to the possibility of wildlife on the road. Many animals are attracted to the warmth of roads during the winter. Driving through central Wyoming, you’ll cross the Wind River Mountain Range at Togwotee Pass (elevation, 9,658 feet) on U.S. 26-287, which is classified as a snow road. This means some snow is typically on the road throughout most of the winter, so it’s a good idea to slow down a little and to proceed with caution. Across southern Wyoming’s broad high plains on Interstate 80, winter wind is frequent and often causes ground blizzards and white-out conditions. The best bet is “wait out” such situations in the nearest town. However if you are caught in a ground blizzard, stay calm, drive slowly, watch for other vehicles and be careful. Try your best to keep going, but, if you must stop, make sure you’re well off the road to avoid being hit from behind. Although I-80 largely crosses long expanses of high plains, some locations do exceed 8,000 feet in elevation. While the road is wide and well marked, strong winds and blizzards are possibilities. Between Fort Bridger and Evanston, in the west, there are some steep grades that can quickly ice up during storms.
Avoid Ground Blizzards Across Wyoming’s broad high plains, winter wind is frequent and may result in ground blizzards. Your best bet is to avoid ground blizzards by waiting in town where accommodations are available, but if you’re caught in one, stay calm, drive slowly, watch for other vehicles and be careful. If you must stop, make sure you’re well off the road to avoid being hit from behind and use four-way flashers. Interstate 80 crosses southern Wyoming, also taking you over some rough terrain. Several places on the road exceed 8,000 feet in elevation. While the road is wide and well marked, strong winds and blizzards are strong possibilities during the winter and will make driving hazardous. Between Fort Bridger and Evanston, in the west, there are some high mountains with steep grades. You’ll also find mountains between Rawlins and Laramie and again, between Laramie and Cheyenne. Much of the remainder of the road covers broad, open plains where wind becomes a serious driving consideration, especially when it’s blowing snow.
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Attractions Devils Tower
Located 28 miles northwest of Sundance just off Wyoming 24. One of Wyoming’s most famed landmarks, Devils Tower, was also the nation’s first national monument, having been proclaimed as such on September 24, 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt. Devils Tower could be called the nation’s first natural monument. It is actually the core of a volcano exposed after millions of years of erosion brought on by the Belle Fourche River and the weather. The rocks and boulders around the base of the tower are actually broken pieces of columns having fallen from the sides. At its base there is a paved walking path around the perimeter, a distance of one and a quarter miles. The tower is 865 feet high. Today, Devils Tower is perhaps best remembered for the award-winning 1978 movie, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” Devils Tower has over 450,000 visitors annually. Visitors can enjoy deer and antelope in their natural habitat and kids of all ages will love prairie dog town. This stump-shaped monument played an important part in history as a landmark for early travelers and as a subject for legends and folklore among local American Indians. A monument to the sky, Devils Tower is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Gillette / Wright
Conveniently located just off I-90, Exits 124-129, and on U.S. Hwy. 14/16, and WY 59, between Mt. Rushmore / Devils Tower & Yellowstone Park. Welcome to Gillette… the Energy Capital of the Nation… where just a century ago it was a frontier land with open ranges. Located in the Northeast corner of Wyoming, Gillette is placed between the beautiful Black Hills and the vast and rugged Big Horn Mountains. This is a land of wide open spaces, magnificent blue skies and “friendly people.” Gillette was once known as the wildest cowtown in Wyoming, boasting twenty saloons and a church or two to serve the rowdy cowboys, sheepmen, railroaders, outlaws and regulators that passed through in its heyday as a railhead. Today, it is the center of a vast coal mining industry and is the perfect stop on a trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons. Tour one of the area’s huge surface coal mines showing the mining process from removal of overburden to land reclamation. Visitors can take a FREE two-hour guided tour of the Eagle Butte Mine, June through August, or view the working operation year-round from the Eagle Butte Mine Overlook. Gillette features fairs, trade shows, theatrical performances, visual art
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At The Entrance To Devils Tower National Monument • 11 Camping Cabins • Gift & Souvenir Shop • Longhorn Cafe • Propane Sales • Wi-Fi
Devils Tower (courtesy Lana Marie, firstname.lastname@example.org)
exhibits and much more. Visit Rockpile Museum for a free history adventure of the 1800s. The Wright Centennial Museum in Wright remembers southern Campbell County’s coal, oil, gas and ranching industries. Gillette & Wright offer excellent golf courses and parks, swimming pools and water parks, including an indoor/outdoor waterslide at the brand new Recreation Center, complete with a Devils Tower replica climbing wall. Don’t miss our state-of-the-art Planetarium. You are sure to see some pronghorn antelope which outnumber the people in this county. Just south of Gillette near the town of Wright is one of the largest buffalo ranches with 55,000 acres, home to 2,500 free-roaming buffalo. With fine motels and restaurants, shopping, bus and airline connections and so many activities to choose from, Gillette & Wright are the perfect stopovers for active travelers. To learn more, contact the Campbell County Convention & Visitors Bureau at www.visitgillette-wrightwyo.org we’d love to hear from you!
(307) 467-5395 • (800) KOA-5785
This 70 Ton Truck Was Used At The Black Thunder Mine S.E. Of Wright Until The Mines Began To Use The Much Larger Trucks In Use Today. ARCO Donated This Truck To The WCM In 1990.
P.O. Box 100 • Devils Tower, WY 82714
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P.O. Box 66 Devils Tower, WY 82714 (307) 467-5267 (888) 314-5267 www.devilstowerclimbing.com
Wright Wyoming was founded in 1976 with the location in the heart of coal energy, Powder River Basin. The purpose of the Wright Centennial Museum is to preserve and interpret the history, culture, heritage, environment and development of southern Campbell County for public education and enjoyment.
Open May 15 - August 20
Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Sat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.wywrightmuseum.org • Museum: (307) Appointments:
(307) 464-1200 • (307) 939-1249
Gillette Gun Club Gun Shows • Trap Shoots Training Courses • Leagues North on Hannum Road • Gillette, WY www.gillettegunclub.com
Open All Year!
• RV & Tent Spaces • Hot Showers • Tanning Bed • Gift Items & Snacks • Antiques & Collectibles • RV Supplies • Playground & Game Room • Hot Spa & Sauna
(307) 682-3665 • www.crazywomancampground.com 1001 W. 2nd St. • Gillette, WY 82716
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Free Activities: • Coal Mine Tours • Concerts in the Park • City Pool • Avenues of Art • City Parks
• Museums • Devils Tower Climbing Wall • Downtown Walking Tour • Scenic Drives
• Hunting & Fishing • Bird Watching • Golf Courses • Black Hills National Forest • Big Horn Mountains • Devils Tower
• National High School Finals Rodeo • Wright Days • Donkey Creek Festival
• Distinctive Western Decor • Panoramic Views of Durham Ranch • Serta Pillowtop Mattresses • Free High-Speed Internet • Expanded Continental Breakfast • Non-Smoking
307-464-6060 • www.wrighthotel.com
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Open for Lunch & Dinner • Exceptional Hand-Cut Steak • Prime Rib • Spacious Veranda Overlooking Durham Ranch Lunch: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Friday All you can eat $9.99 Lunch Buffet Dinner: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Monday - Saturday
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Shine & Show Car Show, Newcastle (photo courtesy KASL Radio, flickr)
Located nine miles northeast of Devils Tower. As you travel through this area, you’ll enjoy the Bearlodge Mountains, the scenic red hills, sandstone formations and the cedar, oak and ponderosa pine tree clusters. The area is rich in the heritage of “Western Tradition”. Created in 1875, the county was named for General George Crook, a famous American Indian fighter. You can still see the remnants of the trail through the Bearlodge Mountains between Hulett and Aladdin. Only nine miles southwest of Hulett is Devils Tower. The area around Hulett is well known as a sportsman’s paradise for whitetail and mule deer, wild turkey and antelope. In Hulett, locals put on one of the best known regional rodeos the second weekend in June. These are friendly folks, who, when asked, will point out the new golf courses, Custer’s Trail, where to fish at nearby Cook Lake or where the scenic routes are located. On your way to Devils Tower, stop by Alva to find the best guides and outfitters in the area.
Diamond Pat & Beth Reilly
Box 86 Alva, WY 82711 www.diamond7bar.com 307-467-5786
Located approximately nine miles west of the Wyoming/South Dakota border on U.S. Highway 16. Outdoor fun is what Wyoming was made for and no matter what the weather or season there is always something going on in Newcastle. Nestled on the southwestern shoulder of the Black Hills, Newcastle guests have access to all the hustle and bustle of numerous national treasures and tourist attractions without the headaches. Gazing to the south and west, travelers can spot mountain peaks over 100 miles away, having only the Thunder Basin Grasslands in between. More stars than can be imagined by those used to city lights and confined views are the nightly fare in Newcastle where the wildlife hasn’t figured out where the city limits are located. Mule deer, wild turkey, migrating birds and mountain lions make visits on a regular basis. Hunting and photo opportunities span the year with antelope, deer, prairie dogs, turkey as well as fishing which keep the outdoor enthusiast and shutterbugs in their element. Train lovers will hear the train whistles and find some of the longest chains of Burlington Northern/ Sante Fe Railroad system coal cars most any time of day or night in Newcastle. The wild west wouldn’t be the west without a rodeo. Join us in Newcastle to see the High School Rodeo, horse shows and archery competitions for just a taste of what is possible. With nearly 200 motel/hotel rooms, 110 RV and 35 rustic camp sites to choose from in the area, seven city parks, an indoor public swimming facility, golf course and shooting range, there is always something happening in Newcastle.
Located 25 miles east of Gillette, just off I-90 on U.S. Highway 16. Moorcroft is located on the banks of the Belle Fourche River where the highway crosses the Old Texas Trail. For a decade, 1880-1890, it was the largest shipping point for cattle and sheep in the United States. Surrounded by rolling hills and prairies, among purple sage, pure air and blue skies, you’ll still find it in the heart of one of the best ranching sections of Wyoming. Moorcroft, a bustling town, where the culture of the Old West is still evident… the towns people invite you to visit their community and see history come alive at the free museum which is open seasonally.
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Friendly, helpful staff to answer your travel questions. Just off the intersection of Hwys. 16 & 85 1323 Washington Blvd. • Newcastle, WY 82701
(307) 746-2739 • 1-800-835-0157
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Motel & RV Park
Recently Remodeled Clean, Comfortable Rooms, Queen Size Beds, Non-Smoking Rooms, Free Local Calls, Free Wireless Internet Our Campsites Offer Full Service Hook-up: Water, Sewer, Electrical, Cable TV and Telephone / FAX / Internet Optional Playground, BBQ, Picnic, Laundry, Restroom & Showers
(307) 746-2734 • (877) 228-8646 2503 West Main • Newcastle, WY www.autoinn-wy.com 45 Min. West Of Mt. Rushmore On 16, 1 Hour South Of Devils Tower On 85 Located Across From Golf Course Near Ball Park, Aquatic Center, Newcastle Country Club and Rodeo At Weston County Fairgrounds Auto Inn Motel & RV Park
The Auto Inn is perfectly located for restful evenings and easy access to both the Black Hills and the Great Thunder Basin. Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower, Crazy Horse and countless natural wonders are all within an hour’s drive. Newcastle is nestled on the southwestern edge of the Black Hills. This small town offers all the amenities of a city without
Junction of U.S. 16 & 85 Newcastle, WY
Favorite & Largest Restaurant in Newcastle
(photo courtesy Jimmy Wayne) the hassles or the high prices. You’ll enjoy our natural garden while the kids discover our playground. Make the Auto Inn your headquarters for your next visit or when you’re passing through. For more information call toll free: (877) 2-AUTO INN or write us at 2503 West Main, Newcastle, WY 82701. You are always welcome at the Auto Inn.
• Motel • Restaurant • Lounge • Pool • Gift Shop • Packaged Liquor • Wi-Fi • Fine Dining • Nightly Dinner Specials • Nightly Drink Specials
1-800-882-8858 • (307) 746-4426 The Fountain Inn offers complete hospitality with easy access to Black Hills Attractions: Mount Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, Jewel Cave, Historic Deadwood, Cross-Country and Downhill Skiing, Snowmobiling and more. Headquarter at the Fountain Inn and follow US 16 & 85 for a memorable visit to our Black Hills Vacationland.
recreations and attractions, premier hunting locations, and the austere beauty of the grasslands. The Fountain Inn accommodates travelers with 60 rooms, fine dining with local flair, a swimming pool, and full service lounge and package liquor. Phone (307) 746-4426 or toll free (800) 882-8858 for more information. Visit our website at www.fountaininnwy.com
smoking supper club. An RV park and a Guest House are also available for accommodations. The close proximity to Keyhole State Park, offers tremendous possibilities for land development, grandeur of scenery, and an abundance of fish, songbirds, waterfowl and wildlife. Fishing and boating is enjoyed in the summertime while ice fishing is a favorite wintertime sport. Hundreds of visitors enjoy the spectacular fireworks display over Keyhole Reservoir each year on the Saturday closest to the Fourth of July. Perhaps the greatest asset of Pine Haven is the spirit of individual accomplishment, western hospitality, honesty, and friendliness. You can find more information about Pine Haven and its businesses at www. pinehavenchamber.org
Located on the western flanks of the Black Hills in Newcastle, WY. The Fountain Inn is an astute lodging and dining facility, complete with recently remodeled rooms and business suites. Located at the junction of U.S. 16 and U.S. 85, a picturesque landscape of lush grounds awaits any weary traveler. The crossroad places you within easy driving distance of all Black Hills
What’s in a town’s name? A great deal, if the designation comes from a town nestled among the pine trees on the far western edge of the Black Hills National Forest. Pine Haven is located in Crook County, next to Keyhole State Park and Keyhole Reservoir and South of Devils Tower National Monument. Pine Haven is a peaceful and charming community in one of the most beautiful and tranquil settings the state has to offer. Being incorporated as a town in March of 1987, this young town has been one of the fastest growing communities in Wyoming. Pine Haven boasts a fairly new grocery store with gasoline pumps, a 9-hole golf course, a bar and grill, an Italian Restaurant and lounge, and the Pine Haven Shopping Center with a Beauty Salon, coffee shop and a non-
• Fine Art Furnishings • Sculpture • Gourd Art • Jewelry • Paintings • Photography (307) 281-6111 • 205 East Main Street www.twistedpinegallery.com
At The Twisted Pine Gallery At The Twisted Pine Gallery
At The Twisted Pine, our artists are celebrated for their innovative use of natural materials and the inspiration they take from the unique surrounds of the northern Black Hills of Wyoming. Whether using reclaimed materials such as shed deer or elk horns and reclaimed, fire-killed wood, or making use of their deep connection to our homeland, Twisted Pine artists can help you bring the essence of the culture, history and landscape of this area into your own home. Out here we’re still wild, and we’re still the heart of the west.
At The Twisted Pine Gallery is located on the historic Main Street of Sundance, Wyoming. Whether you are visiting Devils Tower or travelling through northeastern Wyoming, add us as a destination, you won’t be disappointed. You can contact us through e-mail at twistedpinegallery@ gmail.com or by phone at (307) 281-6111, or come in and browse our collection at 205 East Main Street. Be sure to also like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/Twisted.Pine. Gallery to stay up to date with new artists, new work and special events.
(courtesy At The Twisted Pine Gallery)
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Historic Steak House in Downtown Beulah featuring Top Quality Beef, Buffalo, Seafood, Daily Specials & Fine Wine & Spirits
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~ Old Fashioned Ice Cream ~ Cones, Shakes & Malts Wyoming Souvenirs, Postcards, Cards & Gifts / Flowers & Plants 423 E. Cleveland Street 307-283-3400
www.sawinlogs.com www.chainsawartwork.com 307-467-5328 201 Hwy. 24 • Devils Tower
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Walk in the footsteps of the Sundance Kid SUNDANCE
Sundance is located 30 miles west of Spearfish, SD off I-90 on Highway 14. Come enjoy this historic town where the flavor of the Old West has been preserved. Sundance lies at the foot of Sundance Mountain on the edge of the Black Hills National Forest. Sundance is the gateway to Devils Tower, America’s first national monument. In downtown Sundance, the free Crook County Museum has an impressive collection of Old West memorabilia, with the original courtroom fixtures in place when the infamous Sundance Kid was tried. Be sure to have your picture taken with our life-size bronze statue of the Kid on our courthouse lawn. Sundance is surrounded by over 165,000 acres of National Forest. Numerous hiking, mountain biking, horse and backpacking trails crisscross the Bear Lodge Mountains only three miles from the city limits. Sundance is known as the whitetail deer capital of the world. In the winter, Sundance becomes a snowmobile destination for riders who have access to over 375 miles of groomed and marked trails. Sundance has five motels, several bed & breakfasts nearby, full service campground, several eating establishments, a grocery store, convenience stores, gas stations, bars/liquor stores, hardware store which handles sporting goods and other retail stores. Sundance has a nine-hole golf course, tennis court, basketball court, skate park, fishing pond and a beautiful walking path along side Sundance Creek. Horses can be boarded at the rodeo grounds. Don’t miss our county fair in July! With its friendly people and reasonable prices, plan to make Sundance your base camp while enjoying all of the attractions in the Black Hills of Wyoming and South Dakota.
ATM 123 North Second Sundance, WY 82729 307-283-1074
Lobby & Drive-Up Hours:
Mon. - Thurs.: 8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fri.: 8:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Vore Buffalo Jump Foundation
P.O. Box 369 • Sundance, WY 82729
307-283-3581 • 307-283-2584 www.vorebuffalojump.org
One of the most important archaeological sites of the Late-Prehistoric Plains Indians ~ a natural sinkhole used as a bison trap from about 1500 to 1800 A.D. Visit our new building with boardwalk and display areas featuring educational and cultural programs during the summer and tours year-round by appointment.
Bear Lodge Motel 218 Cleveland Street Sundance, WY 82729
Free WiFi, Cable Tv, Mini-Fridge, Microwave, Coffee Pot, Free Dvd Players & Movies Restaurants, Specialty Stores, Crook County Museum & Sundance Kid Statue Nearby! www.WyomingTravelRecreation.com •
Hulett Museum and Art Gallery
West Texas Trail Museum
More than just trail dust, our museum collects and preserves data and artifacts promoting the history of Moorcroft & Wyoming. 100 E. Weston St., Moorcroft
Four fabulous diaramas featuring: Sundance Kid, Devil’s Tower, Custer Expedition, Vore Buffalo Jump, the First Experimental Nuclear Power Plant & over 7,000 Additional Artifacts
Preserving the history & culture of northeastern Wyoming. We seek to inspire, educate and enrich the lives of the community and visitors. 115 Hwy. 24, P.O. Box 103, Hulett
309 E. Cleveland St., Sundance
Crook County Museum District
Nestled amongst the Black Hills and grasslands of northeast Wyoming is Crook County. History knows no borders and this small piece of the state lays out a welcome mat of western culture and unique history. In this area of the west; ranching, outlaws, Native Americans and mining not only define the past but sustain the present. The history within this region is kept alive by many individuals and the Crook County Museum District. This district helps to facilitate the operation of three museums located in the communities of Hulett, Moorcroft and Sundance. Each of these museums offers its perspective of the past and the development of a county rich in natural wonders and western traditions. The Crook County Museum District wishes you safe travels and hopes you will take the time to relive the west as it was and still is in Crook County.
Sam Martimer holding horse, George Brownfield branding, Orvill Brownfield holding rope (courtesy Crook County Museum District)
Our standard amenities are anything but.
• Expanded Hot Breakfast • Pets Allowed • Pool & Hot Tub • WiFi
Best Western Inn At Sundance
2719 E. Cleveland St., Sundance, WY 82729 | 307.283.2800 1.800.238.0965 | www.bestwestern.com/innatsundance Each Best Western® branded hotel is independently owned and operated. ©2013 Best Western International, Inc. All rights reserved.
Sundance Mountain Inn
26 Hwy 585 • Sundance, WY 82729
(307) 283-3737 • www.rodewayinn.com • Free Continental Breakfast • Free Wireless Internet Access • Indoor Heated Pool & Hot Tub • Pet Friendly
Relax in the Black Hills of Wyoming • Local History • Famous Landmarks • Outdoor Activities • Wildlife
www.uptonwyo.com www.newcastlewyo.com 800-835-0175
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Located at the junction of Highway 116 & Highway 16. Be greeted with tried and true western hospitality and partake of our scenic beauty and abundant wildlife while you visit our country’s national parks and monuments from this natural “Hub,” approximately one hour to Devils Tower, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Flintstones, Mammoth Site, Deadwood and Keyhole Reservoir. The surrounding area provides a home for Wyoming’s largest congregation of wild turkeys and whitetail deer. A few elk also roam the forest as do mule deer. Upton residents enjoy rodeo all summer with the highlights being the Wyoming High School Rodeo and the All-Womens Pro Rodeo. Hunters will find this the place to be in the fall with archery, single shot muzzle loaders and several turkey seasons to keep the enthusiast in good practice throughout the year. Other animals popular to hunt are pronghorn antelope, mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, sage grouse, sharptail grouse, waterfowl and dove. There is also year-round hunting for coyotes, red fox, jack rabbits, prairie dogs as well as other animals classified as predators.
Calendar of Events
Contact Area Chambers of Commerce/Visitor’s Bureaus for more information. SEPTEMBER GILLETTE – ACTRA Fall Roping Chariot Race for Wyoming Fizz Bomb Futurity NADAC Agility Trials North American Dog Agility Championships HULETT – Texas Trail Cruisers Car Show (Labor Day Weekend) NEWCASTLE – Fall Festival Shine & Show Car Show PINE HAVEN – Pine Haven Days UPTON – Fall Festival WRIGHT – Full Throttle Mud Racing Labor Day Weekend Celebration & Stock Dog Trials North Eastern Antique Tractor Pullers Wright Museum Native American Arts OCTOBER GILLETTE – Basin Radio Octoberfest Charity Chili Cook-Off Northwest Barrel Racing Assoc. Finals Powder River Collector’s Antique & Craft Show Pumpkin Festival WRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity NEWCASTLE Anna Miller Museum Harvest, Haunts & History Festival PINE HAVEN – Oktoberfest NOVEMBER GILLETTE – ACTRA Team Roping NRCA Finals Rodeo RCM Barrel Racing Roper Barrel Futurity Stock Dog Trials NEWCASTLE – Chili Feed Parade Of Lights DECEMBER GILLETTE – ACTRA Team Roping
PINE HAVEN – Kids Fishing Derby SUNDANCE – Bearlodge Main Street Show & Shine, Quilt Show & Artisans in the Park UPTON – Old Town Days WRIGHT – Wright Days Festival
RCM Barrel Racing Stock Dog Trials NEWCASTLE – Lighted Parade WRIGHT – Show of Lights january GILLETTE – Chariot Race for Wyoming Master Classic 3D Archery Shoot RCM Barrel Racing Stock Dog Trials
JULY GILLETTE – Airstream International RV Rally Little Levi Rodeo National High School Rodeo Finals Powder Basin Equestrian Trials HULETT – Annual Stock Dog Trials Fireworks at Devils Tower Monument Ride a Horse! Feed a Cowboy! MOORCROFT – Annual Jubilee SUNDANCE – Chamber Rodeo Crook County Fair Snowmobile Grass Drag Races UPTON – Fun Days WRIGHT – BACA Kids Fun Day
FEBRUARY GILLETTE – Bearfoot Bluegrass Festival Cam-Plex Winter Western RCM Barrell Racing MARCH GILLETTE – ACTRA Spring Fling Children’s Festival Eastside Motor Summer Fun Show Rotary Wine & Microbrew Festival
AUGUST ALADDIN – Bronc Match & Youth Rodeo EDGERTON – Salt Creek Days GILLETTE – Campbell County Fair Little Levi Rodeo Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet Tractor Pull HULETT Ham-N-Jam (Bike Week) Motorcycle Rally NEWCASTLE – Bag Lady Bash Cambria Bowhunters Annual 3D Archery Tournament Chamber Pig Wrestling Event Sturgis Rally Events Weston County Fair PINE HAVEN Keyhole Rhythm & Ribs Music Feast SUNDANCE – “Burn Out” Wednesday Crook County Fair
APRIL GILLETTE – Muscle Race & Rod Show Powder Basin Equestrian Assoc. Clinic & Horse Show World Class Deer Display & Gun Show MAY GILLETTE Cruel Girl Barrel Racing NEWCASTLE – High School Rodeo JUNE GILLETTE – Airstream International RV Rally Celtic Festival & Highland Games Donkey Creek Festival Energy Capital of the Nation Car Show HULETT – Annual Hulett Rodeo & Parade NEWCASTLE – Cambria Bowhunters 3D Shoot Cambria Coal Mine Days
Area Chambers of Commerce & Visitors Bureaus Campbell County (Gillette) • (307) 682-3673 • www.gillettechamber.com Campbell County (Gillette and Wright) CVB • (307) 686-0040 • www.visitgillette-wrightwyo.org Devils Tower • (307) 467-5283 • www.nps.gov/deto Hulett • www.hulett-wyoming.com • www.hulett.org Moorcroft Area • www.moorcroftchamber.com Newcastle Area • (307) 746-2739 • www.newcastlewyo.com Pine Haven • (307) 756-3384 • www.pinehavenchamber.org Sundance Area • (307) 283-1000 • (800) 477-9340 • www.sundancewyoming.com Upton Chamber • (307) 468-2228 • http://uptonwyo.com
Points of Interest Coal Mine Tours
Keyhole State Park is located on the western edge of the famed Black Hills (between Sundance and Moorcroft) 45 miles east of Gillette, and is easily accessed off l-90 at exit 165 (307) 756-3596 McManamen Park offers bird watching. The Park is designed to simulate water fowl’s natural habitat. Benches are available for watching, and for observers who want to get closer, blinds are accessible. Rockpile Museum Wildlife Loop Tours offers the most diverse wildlife in the US. Wyodak Power Plant
hulett Devils Tower National Monument, 60 miles east of Gillette, was the first national monument. Devils Tower rises 867 feet from its base and 1,267 feet above the Belle Fourche River. (307) 467-5283. New Library & Airport Anna Miller Museum Red Onion Museum
Guides & Outfitters WYOMING STATE BOARD
Of Outfitters & Professional Guides 1950 Bluegrass Circle, Ste. 280 Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-6715 http://outfitters.state.wy.us Fax:
8586 Hwy 14-16, Gillette, WY 82716 (800) 308-3994 • (307) 682-3994 • Fax (307) 682-3684 email@example.com • www.huntinfo.com/pcrossbar
Fair Chase • Private Ranch Hunts • 100,000 Acres Trophy Bison • Trophy Mule Deer • Trophy Pronghorn • Predators
307-587-6988 • 800-293-0148 • 1119 12th St. • Cody, WY 82414
Above All Rock Climbing Guide www.devilstowerclimbing.com
The Finest Guided Climbs & Instruction on Devils Tower. No Experience Needed. Fun & Safety for the Whole Family. Oldest Guide on the Tower!!
Devils Tower Climbing c/o Devils Tower Lodge P. O. Box 66 Devils Tower, WY 82714 307-467-5267 • 888-314-5267
Big Game Hunting, Fly Fishing & Wilderness Packtrips www.boulderbasinoutfitters.com 3348 Northfork Hwy. Cody, WY 82414 (307) 587-3404
(photo courtesy Scott Butner)
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Spur Outfitters LLC
WY Outfitter License #BG001
Spur Outfitters is proud to offer high quality hunts, fishing and lodging in Colorado & Wyoming.
Summer Trail Rides • Big Game Hunts
www.spuroutfitters.com • 307-327-6505
P.O. Box 3209 • Alpine, WY 83128 • (307)
P.O. Box 714 • Encampment, WY 82325
6 Day Hunts For Mule Deer • Rifle & Archery Elk • 6 Day Moose Hunt P.O. Box 1288 Jackson, Wy 83001
(307) 733-4481 Lic.#BG134
• Premier Hunting Outfitters • Over 41 Years Wilderness Experience • Trophy Elk, Moose, Deer, Antelope, Bighorn Sheep & Bear
1.307.733.1007 • 1-800-700-RAFT www.jacksonholewhitewater.com • firstname.lastname@example.org 650 West Broadway • Jackson, WY 83001
Whitewater and Scenic Float Trips beginning the first of May through October. Voted #1 rafting company in Jackson Hole.
Important Notice! Hunting with an Outfitter in the State of Wyoming Wyoming holds hunters responsible for knowingly booking with an unlicensed outfitter. Wyoming law states: W.S. 23-2-418. Compensation of person not licensed under this act prohibited; penalty. (a) No person shall directly or indirectly compensate a person holding himself out as engaging in the business of or acting in the capacity of an outfitter or a professional guide unless that person provides proof that he is a licensed outfitter or professional guide as required by this act. (b) Any person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor as prescribed under W.S. 23-2 417(a). (A fine not to exceed $2,000, imprisonment for not more than one (1) year, or both.) Wyoming’s outfitters and guides are hunting professionals. Because the qualifications and standards are so high for licensed outfitters, some persons offer their services illegally at a lower cost. Request to view the outfitter’s license which indicates not only the type of land they are authorized for, but also the area by species. Guides must be employed by a licensed outfitter, and their license should be signed on the back by the outfitter for validation. Our outfitters are tested, their background is checked, and equipment is inspected before a license is issued. They must carry full insurance and are responsible for hiring and training their own guides, who must then also apply through our Board. W.S. 23-2-406 (a)(iv)(B) “Landowner” means any person, firm or corporation holding title to, or occupying under a contract of purchase, agricultural land or any person whose family owns at least a majority of the stock in a Wyoming Corporation and who provides services specified in this paragraph on lands owned by the corporation and used primarily for agricultural purposes. Anyone wishing to receive further information on outfitters and guides, or a list of licensed outfitters in the State of Wyoming, may write to the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information, Wyoming State Board of Outfitters and Professional Guides, 1950 Bluegrass Circle, Suite 280, Cheyenne, WY 82002. A current list of licensed outfitters is also on our website: http://outfitters.state.wy.us or you may call 1-800-264-0981.
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Wyoming RV Parks & Campgr ounds ~ casper ~
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Close To I-25, Exit 185 • Casper, WY 82609 www.caspereastrvpark.com
4205 Fort Caspar Rd. • Casper, Wy Behind Fort Caspar Museum
(307) 237-5155 • Resv. (888) 294-8551
~ cody ~
~ Cheyenne ~
1815 8th Street • Cody, WY 82414
A B Camping RV Park
(307) 634-7035 • 1503 W. College Dr. • Cheyenne, WY 82007 • 92 Full Hook-Up Pull-Thrus • 50 Amp Service • Cable TV • Free Wireless Internet • Playground Area • 2 Laundry Rooms & Showerhouses • Mini Store • BBQ Dinner Daily
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• FREE Wi-Fi & Cable TV • Live entertainment • Extensive gift shop • Well-stocked convenience store • Large, level gravel sites • Some concrete sites • Long pull-throughs • Full hook-ups • 20, 30 & 50-amp electric • Grassy tenting areas • cabins • Six teepees • Picnic tables
(307) 587-9203 • www.codyponderosa.com
~ Evansville / Casper ~ RV Rentals Service • Parts • Sales
• Many Rentals to Choose From • Personal Customer Service 5000 E. Yellowstone, 1 Mile East of Casper • Evansville, WY 82636
307-237-5000 • 877-893-4198 • www.sonnysrvs.com
~ Gillette ~
~ FT. LARAMIE ~
• Full Hook-Ups • Laundry • Showers • Wifi & more Open Year-Round & Overnight Horse Accommodations Available
Chuckwagon RV Park
Intersection of Hwy. 26 & Hwy. 160 Full Hook-Ups • Pull Thrus • Free WiFi
2 Miles From Historic Ft. Laramie • 2 Cafes Within Walking Distance
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Deer Creek Village RV Park
Daily, Weekly & Monthly Rentals • Fishing • Laundry Restroom (Handicap Accessible) w/Showers • High-Speed Internet
302 Millar Lane • Glenrock, WY 82637
1000 McIntosh Ln. • Rozet, WY 82727 307-686-2552 • www.allseasonsrvprk.com
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Open Year-Round • C-Store Now Open • Shade • Showers • RV’s • Tents • Trailers • Big-Rig Sites • Full Service • Hook-Ups • Laundromat
4626 4th St. • Green River, WY 82935
Grand Teton Park RV Resort & Cabins
GATEWAY TO GRAND TETON & YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS
Jackson Hole, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons!
• Region 3
From Moran Jct. S.E. 5.7 Mi. On U.S. 26/287(R)
Moran, WY 83013
Jackson Hole (800) 563-6469 • www.yellowstonerv.com
~ kaycee ~ KC RV Park & Deluxe Cabins (307) 738-2233 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Horse Hotel, Full Hook-Ups & Pull Thrus 42 Mayoworth Road • Kaycee, WY 82639
The Cleanest & Friendliest In The Rawlins Area 205 E. Hwy. 71• Rawlins, WY 82301
~ Sundance ~ Beulah ~ Exit 199 on I-90
Redwater Creek RV Park
$15 Nite • $350 Month • (307) 283-1906 Large Drive-Thru Sites w/ Full Service, 50/30 Amp Beautiful Redcliff Views • Quiet Setting
1 Mile S. of I-80 Exit 41 on State Hwy. 413 • Lyman, WY • Cabins & Kamping Kottages • Mountain Views • Quiet Country Setting • Heated Swimming Pool • Laundry • 1 Mile from Town • Full Hook-Ups • Level Pull Thrus • Grassy Areas
(800) 562-2762 • (307) 786-2188 ~ RIVERTON ~ Owl Creek Kampground www.campowlcreek.com • email@example.com
11124 U.S. Hwy. 26/789 • Riverton, WY 82501 • 307-856-2869 Pull-Thrus • Full Hookups • Tent Sites • Hot Showers • Laundry Facilities • Playground Equipment • Convenience Store • Game Room • WiFi
~ TEN SLEEP ~
Ten Broek RV Park, Cabins & Horse Hotel 57 Full Hook-ups • 3 Bunkhouses • 6 Cabins Horse Hotel • Antique Shop
98 Second St. • Ten Sleep, WY 82442
(307) 366-2250 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Moose Calf in Lupines (courtesy Lana Marie, email@example.com)
Habitat is Home to Wildlife: Treat it with Care!
• Use Only Established Roads & Trails • Remember, Wildlife Is Our Natural Heritage; Care For The Land, Plants, Air & Water • Walk Lightly On The Land & Leave The Area Looking Natural, Unpolluted & Undisturbed • Camp On Dry Ground, Away From Streambanks Or Other Bodies Of Water • Ask Permission Before You View Wildlife, Fish Or Hunt On Private Land • Respect The Rights Of Others To View Wildlife, Hunt & Fish
WATCHING WILDLIFE IS A PRIVILEGE – USE GOOD JUDGMENT • View & Photograph From Observation Areas & Trails • Use A Telephoto Lens, Spotting Scope, Binoculars • Never Approach Or Follow Wild Animals •. Don’t Block Their Line Of Travel Or Escape Route • Leave Young Animals Alone, Wild & Free • Remain At A Distance From Nesting Birds, Denning Animals & Newborn Animals For more information phone Wyoming Game and Fish (307) 777-4600 or visit http://gf.state.wy.us www.WyomingTravelRecreation.com •
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Located 23 miles south of Lander and 10 miles northeast of South Pass City on Wyoming 28. Atlantic City is a must stop for the inquisitive. Like its sister city, South Pass City, Atlantic City gained existence as a gold mining town. The ol’ gold-dust fever hasn’t subsided completely. The possibility of finding gold is still one of the town’s main attractions. If architecture piques your curiosity, this rustic mountain community will serve those interests, too. Atlantic City still has its boardwalk and is a great place for the ghost town enthusiast. Most of the town’s original buildings are still standing, only now they cater to modern day explorers and treasure hunters.
Boysen State Park & Boysen Reservoir
Headquarters are located 13 miles N. of Shoshoni next to the Wind River Indian Reservation off U.S. Hwy. 20 / Wyo. 789. This sportsmens’ paradise is located next to the Wind River Indian Reservation and is also at the entrance to the Wind River Canyon. Facilities include camping, restrooms, water, picnicking, boat launching ramps, marinas, groceries, cabins and trailer parks. The Boysen Reservoir is known for record catches and anglers will find rainbow and brown trout, walleye pike, western sauger, burbot, large mouth bass and yellow perch. The water is usually warm enough during the summer months to accommodate all water sports, including water-skiing and visitors will find a great swimming beach on the east shore as well. The reservoir’s north end marina is a favorite gathering place where you’ll find a cafe and store which serves snacks, hot sandwiches, beer and pop. Boat rentals are available here, as well as fishing supplies. The park headquarters are located 13 miles north of the town of Shoshoni on U.S. Hwy. 20. Don’t miss the information signs on Highway 20 at the overlook to the dam, at the entrance to the tunnels and also at the north end of the Lower Wind River Campground. Interesting geological information signs are throughout the Wind River Canyon, on U.S. 26 and at Lakeside. Whether it’s fishing, boating, or just relaxing, we think you’ll find Boysen a good place to be. Don’t hesitate to talk to the park staff if you have any questions or concerns.
Hell’s Half Acre
Located approximately 50 miles east of Shoshoni on U.S. Highway 20 / 26. A fitting name for this unusual scenic location which, with its great depth and varied colors, resembles the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone State Park. First visited by Captain Bonneville’s party in 1833, Hell’s Half Acre was named “the burning mountain” by the group because of the sulphurous fumes and gases emitted from the area’s burning bituminous coal deposits. Beware: What might look like rock formations are in reality soft white clay so soft and crumbly that climbing is dangerous. Not surprisingly, the only permanent inhabitants of this area are snakes, prairie dogs and field mice. Visitors to this ethereal area can enjoy lush camping sites at a modern, local campground.
Hot Springs State Park
Located on the eastern edge of Thermopolis, just east of the junction of U. S. Hwy. 20 / Wyo. 789 and Wyo. 120. The world’s largest mineral hot spring is the focal point of this exciting and interesting state park. Relax in the therapeutic Bath House free of charge. These 104 degree mineral pools are soothing, and you can choose an indoor or outdoor pool. Watch the buffalo from your vehicle as they roam free, or take a walk across the Swinging Bridge, a suspension foot bridge across the Big Horn River. If your vacation plans bring you to Hot Springs State Park during August, you might want to attend the colorful “Gift of the Waters” annual pageant. Bring your bathing suit, fishing pole, picnic basket and by all means bring your camera because your visit to Hot Springs State Park will be a memorable one. Most facilities in the park are designed to accommodate physically impaired individuals. Park headquarters can provide you with any additional information you may need for your visit.
On March 8, 1909, Hudson was incorporated, a “company” town. Wagon mines were in operation before the railroad was built, but the birth of Hudson was primarily due to the building of the railroad into the area in 1907 and 1908. During those years, the Poposia Mines, number One and Two, were put into production. The railroad operated for both mines, running three shifts a day until the 1920s. The high demand for coal during World War I kept the mines in business and running strong. At its peak, the population of Hudson reached approximately 1,500. Historians have said mining camp populations in the area approached another 10,000 people. Irish, Scottish, Italian, Yugoslavs, French and Welsh immigrants found work in the mines. With the evolution of diesel engines and natural gas production, a sharp drop in the demand for coal led to the decline in the production at the mines. In 1941, the last mine closed down in Hudson. Hudson remains a viable community and the town has quite possibly two of the most famous restaurants in the state. Today, the town is a quiet little burg between Riverton and Lander, yet maintains some of its charm from the days of the mines. For more information, visit www.windrivercountry.com
Svilar’s Bar & Dining Room Steaks • Seafood • Prime Rib
173 South Main • P.O. Box 238 Hudson, WY 82515
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Lander & the wind river mountains
Located 24 miles southwest of Riverton at the junction of U.S. Highway 287 and Wyoming 789. Lander is situated directly at the base of the Wind River Mountain Range, arguably the most pristine wilderness area in the 48 connected states. It is a virtual paradise of natural beauty that supports an incredible variety of outdoor activities. Whether you are a hiker, hunter, rock climber, angler, camper, photographer, Nordic skier, horseman, or snow machine rider, you will find unparalleled opportunities to engage with the great outdoors. Despite it’s awesome beauty, the Wind River Range remains uncrowded due to its relative distance from heavily populated areas. Residents of Lander feel blessed to live so close to an area that possesses such an extraordinary range of outdoor opportunities. Visitors quickly realize that it is an important part of the quality of life that we enjoy here. Straddling the continental divide, the Popo Agie Wilderness Area, established in 1984, lies at the heart of the Wind River Range. The winter snows feed hundreds of lakes and ponds and innumerable streams, many of which contain trout. It is a land of rugged beauty, filled with glaciers, waterfalls, and forests of pine spruce and fir. Climbers are drawn to the rugged peaks and sheer granite walls, while back-country
Museum of the American West Fremont County Pioneer Assoc. 1445 Main St. • Lander, WY 82520 Phone/Fax
www.museumoftheamericanwest.com Museum Summer Hours: M-F, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ~ May 13 - Oct. 31 • Pioneer Living History Village • Summer Indian Dances • Outdoor Concerts • Pioneer Village Day • Buffalo BBQ Check Our Website for Schedule of Events
• Region 4
Located off U.S. Highway 25. If you enjoy a true Old West atmosphere, visit Kaycee, home of Wyoming’s infamous outlaws. See the actual “Hole-in-the-Wall” Country and Outlaw Cave, the hideouts of the legendary Butch Cassidy, Sundance Kid and the rest of the Hole-in-the-Wall gang. Kaycee is the site of the Johnson County Cattle War, one of the most significant events in Old West history. The Bozeman Trail, which linked the Oregon Trail to the Montana gold mines, can still be viewed east of Kaycee. In addition, a military post called Old Fort Reno was established on the Bozeman Trail to protect travelers from the American Indians. Along the scenic grandeur of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains you will enjoy an abundance of wildlife. The majestic Big Horn Mountains have a magnetic effect, drawing people to them because of their natural beauty and recreational opportunities. It is a sportsmen’s paradise for hunting, fishing, camping, backpacking, picnicking, snowmobiling, skiing and sledding. Fishing opportunities abound in the Middle Fork of the Powder River near Kaycee, area reservoirs, and the alpine streams and lakes in the Big Horn National Forest and Cloud Peak Wilderness.
Cassidy Inn Motel
Color Cable TV with Showtime & Movie Channel • Free WiFi • Pets Welcome In-Room Coffee • Close To Restaurants • In-Room Refrigerators & Microwaves We Now Have Internet Service In Our Rooms! Rome & Leanna Taylor ~ Owners
346 Nolan Ave. • Kaycee, WY 82639
hikers and fishermen revel in the remote valleys and canyons. The Popo Agie Wilderness area contains over 100,000 acres of such stunning topography. There is an astounding variety of wildlife in the Lander area and the nearby Shoshone National Forest and Popo Agie Wilderness Area. Hunters and wildlife viewers alike can actively engage in their passions. Game animals include elk, bighorn sheep, moose, mule deer, black bear, antelope and mountain lions. Fishermen marvel at the abundance and variety of trout and other game fish that can be found in our lakes and streams. Wildlife can be seen everywhere. Herds of antelope frequent the open spaces, deer can be seen on city streets and yards in the winter months, and a trip into the mountains will yield an incredible variety of wildlife. Professional guides and outfitters are available to help make your wilderness adventure a success, whether you are a hunter, fisherman or observer. Lander is host to the well-known One Shot Antelope hunt. Celebrities from all walks of life gather to participate in the traditional hunt to raise money for worthwhile wildlife habitat preservation causes. Outdoor activity occurs all year in Lander. When the aspens shed their golden leaves and the snows begin to fall, cabin fever is the last thing Lander outdoor enthusiasts worry about. Residents tune up their snow machines, wax their Nordic skis, or prepare their ice fishing rigs. A network of snow machine trails in the Shoshone National Forest allows easy access to the back-country, and nearby Nordic ski trails await those who prefer more vigorous winter activity. Alpine skiing fans can be cruising the slopes on a day-trip to the world-class ski resorts in Jackson. One look at a map and it is obvious why Lander is so ideally situated for those who enjoy outdoor recreation with a mountainous, wilderness setting. If location is everything, then Lander is the place to be.
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Hampton Inn & Suites Riverton
2500 North Federal Blvd. • Riverton, WY 82501 (307) 856-3500 • www.rivertonsuites.hamptoninn.com • Complimentary Breakfast • Fitness Room • Pool & Hot Tub • Guest Laundry Service • Snack Shop • Business Center • Complimentary Fax/Printing Service
Find adventure rock climbing in the Wind River Mountains or hiking through Boysen State Park, less than 20 miles away. Golfing, museums and Central Wyoming College are nearby. Hampton Inn & Suites Riverton
The West is waiting for you…welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Riverton. Tucked into a peaceful, scenic valley in the shadows of the Owl Creek and Wind River mountain ranges, the Hampton Inn & Suites Riverton offers you a refuge from the mundane; a getaway from the everyday. Experience the majesty and the grandeur of the American west with your friends at the Hampton Inn & Suites Riverton. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the landscape, once a part of the Wind River Indian Reservation. Take a fun and fascinating trip through time at the Riverton Museum and the Wind River Heritage Center. Ponder the meaning of ancient Native American drawings
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called petroglyphs at nearby Castle Gardens. Throughout the summer, traditional Native American powwows encourage visitors to experience the unique celebration for themselves. With stunning mountain views surrounding you, it may be difficult to focus on your golf game, but we hope you try. Two public courses located just minutes from the Hampton Inn & Suites Riverton, where the magic and majesty of the west are waiting for you. Here at the Hampton Inn & Suites Riverton, we’re passionate about taking good care of you. That’s why we offer a broad range of services and amenities to make your stay exceptional. Whether you’re planning a corporate meeting or need accommodations for a family reunion or your child’s sporting group, we’re delighted to offer you easy planning and booking tools to make the process quick and organized. Contact the Hampton Inn & Suites Riverton at (307) 856-3500 or visit us online at www.rivertonsuites.hamptoninn.com
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Our TEA ROOM Serves Organic / Gluten-Free Salads • Sandwiches • Soups • Smoothies Serving Wyoming for 30 Years Mon. - Sat. 9:00 a.m - 5:30 p.m. (888) 879-6583 223 E. Main • Riverton, WY
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• Region 4
Riverton Hotel & Convention Center 900 E. Sunset • Riverton, WY
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307.856.0706 The Southeastern Gateway to the Tetons and Yellowstone!
• Museums • Indian Cultural Centers • Walking & Bike Trails • Golf • Fishing Nearby
• 70’ Pull -Thrus • ADA Facilities • Commercial Laundry
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The Museum Houses Exhibits on the Fur Trade, Western Exploration, Plains Indians & Early Settlement History. 1075 S. Federal Blvd. • Riverton, WY 82501 Hours ~ 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. ~ Mon. - Sat.
www.rivertonchamber.org Riverton, WY (307) 856-4801 • (800) 325-2732 email@example.com riverton Riverton sits at the convergence of the Big Wind and Little Wind Rivers, which has been a meeting place and crossroads since pre-historic times. Chief Washakie, Jim Bridger and Sacajawea are only a few of the legends that walked this land. Also the site of the 1838 mountain man rendezvous, Riverton is truly a place to gather. The modern city of Riverton was founded in 1906 during the land rush to settle acreage withdrawn by treaty from the Wind River Indian Reservation. Our history blends the pioneer spirit of the homesteaders with native cultures of the Northern Arapahoe and Eastern Shoshone Indian tribes. As Riverton evolved from a freewheeling ranching and mining town into the commerical and educational hub of west-central Wyoming, it has retained the “can do” spirit and vitality of the New West. Whether your plans take you through Riverton on your way to Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks (only two hours away), or you make it your destination, you will have the time of your life here in the Rendezvous City. Riverton is the focal point for many exciting events. The most famous is the Riverton Rendezvous and Hot Air Balloon Rally. Held in July, this celebration features a car show, demolition derby, craft show and spectacular hot air balloons. Other events you won’t want to miss are the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo, and Wild West Carnival. One of the most popular events held each summer is the re-enactment of the 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous. Men and women demonstrate skills used by the mountain men. The re-enactment is held on the original site of the 1838 Rendezvous, where such names as Jim Bridger, William Sublette, Kit Carson and Jedediah Smith met with other mountain men, traders, American Indians and missionaries to trade wares and celebrate a season of trapping in the mountains. From Riverton you have ready access to many historical sites, a wide variety of recreational opportunities, and wide open spaces filled with scenic beauty and wildlife. Riverton is serviced by a commerical airline and good highways. When you arrive you’ll find many modern accommodations, great restaurants and lots of shopping waiting for you.
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Sinks Canyon State Park
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Located six miles southwest of Lander off U.S. Hwy. 287, take the old road to the park. This unique park is one of the top 50 state parks in the country and is a must see for visitors. Sinks Canyon State Park offers hiking trails, abundant wildlife viewing, birdwatching, fishing and a puzzling geologic phenomenon… the Sinks and the Rise. The Popo Agie River (Po-po-shia) literally rushes to — then vanishes into — a cavern in the side of the mountain. Then it reappears about a quarter-mile further down the canyon, as a pool filled with trout. There is also an observation deck where you can feed the trout. (No fishing!) Sinks Canyon is rich in beauty and home to a wide variety of animals including moose, elk, muskrat, marmots and mink. One of the most interesting animals in the canyon is the bighorn sheep. The canyon provides good habitat for the sheep and there is plenty of food and water as well as shelter for the animals along the towering cliffs in the canyon. A herd of about 50 bighorns roam the length of the canyon and can be seen by visitors to the park. Hike a 1-1/2 mile trail to see the awe-inspiring 150' Popo Agie Falls. There is also a 5k network of trails for the hiker or cross-country skier. This is also a favorite area for rock climbers. Information is available in the park’s visitor center. Enjoy your stay and come back again.
Located 32 miles south of Thermopolis at the Junction of U.S. Highway 26 and U.S. Highway 20 / Wyoming 789. Shoshoni, a small community which enjoys the beauty of the Owl Creek Mountains at its edge, was named for the Shoshone Indian Tribe and translates to “Little Snow.” Located one mile east of the Wind River Indian Reservation, Shoshoni is the headquarters for Boysen State Park, which is approximately 14 miles north on U.S. Hwy. 20. Hunters consider the area around Shoshoni a virtual paradise, boasting the largest herd of pronghorn antelope in the world. In addition, elk, moose, mule deer, mountain sheep and bear are plentiful along with many varieties of game birds. Rockhounds will want to explore Copper Mountain which is located a short 13 miles north of town. In this area you can see old abandoned mines and prospector diggings and find petrified wood, agate, tourmaline and quartz. It has also proven to be fertile
hunting grounds for arrowheads and other American Indian artifacts. While copper was the most abundant ore found, gold, silver and uranium were also found on Copper Mountain. Overnight camping is available at the Shoshoni City Park which offers water, fireplaces and restroom facilities. Modern motel accommodations are also available along with fine restaurants, gas stations and convenience stores.
South Pass City
Located 35 miles S.W. of Lander, WY, just off Hwy. 28, and 85 miles N.E. of Rock Springs taking U.S. Hwy. 191 and turning east onto Wyo. 28, only 13 miles from the Historic Willie’s Handcart Historical Marker. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (307) 332-3684. South Pass City was established in 1867 with a bang! The result of a gold mining boom in the Sweetwater Mining District. South Pass City became a magnet for hopeful prospectors and soon became home to around 1,500 people. Main Street was filled with saloons, banks, hotels, stores and merchants. South Pass City also played an important role in the women’s suffrage movement. William Bright, the town’s representative to the Territorial Legislature introduced the country’s first women suffrage bill in 1869. As a result, Wyoming became the first territory or state to allow women the right to vote and hold political office. Two months later Ester Morris became South Pass City’s, and the nation’s first female justice of the peace. South Pass City is one of Wyoming’s largest historic sites, with nearly 20 original, restored and authentically exhibited structures. South Pass City also offers a variety of interpretive activities and programs throughout the summer, as well as picnic areas and nature trails. South Pass City’s annual Gold Rush Days Celebration takes place the last Friday, Saturday and Sunday of July and is host to a ca. 1900 Vintage Baseball Tournament, Wyoming State Hand Drilling Championships, music, food, living history demonstrations, and many other activities for children and adults alike. Call for more information concerning their summer schedule of events and the area’s camping and lodging accommodations. Visit their website at www.southpasscity.com
Wyoming Dinosaur center
Dinosaurs walked around Thermopolis between 65 and 145 million years ago during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Step through the doors of The Wyoming Dinosaur Center and you are transported into a world where rulers of the earth were not men but creatures that would think modern elephants were a snack. Tyrannosaurus Rex, king of the dinosaurs, had flesh-tearing six-inch teeth. Though they may be extinct, their massive bones remain to educate and thrill us. The Museum has over two dozen mounted dinosaurs, a modern preparation laboratory and hundreds of displays and dioramas. Among the featured displays in the Hall of Dinosaurs are two Velociraptor specimens, which are shown hunting the early horned dinosaur, Protoceratops. Voted “most exciting” by kids is “Stan” a 41-foot T-Rex that is attacking a Triceratops horridus. The walk through time displays are arranged from earliest life forms to dinosaurs and mammals. The noteworthy collection includes fossil fish from Scotland, flying reptiles from Brazil, marine reptiles from Russia and Switzerland and fossil dinosaur eggs from China and Argentina. Tours of the Dig Sites begin as soon as the weather permits. The dig sites offer a rare opportunity to see dinosaur bones in the ground and actual excavation. Dig for the Day and Kids’ Dig programs are available. For more information please contact us at (307) 864-2997 or visit www. wyodino.org The Wyoming Dinosaur Center & Dig Sites are located at 110 Carter Ranch Road, Thermopolis, Wyoming 82443. (see advertisement page 1)
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Hot Springs State Park, Thermopolis (photo courtesy Jimmy Emerson, flickr)
Located approximately 150 miles from the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park. Nestled among the foothills of the Owl Creek Mountains and resting beside the Big Horn River lies Thermopolis, Wyoming. It is renowned for its World’s Largest Mineral Hot Spring and beautiful surroundings. The Big Horn Springs are located throughout Hot Springs County. In Thermopolis (Greek for “Hot City”) the scalding water comes from the Big Spring, which is located in Hot Springs State Park. From this turquoise and green spring, the water flows into cooling ponds at a temperature of 127 degrees. The cooler water then runs over rainbowhued mineral terraces into swimming pools and jacuzzis and into the Big Horn River. Some geologists think the underground formation that supplies the 3.6 million-gallon per day mineral laden spring may be the same one that provides the wonders of Yellowstone National Park. The water from these springs has healing qualities. There are at least 27 different minerals in the water making it very healthful to drink. Two pools feature indoor and outdoor pools and water slides, as well as jacuzzi tubs and tanning decks. After you have enjoyed the waters, you can drive through Hot Springs State Park and see bison roam within the 1,000 acres of Hot Springs State Park. There are many things to see and do in Thermopolis. The Wyoming Dinosaur Center and Dig Sites provides a unique opportunity to discover this prehistoric world. Hot Springs County Historical Museum takes you on a journey to the earliest settlers in the county. Twenty one miles northwest of Thermopolis is the most impressive petroglyphs display in Wyoming. The Legend Rock Petroglyphs are the work of three different prehistoric cultural groups spanning from 500 AD to the 19th Century. See this unique artwork on hundreds of yards of sandstone cliffs containing at least 283 pictures on 92 rock panels. For a taste of the Old West, saddle up for the Outlaw Trail Ride. Every year the Outlaw Trail Ride traces routes between the famous outlaw hideout, the Hole-In-The-Wall and Thermopolis. The sports enthusiast will find elk, deer, antelope, moose, bighorn sheep, small game and bird hunting. You will enjoy hiking, taking photo
700 Broadway Thermopolis, WY 82443
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Period rooms display the cherrywood bar from the Hole-in-the-Wall Saloon, a main street exhibit, a large Indian artifact collection, gemstone and geologic displays. v
safaris, rock hunting and animal watching. Thermopolis offers a beautiful nine-hole golf course that is open to public play. You will see a spectacular view of Thermopolis, Hot Springs State Park, the Wind River Canyon, three mountain ranges including the Big Horn, Pryor and Absarokas while enjoying a challenging round of golf. For recreation and family fun, Thermopolis is a year-round haven. For more information, please contact the Thermopolis-Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce at (877) 864-3192.
Wind River Canyon
Located in the Wind River Indian Reservation. Can be accessed by going north on U.S. Highway 20 from the junction of U.S. Highways 26 & 20 in Shoshoni. The entrance to the Wind River Canyon is marked by three tunnels which were constructed in 1914 for the tracks of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (now the Burlington Northern). Prior to this, the canyon was virtually impossible to travel into. After the railroad was laid, it was still another ten years before a road for automobile traffic was completed. The Wind River Canyon is considered one of the most dramatically beautiful spots in Wyoming, with the wild waters of the Wind River on one side of the roadway into the canyon and 2,500 ft. rock cliffs hugging the other side. You’ll find many scenic overlooks along the way. If you’re planning to do some fishing in the canyon, remember you are in the Wind River Indian Reservation and you must obtain a reservation permit. As Wind River exits the north end of the Canyon, it experiences a name change, becoming the Big Horn River. This transformation is known as Wedding of the Waters. The name confusion began when Lewis and Clark named the river the Big Horn River, and at another location the Crow Indians named it Wind River. To make it simple and not upset anyone, early map makers just changed the river’s name below the most prominent landmark along the river’s path.
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Area Chambers of Commerce & Visitors Bureaus Kaycee • (307) 738-2444 • www.kayceewyoming.org Lander • (307) 332-3892 • (800) 433-0662 • www.landerchamber.com Riverton • (307) 856-4801 • (800) 325-2732 • www.rivertonchamber.org Shoshoni • (307) 851-1241 • www.shoshonichamber.com Thermopolis • (307) 864-3192 • (877) 864-3192 • www.thermopolis.com Wind River Visitor Council • (307) 856-7566 • (800) 645-6233 • www.wind-river.org
Calendar of Events
Contact Area Chambers of Commerce/Visitor’s Bureaus for more information.
SEPTEMBER CROWHEART Big Wind Crowheart Powwow ETHETE – Labor Day Powwow KAYCEE – Cattleman’s Bawl Friday Night Rodeo Sheep Industry Festival & Dog Trials RIVERTON – Cowboy Art Show & Sale Cowboy Poetry Gathering THERMOPOLIS Big Horn Basin Antique & Bottle Show & Sale Fall Festival
OCTOBER ARAPAHOE – Northern Arapahoe Powwow LANDER – Heart of the West Art Sale RIVERTON – Central Wyoming College Foundation Oktoberfest NOVEMBER LANDER – Christmas Craft Fair RIVERTON – Veteran’s Day Parade Winter Art Fair THERMOPOLIS A Festival Of Lights Lighted Parade Beta Sigma Phi’s Annual Craft Fair JANUARY RIVERTON – Wild West Winter Carnival FEBRUARY LANDER – International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Wyoming State Winter Fair SHOSHONI – Wild West Winter Carnival MARCH LANDER – Wyoming State Winter Fair
APRIL RIVERTON – Roy Peck Track Invitational Rustler Round-up Rodeo Soroptomist Wine Tasting Spring “Break Out” Craft Fair MAY ETHETE – Memorial Day Powwow Yellow Calf Memorial Powwow KAYCEE – Friday Night Rodeo RIVERTON Memorial Day Gun & Coin Show Wind River Muzzle Loaders Black Powder Shoot SHOSHONI – Shoshoni Day THERMOPOLIS Annual Oldtime Fiddler’s Contest
JUNE ARAPAHOE – Community Powwow FORT WASHAKIE Eastern Shoshone Indian Days JEFFREY CITY Free Pig Roast & Family Activities KAYCEE – Hoofprints of the Past Tours Rodeo Every Other Friday LANDER – Lander Brew Festival Wind River 4x4 Assoc. Show & Rally RIVERTON 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous Northern Arapaho Powwow Experience Prospect Jackpot Livestock Show SHOSHONI – Annual Bikers’ Memorial Run Annual Fly-Wheel Old Time Tractor Rally Barrel Racing Jackpots Motorcycle Rally & Sale WY Junior Rodeo THERMOPOLIS – Destination Fly-In Hot Spot Car Rally
Thermopolis Cowboy Rendezvous a PRCA Rodeo JULY ETHETE 4th of July Veterans’ Powwow Ethete Celebration Powwow KAYCEE – Friday Night Rodeo LANDER – Half Marathon International Climbers Festival Pioneer Days Parade & Rodeo POWDER RIVER – Sheepherders Fair RIVERTON – 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous Fremont County Fair & Parade Northern Arapaho Powwow Experience Rendezvous Car & Bike Show Rendezvous Day In The Park Craft Show Rendezvous Demolition Derby Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally Rendezvous Western Night In The Park Western Trail Days SHOSHONI – Wyoming Junior Rodeo SOUTH PASS CITY – Gold Rush Days THERMOPOLIS – Community Arts Contest Outlaw Trail Ride AUGUST ARAPAHOE – Northern Arapahoe Powwow ETHETE – Labor Day Powwow FORT WASHAKIE – Shoshone Tribal Fair KAYCEE – Friday Night Rodeo RIVERTON – Fremont County Fair, Carnival & PRCA Rodeo Powwow Demonstrations THERMOPOLIS – Demolition Derby Gift of the Waters Pageant Parade Kite Festival Kiwanis Club Arts & Crafts Fair Outlaw Trail Ride
Wind River Canyon (photo courtesy J. Stephen Conn, flickr)
Hell’s Half Acre (photo courtesy Nathan Hamm)
Points of Interest Fort Washakie The Eastern Shoshone Tribal Cultural Center Shoshone Historical Points of Interest: The graves of Washakie and Sacajawea, and the Shoshone Cultural Center, which offers displays and tours, are in Fort Washakie. Powwows and rodeos are held throughout the summer. KAYCEE Hoofprints of the Past Museum LANDER Chief Washakie Plunge Sinks Canyon State Park, seven miles southwest of Lander. Wind River Indian Reservation POWDER RIVER Hell’s Half Acre, five miles west of Powder River on U.S. 20/26, is an outstanding example of nature. An observation point is open May-Nov. Free. RIVERTON 1838 Rendezvous Site served as a gathering and trading place for many people, including legendary mountain men. It is still used today and is the only rendezvous site that remains in its original location. This area is open year-round and includes a walking path that leads to a wealth of historical education and preservation. Castle Gardens, 46 miles from Riverton, is a remote archaeological area, far out in the desert. Here you can imagine another time with petroglyphs, sandstone “hoodoos” and tough twisted trees. These are believed to have been made by Shoshone tribe ancestors.
Rails to Trails is a trail used for biking, walking and jogging that cuts through town along the old railroad right-of-way. Down this trail you will be able to view multiple monuments and historical markers as well as a multitude of wildlife and a variety of plants and flowers. Riverton Museum Robert A. Peck Art Center St. Stevens Mission Wind River Heritage Center includes exhibits on the fur trade, Western exploration, Plains Indians and early settlement history. (307) 856-0706 SOUTH PASS CITY South Pass City State Historic Site, encompasses the entire town; turn off SR 28 at milepost 43 and follow the signs. Located 32 miles south and west of Lander, off Highway 28. THERMOPOLIS Hot Springs County Museum, 700 Broadway, contains periodrooms, a cherrywood bar said to be visited by the Hole-in-the-Wall gang, Native American artifacts, and many other displays. Admission. Mon.-Sat. 9-5. (307) 864-5183 Hot Springs State Park Legend Rock Petroglyphs The Wyoming Dinosaur Center & Dig Sites, includes over 30 mounted skeletons, interpretive displays and dioramas. Join us for a Dig-For-A-Day or a Kid’s Dig! 1210 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414, (307) 587-2425 • www.wyodino.org Wind River Canyon, five miles south of Thermopolis via U.S. 20.
Wind River Range, New York Pass (photo courtesy Douglas LeMoine, flickr)
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Old Train Depot, Evanston (photo courtesy Jimmy Emerson, flickr)
This western town, located on the old Oregon Trail and U.S. Hwy. 30, has a nonfiction history that reads like fiction and includes stories of the Whitney Brothers - the robbers of the State Bank of Cokeville; Ethel Huckvale Stoner, a political activist elected Mayor over 80 years ago when women in public office were unheard of; the “Cokeville Miracles of 1986” as documented in the 2006 historical anthology, Witness to Miracles: The Cokeville Elementary School Bombing; amazing academic, arts and athletic high school programs; and the truly hidden beauty of Pine Creek Ski Resort. Lake Alice is a scenic drive and short hike away and the mountains call hunters, fishermen, snowmobilers and nature lovers every month of the year. Stop in for the night at our motel or a free night of camping at the local park. Play a free round of miniature golf, too!
Our standard amenities are anything but. • 165 Upscale & Comfortable Ground Level Rooms • 37" Flat Screen TVs • Free Fruit in Lobby • Free “Cooked-to-Order” Pancakes in Restaurant • Full-Service Non-Smoking Restaurant & Lounge • Gift Shop • Exercise Room • Free High-Speed Internet About 1 Mile from Historic District, Historic Railroad Depot Square, Joss House Museum, Uinta County Museum & Shopping
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1983 Harrison Drive Evanston, WY 82930 (307) 789-0783 (800) 329-7466
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Located approximately 5 miles from the Wyoming/Utah border just north of I-80 on Wyoming 89. Take a walking tour of the “Queen City of the Mountains.” Evanston’s first recognized building because of its wooden floor and canvas sides was built by Harvey Booth, who opened it as a restaurant and saloon. Visit Evanston’s Historical Buildings in Depot Square Park including the restored Union Pacific Depot, Uinta County Museum/Carnegie Library and Beeman-Cashin Building and a re-created Chinese Joss House. Sports enthusiasts can’t go wrong in Evanston. The town is the northern gateway to the Uinta Mountains, the only major mountain range in the country which travels east and west. Bear River State Park/ Welcome Center offers visitors nature trails, wildlife exhibits and groomed cross-country ski trails in the winter. Evanston is the training site for the Jamaican Bobsled Team.
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The Bear River, Sulphur Creek Reservoir and the Narrows all offer sublime fishing opportunities. The area is also brimming with mule deer, sage chicken, elk and antelope, as well as camping sites and snowmobile trails. Just south of town is the Charcoal Kilns where Union Pacific turned wood into coke for steam engines. Modern day treasure hunters can search for Butch Cassidy’s buried loot in neighboring Piedmont. North of Evanston is Almy, which was a very rich coal mining area. However, after many explosions and the loss of lives, the mines were abandoned. An old cemetery is located here. Phone (307) 783-0370 or toll free (800) 328-9708 or visit us online at www.etownchamber.com
Features exhibits about ranching and mining, pioneer trails, Pony Express, Union Pacific, Lincoln Highway, and Wyoming State Hospital. Tours also conducted of the Chinese Joss House Museum and the Union Pacific Depot Museum. Mercantile offers books and gifts on Wyoming and the West. Free Admission. Open Year-Round Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sat. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1020 Front St. • Evanston, WY 82930 (307) 789-8248 • www.uintacounty.com/museum
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Bear River State Park
Located about 10 miles east of Evanston on l-80 near Bear River. Bear River State Park is a day-use park featuring bike trails, hiking paths and plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities. Anglers will enjoy testing their luck in the Bear River which flows through the park and creates wetlands for bird-watchers’ delight. The park is neighbor to the Bear River State Park Travel Information Center which provides a convenient rest stop for travelers on I-80, as well as a distribution point for information about Wyoming’s many aspects, events and happenings that make the state a splendid place to visit. The center is open from April 1st through Sept. 30th from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and from October 1st through March 31st from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bear River State Park (photo courtesy madpoet_one, flickr)
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area’s northern-most tip is located just south of Rock Springs. The area crosses south into Utah with the southernmost tip located at the city of Green Lake, Utah. The area is almost entirely encircled by the combination of I-80 in the north, U.S. Hwy. 191 in the east, U.S. Highway 44 in the south (in Utah), and Wyoming 530 in the west. With 201,000 acres in southwestern Wyoming crossing into eastern Utah, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area makes for a breathtaking stop. Flaming Gorge Lake stretches 92 miles and offers visitors 375 miles of shoreline, ranging from flat and welcoming to rough and foreboding. Alive with both ever changing color and texture, this recreation area requires at least a full day to completely discover the history, beauty and fun it offers. There are over 600 camping and picnic areas (including boat-in and floating camps), two visitors’ centers, over a hundred miles of trails and many other visitor facilities offering you a wide range of recreational opportunities. Manila, UT serves as home to the Forest Service headquarters for Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. It sits in the transition area from Wyoming’s vast deserts to Utah’s High Uinta Mountains. Manila is the closest community serving the area. Vernal, UT is dinosaur country! Only twenty miles to the east is Dinosaur National Monument, home to one of the largest fossil bone quarries in the world. Over 2,000 bones have been left in place for visitors to see. Forty million years ago, much of Wyoming was covered with a giant freshwater sea. This sea created the sedimentary rock which thousands of years of wind and water sculpted into the cliffs common to the Wyoming area of Flaming Gorge. Jutting up to 1,500 feet high in some places, these formation’s colorful layering lends to the area’s awe-inspiring beauty, also the ancient American Indian petroglyphs, and perchance fossils, which a patient, sharp-eyed visitor may discover. Of course, this area is called a recreational area for a reason. Bring your camping gear and visit with Mother Nature for a few days. Or bring your boat, Flaming Gorge Lake is dotted with boat ramps. If you don’t have your own boat, Buckboard Crossing can fix you up with a rental so you can soak up the sun and scenery from a different perspective. Or, you can do some serious fishing. Nationally known as the hot spot for trout fishing, Flaming Gorge offers year-round fishing with the required Wyoming or Utah fishing license. (If you plan to fish from both states, a special-use stamp is required). Be sure to stop by the Red Canyon Vista and Visitor Center and get directions to Firehole Canyon (north of Black’s Fork). With rock chimneys and pinnacles reflecting on Flaming Gorge Lake’s sheer waters, this is one of the area’s most talked about attractions. Pick up a map of the area’s loop road which lets you view the area’s many colors and textures from the comfort of your own car. Come relax and unwind, or set off on a grand exploration of Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. Just remember to stop every once in awhile and notice how the area’s colors seem to be alive, changing in step with the sun as it runs its course across the sky. Be prepared. One visit to Flaming Gorge and the experience will be permanently etched into your memory.
Green River, Oasis in High Desert Country
Green River truly is an oasis in the arid high desert plateau. The “Green River”, for which the town takes its name, winds through the heart of the town. “Blue Ribbon” trout fishing can be found from the banks in town! The city offers many recreational opportunities; Expedition Island, in the center of town has many attractions. The Green Belt walking tour is accessible for those that want to walk, ride a bike and in some areas ride a horse. You can begin or end your journey on the Green Belt on Expedition Island. Many kinds of wildlife can be seen along the way, deer, beaver, otters and numerous species of birds all within City limits. Green River offers a great feature that kayakers love to play in at the U-Drop. Evers Park located adjacent to Expedition Island is open and free to the public. From Memorial Day to Labor Day the Splash Parks offers family fun seven days a week. The River is home to several species of fish and many folks enjoy fly-fishing and spin casting right in town. Looking for wild horses? Well you are in luck, the west entrance to the Wild Horse Loop tour can be accessed right in town and in a matter of minutes you can be overlooking the high desert, viewing the wild horses. Beautiful rock formations surround the area and have been given very lofty and romantic names…with Castle Rock, the City’s sentinel over looking the north part of town to Mansface, Eagles Rock, Giant’s Thumb, Palisades and Tollgate—imagination and history are reflected in each name. The Bike Park gives locals and tourists another reason to enjoy Green River. The Bike Park is a mountain bike skills riding area with features that everyone from beginners to “extreme” riders will love and be able to ride on. The Park has elevated paths, boulders, jumps, a pump area and more. Not into two wheeled recreation? Then dust off the skate board and try your skills at the Skate Park with a Bank Ramp, Piano Bank Ramp, Stairs, Grind Rail (Kinked), Planter, Picnic Table, Grindbox, Quarter Pipe (Raked), Quarter Pipe, Jump Box, Pyramid Section, Wedge, and a Euro Gap. Stop and visit the Green River Chamber, at 1155 W. Flaming Gorge Way or call (307) 875-5711 or 800-FL-GORGE for more information on all there is to see and do. You can also visit www.grchamber.com We also have some great places to eat, shop, and relax along with friendly service. We welcome all of you to experience the “Spirit of the New West!”
Sweetwater County Historical Museum
Discover the rich cultural heritage of southwestern Wyoming from dinosaurs to the railroad. Established in 1967 to preserve the history of Sweetwater County, the museum contains permanent and temporary exhibits and a large historical photograph collection. 3 E. Flaming Gorge Way Green River, WY 82935
Flaming Gorge (courtesy Chris Dunphy, flickr)
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Located 25 Miles South Of Green River On Highway 530.
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JC Penney Mother Store and Phareodus Encaustus Fossil (photos courtesy Fossil Basin Promotion Board)
Fossil Basin / Kemmerer / Diamondville
Summer is the season to discover Fossil Basin! Find your way to southwest Wyoming to unearth your own fossil fish. ‘Dig-your-own-fossil’ quarries are located in hills surrounding ancient Fossil Lake, just west of Kemmerer and Diamondville near Fossil Butte National Monument. This 52-million-year-old limestone graveyard preserves an entire paleoecosystem, including fish, turtles, crocodiles, insects, mammals, birds and over 200 leaves. Even if you don’t have time to dig your own, you can purchase authentic fossils at one of the five local rock shops located in and around Kemmerer. The visitor center at Fossil Butte National Monument provides guests a look at an ancient world preserved in limestone. Interactive exhibits, video programs and over 300 fossils to view will help visitors understand the significance of this lake deposit and how it helps us understand the ancient world. Kids can become Junior Rangers and adults, Senior Rangers; visit the information desk for details. Hike the Historic Quarry Trail or the Nature Trail, take the scenic drive, and have lunch in the picnic area. Don’t miss this major tourist attraction. Schedule your visit today! As the gateway to the Hamsfork Recreation Area, Fossil Basin is the ultimate family vacation spot. Along with the copious fossils and quarries, camping and fishing spots are not in short supply. Kemmerer is home to the JC Penney Mother Store. Tour JC Penney’s Homestead in the summer months. July is the month of celebration for the area; Fossilfest and Oyster Ridge Music Festival bring flocks of visitors every year. This is the summer to dig your own fossil, discover an ancient world, and have some family fun. Visit www.fossilbasin.org to learn more and plan your visit.
Ulrich’s Fossil Gallery
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Fossil Station 308 Kemmerer, WY 83101-0308
(307) 877-6466 Fax: (307) 877-3289
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Visit the “undiscovered” beauty and tranquility of Diamondville/ Kemmerer in Southwest Wyoming, located along Oyster Ridge and the Hams Fork River. Find a friendly, small town atmosphere, mild summer weather, with innumerable things to capture the interest of all ages, including Fossil Butte National Monument, private quarries where you dig your own fossils, the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, museums, excellent fishing/ hunting, historical sites like the Oregon Trail, Fort Bridger, JC Penney’s “Mother Store”, Fossilfest, the Oyster Ridge Music Festival and home to Wyoming wildlife. While enjoying area attractions, stay at the family owned and operated Fairview Motel, located between Diamondville and Kemmerer, along Highways 30/189, conveniently midway between Salt Lake City and Jackson Hole, on the way to Bridger Teton/Yellowstone National Parks. Rooms are exceptionally large, clean and comfortable, with scenic views, non-smoking/pet rooms available, queen size beds, direct dial phones, individually controlled hot water heat, air conditioning, color, cable TV, microwaves/refrigerators, wireless internet and free coffee/ice. Ecologically conscious, “eco-friendly” products are used whenever possible. Discover a family friendly atmosphere where you will “spend a night, not a fortune”. (see ad previous page)
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400 Pine Avenue • Kemmerer, WY 83101
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The Greater Bridger Valley
Fort Bridger (photo courtesy Jack Black’s Stunt Double, flickr)
Located off I-80. Fort Bridger is rich in history. Established in 1842 as a trading post, it later became a U.S. Army post in 1857 and a few years later was a Pony Express station. The Bridger Valley area offers a fascinating link to the nation’s pioneer days as people took to the Oregon and Mormon Trails. By stopping at the Fort Bridger State Historic Site and Museum, you will find a restored Post Trader’s store, the first school house in Wyoming, barracks for enlisted men, officer’s quarters and a commissary storehouse. Living history demonstrations are offered during the summer months. Volunteers and staff dress in period costume and explain what life was like at the post as emigrants. Fort Bridger Rendezvous is held Labor Day weekend. Mountain Men and American Indians gather to trade and celebrate as they did in the 1800’s. While exploring Bridger Valley, be sure to have a camera handy. During the morning and evening hours, visitors may spot moose, antelope, deer and elk along the roadways. Hunting season brings many eager sportsmen to the area. Head up to Mountain View, on the North Slope of the rugged Uinta Mountains to explore opportunities for world class fishing and water sports on crystal clear lakes and reservoirs. The area contains part of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, rich in scenic beauty and recreational opportunities. During the winter, downhill and cross-country ski enthusiasts will enjoy the plentiful powder and scenic trails. To learn more, contact the Greater Bridger Valley Chamber of Commerce at (307) 787-6738 or (307) 782-3842.
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37195 Business Loop 80
Ft. Bridger, WY 82933
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Located on I-80. Lyman is the oldest incorporated town in Bridger Valley and serves as the business hub for the valley. The Lyman Town Hall is home to Federal, State and Local government offices as well as the Chamber of Commerce and the Trona Mining/Historical Museum of Bridger Valley. Located on the I-80 business loop, Lyman offers travelers food, lodging, fuel, automotive repair and medical services with easy on/off access to Interstate 80.
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Visit Wyoming State Parks And Historic Sites A visit to Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites can be a memory in the making. Wyoming offers you an experience you will always treasure! STATE PARKS Bear River • Boysen • Buffalo Bill • Curt Gowdy • Edness Kimball Wilkins • Glendo • Guernsey • Hot Springs • Keyhole • Seminoe • Sinks Canyon STATE HISTORIC SITES • Connor Battlefield • Fort Bridger • Fort Fetterman • Fort Fred Steele • Fort Phil Kearny • Historic Governors’ Mansion • Independence Rock • Oregon Trail Ruts • Register Cliff • South Pass City • Trail End • Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum • Wyoming Territorial Prison & Old West Park State Archaeological Site: Medicine Lodge State Recreation Area: Hawk Springs •
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307-777-6323 • www.artsparkshistory.com
Wild Horses in the Red Desert (photo courtesy lord the air smells good today, flickr)
Red Desert and Great Divide Basin
Located in the northeast corner of the region, north of I-80/U.S. Hwy. 30 and surrounded by the Continental Divide. This fantastic combination of basin and desert stretches an endless 108 miles from Rock Springs to Rawlins. Driving through the area, it’s easy to mistake this high-desert terrain as simply flat, hard and desolate. Stop and take a closer look, and you’re bound to be surprised by the activity of the area. With elevation upward of 6,000 feet above sea level and saturated in slate blue skies, this area was not only home to Wyoming’s last known herd of wild bison, but is presently home to an abundance of flora and fauna. Elk and mule deer wander both the sandy west edge and the northern edge’s more fertile hillsides. Predators such as bobcats and coyotes scour the rocks and plains searching for the vast variety of rodents and rabbits which also claim the area as home. The desert region just north of Wamsutter, is one of the most important pronghorn antelope ranges in Wyoming. Meanwhile eagles and hawks rule the high skies, while the sage grouse flutter through the
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air closer to the basin floor. When you’re traveling this area, overlook the heat, slow up and take some time to really view the area. While others wisk by unknowing, you’ll drive off with a new appreciation of the Red Desert and Great Divide Basin.
Located 12 miles east of Green River on l-80/U.S. Hwy. 30 & Hwy. 191. Rock Springs, Wyoming is known as “the Gateway to the West,” due to its strategic location along Interstate 80. It is the closest major city to Lake Flaming Gorge, and is surrounded by magnificent high desert scenery, fine fishing, hunting and colorful history. Modern visitors can follow American Indian and pioneer trails, visit volcanic monoliths, moving sand dunes and hunt for a variety of gemstones. Western Wyoming Community College offers spectacular life size displays of Wyoming dinosaurs, prehistoric animals and American Indian artifacts of Southwest Wyoming. The Buckboard Fishing Derby, Red Desert Roundup Rodeo and Sweetwater County Fair are just a few of the annual events to enjoy while in the area. Rock Springs offers a wealth of recreation including a newlyconstructed leisure pool, 23 local parks and a 27-hole golf course in addition to more than 750 event days a year in the Sweetwater County Event Complex. The Rock Springs Historic Business District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a walking tour for a glimpse of the railroad town of the past. The tour runs near the railroad which is in the oldest part of town. In the heart of the city visit Old City Hall. This large two-story building was built in 1894 and has a distinctive white spire. Today, it houses the Rock Springs Historical Museum. A major player in energy production for the nation, Rock Springs is a lively oasis in the midst of the great Red Desert, brimming with history, community pride and hospitality. To learn more, visit www.rockspringschamber.com
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Located 25 miles east of Rock Springs on I-80. Take exit 122 then follow State Highway 371, 7 miles north through Horse Thief Canyon to the “Ghost Town” of Superior. The town was founded decades ago by the Union Pacific Railroad for coal production. Miners from around the world moved to this area to work and raise their families. During its heyday, Superior had a population of approximately 4,000 people. Today 300 residents still call Superior home. Superior remains a diamond in the rough for those seeking real adventure and a look back in time. Be sure to check out our museum. From our rustic main street and gravel byways to the high mesa trails the country calls to one and all, “Please come and see what the past used to be.” (4-wheel drive recommended) Whether you are watching free roaming wildlife, rock hunting, or visiting ancient volcano cores or long lost ice caves the past is always present. This is an area of wide open vistas, clear clean air and a true sense of freedom. It’s like no place else on earth and it belongs to all of us. So come and enjoy!
Superior, Wy Come Experience A Haunting Reminder Of The “Old West.”
We invite you to enjoy a modern day voyage into yesteryear, to a town forgotten by time. Superior remains a diamond in the rough, for those seeking real adventure in an old-west setting. You may choose rock hunting, wildlife viewing, wildhorse watching or just travel the trails on the upper mesa near the cores of ancient volcanos. Superior, WY 82945 • (307) 362-8173
Located 58 miles east of Rock Springs on I-80/U.S. Highway 30. Wamsutter is located in Sweetwater County, one of the largest counties in the nation with over 10,000 square miles. Once covered with marshes and lakes, the dry prairie south of Wamsutter is now sprinkled with Territella agates making it a virtual treasure ground for agate hounds. Before Territella agate shells were agatized, they served as homes for various waterlife. If you’re looking to collect some of these unique historical recorders, Wamsutter, located on the edge of the Red Desert is the place to visit. This area is quite challenging because you can drive all day and never see another vehicle or cross a fence line. Twenty miles west of Wamsutter is the site where Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch robbed their last train in Tipton, WY.
Area Chambers of Commerce & Visitors Bureaus Bear River Travel Information Center • (307) 789-6540 Cokeville • (307) 459-4195 • www.cokevillewy.com Evanston • (307) 783-0370 • (800) 328-9708 • www.etownchamber.com Flaming Gorge (Manila, Utah) • (435) 784-3445 • www.stateparks.com/flaming_gorge.html Fort Bridger Visitor’s Center • (307) 782-3842 Greater Bridger Valley • (307) 787-6738 • www.bridgervalleychamber.com Green River • (307) 875-5711 • (800) FL-GORGE • www.grchamber.com Kemmerer • (307) 877-9761 • (888) 300-3413 • www.kemmererchamber.com Lyman • (307) 787-6738 • www.bridgervalleychamber.com Rock Springs • (307) 362-3771 • (800) 46-DUNES • www.rockspringschamber.com
Points of Interest DUTCH JOHN, UT Flaming Gorge Dam, near Dutch John, Utah, is a concrete arch structure rising 502 feet above bedrock. Self-guiding tours & guided tours available. Free. (435) 885-3135
River or Rock Springs and takes about 2½ hours to drive. From Rock Springs travel north on Elk Street / Hwy. 191. From Green River, exit from I-80 to Flaming Gorge Way. (307) 362-3771 or (307) 875-5711
EVANSTON Bear River State Park is located along l-80.
Seedskadee Refuge, 37 miles north of Green River on I-80, is 14,000 acres along the river. Historic sites related to early ranching and several crossing trails can be seen. In addition to excellent bird watching, Seedskadee offers world-class trout fishing along with waterfowl, upland bird and big game hunting. (307) 875-2187
Fort bridger Fort Bridger State Historic Site is 3 miles south of l-80, exit 34, Fort Bridger. A museum offers living-history demonstrations throughout the summer. Picnicking is permitted. Admission $2, under 18 free. (307) 782-3842 GREEN RIVER Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop Tour - on this tour, visitors have a chance to see an abundance of wildlife and take in some of the best scenic vistas in Wyoming. Your tour can begin in Green
KEMMERER Fossil Butte National Monument, 14 miles west of Kemmerer on U.S. 30, is rich with fish fossil deposits in a limestone area about 100 feet from the top of the Butte. Visitor Center with exhibits. Free. (307) 877-4455 www.WyomingTravelRecreation.com •
Rock Springs 1545 Elk St. • Rock Springs, WY 82901 (307) 362-5646 www.daysinn.com
A warm welcome and a friendly smile will greet you at the Rock Springs Days Inn, located off I-80 Exit 104. You’ll relax in one of our spacious rooms, enjoy our deluxe continental breakfast and visit with other travelers, or catch up on the latest news with a complimentary USA Today. • Free Daybreak Breakfast • Free High-Speed Wireless Access • On Site Guest Laundry • Restaurant • Coffee, Hairdryer, Irons, Micro, Fridge in Rooms • Pet Friendly • RV or Truck Parking
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Welcome to the EconoLodge®, ideally located just off Interstate 80. The hotel is only minutes from the White Mountain Golf Course and other area attractions. The Red Desert, Killpecker Sand Dunes and Flaming Gorge National Park are not far away. Nearby Fontenelle Reservoir and the Green River offer visitors fun recreational activities. • Free Continental Breakfast • Free Wireless Internet • Restaurant • 24 hr. Coffee Available • Pet-friendly Hotel • Cold Weather Hook-up
Calendar of Events
Contact Area Chambers of Commerce/Visitor’s Bureaus for more information. SEPTEMBER EVANSTON – Cowboy Days Fire Department Demolition Derby FORT BRIDGER – Mountain Man Rendezvous GREEN RIVER Sail Over the Green Kite Festival ROCK SPRINGS Track Championship Stock Car OCTOBER FORT BRIDGER Trick Or Treat Tours of Historic Fort Bridger GREEN RIVER – Halloween Carnival ROCK SPRINGS – Oktoberfest Power of Pink Barrel Race St. Jude’s Bike-A-Thon KEMMERER / DIAMONDVILLE 4H Haunted Hayride & SLMC Fall Festival Hunter Widow’s Craft Fair NOVEMBER ROCK SPRINGS – Craft Fair DECEMBER
EVANSTON Teddy Bear Parade LYMAN – Christmas Festival
JANUARY KEMMERER / DIAMONDVILLE Dog Sled Race & Calcutta Snow Bears Annual Big Bucks Poker Run FEBRUARY BRIDGER VALLEY International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race EVANSTON International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race KEMMERER / DIAMONDVILLE International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Lion’s Club Ice Fishing Derby LYMAN International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
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MOUNTAIN VIEW International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Winter Carnival & Dog Sled Race ROCK SPRINGS – Chocolate Festival Sweetheart Car Show MARCH EVANSTON Spice The Ice Chili Cook-Off FORT BRIDGER Jim Bridger Birthday Celebration KEMMERER / DIAMONDVILLE Chili Cook-Off MAY EVANSTON – BEARiverFest Freedom Rally ROCK SPRINGS Lake Flaming Gorge Fishing Derby Stock Car Races JUNE EVANSTON – Celtic Festival High Uinta Classic Bike Race GREEN RIVER – Buckboard Fishing Derby Flaming Gorge Days Overland Stage Stampede Rodeo LYMAN – Down & Dirty Days KEMMERER / DIAMONDVILLE Youth Fishing Derby MOUNTAIN VIEW Championship Motorcycle Hill Climb ROCK SPRINGS Desert Storm Memorial Horse Show Moto Cross Race Rods & Rails Car Show Sprint Feature Stock Cars JULY COKEVILLE – Rodeo EVANSTON – Brewfest Fresh Air Freedom & Fun Festival Uinta County Fair FORT BRIDGER 4th of July Parade & Rodeo Moonlight Tours Of Fort
GREEN RIVER Green River Pond Club Tour KEMMERER / DIAMONDVILLE Fossil Country Museum Mtn. Bike Poker Run Fossilfest July 4th Golf Tournament, BBQ, Duck Race Oyster Ridge Music Festival LYMAN – Mormon Pioneers Days Celebration MOUNTAIN VIEW Relay For Life ROCK SPRINGS Great Wyoming Cattle Drive Horseshoe Tournament Red Desert Roundup Parade & Rodeo Stock Car Races USTRC Team Roping Wild Horse & Western Art Show & Sale Wyoming’s Big Show AUGUST COKEVILLE Minerva Teichert Art Show Plein Air Competition EVANSTON Car Cruise & Charity Rod Run Roundhouse Festival Uinta County Fair FORT BRIDGER Annual Fort Bridger Rendezvous GRANGER 1834 Ham’s Fork Rendezvous GREEN RIVER River Festival LYMAN Truck & Tractor Pulls MOUNTAIN VIEW – Craft Fair Hoe-Down On The Smith’s Fork ROCK SPRINGS Demolition Derby Great Wyoming Polka & Heritage Festival River Festival Speed Demon Soap Box Derby Sweetwater Blues & Brews Wild West Moto Cross World Of Outlaws Sprint Car Tour Wyoming Junior Rodeo Wyoming’s Big Show
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Dee the Mammoth, Tate Geological Museum (photo courtesy Casper College)
Tate Geological Museum
Fish Display, Werner Wildlife Museum (photo courtesy Casper College)
CASPER COLLEGE Werner Wildlife Museum
The Werner Wildlife Museum, located just a short walk from Casper College’s campus, houses a collection of Wyoming’s incredibly diverse wildlife, including mammals, birds and fish. The focus of the museum is on species native to Wyoming, but also includes a large collection from Africa and other locations around the world. Their world class trophy mounts make this collection exceptional. The exhibits serve a broad audience from pre-school aged children to avid anglers and hunters. School children especially enjoy the touch tables where they can feel the difference between furs of different species. The patio area at the back of the museum allows a place to relax and enjoy the wildlife that often visits the back yard. Admission to the museum is free, so the museum depends extensively on donations. Group tours of the museum may be arranged during its regular hours Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information call Werner Wildlife Museum at (307) 268-2108 or visit their website at www.caspercollege.edu/werner
• Region 6
Dee the Mammoth is joined by Lee Rex, the T.rex… The Tate Geological Museum, located on the campus of Casper College in Casper, Wyoming, offers a unique family experience that allows visitors to step back in time with their impressive exhibits of fossils and minerals, many of which are specific to the Wyoming area. The Tate Geological Museum also offers opportunities for members of the public to participate in dinosaur digs during the summer months. The museum is the caretaker of what may be the largest mounted Columbian mammoth found in North America. Following Dee’s discovery in 2006 the museum spent four years excavating and preparing the mammoth for display. The specimen is approximately 90% complete and has become the main attraction of the museum. The summer of 2011 brought Lee Rex to the museum. Lee’s skeleton is enclosed in a 8 ½’ by 18’ concretion which has been moved to a building adjacent to the museum. The preparation of the fossil is being done there and the staff can arrange tours to the “Lee Rex barn” upon request. Open six days a week, the Tate Geological Museum is free and is open Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is a nonprofit organization which depends extensively on donations. It also receives support from Casper College and its gift shop, which offers a large variety of books and souvenirs. Group tours may be arranged. The Tate Geological Museum can be contacted at (307) 268-2447. Visit their website at www.caspercollege.edu/tate
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Casper Planetarium The Science Zone WY Veterans Museum Historic Bishop Home Werner Wildlife Museum
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Oregon Trail Pony Express Trail California Trail Mormon Pioneer Trail All converge at Casper, WY!
Hear narrations from authentic emigrant diaries & journals. Several Galleries and life-sized displays.
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(photo courtesy Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau)
Located at the junction of I-25 / U.S. 20/26/87 and Wyoming 220. Casper is unique in that it possesses the attributes of what Wyoming is all about (pioneer history / western culture) but it blows people away when they realize the enormity of all the things there are to do here on any given day of the year. Casper is Wyoming’s Adventure Capital while maintaining its friendly, affordable and family-oriented atmosphere. For outdoor recreation enthusiasts, Casper simply has it all: world class fishing in the North Platte River as well as in two large reservoirs; unbelievable big game hunting; hiking, biking, rock climbing at world-famous Fremont Canyon, wildlife viewing, an Audubon Center, nordic and alpine skiing (the Casper Nordic Center has over 25 miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing including a lighted loop for night skiing and Hogadon Downhill Ski Area boasts a 600-foot vertical with the runs divided 40% expert, 40% intermediate, and 20% beginner), show-shoeing, awesome snowmobiling and camping on our
own 8,500-foot mountain – Casper Mountain; unlimited water sports and sailing opportunities on either Alcova or Pathfinder Reservoirs kayaking through downtown on our new white water courses; rafting the North Platte; archery ranges designed for both beginners and the most seasoned archers; and golf on any of five unique courses. Adding to the uniqueness of Casper is the perfect compliment to all the outdoor adventures – its culture. Many people have said Casper is, “a small town that thinks it’s a big city.” There is a lot of truth to that statement when you begin to look at the wonderful cultural opportunities here. The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is a 27,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to commemorate the pioneers and emigrants who traveled through our area westward in search of new lives, land, wealth and happiness. The Oregon, California, Mormon and Pony Express Trails all converged at Casper to cross the North Platte River then diverged again to take the pioneers to their destinations. In addition to the Trails Center, Casper has over 20 museums ranging from our area’s territorial history (Fort Caspar) to
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our oil history (Salt Creek Oil Field Museum) to our geological history (Tate Museum) to modern art (Nicolaysen Art Museum) to our place in the galaxy at the Casper Planetarium. Casper boasts an awardwinning symphony orchestra, an active and progressive community college as well as numerous community theatre groups. For groups and conventions, Casper has three convention hotels with combined meeting space of over 50,000-square-feet. There are over 2,200 sleeping rooms within Casper. The historic downtown district in Casper was built with oil and cattle money at a time when unique, intricate, attention-to-detail architecture was the norm, not the exception. Dining is first-rate with numerous independent restaurants that serve everything from burgers to Wyomingraised beef steaks to fresh sushi. The music scene in Casper is unique in that it is almost exclusively “home grown.” The many talented musicians and bands in Casper can be found playing at any of the nightclubs or at the growing number of outdoor festivals in Casper throughout the summer months. Great shopping can be found throughout town, but for one-of-a-kind shopping, visit our historic downtown district. More mainstream shopping can be found at the Eastridge Mall. Are you a sports fan? So are we. Casper is the home to two professional sports teams – the Casper Ghosts and the Wyoming Cavalry. The Ghosts are the Pioneer (rookie) League franchise for the Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball team. When the Colorado Rockies draft players, they are first sent to Casper to begin their – hopefully – major league careers. The Wyoming Cavalry Indoor Football Team is a National Indoor Football League franchise. The ‘Cavs’ play an exciting, hard-hitting style of football and the club boasts that when you attend a game, “You’re not just AT the game, you’re IN the game!” Casper College is another avenue for sports fans in Casper. The CC Thunderbirds have men’s and women’s basketball teams that play at Thunderbird Gym, a championship volleyball team and a nationally recognized college rodeo team. Speaking of rodeo, the College National
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Finals Rodeo is held in Casper every June, which draws the best college rodeo athletes this country has to offer. It’s a very exciting time in Casper when the CNFR is in town. One month later, the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo hits town and hosts a PRCA Rodeo Circuit event at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds. The cowboys and cowgirls competing are competing their way toward qualifying for the PRCA National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. High school sports are also very important to Wyoming – and especially Casper. Casper hosts the state high school tournaments for volleyball, wrestling and boys & girls basketball. The Casper Area Convention & Visitors Bureau can help your group, convention or family set up an exciting itinerary in any of the above mentioned adventures. We can also suggest an a la carte “perfect day” in Casper. We know that once you discover the Adventure Capitol of Wyoming, you will want to come back again and again. We would love to have you. Information about Casper can be found at www.casperwyoming.info or you can request a Visitor’s Guide by calling (800) 852-1889.
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1351 CY Avenue • Casper, WY 82604 307-265-6974 • fax: 307-265-6177 Regional History Museum & Reconstructed 1865 Fort Museum Open Year-Round
4001 Fort Caspar Road Casper, WY 82604
(photo courtesy Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau)
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Old Corral Hotel & Steakhouse Winter Creek Condos & Durango Cabin
Whether you’re headed up to the Snowy Range for a day trip, passing through, or staying in town for a few nights to enjoy the quiet yet adventurous atmosphere of the Rockies…you’re sure to enjoy your travels when stopping among the two most highly recognized and historic places in Centennial. The Old Corral Hotel & Steakhouse has among the greatest steaks and burgers in the Rockies and if you’re too full for your drive home, why not grab a room! With 35 modern, yet rustic rooms you’re sure to enjoy your stay! Billiards room and theater available for some fun after hours entertainment for all ages!! The Winter Creek Condos & Cabins, formerly known as Rainbow Valley Resort which dates back well into the early 1900s, is among the most secluded and scenic rentals for parties of up to 10 people in each of the 3 available units. It can easily house up to 30 people, which is great for family reunions and other large parties looking to have a private getaway, see nature, and just take in the mountainous views from every angle! Stop on in, take a look, have a bite, and maybe stay a night!!
Centennial is a quiet little place tucked away in the shadows of the Snowy Mountains in Southeast Wyoming on WY Hwy. 130. It was originally settled as a Tie Hack camp for the Trans-Continental Railroad in 1868. Men would work the surrounding forest and bring down the pine trees needed to make railroad ties. This soon came to an abrupt
halt when the town came under assault by the American Indian raid of 1869. A year later, the area’s first homestead was staked out in the valley. A gold strike in 1875 produced $90,000 worth of ore in the first year. The mine, mountain and post office were named “Centennial” as the United States prepared to celebrate its 100th anniversary. In the 1890s, the town experienced a silver boom and a brief platinum boom during the 1920s. Several of the buildings still stand. Today, Centennial is a bustling year-round resort community. The 30 mile drive from Laramie on Hwy. 130 is one of the most breathtaking in the nation. One can see the Overland Trail that the Mormons and others used on their way to the Utah and Oregon territories. State Highway 130 stretches from I-80 near Laramie, travels west across the high prairie to Centennial and then turns into a Scenic Byway as it winds through the beautiful Medicine Bow National Forest and the Snowy Range Mountains. It travels around the bottom of Medicine Bow Peak at an elevation of 10,400 feet above sea level. Stop the car at one of the many pull-outs and take a picture of one of the 50 or so glacier lakes that are within viewing distance from the highway, or go hiking into a meadow of over 200 different species of wild flowers. You may want to try your hand at fishing for elusive brook trout which is abundant in the surrounding waters. Also, there are many fine restaurants and accommodations in the surrounding area, as well as in the forest. If you are looking for the real Wyoming that your soul cries for and not the usual tourist trap, give us a try. You won’t be disappointed. For more information please call the Laramie Chamber of Commerce at (307) 745-7339. Mirror Lake, Snowy Range (photo courtesy Old Corral Hotel & Steakhouse)
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Located 11 miles north of the Wyoming / Colorado border, 46 miles east of Laramie and 40 miles west of Pine Bluffs at the Nebraska border on I-80. Like many western towns, Cheyenne sprang up in the path of the transcontinental railroad in 1867. Nicknamed “Hell on Wheels,” the rowdy town of railroad workers and soldiers from nearby Fort D.A. Russell was teeming with numerous saloons and burlesque theaters. Today, Cheyenne boasts many attractions that hearken back to its early days. Victorian mansions and historic buildings like the Capitol and Governors’ Mansion dominate downtown. The grand Union Pacific Depot is home to a Visitors Center, restaurant, and the Cheyenne Depot Museum. During the summer, the Cheyenne Gunslingers perform free western skits and gunfights at 6:00 p.m. each weeknight. Cheyenne’s Holliday Park is also home to one of the few surviving “Big Boys,” the largest steam locomotive ever made. Cheyenne also has a Museum Loop Tour that includes the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum, the Nelson Museum of the West, the F.E. Warren ICBM and Heritage Museum, Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, and the Wyoming State Museum.
Cheyenne Frontier Days™, begun in 1897, has grown into the largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration in the world. The celebration includes daily rodeos, nightly concerts, an Indian Village, parades, art shows, pancake breakfasts, a carnival, and more in July. Visit Cheyenne is happy to provide any information needed to make your visit pleasant. Call (800) 426-5009 or visit www.cheyenne.org (see advertisement back cover)
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Located 25 miles south of Wheatland on Interstate 25. At first glance, Chugwater looks like any other small town, but there’s something distinctly different about it. Legend tells of an old Indian chief whose son, known as “The Dreamer”, just couldn’t see fit to hunt buffalo the hard way. Lazy though he was, the chief’s son was also somewhat enterprising and was said to have thought up the idea of stampeding the unsuspecting buffalo over chalk cliffs that break abruptly away. The Dreamer’s trap became known as “water at the place where the buffalo chug.” The white settlers later adopted the Indian name “Chugwater.” Over the years, it became a station of the Cheyenne - Deadwood stage route, the home of the huge Swan Land and Cattle Company as well as stomping grounds of the notorious Tom Horn. Chugwater offers a library, senior center, three churches, motel, two RV parks, a monthly newspaper, and a post office.
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Located approx. 20 miles south of Saratoga on Highway 70. The Grand Encampment copper boom started in 1897 when an English sheepherder struggled across the snow fields of the Sierra Madres to a quartzite dike he had seen the previous fall. He probably never imagined that under that mountain was a supply of raw copper ore. With that discovery, the town boomed to more than 1,000 residents. A smelter was built so that the copper could be made into usable metal and the world’s largest aerial tramway was also built from Grand Encampment to the Ferris-Haggarty Mine. The Wyoming State Song was penned by two local men. The Sierra Madre Mountain Range, where Encampment is located, is a very popular area for great outdoor recreation including hunting, fishing, camping, backpacking and hiking. During the wintertime, enjoy snow-shoeing, skiing and snowmobiling. The Sierra Madre Winter Carnival, held in February, features a Nordic ski race as well as extreme SnoCross. At Medicine Bow National Forest, just minutes from Encampment, find solitude in four wilderness areas and a million acres of national forest land with abundant elk, deer, antelope and birds. While here don’t miss the museum. You’ll find a variety of accommodations including motels, cabins,
tourist attractions, this arched rock wonder includes a picnic area and hiking paths. Overnight camping is available in the park. HISTORY BUFFS…Pony Express Riders also raced through the area carrying the West’s first mail. The Bozeman Trail, abandoned over 140 years ago, branched off near present-day Glenrock. Colorful local history is shared at Fort Fetterman, at the Wyoming Pioneer Museum in Douglas and at Glenrock’s Deer Creek Museum. Many trail artifacts, including the ruts left by the wagons of the numerous pioneers, can be seen across the area. Glenrock draws its name from Rock in the Glen, a rock formation on which many early day pioneers etched their names. DINOSAUR DIGGERS…For those who want to venture all the way back to prehistoric times, the Glenrock Paleon Museum gives you a personal, hands-on view of rare Triceratops and bone preparation. You can even participate in a real fossil dig! Ask the Bone Bitties, a group of local volunteers, for a tour of the museum that includes many interesting dinosaur facts! TRAIN FANS…Still chugging through the area today, trains are a part of Converse County’s past and present. A visit to the Douglas Railroad Interpretive Museum and Converse County Visitor Information Center in Douglas is a must for train enthusiasts. The museums boasts a steam locomotive and eight rail cars. Each year on the first weekend in June the community celebrates its railroad heritage with Jackalope Railroad Days. Just north of town trains can be seen hauling coal from the resource rich Powder River Basin. LOCAL FLAVOR…Every second full week in August, the Wyoming State Fair, held in Douglas, attracts folks from around the nation with old-fashioned entertainment and rodeos. 2014 marks the event’s 102nd celebration. Experience authentic Western history during Deer Creek Days, held the first weekend of August in Glenrock. Don’t miss the RAILS & TRAILS in Douglas & Glenrock!
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Located off U.S. Hwy. 26 approximately 3 miles south of Fort Laramie. For 56 years, the epic story of America’s western expansion played out on a grand scale at a point in eastern Wyoming where the North Platte and Laramie Rivers meet. Here, Indians, trappers, traders, missionaries, emigrants, gold seekers, soldiers, cowboys and homesteaders would each leave their mark on a place that would become famous in the annals of the American West. That place was Fort Laramie. Fort Laramie was truly the “crossroads of a nation moving west”. It was first established in 1834 as a small private fur trading post. A few years later, it became an important weigh station for thousands of emigrants who would travel the Oregon, California and Mormon trails. Purchased by the government in 1849, it rapidly grew to become the largest and most important military post on the Northern Plains. Fort Laramie witnessed rapid advances in communication and transportation technology as stage lines, the Pony Express, and the transcontinental telegraph passed through. Fort Laramie hosted several treaty negotiations with Native Americans, the most famous of which were the Horse Creek Treaty of 1851 and the still controversial and contested Treaty of 1868. Ultimately, Fort Laramie served as a major base of military operations. Numerous campaigns were launched from the fort against the Northern Plains tribes, fiercely defending their homeland against further incursions and settlement by an ever-expanding nation. As the Indian Wars ended Fort Laramie’s importance diminished. The old post was abandoned and sold at public auction in 1890, slowly deteriorating over the next 48 years it nearly succumbed to the ravages of time. Fort Laramie became part of the National Park System in 1938. Today visitors to the site can see 11 of the original structures that have been painstakingly restored and refurnished as well as the ruins of numerous other buildings. Located three miles southwest of the Town of Fort Laramie on State Highway 160, you can visit Fort Laramie National Historic Site year-round. The park visitor center is open from 8:00 – 4:30 daily, with extended hours observed during the summer months. Visit us online at www.nps.gov/fola
Located near the Glendo State Park and Glendo Reservoir. Glendo offers many points of interest and attractions for the first time and repeat visitor; the abundant recreation on Glendo Reservoir, sight seeing at the Oregon Trail Ruts and Medicine Bow National Forest, rock hunting, fishing and hunting! Glendo’s small town atmosphere includes churches, good restaurants, other amenitites and opportunities for leisure activities. Glendo began as one of the first of five telegraph stations on the Overland Stage Express at the Horseshoe Stage Station. The town was established at its present location when the railroad came through. Glendo State Park is found in one of Wyoming’s most historic areas. Spanish Diggings, suggesting a large area of aboriginal activity, lie just a few miles east of the reservoir. Tipi rings and a variety of cultural artifacts from the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Oglala and Brule Sioux tribes can still be found at Glendo State Park and the surrounding area. Glendo Dam construction began in 1954. The dam was completed in 1957 and the power plant in 1958. The dam is an earth fill structure 2,096 feet long and 167 feet high. For more about Glendo and Glendo State Park, please contact the Platte County Chamber of Commerce at www.plattechamber.com
Located on WY State Hwy. 26, 12 miles east of the 26 & I-25 Intersection, Exit 92. The Town of Guernsey is named for New Yorker C. A. Guernsey, who in 1880 moved and purchased land in what was then Laramie County. Prior to Guernsey’s arrival the area where modern day Guernsey is located was known as the “emigrant’s wash tub” because this is where all the pioneers came to bathe and do their wash. C. A. Guernsey was a legislator, rancher, mining promoter and author of the book “Wyoming Cowboy Days”. Guernsey lies directly on the old Oregon Trail. Ruts formed in the limestone by the many wagon trains that passsed through the area on their way to Oregon are in evidence approximately one mile south of the town. Continuing just a bit further south is Register Cliff. This Cliff served as a signature rock for the pioneers as they passed on the Oregon Trail. Guernsey also hosts a Wyoming State Park just one mile northwest of the town.
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Located 50 mi. N.W. of Cheyenne at the I-80 & U.S. Hwy. 287 junction. Laramie, the “Gem City of the Plains” is home to the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, a western heritage park built around the refurbished 1890s Territorial Prison. The Territorial Prison was once home to famed criminal Butch Cassidy during his incarceration there for horse stealing. He was pardoned by Wyoming’s governor only after promising “to never steal another horse or cow, or rob another bank in Wyoming.” Butch never broke his promise, but unfortunately that promise didn’t include anything about robbing stagecoaches and trains. The rest is history and you can re-live it at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site. The State Historic Site features the Horse Barn Dinner Theatre and Exhibit Hall, as well as a Ranchland Exhibit that pays tribute to the lifestyles of the state’s early pioneers. The Territorial Prison was used as a federal penal facility from 1872 to 1903. Some of the West’s most notorious outlaws spent part of their lives in the place that was “dedicated to evil-doers of all classes and kinds.” Today the prison brings some of those famous outlaw legends to life through state-of-the-art displays and interactive exhibits on frontier law and justice. Wyoming is home to some of the most extensive fossil beds in the
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world and UW’s Geology Museum is home to a large display of dinosaur skeletons from around the world and from Wyoming’s famous Como Bluff area, which is located 30 miles west of Laramie. The Laramie Plains Museum is located at the corner of 7th and Ivinson Streets and features artifacts from Laramie and Albany County’s past. Set in a restored Victorian Historic House. Laramie’s Historic Downtown District is almost totally restored and features many boutiques, restaurants, pubs, galleries and stores. As you travel east on I-80 from Laramie to Cheyenne, you will notice strange, towering rock formations, known as the Rocks of Vedauwoo (Vee-da-voo). Just a few miles west of Vedauwoo is the Happy Jack Visitor Center. A large, 42 foot bust of Abraham Lincoln stands here. The museum is located in the Center and features local attractions. Take a trip along the Snowy Range National Forest Scenic Byway (WY 130), which was the second in the nation to be designated a national forest scenic byway. More challenges await when you venture outdoors and try your hand at the many recreational activities available year-round. There are few better places for snowmobiling than the Snowy Range and its miles and miles of groomed trails and pristine powder. Laramie offers outstanding shopping, dining and accommodations, mountain lodges and bed and breakfast inns.
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Located at the junction of U. S. Hwy. 18/20 and U.S. Highway 85/18, in the northeast corner of this region. This small historical town, referred to as the home of the “Legend of Rawhide,” was literally brought back to life by this very production, which was written and first produced in 1946. The story is based both on fact and legend, and takes place during the California Gold Rush. This special production of the Legend of Rawhide is performed annually on the second weekend of July. Lusk is located on the Cheyenne-Deadwood Stagecoach Route, and many of the historic markers are visible today. Some of the sites to visit along the trail include Fort Hat Creek Stage Station, George Lathrop Monument, the last stagecoach driver on the route and Mother Featherlegs Monument, a roadhouse madam who met her untimely end in the house she operated from 1876 to 1879. Other areas of interest are Redwood Water Tower, Jireh College, Indian Creek Station, Robbers Roost Station, Historic Homestead Cabin and the Spanish Diggins site. Located north of Lusk is Paleo Park. Visitors can go for tours or take part in the excavation of dinosaur fossils. Lusk’s local museum now has on display a replica of a triceratops that was constructed in the summer of 2001. The dinosaur is 30 feet long, 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide. The dinosaur was made of fossils found north of town in addition to steel (as needed for parts not found). Lusk is a warm, friendly town to visit anytime of year and offers a beautiful nine-hole golf course complete with a stream running through the greens. Or, take a short excursion for hunting, horseback riding, fishing, boating, hiking, artifact hunting or just great sightseeing. For more information, contact the Lusk (Niobrara) Chamber at (307) 334-2950 or visit their website at: www.luskwyoming.com
Located 56 miles northwest of Laramie and 55 miles northeast of Rawlins on U.S. Highway 30/287 (north of I-80). Trappers and mountain men, so often pointed out as the first European users of almost any part of the west, had their turn in Medicine Bow, elbowing out the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes who had used the nearby Medicine Bow River bottom as a source of bow-making materials. The trappers were succeeded by the empire builders in the form of the Union Pacific Railroad, for which a pumping station was built on the river in 1868. A town grew up along with the ranching endeavor in the surrounding countryside and by the late 1880s and early 1890s, more range livestock was being shipped from Medicine Bow than any other place on the Union Pacific line.
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In 1911, the town’s mayor, August Grimm and his partner, George Plummer, opened a hotel to the public, making much of its electric lighting and sewer system, the first of their kind in the town. In 1984, the hotel was reopened in its present completely renovated state, having received designation as a National Historic Place. Tour the decorated rooms and speculate about where one Owen Wister (author of the first western novel) stayed. Seven miles east of Medicine Bow stands the Como Bluff Museum Building, made entirely of dinosaur bones, and was featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not as the “Oldest Building in America.” The Site and building are now in private hands, but the owner will sometimes permit tours on request.
Located approximately 45 miles east of Cheyenne and two miles from the Wyoming/Nebraska border on I-80. Out on the Wyoming prairie is where you’ll find the small town of Pine Bluffs, the first Wyoming community you reach when traveling west on I-80. The American Indians used the flat-topped pine covered bluffs as ideal camp sites. Here they could see the distant mountains to the west and the plains to the east. Rich in history and charm, Pine Bluffs is the home of the University of Wyoming’s Historic Archaeological Dig, where researchers have painstakingly extracted American Indian and prehistoric artifacts dating back 8,000 years. Looking back at history is easy in Pine Bluffs when you visit the museum and the adjacent one room school house, the frontier church and a caboose from the Union Pacific Railroad days back in about 1884 when Pine Bluffs was the largest cattle shipping point on the railroad. The Texas Trail Monument marks the path where one of the most spectacular movements of all time took place. Over 600,000 cattle in the year 1871 took the long trail from Texas. Pine Bluffs is truly a historic city on the plains. With its close proximity to Cheyenne and Denver, it is an ideal “pit stop” on your way to the scenic Rocky Mountains or the eastern plains. Visit Pine Bluffs and experience the small town flavor of the west. To learn more on the Pine Bluffs area phone the Town of Pine Bluffs at (307) 245-3746 or visit the website at: www.pinebluffs.org
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Located 21 mi. west of Walcott and 96 mi. west of Laramie just off I-80. Rawlins, in Carbon County, is still as important a stop on the Union Pacific Railroad as it was in the wild days. In 1868 the railroad came through and Rawlins soon became a regional center for the area ranchers and miners and was also an important stopover for stagecoaches, wagon trains and outlaws. Rawlins’ early reputation was for wildness in the days when “outlawing” was typical and citizens resorted to vigilantism. In 1901, after many notorious Iynchings and skinnings, the Wyoming Frontier Prison was built and it serviced this unruly frontier until 1981. Rawlins may have been a rough and ready community in the old days, but today’s visitors will find Rawlins to be a modern city, perfect for family vacations. Accommodations, restaurants and shopping are abundant. Hunting and fishing opportunities in and around Rawlins are among the best. Carbon County, with its 7,991 square miles, is home to a variety of wildlife offering the sportsman exceptional opportunities for hunting. From the upper reaches of the Snowy Range and Sierra Madres to the high plains, to the sagebrush flats and awesome Red Desert, Carbon County provides diverse habitat for many kinds of wildlife. Within the county, one can hunt for deer, elk, antelope, black bear, mountain lion, bighorn sheep and a variety of upland birds and waterfowl. Fishing opportunities abound and include superb lake fishing in the Seminoe and Pathfinder Reservoirs for Trout, Walleye and other species as well as the Blue Ribbon Trout waters of the North Platte River. The mountain ranges of Carbon County offer a variety of smaller streams and lakes which allow the angler to enjoy excellent fishing and mountain splendor simultaneously. There are also many other recreational opportunities. They include
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2201 East Gun Club Dr., Rawlins, WY 82301 residents and visitors to Carbon County enjoy many rodeos in the area throughout the summer months. Other places you won’t want to miss on your visit to Rawlins are Frontier Prison, Carbon County Museum, Wyoming’s Peace Officer Museum and Historic Downtown Rawlins. The historic Ferris Mansion, Rawlins Recreation Center and the Rawlins Uplift which is a unique geological formation ranging from the Archean Era (2600 M) to the Tertiary and Quanternary Periods. To learn more, visit the Carbon County Visitors Council at www.wyomingcarboncounty.com
Clean, comfortable rooms within walking Located approximately 40 miles southeast of Rawlins, just twenty minutes south of I-80 on WY 130. distance to restaurants, tourist attractions ew N ip! der Saratoga, known as the “Good Times Valley”, was named by early and the North Platte River. Un ersh n settlers from the east. Our outdoor natural hot springs reminded them of Ow Saratoga Springs in New York. The springs are free and open all year • Cable TV round 24/7 – definitely worth a visit! • High-Speed Wireless Internet The North Platte River divides the town in half and fishermen come • Open Year-Round from far and wide to toss their line in this river teaming with rainbow trout. River access is plentiful and easy – you can fish a few feet from your • Weekly Rates Available backdoor here in Saratoga! • Credit Cards Accepted Let your cares melt away with a delicious dinner and a good night’s Silver Moon Motel sleep at one of our lovely bed and breakfasts, cozy motels, and extraordinary guest resorts, which offer accommodations for all tastes. 412 E. Bridge St. • P.O. Box 604 Enjoy the spectacular Snowy Range and Sierra Madre mountains and Saratoga, WY 82331 the National Scenic Byways. There are over 425 miles of snowmobile 307.326.5974 • FAX 307.326.5975 trails, cross-country skiing trails and Class 1 blue-ribbon trout fishing in the Upper North Platte Valley. Fall colors can be seen on the mountains while hunting antelope, deer and elk, enhancing all your fall activities. Guides for all of your outdoor adventures are plentiful. Tour the National Fish Hatchery, the Saratoga Museum and the award-winning Grand Located On The River, North of the Platte River Bridge On Hwy. 130 Encampment Museum. Large Spaces With Full Hook-ups • 30 or 50 Amp • Cable TV • WiFi Annual calendar events include: Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby Picnic Tables • Well Lighted • Large, Grassy, Shady Areas and Sierra Madre Winter Carnival in January; Chariot Races in Open May 15 - Oct. 31 • Secure & Well Maintained February; Woodchoppers Jamboree and Rodeo in June; Independence 706 N. First St. • Saratoga, WY 82331 Day Parade and Art Show, Platte River Rodeo, Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering, Mountain Man Rendezvous and Living History • www.deerhavenrv.com Days in July; Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival and Competition and Saratoga Bullfest in August; Copper Days Festival in September; Festival of Trees and Auction, Christmas Parade and Winter Wonderland in December. For more information, please stop by the Chamber of Commerce in the Platte Valley Community Center at 210 West Elm Street or call us at (307) 326-8855. Check out the website at www.saratogachamber.info
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On the River (photo courtesy Saratoga Chamber of Commerce)
(photo courtesy Saratoga Museum)
Saratoga has a rich history of cattle and sheep ranching, homesteaders, American Indians and the Union Pacific Railroad. Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests and a river winding through the town, there is no shortage of stories. A wide variety of people have settled in the valley and their descendents still work the ranches that were homesteaded over one hundred years ago. Housed in a railroad depot donated by Union Pacific, the Saratoga Museum has several displays from the Pleistocene Age, homesteads, the ranching industry, the Platte Valley River’s blue ribbon trout fishing, tie hack tools and more. The grounds also include an 85,000 pound refrigerated plug boxcar which is to be converted to an exhibit space, a caboose, a pavilion for concerts, weddings and photographs, a sheep wagon and a blacksmith shop. The museum also houses one of the largest gem collections in the state of Wyoming, including Wyoming Jade. Saratoga residents have generously donated many artifacts to the museum allowing the Saratoga Historical and Cultural Association to share a unique collection of Saratoga’s history. The depot has three floors of collections and several hands on activities including a mammoths tooth for you to touch and feel. The town of Saratoga also has a rich history, which include several original buildings from the late 19th century including the world famous Hotel Wolf. Located in south central Wyoming, Saratoga is a must see for anyone interested in Western history. For a complete schedule of events visit our website at www.saratoga-museum.com Housed in the town’s original c.1915 Union Pacific Railroad Depot, the museum features an archeological exhibit of early man in the Platte Valley, one of the largest geological exhibits in Wyoming, a reproduction of a pioneer home that is authentically furnished, a blacksmith shop, a Union Pacific caboose & a historic sheep wagon. There is a lovely pavilion on adjoining property for summer concerts and private parties.
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Located just N. of the Wyoming, Colorado border on WY 70, 47 miles W. of Encampment or 11 miles E. of Baggs. Enjoy the drive from Encampment through the Medicine Bow National Forest to Savery. Sights to see along the way are Battle Lake Overlook, Aspen Alley (a tunnel through the aspen trees) just a mile down the Deep Creek Road. There are four campgrounds and many pull-offs along WY 70, four wheel drive roads and trails for hiking and biking. Fishing and hunting are also available in the area. Visit the Little Snake River Museum, once the Savery School, see the Jim Baker Cabin, The Strobridge - Groshart - Hays House, The One Room School House and The Sundance Kid’s Rifle.
Homesteaders Museum 495 Main St. • Torrington, WY 82240
www.torringtonwy.gov Experience the “homestead life” as it was lived on the barren prairies of southeastern Wyoming in Goshen County.
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9634 Van Tassell Rd. • Torrington, WY 82240 www.TeaKettleRanch.com
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Colt Breaking Away (photo courtesy Lana Marie, email@example.com)
Located 8 miles from the Wyoming/ Nebraska border at the junction of U.S. Highway 85/26 east and west, and U.S. Highway 85 south. Over the hills and through the plains they came by the thousands in wagons, on foot and following the Oregon Trail from Nebraska westward. The first stop in what was the beginning of Wyoming was Fort Laramie, on the North Platte River. This historic town was at that time a trading post. Torrington’s countryside is a rolling green belt of farmland stretched along the mighty North Platte River, which provides Torrington with all the natural resources necessary for farming. You’ll find all kinds of travel accommodations and many fun things to see and do in this bird hunter’s paradise. Among the many favorite activities are golfing, roping and bull riding events or a relaxing stroll through the Homesteaders Museum, which is housed in the old Union Pacific Depot, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can follow the old “trail” ruts left by those early travelers following their dreams one half mile south of Guernsey off U.S. Hwy. 26. For more information, contact the Goshen County Chamber at (307) 532-3879 or visit www.goshencountychamber.com
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Located off U.S. Hwy. 25 between Chugwater & Douglas. Wheatland, the county seat and largest town in Platte County, provides easy access to scenic and recreational areas. Set amid farms and ranches that are irrigated by the largest privately owned irrigation system in the country, the town has a nine-hole golf course, museum, library, bowling alley, movie theater and fairgrounds. Primarily an agriultural community, Wheatland boasts a large, clean industrial plant and many small businesses. Wheatland is proud of the medical facilities at the Platte County Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home. To learn more, contact the town of Wheatland at (307) 322-2322.
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Area Chambers of Commerce & Visitors Bureaus Albany County Tourism Board • (800) 445-5303 • www.visitlaramie.org Baggs Visitors Center • (307) 383-7335 • www.townofbaggs.com Casper Area Chamber • (307) 234-5311 • (866) 234-5311 • www.casperwyoming.org Casper Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau • (307) 234-5362 • (800) 852-1889 • www.casperwyoming.info Cheyenne Chamber • (307) 638-3388 • www.cheyennechamber.org Cheyenne Visitor’s Bureau • (307) 778-3133 • (800) 426-5009 • www.cheyenne.org Chugwater • www.chugwater.com Douglas • (307) 358-2950 • www.jackalope.org Elk Mountain • (800) 228-3547 Glenrock • (307) 436-5652 • www.jackalope.org Goshen County Chamber • (307) 532-3879 • www.goshencountychamber.com Laramie • (307) 745-7339 • www.laramie.org Lingle • (307) 837-2422 • www.townoflingle.org Lusk (Niobrara Chamber) • (307) 334-2950 • (800) 828-8855 • www.luskwyoming.com Town Of Pine Bluffs • (307) 245-3746 • www.pinebluffs.org Platte County • (307) 322-2322 • www.plattechamber.com Rawlins-Carbon County • (800) 228-3547 • www.wyomingcarboncounty.com Saratoga / Platte Valley • (307) 326-8855 • www.saratogachamber.info Torrington • (307) 532-3879 • www.goshencountychamber.com Wheatland • (307) 322-2322 • www.plattechamber.com
Traveling Safety Tips
• Whether you’re going 50 miles or 5,000 miles, always leave an itinerary with someone you know well and trust. • If you are traveling by car or RV, always service / inspect your vehicle or have it inspected by a qualified mechanic. Don’t get stuck needing repairs or maintenance while on the road. At a minimum this inspection should include: • Engine fluids • Overall running and operational condition • Transmission and drive train operation and fluid levels • Tire tread, wear, and air pressure, Don’t forget the spare • Lights and signals • Horn • Windshield wipers • Glass and mirrors • Take a list of any medications you are taking, and your physicians contact information • Don’t forget allergy medications, and if you wear medical bracelets or necklaces, put them on • Cell phone and charger • Phone number list or phone book • Always have a roadside emergency kit in your vehicle when traveling. At a minimum this should include: • Flashlight • Basic tools • Jumper cables • High-visibility vest • Tire chains in the winter • Reflective triangles or flares (Flares can be dangerous, and cause fires) • Gloves • Blanket • Always carry a First Aid Kit. • Carry a 2 ½ lb. or larger fire extinguisher (ABC Classification) and know how to use it • Your clothing should be appropriate for the weather conditions. If you’re traveling in adverse weather conditions, be prepared for the worst case scenario. • Have a detailed map • Travel with your lights on • Always wear your safety restraints, and make sure your passengers do as well If you should breakdown • Get off the road, as far as the road’s edge and safety permits • Turn on your four-way flashers • It’s usually safest to remain in your vehicle. If you must get out, stay back, away from the shoulder of the road and the traffic • Wear your high-visibility vest when changing tires, and have a flashlight on to make you more visible at night • Put out the reflective triangle Have a safe trip! ~ Safejary www.worksafetyservices.com
Calendar of Events
Contact Area Chambers of Commerce/Visitor’s Bureaus for more information. SEPTEMBER BAGGS – Fall Historical & Educational Trek CASPER – Carriage Ball CDR Motocross Invitational Platte River Festival CHEYENNE – Greek Festival Kennel Club Dog Show Oktoberfest U.S. Team Roping Regional Championship Zonta Antique Show ENCAMPMENT – Copper Days Festival LINGLE – Western History Days @ Western History Center LUSK – Senior Pro Rodeo RAWLINS – Harvest Fest SARATOGA – Encampment Copper Days Historical & Cultural Assoc. Trek SAVERY – Country Days TORRINGTON – Goshen Cty. Quilt Show Septemberfest Twombly Horse Sale OCTOBER CHEYENNE Harvest Festival Fine Wine & Dine DOUGLAS – Helluva Hunt Hunters BBQ Oktoberfest FORT LARAMIE Open House / Ghost Walk LARAMIE – Haunted Prison Tours RAWLINS LeClair Square Dance Festival Oktoberfest TORRINGTON 4-H Harvest Carnival Burch Bash Bronc Riding Rope the Rockies WHEATLAND Haunted Bath House Oktoberfest / Moonlight Madness NOVEMBER CASPER – NIC Art Show & Sale CHEYENNE – Christkindlemart Downtown Fall Festival DOUGLAS – All Saints Day Cemetery Tour Cowboy Christmas Celebration Show Eastern Wyoming College Craft Show Senior Citizen Center Craft Show GUERNSEY – Holiday Bazaar LARAMIE – Holiday Wine Fest PINE BLUFFS – Fun Shoot TORRINGTON – Holiday Bazaar DECEMBER GLENDO – Chariot Races RAWLINS – Annual Holiday Art Fair Ice Sculpting TORRINGTON – 2 Shot Goose Hunt Motocross WHEATLAND – Holiday Bazaar JANUARY SARATOGA – Ice Fishing Derby Sierra Madre Winter Carnival WHEATLAND Winter Series Horse Show & Gymkhana FEBRUARY CASPER – API Annual Chili Cookoff Casper Mountain Dog Sled Race ENCAMPMENT Sierra Madre Winter Carnival
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RAWLINS – Winterfest SARATOGA Donald E. Erickson Memorial Chariot Races TORRINGTON – Jack Burney Memorial Barrel Race & Team Roping Rotary Wine Tasting Team Roping Jackpot WHEATLAND Winter Series Horse Show & Gymkhana MARCH
CHEYENNE All Laramie County Art Show & Sale TORRINGTON US Team Roping Championships WHEATLAND – Annual 4-H Carnival APRIL LARAMIE – Native American Spring Powwow RAWLINS Carbon County Gathering Of Cowboy Poets TORRINGTON – Twombly Horse Sale WHEATLAND Winter Series Horse Show & Gymkhana MAY CASPER – Cruizin’ with the Oldies CHEYENNE – Cheyenne Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Rock Show GLENDO – Western Walleye Pro Classic GLENROCK – Lil’ Pokes Rodeo LARAMIE – Collegiate Rodeo Laramie Kennel Club Dog Show PINE BLUFFS – Seasonal Volksmarch Team Roping SAVERY – Frontier Days TORRINGTON – Craft Class for Kids JUNE CASPER – Casper Marathon College National Rodeo Finals Lawdogs vs. Cowboys NIC Fest National Pony Express Re-Ride Powder River Sheepherders Fair CHEYENNE – Bounty of the Pacific Northwest Fine Wine & Dine Cheyenne Gunslingers Gunfights Fort Collins Irish Festival Tour de Prairie Cycling Event CHUGWATER Chugwater Chili Cook-Off DOUGLAS – Converse County Rodeo Fort Fetterman Days Jackalope Railroad Days Wyoming High School Rodeo Finals ENCAMPMENT Woodchoppers Jamboree & Rodeo GLENDO Wyoming Walleye Circuit / Governor’s Cup Wyoming Walleye Tourney GLENROCK – Hog Fest Pony Express Re-Ride LAGRANGE – Mini Fair & Rodeo LARAMIE – Butch Cassidy Days Dead Dog Classic Stage Race Gem City Bone and Joint Laramie Duathlon Snowy Range Rendezvous LUSK – Wyoming Mounted Shooting MEDICINE BOW Lions Club Annual Fishing Derby PINE BLUFFS – Night Rodeo RAWLINS – Old West Summerfest Taste of Carbon County
SARATOGA – Kids Fishing Day Platte Valley Festival of Birds Woodchoppers Jamboree & Rodeo SLATER Homestead Heritage Day Dutch Oven Cook-Off TORRINGTON – Pony Express Re-Ride WHEATLAND – Antique Tractor Pull JULY ALBIN – Albin Day CASPER – Bessemer Jailbreak Central Wyoming Balloon Fest Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo Jimmy Buffet Party Whitewater Rodeo CHEYENNE – Cheyenne Frontier Days Professional Bull Riders DIXON – Little Snake River Lions Club Rodeo DOUGLAS – Railroad Days ENCAMPMENT – Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering & Living History Days Sierra Muzzleloaders Mountain Man Rendezvous & Black Powder Shoot FORT LARAMIE – Wyoming Bat Festival GLENDO – Sailboat Regatta GLENROCK – Deer Creek Roping Events HANNA – Annual King Coal Days LANDER – Pioneer Days Rodeo LARAMIE – Brewfest Laramie Jubilee Days Fire in the Sky Tour de Wyoming LUSK – Annual Legend of Rawhide Niobrara County Fair MEDICINE BOW Antique Tractor & Engine Convention PINE BLUFFS – Friday Night Rodeos RAWLINS Fiesta Days & Outhouse Obstacle Race SARATOGA – Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering & Mountain Man Rendezvous Independence Day Parade & Wild West Shoot-Out Platte River Rodeo Assoc. WRA Rodeo Platte Valley Arts Festival WHEATLAND – Antique Tractor Pull Wyoming Junior Rodeo Association Rodeo AUGUST CASPER – Beartrap Summer Festival DOUGLAS Douglas Invitational Art Show & Sale Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo FORT LARAMIE – Moonlight Tour GLENROCK – Deer Creek Days HANNA – Annual King Coal Days LARAMIE – Albany County Fair LUSK – Niobrara County Fair MIDWEST – Salt Creek Days PINE BLUFFS – Texas Trail Days RAWLINS Annual Rawlins-Sturgis Roundup Carbon County Fair & Rodeo Cow Plop SARATOGA – Bullfest Carbon County Fair Steinley Cup Microbrewery Competition Taste of the West SINCLAIR – Town Anniversary Celebration TORRINGTON Big Wyoming Appaloosa Horse Show Goshen County Fair Sunflower Classic Cattle Dog Trial WHEATLAND – Platte County Fair & Rodeo
Points of Interest Medicine Bow National Forest Medicine Bow National Forest lies between WY 487 to the west and I-25 in the east, then skips down into the southwestern corner of the region. This magnificent mountain range is honored by the American Indians as hunting grounds rich in mahogany used in making bows, and also where they came together for medicinal and ceremonial powwows. Making medicine and making bows eventually came together as “Medicine Bow.” This national forest was so declared as such by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902. The outdoor recreational scope is unlimited, wildlife is abundant and the timber harvesting industry seems to exist in concert with all who enjoy this million acre national forest. ALCOVA Independence Rock State Historic Site baggs
Baggs Outlaw Stop
CASPER Dan Speas Fish Rearing Station Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park
laramie Abraham Lincoln Memorial Monument Ames Monument Laramie Plains Museum, at 603 Ivinson Avenue, in Laramie, is the restored Victorian mansion of Edward Ivinson, one of the city’s original settlers. Guided tours are offered. (307) 742-4448 University of Wyoming Vedauwoo Area, 17 miles south east of Laramie via l-80. Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site Jay Em Historic Site Western History Center
Mormon Handcart Visitors Center
Fort Hat Creek Stage Station Indian Creek Stage Station. Legend of Rawhide Pageant Lightning Creek Indian Battle Robbers Roost Stage Station Silver Cliff Texas Trail Monument
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Interstate 25, Exit 189. Oregon Trail, Pony Express Trail, California Trail, and Mormon Pioneer Trail galleries and life-sized displays. (307) 281-7780
Como Bluff Fossil Cabin Medicine Bow Museum
Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center Pathfinder Reservoir
Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road in Casper. Open year-round. (307) 235-8462
cheyenne Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Muesum Curt Gowdy State Park Histoic Governor’s Mansion State Historic Site Laramie County Library State Capitol in Cheyenne Terry Bison Ranch Wildlife Visitors Center Chugwater Museum
douglas Ayres Natural Bridge Fort Fetterman State Historic Site Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo encampment Grand Encampment Museum
pine bluffs Historic Archeological Dig Site Texas Trail Museum Our Lady of Peace Shrine rawlins Carbon County Museum at 9th and Walnut. Join us for the High Plains Powwow in August. (307) 328-2740 • www.carboncountymuseum.org Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site Seminole State Park is located near Rawlins Wyoming Frontier Prison saratoga Saratoga Mineral Hot Springs Saratoga Museum Saratoga National Fish Hatchery savery Little Snake River Valley Museum
fort laramie Fort Laramie National Historic Site
torrington Goshen County Fairgrounds Hawk Springs State Recreation Area
guernsey Guernsey State Park Oregon Trail Ruts State Historic Site Register Cliff State Historic SIte
Homesteaders Museum - experience the “homestead life” as it was lived on the barren prairies of southeastern Wyoming in Goshen County. Located one mile north of the historic Oregon Trail in the Old Union Pacific Depot, built in 1925. (307) 532-5612
Museum & Visitors Center Sunrise Museum
Laramie Peak Museum Sybille Research Center
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