With 189 thousand acres of untamed wilderness, there is room for adventure everywhere you turn in Johnson County, Wyoming. From hiking and horseback riding to mountain biking and mountain climbing to skiing and snow machining, there are plenty of thrills found in and around the Bighorn National Forest year-round.
A world-renowned angler’s paradise, the high mountain streams and lakes dotting the massive forest are home to trout, grayling, mountain whitefish and even the elusive golden trout.
Among the vast prairies, rolling foothills and majestic mountains are western towns with more to explore. Historic downtown Buffalo epitomizes Western culture with over a dozen historic buildings and bustling businesses. Buffalo’s Main Street and newly renovated Lander Art District are home to shops, boutiques and galleries offering quality western clothing, furnishings and household decor. Cultural activities abound, with incredible artworks featured at the hitching post gallery.
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People value local businesses here. When they see someone who’s trying hard and wants to do something and wants to provide a new service or purchase an existing business that provides a service or provides a product, our community recognizes that it’s important we have these things and if we want to keep these things we need to support those businesses.
– Steve Reimann, fourth-generation Buffalo resident and branch manager of ANB Bank of Buffalo
“Past visitors might come here to spend a day, now people are getting to where they spend two, sometimes three days in our community”
Mark Smith, first generation Buffalo resident and First Northern Bank branch president
Kaycee’s Hoofprints of the Past Museum preserve the town’s unique local cultural heritage and the surrounding countryside, including Indigenous peoples, trappers, traders, pioneers, missionaries, and outlaws. The infamous “Hole-in-the-Wall” Country and Outlaw Cave where Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, the Wild Bunch, Jesse Sames and the Hole-in-the-Wall gang all hid out. And Chris LeDoux Park features the “Good Ride Cowboy” statue in honor of the famous cowboy country music singer-songwriter.
There’s a lot to discover in our small wild west towns; follow along on our tourism website for itineraries, inspirational stories and much more.
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The Johnson County Tourism Association is teaming up with JOCO First to bring their mission to life: To build and enhance our regional economy, attract new businesses and support the growth of existing ones. To this end, we offer a range of resources, services and incentives.