Wyoming Attractions October 11, 2018
This Funky Little Town In Wyoming Is A True Hidden Gem
Wyoming’s small towns are all full of stories, but perhaps no town is more interesting than Buffalo. From being one of the most dangerous places in the Nation to being a quiet historic town that’s a rural hidden gem, Buffalo has undergone quite a transformation while still telling you all about its past.
In the 1800s, Buffalo was considered the most Lawless town in the Nation.
The wild Johnson County War unfolded at the town's feet. The still-standing TA Ranch was the epicenter, where Big Business cattlemen took on small-town ranchers with firearms and explosives in a blood range battle.
The town's historic Occidental Hotel was once the watering hole of famous outlaws, rogue sheriffs, politicians, and more.
Teddy Roosevelt, Frank Canton, Buffalo Bill Cody, and Butch Cassidy are just a few of the famous faces that have walked through the door of the Occidental.
The hotel and saloon are still standing, and still taking in weary travelers.
The hotel is rumored to be haunted, and you can still see bullet holes in the roof of the lobby saloon from the wildest days of the past.
Buffalo got a bit of a popularity boost when the show Longmire debuted.
The crime drama is set in a fictional town, but Buffalo (and the Busy Bee Cafe, in particular) were inspirations to the author.
Every year, the town celebrates its reputation with Longmire Days!
This multi-day festival is dedicated to the popular show and Buffalo's history as a wild western town.
Today, Buffalo is one of the hidden gems of the Cowboy State.
Visitors come from all over to visit Buffalo, hike the Bighorn Mountains and get lost in the Cloudy Peak Wilderness.
What’s your favorite little town in Wyoming? Buffalo is truly amazing, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only place worth visiting! After you’ve gotten to know Buffalo, get in the car and head to Hulett:
The Small Town In Wyoming You’ve Never Heard Of But Will Fall In Love With.