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.

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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).

Photo by Brad Christensen.

Lander named a Top Seven ‘Trail Town’ in TrailRunner Magazine’s September issue.

(Lander, Wyo.) – Lander is receiving the distinction of being in the top seven “Trail Towns” by TrailRunner Magazine. Each year, TrailRunner experts search for towns and cities around the US that make solid trail-running vacation destinations, both for their metropolitan offerings and their access to singletrack. In addition to Lander, Wyoming the “Trail Towns” they chose “that are gateways to serious wildlands” include Conway, New Hampshire; Hot Springs, Arkansas; Los Angeles, California; Ouray, Colorado; Silver City, New Mexico; and Whitefish, Montana.

John McIntyre demonstrates his foot-powered lathe, which is a one of a series of unplugged woodworking tools he is making. He will be demonstrating the lathe at Atlantic City on August 2.

Atlantic City’s Gold Bust Festival is this Saturday

(Atlantic City, Wyo.) – Atlantic City will host a Gold Bust Festival on Saturday, Aug. 2, featuring food, music, gold panning, arts and crafts, demonstrations, and games. Special guests for the event will be Bill and Beth Sagstetter, authors of Mining Camps Speak, A New Way to Explore the Ghost Towns of the American West. They will be giving an illustrated talk on little-known techniques for unraveling the secrets of ghost towns. The Sagstetters have been exploring the backcountry of the American West and Southwest for over 50 years. They have authored and published five books and produced four prime-time documentary films for television.

The Museum of the American West in Lander hosts the "Eagle Spirit Dancers" July 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20 at 7 p.m. Photo provided.

Traditional Indian Powwows set for the rest of the summer in Fremont County

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Summer time is Powwow season. In Wind River Country, a different Powwow can be experienced every week during this season. Powwows can be traced back to pre-European times when Plains Indians used dance to honor tribal members, recognize important events, and seek protection for warriors and hunters. Today, Powwows have become an important way for Native Americans to keep their culture and traditions alive.

In the heart of downtown Lander the thunder quieted and the Veterans and their supporters recited the Pledge of Allegiance above two large flags suspended over Main Street last July.

Veterans Memorial Motorcycle Parade is Sunday morning in Lander

(Lander, Wyo.) – Join your friends and neighbors on Main Street this Sunday, July 13, at 10 a.m. to welcome home more than 200 veterans as they ride to the Veteran’s Memorial to commemorate the sacrifices of those who fought and died in the Vietnam War. More that 200 Vietnam Veterans and Legacy Veterans will ride in a parade down Main Street and to the courthouse for an observance and memorial service at the Veteran’s Memorial.

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Wrangler Classic set for July 18-20 at the Jim Moss Arena in Riverton

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Contestants and spectators are once again looking forward to The WRANGLER CLASSIC 2014. The event returns to the Jim Moss Arena which is located at 500 Eight Mile Rd, Riverton, WY. The fun begins with a Wyoming Whiskey Tasting at noon on Friday, July 18 followed by the Prairie Dog Open Golf Tournament T-Off at 1 p.m. WTRC Team Roping starts at 6 p.m. on Friday and as the roping winds down, the band gets started! Don’t miss the Bob Stevens Band, from Jackson on Friday night from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., no cover charge – compliments of Jim and Paulette Moss.

Enjoy the ongoing Dutch Oven Cooking, rope making, pedal tractors to ride, a barrel train, sand box for kids, plus antique sewing machine demonstrations and live music during lunchtime. Photo provided.

Shoshoni’s annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show is this weekend

(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – The Don Layton Memorial Antique Tractor and Engine Show, named in honor of the founder who passed away in 2006, will be held in the East Park on June 14 & 15. The Tractor Drive starts at 10 a.m. each day followed by the Tractor Pull, raffles and much more.  Enjoy the ongoing Dutch Oven Cooking, rope making, pedal tractors to ride, a barrel train, sand box for kids, plus antique sewing machine demonstrations and live music during lunchtime.

This year’s crafts may include Native American items, woodworking, quilting plus stone and magnetic jewelry. The food vendors will also be in attendance for lunch. Come and participate in a raffle for a choice of a Farmall M pedal tractor or lap quilt. There will also be a Flywheeler yard sale, a windmill raffle (provided by the Shoshoni Chamber), and an auction at 1 p.m. on Saturday that will include three quilts, a wooden flower cart, a John Deere cookie jar and other items.

The Don Scheer Memorial Packhorse Race will be held June 13-15 at the Dubois Town Park. Photo provided.

The Don Scheer Memorial Packhorse Race is set for this weekend in Dubois

(Dubois, Wyo.) – The Don Scheer Memorial Packhorse Race will be held on Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15 at the Dubois Town Park.  The open race (men and/or women) will start at 10 a.m. where the team will break down their camp, pack up one horse, saddle the other two horses and trot a 7-mile course. After they unpack the horse, have a 15-minute break, they will trot again the 7-mile course and set up camp at approximately 11 a.m.-Noon. The first team (2 people, 3 horses) to complete this wins! The entry fee for Saturday’s event is $100.