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Welcome to Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails

Finding your perfect vacation spot has never been easier!

Mountain bikes, boats and fishing poles are really just toys for grown-ups; so go be a kid again. After all, we've got plenty of trails for getting mud on those tires, including those in Guernsey, Buffalo Bill and Curt Gowdy State Parks.

If making a splash is more your style, we've got space for water sports and fishing at our many reservoirs . Once you're done playing, soak those bones in the therapeutic mineral water at Hot Springs State Park. 

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Wyoming has over 640 miles of ORV trails and 2,585 snowmobile trails managed by a variety of agencies.
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Wyoming Territorial Prison Hosts Annual Pumpkin Walk Event, Oct. 6

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Autumn means colder temperatures, leaves turning color and time for family fun at the 9th annual Kids’ Pumpkin Walk on October 6 from 12 noon – 4 p.m. at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site. 

Admission is free. You may bring a can food item that will be donated to the local food bank.

Gather your family and friends and come enjoy an afternoon filled with outdoor fun. Although costumes are optional, your pint-sized Spiderman or Cinderella will enjoy exploring and learning.  

This year’s Pumpkin Walk is filled with activities for children, ages 12 years and younger, including a straw maze for the kids to twist and turn their way through; picking the perfect pumpkin from the patch to decorate with sticker fun; hay wagon rides and feed the rock monster!

Come and enjoy a variety of games, prizes, treats, and food vendors on site. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  This year’s event will feature more pumpkins, more activities, more parking plus two entrances to the site.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Wyoming Territorial Park Historic Association, Bertha Ward Family, Martin Marietta, Laramie GM Auto Center, LASSO Events, Coca-Cola, C&A Pat and Livestock Supply and WYDOT.

Event will be held regardless of weather.  For more information contact Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site 307-745-3733, follow us on Facebook or visit www.wyomingterritorialprison.com  979 Snowy Range Rd., Laramie, WY.

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Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous This Weekend

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Visitors are invited to experience the Fur Trade Rendezvous era of the early-1800s during the 46th Annual Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous August 31 through September 3. The rendezvous is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

This widely popular celebration of the mountain man is one of the largest gatherings in the nation.

This event features food, shopping, kids activities, music, dancing, marksmanship competitions, and more.

"The Fort Bridger Rendezvous welcomes thousands of visitors each year from around the nation and the world," says Chris Floyd, Shoshone District Manager. "The event is a great way to experience authentic living history and to have some fun at the same time."

Admission for the general public is $5 for everyone 12 years and up. State regulations prohibit alcohol consumption. Dogs are welcome; however, please review the dog policy before bringing your dog(s) as violators will be fined. 7-15-09-052jpg-small-1

Also, visitors dressed in pre-1840s attire, head-to-toe enter free.

For more information, please visit www.fortbridgerrendezvous.net/.

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Final Fort Fred Steele Anniversary Presentation is Saturday

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The eighth and final program in the Fort Fred Steele 150th Anniversary Celebration Series focuses on Tie Hacks, from 1 – 4 p.m., September 1 on the grounds of the fort.

With the construction of the transcontinental railroad, a vast number of railroad ties were needed. Cutting timber to produce railroad ties was known as “tie hacking.”

Learn about one of the most interesting and exhausting jobs you might have had in the late 1880s and early 1900s.

Cake and refreshments will be served. For more information call Steve Horn, 307-320-3013 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fort Fred Steele is located at Exit 228 on I-80 east of Rawlins.

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Wyoming State Parks & Historic sites offer over 40 different Activities & Amenities. Including: fishing, camping, biking, boating...