Wyoming January 09, 2017
The 9 Towns You Absolutely Need To Visit In Wyoming In 2017
Wyoming’s towns are just as diverse as its landscape. While all towns in Wyoming have their own unique attributes, there are some that stand out more than others in certain areas. We’ve compiled a list of towns from our 2016 articles that you absolutely need to visit in Wyoming in 2017.
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Best 2- Day Getaway
Saratoga is located at the base of the Snowy Range, Elk Mountain and the Sierra Madre Mountains. The free medicinal hot springs are a major draw to the area. Saratoga also has the best blue ribbon trout fishing in the country and the most breathtaking views that attract photographers, nature lovers and artists.
Most Overlooked Town
This town in northwestern Wyoming is a gateway to both national parks, which is probably why it is so overlooked, because travelers are focused on the parks. Dubois is home to the Cowboy Cafe, a historic general store frequented by Butch Cassidy and the largest wintering herd of bighorn sheep.
Most Western Town
Wyoming's western culture and history are part of everyday life in Cody. Buffalo Bill who was one of the most famous and popular western figures of his time founded the town of Cody and built a hotel that he named after his daughter. It's also home to Old Trail Town which consists of 25 historic western buildings and artifacts. This town represents every aspect of the west.
Most Unique Town
This little town has all the typical amenities that you would expect to find in a small town but has received an extra special blessing from nature that makes it very different from the rest. Broadway Street is worth strolling, Hot Springs State Park is worth visiting with the world's largest mineral hot spring and Wyoming's Dinosaur Center is worth checking out with the only Archaeopteryx fossil, a bird-like dinosaur, outside of Europe, along with nearby excavation sites.
This little town located in the southeastern part of the state is known as Wyoming’s “oldest incorporated town that is still in existence.” Not only is Hartville the oldest town but it's also home to the oldest bar in Wyoming. Many of the buildings that existed during Hartville's heyday still line the tiny main street today.
Creepiest Ghost Town
No visit to our state is complete unless you visit one of our ghost towns. Gebo is an old abandoned mining town located just north of Thermopolis. What once was a town with a population of 20,000 is now a town with abandoned buildings and a cemetery with mostly graves of children and infants. Some say you can still hear their cries.
Capital And Town With The Largest Rodeo
There are two reasons why you should visit the largest town in Wyoming. Cheyenne is Wyoming's capital and home to the largest rodeo in North America. The capitol building is very impressive and the rodeo draws around 200,000 people from around the world. The rodeo occurs during Cheyenne's Frontier Days which is held over a period of 10 days in July.
This abandoned mining town is located in the Absaroka Range. Kirwin was home to 38 buildings and over 200 people until a mine explosion and massive avalanche occurred and caused many people to leave the area. Amelia Earhart even had a cabin built in Kirwin.
Smallest Town In America
Not only is Wyoming known as the state with the smallest population but it’s also home to the smallest town in America. Most of the communities in Wyoming are small towns but this one town has more buildings than residents. Welcome to Buford or what is currently known as PhinDeli Town Buford, Wyoming, population of 1 or 2.
For other things to do in the coming year, check out
The 20 Places You Should Go In Wyoming In 2017.