Wyoming December 27, 2017
This Might Just Be The Most Peaceful Town In All Of Wyoming
Wyoming’s rough-and-tumble, Wild West history belies the reality that it’s filled with quiet little towns. You’re practically guaranteed to come across more than one in a day’s travel through the Cowboy State.
If you’re craving a dose of peace and quiet, Dubois is one town that you absolutely must visit. Located in the enchanting Wind River Valley, this little village embodies the serene beauty that is iconically Wyoming. We think it could be the most peaceful town in the entire state.
You'll find Dubois on the western side of Wyoming.
It's not quite as far west as the Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks - if you hit either of those well-known spots, you've gone too far.
The picturesque little town is nestled in the Wind River Valley - a setting for a peaceful paradise if there ever was one.
With only 985 residents, Dubois is a true small town, and it personifies the charm that makes Wyoming's little rural communities so unique.
A porch or deck overlooking the river as it lazily flows past is a perfect place to spend a few hours.
Or head to the heart of town and stop in at the Cowboy Café for a cup of coffee or a serving of tasty All-American comfort food.
Alternatively, if you're in the mood for a cold one as well as some old-time saloon atmosphere, the Rustic Pine Tavern is just a short walk away.
After a refreshment break, why not stroll down to the Country Store to peruse the selection of souvenirs? While you're there, you can get a picture with the world's largest jackalope.
This delightful village is also home to the Dubois Museum, a treasure-trove of historic artifacts from Wyoming's history.
Some of the items at the museum date back as far as prehistoric times, so you'll see a wide range of displays including geologic items, Indian artifacts, and a pioneer town made up of relocated homesteader cabins and other historic buildings.
What's more, Dubois is the location of the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center where you can learn all about the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. In fact, the largest herd in the U.S. lives nearby.
If the hubbub of the city gets to be too much, you can always take a horseback ride on the outskirts of town. It's an idyllic place to wander and ponder as you enjoy the tranquility.
With its small-town spirit, friendly residents, and an assortment of leisurely activities to partake in - or not - it's impossible for visitors not to slow down to match the easy, relaxed pace of Dubois.
Have you ever been to Dubois?
What other small towns should be in the running for the most peaceful in all of Wyoming?