Wind River Visitors Council Mission Statement:
“Develop awareness of unique attractions in Fremont County and to promote them as a tourist destination, in a manner that protects and preserves the resource for future generations.”

The Wind River Visitors Council is a Lodging Tax Board responsible for promoting the travel and tourism industry in Fremont County through expenditures of the Lodging Tax. The Council was formed by a Joint Powers Agreement in 1989 between the Fremont County Commissioners, the cities of Lander, Riverton, Dubois and the towns of Shoshoni and Hudson.

Board members represent our communities and the county and are appointed by local City Councils and the Fremont County Commissioners.

This site is a listing of all tourism-related businesses located in Fremont County, Wyoming.  We are not a member-based organization.  The information posted on this website is provided as a service to travelers and should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation of any vendor.

J.B. Oakies' "The Big TeePee" will be the subject of a June trek.

County Museums and Wind River Country team up for new Trek Series

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Museums, which include the Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, Fremont County Pioneer Museum in Lander and the Riverton Museum, have partnered with the Wind River Visitors Council to expand a program that has been extremely popular for the Dubois Museum.

At South Pass City, the original Carissa Mine excavation is pictured with Headframe and trestle in background.

Tourism Numbers in Wyoming Soar to Record Levels in 2014

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Wyoming’s tourism economy saw another year of tremendous growth in 2014. A preliminary assessment of Wyoming’s travel and tourism impact shows that a record 10.1 million people visited the state in 2014. That number is up 11% from 2013 when Wyoming had a total of 9.07 million visitors and is the highest percentage growth year over year since tracking began in 1998. This follows several years of consistently strong growth. The last decade of tourism marketing has resulted in a 45% increase of visitation to the state.

You'll find an assortment of Native American cultural offerings including a Shoshone Powwow and Northern Arapaho Cultural Experiences in Fremont County this Summer. Photo by Jennie Hutchinson.

Wind River Country has a list of the biggest local events so you can start planning your year

Wind River Country, WY – Plan to attend unique western events all year in Wyoming’s Wind River Country. The communities of Dubois, Lander, Riverton, South Pass City, Shoshoni and the Wind River Indian Reservation host dozens of events that bring classic old western movies back to life. You can attend wild-west Friday night rodeos and even pan for gold throughout the summer. Not to mention the July 4th parades, a tractor parade and fireworks.

The half block of businesses that were not damaged

Travel to Dubois, Wyo., not impacted by fire

(Dubois, Wyo.) – On Tuesday night, Dec. 30, Dubois Wyoming, in Fremont County, suffered a fire on their Main Street, burning multiple buildings and affecting numerous businesses. While Fremont County covers a large area, its residents are a small town at heart. When a crisis affects one of our towns, it affects all of our communities. Please continue to support Dubois during the aftermath of the fire as they clean up and plan to rebuild. We are grateful that there were no personal injuries in the fire.

Photo: Jennie Hutchinson

Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail named of the country’s best places to ride

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Once again SnoWest Magazine named the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail (CDST) one of the top places to ride in the country. The trail landed the No. 5 spot on SnoWest’s Western Guide to Snowmobiling for 2014. It also came in second on the magazine’s “Best of All Time” list since it has been No. 1 four times, in the top 10 all but one year and in the top 15 every year since SnoWest Magazine started the list 18 years ago. The magazine, considered the leading authority on adventure snowmobiling, uses reader surveys to rank trails for scenery, grooming, signage, maps, off-trail riding, snow quality, crowds, terrain, services and weather

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Enjoy Winter Vacation Adventure Deals in Wyoming’s Wind River Country

Wind River Country, Wyo. – Adventure vacation packages in Wyoming’s Wind River Country this winter surround you with nature and the magnificent wildlife in this area. For individuals and families the many attractions and unparalleled scenery of the Wind River Region are calling. Some of the packages can be enjoyed throughout the season, while others are only available during certain dates. Most of these packages are near the town of Dubois, home of the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail and the Togwotee Trail. Following is a brief description of each special vacation package wrapped in the wonder of Wyoming’s Wind River Country. A detailed description of all of these amazing winter packages can be viewed on Wind River Country Packages.

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Ya’ll don’t miss the 6th annual Festival of the Cowboys in Crowheart on Sept. 13

(Crowheart, Wyo.) – The 6th Annual Festival of the Cowboys will be celebrated on Sept. 13 in the Crowheart Community Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Listen to western music and Cowboy Poetry with Open Mic and Jam Sessions all Day.  Featured artists will be Pushroot Rangers.  Shop til you drop at the Western Arts and Crafts Fair (307 486-2238 to reserve a complimentary space).