Be Sure to Stop When You Go Through Goshen
Travelers going to, or returning from, Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks will enjoy the chance to stop, shop, relax and dine in Goshen County. Fort Laramie, Torrington, LaGrange, Lingle and Yoder offer plenty of indoor and outdoor attractions for visitors and all of the amenities travelers require. Plus, its location along the North Platte River and historic Oregon, Mormon, California and Pony Express trails makes Goshen County a prime destination for hunters, fishermen and history buffs, alike.
Located at the confluence of the North Platte and Laramie Rivers and named after historic Fort Laramie, an important stop on the Oregon, California and Mormon trails, the town of Fort Laramie is steeped in the history of the hardy fur traders and westbound emigrants who sought temporary refuge there.
The county seat of Goshen County, Torrington is home to the Homesteaders Museum, which is located one mile north of the Historic Oregon Trail in the old Union Pacific Train Depot. The museum houses hundreds of historical documents and memorabilia that tell the story of the homesteaders who settled in and passed through Goshen County.
An authentic Western town with its roots in ranching, LaGrange offers visitors a glimpse into the past. Modern amenities include a rodeo arena, the Bill Ward Memorial Playground, three parks, a tennis court, a basketball court, a walking path, Frisbee golf and an RC race track.
Located approximately 10 miles west of Torrington, on Hwy. 85, the town of Lingle was founded as an agricultural community in 1918. While agriculture continues to be Lingle’s main industry, today the town offers travelers the convenience of restaurants and a gas station and it’s also the home of the popular Harvest Home corn maze and pumpkin patch.
Yoder, Wyoming was founded in 1921 and was named in honor of the Yoder family, which had lived in the area since 1881. Today, this quiet, rural community offers travelers a scenic stopping point to relax and refresh and also promises some of the best hunting opportunities in the area.
Learn more about the Goshen County Tourism and the Lodging Tax Board, click here.