Wyoming November 27, 2016
10 Picture Perfect Main Streets In Wyoming You’ll Want To Visit
The main streets and downtowns are the heartbeat of any city. Several towns throughout Wyoming have adopted the Main Street National Program that focuses on revitalizing downtown economic districts, making these sometimes overlooked and run down areas, very appealing. Here are 10 Main Streets in Wyoming you’ll want to visit.
Rawlins was founded in 1867 and built up around the railroad. Its downtown underwent a major transformation, and as a result ended up as the 2015 Great American Main Street Award Winner. A couple of things to check out along Main Street are the Train Depot and the Rawlins Main Street Gallery. Also worthwhile is a stroll through downtown to view the 12 murals that represent the area's history.
Sheridan has a picture perfect Main Street with a picturesque mountain backdrop. The famous Mint Bar is located along Main Street as well as dozens of unique shops, restaurants and galleries. Downtown Sheridan is the hub of the Bighorn Mountain area.
The Transcontinental Railroad put Laramie on the map in the 1860s. Since Laramie is the home of the University of Wyoming, its progressive Main Street is a nice reflection of a cultural center mixed in with the Old West. This college town Main Street is vibrant with a blend of sophisticated shops, restaurants and local dives.
4. Rock Springs
Immigrant coal miners from around the world set the tone for the town of Rock Springs. Downtown Rock Springs is the central business district and heart of the community. Its coal mining roots and rich cultural heritage are still evident today along Main Street and throughout the city.
Dubois is an authentic western town that is a gateway to Yellowstone. Stroll along Main Street and browse local shops with authentic western and handmade merchandise. Along historic Main Street, you'll also find Welty's General Store where Butch Cassidy frequented.
Evanston was built around the railroad and oil boom. Downtown is full of shops, art galleries, restaurants and Union Pacific railroad history. Evanston's Main Street reflects Evanston's history, urban renewal, cultural heritage, arts and entertainment.
7. Green River
Green River has worked on the beautification and preservation of its Main Street throughout the years. Original brick buildings from as early as the 1880s still line the street. One of the buildings you will see along Main Street is the Tomahawk Hotel. You can eat, shop and stay overnight to experience Green River's historic and western culture.
Main Street in Buffalo started out as a trail made by the first freight wagons through the area. The bridge in Buffalo bisects Main Street and at one time was the only bridge in the world where a U-turn was legal. Buildings along Main Street include many shops, the Occidental Hotel, the Johnson County Court House and the Carnegie Wing of the Museum.
Douglas, known as the "Home of the Jackalope" and as one of "The 100 Best Small Towns In America," was established as a result of the railroad. Main Street Douglas offers unique shopping opportunities, a historic theater, restaurants and special events throughout the year. Douglas' Main Street is diverse and is the heartbeat of the town's economy.
Torrington was founded in 1900 and was an established community for nearby ranchers and farmers. It started out with a bank, three general stores, a pharmacy with a soda fountain and two hotels. One of the hotels can still be found on Main Street in addition to Main Street Market and The Main Street Saloon. Torrington's Main Street is the heart of the business district.
Do you know of any other Main Streets in Wyoming that should be mentioned?