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.

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.

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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).

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.