There are so many picturesque small towns to enjoy throughout the state of Wyoming. Some towns are picturesque because of their natural setting and others are due to the charm of their old dilapidated buildings echoing a time in history like no other. Click
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Centennial is a census-designated place in Albany County with a small population of around 200 to 300 residents that is located along the foot of the Snowy Range. The quaint little town with the backdrop of the Snowy Range makes for some very scenic vistas. Centennial was known as a mining and ranching town and is home to the historic Mountain View Historic Hotel & Cafe.
Douglas is a city in Converse County located along the banks of the beautiful North Platte River. Douglas is nestled between the Medicine Bow National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland with the Laramie Mountain Range just off to the south. This area is the center of the American horse culture and has always been excellent cattle country with its lush pastures. Douglas was a designated stop along the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad. Today, the city is still home to this historic railroad passenger depot and to the Wyoming State Fair. Douglas has just the right blend of history along with a beautiful setting to make it stand out.
Story is a census designated place located in Sheridan County. The scenery is literally like a storybook setting with the community located among pines between the North and South Piney Creeks. The small town with a population of around 800 is dotted with rustic buildings and an abundance of wildlife.
Ten Sleep is a town located in Washakie County nestled in the Big Horn Basin in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. Ten Sleep is a ranching town located half way between two Sioux Native American camps. The town has a population of around 260 and is surrounded by working cattle and sheep ranches. Ten Sleep will be one of your favorite stopovers.
Dubois is another quaint little town located along the Wind River. It's framed by the Wind River Mountains to the south and by the Absarokas to the north. It's nestled between badlands to the east and high peaks everywhere else. The town features an attractive golf course, town park, working ranches and a flair of artistry. The scenic views here provide a lot of inspiration for artists. Dubois is a beautiful little town full of lots of charm.
Bondurant is a census designated place located in Sublette County with a population of around 100. It's a small ranch community located in the mountains of the Hoback Canyon. The community is bordered by the Gros Ventre Wilderness and Hoback River. The rustic buildings of the community along with the beautiful scenery makes for a very picturesque small town.
Daniel is a census designated place located in Sublette County. The town is nestled among the Green River Valley and surrounded by the Gros Ventre Range, Wind River Mountains and the Salt River Range. Part of the community's charm are the old nostalgic buildings such as the old Daniel School House, mercantile store and bar located in this quiet rural setting.
Cody is one of the larger small towns located in Park County. The Shoshone River flows through Cody and the town is nestled along the western edge of the Bighorn Basin. This historic city full of Old West adventure is one of the most scenic towns in the state.