Wyoming January 14, 2019
Never Underestimate These 9 Wyoming Towns That Are Packed With Unique Things To Do
Wyoming has earned a reputation, somehow, of being a boring state. To those who’ve clearly never seen all that Wyoming has to offer, plan a visit to any of these small Wyoming towns. Though they’re each isolated and quiet, you’ll find that you’ll never be bored, because each one is packed with things to do! Getaway to one of the most fun towns in Wyoming and you might find yourself wanting to live here permanently.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
Dubois is a great little mountain town that's home to artists, ranchers, history buffs, and nature lovers. With restaurants and saloons in town, and miles of wilderness outside of town, Dubois is the perfect place to escape for a while.
Centennial is the gateway to the Snowy Range mountains. Hang out with locals in town, or head to one of the many ranches on the outskirts of town. Explore Medicine Bow National Forest during a weekend surrounded by the beauty of nature.
Buffalo is a historic little town that was made famous by the TV drama Longmire. Long before the show kicked off the town's popularity, though, Buffalo has been a favorite of Wyomingites. With great dining, shopping, and a historic hotel and saloon, it's a great place to getaway or settle down for good.
Sundance is a small town not far from the Black Hills of Wyoming. It was made famous thanks to the outlaw, Sundance Kid, who took his nickname from the town that jailed him first. Sundance is a great spot to stay on your trip to see Devils Tower or even Mt. Rushmore, which is just under two hours away. Be sure to dine at one of the town's cozy cafes to have yourself a real cowboy breakfast.
Thermopolis might be the most underrated town in the world. Not only is it home to the world's largest mineral hot spring in Hot Springs State Park, but in town, you'll find the Wyoming Dinosaur Center, quirky motels, tasty dining, and even a brewing company. Visit Thermopolis for a fantastic getaway, or tuck yourself in as one of the town's 2,900 permanent residents.
Pinedale is a hiker - or snowmobiliers - paradise. Depending on when you choose to visit, you'll be surrounded by people taking advantage of the town's perfect location in the heart of some of America's most remote lands. This town of just 2,000 people may be the outdoor recreation capital of the state.
Afton is one of Wyoming's most visited towns, but for most, it's just a drive-through on the way to the National Parks. Next time you head west, stop in town. Hike to the Intermittent Spring that shuts on and off thanks to weird geology, eat some of Wyoming's freshest seafood (flown in daily!), or visit the fine chocolatier on Main Street. Don't forget to take a photo with the world's largest antler arch!
Saratoga is the place to go when you really want to get away from it all. Book a stay at the Hotel Wolf and feast on one of the best steaks you'll ever have at the hotel's restaurant, or escape to the Saratoga Hot Springs Resort to have a truly relaxing spa vacation. You'll love being totally off the grid out here.
Hulett is a tiny town that gets attention because it's so close to Devils Tower. In the town itself, you'll find an amazing cafe called the Ponderosa, and a deli that serves the best sandwiches you'll ever try. The center of town is tiny, so be sure to hop out of the car and check it out on your way to America's first National Monument.
What’s your favorite of Wyoming’s small towns? Is there one you would move to, if you could? Of course, those of us who already live out here know that
Living In Wyoming Is The Best – And Everyone Should Move Here.