Help a Tourist, Help Your Town: Wind River Eclipse Opportunities #helpatourist
Promoting tourism in Fremont County is everyone’s responsibility. We’re all ambassadors for this great community. To ensure that we’re all equipped with the stories of Wind River Country that make our culture fascinating and unique, the Wind River Visitors Council has sponsored this #helpatourist content series.
The Wind River Eclipse will be the heart and soul of the Great American Eclipse, which will pass across the continental U.S. midday on Aug. 21. Only a narrow strip of the nation will experience a total solar eclipse, a dramatically more thrilling experience than a partial solar eclipse, and Wyoming’s Wind River Country/Fremont County lies within this path.
People want to be here, and we need to be ready to welcome them.
Wind River Country will be a popular destination for several reasons:
1) High likelihood of clear skies: just 8 percent chance of any cloud cover!
2) High altitude resulting in less atmospheric obstruction of the view
3) Wide, open spaces for unobstructed views
4) Lots of room and fortunately-placed highways that will allow for mobility if that one cloud (or more) does move in and people need to drive nearby to another viewing location!
Give them reason to return:
Many locals and business owners are preparing to make the most of this business opportunity, as we expect about 10,000 extra people in the county the day of the eclipse. Travel supplies, food, lodging, and souvenirs will be in high demand.
This is also a moment in which Wind River Country will live in the memories of our visitors forever. The impression we make on each traveler will give them reason to return and share their recommendations with friends and family. A warm, authentic, and exciting impression of Wyoming’s Wind River Country will turn a 2-and-a-half-minute astronomical event into a years-long boon to our county.
How can you be an ambassador during the eclipse? Tell people about all the resources at windrivereclipse.org. The website includes packages and events, a calendar, traditional lodging, rentals, and unique lodging (we’re not full yet!), and tips for staying safe during a mid-August visit to Wyoming’s Wind River Country.
About the Wind River Visitors Council
The Wind River Visitors Council’s mission is to stimulate tourism by increasing awareness of, and encouraging visitation to, the unique destinations, activities and events in Fremont County/Wind River Country, Wyoming. The Wind River Visitors Council (WRVC) is a Lodging Tax Board responsible for promoting the travel and tourism industry in Wind River Country through expenditures of the Lodging Tax. WRVC Board members represent our communities and the county and are appointed by local City Councils and the Fremont County Commissioners. Learn more at windriver.org.