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Ty's Pit Stop | 104 Main St, Lingle | (307)837-2180
Nestled along the Nebraska border in southeastern Wyoming, Goshen County is the gateway to the West, where covered wagons once rumbled across the open prairies on the Oregon, Mormon Pioneer, Texas, Cheyenne Deadwood, Pony Express, and California trails. Many pioneers moved west, hoping to own land and start fresh. Traces of the paths they took can still be seen today, with wheel tracks and names carved into stone. Today Goshen County is known for its history, hunting, recreation, and agriculture.
GO BACK IN TIME
At the Homesteaders Museum, you will learn the stories of pioneers and early residents. This attraction is housed in the historic Union Pacific train depot and boasts the county's first automobile. Walk the grassy grounds to see vintage train cars, antique farm equipment, a turn-of-the-century homestead shack, and a one-room schoolhouse, along with many other treasures. See exhibits, photographs, interactive displays, and Goshen County's early artifacts. Enjoy Seasonal attractions like the Terror Train Escape Room, Afternoon at the Boo-seum, the Polar Express, rotating Smithsonian displays, and historical presentations.
Homesteaders Museum | 495 Main St, Torrington | (307)532-5612
Get a first-hand look at Wyoming's robust ranching industry and experience the excitement at Torrington Livestock Markets. Sit among modern-day cowboys as you watch a live auction, and walk the outdoor catwalk above the livestock pens. Visit Ellis' Harvest Home, let little ones loose in the fresh air as they run through the hay maze, navigate the twists and turns of the corn maze, enjoy the petting zoo, jumping pillow, find the perfect pumpkin, and so much more. At Young's Apple Box Orchard, visitors can handpick and eat delicious, locally grown fruit from peach, crabapple, pear, apple, and plum trees. Table Mountain Vineyards, you will discover the best of Wyoming wines. With sip n' paints, craft fairs, and more!
At the Fort Laramie National Historic Site, guests can stroll the grounds once walked by fur trappers, Native Americans, missionaries, pioneers, miners, and soldiers. Originally established as a fur trading post in 1834, this site eventually became the largest military post on the Northern Plains. Take the audio tour to explore at your own pace. While you’re there, catch a live reenactment, have the kiddos participate in the Fort Laramie Junior Ranger Program, or head over to the 1883 Soldiers Bar, which serves root beer, sarsaparilla, cream soda, and birch beer during special holidays and select weekends.
Stroll along historic main streets and stop in mom-and-pop shops along the way. Visit the local farmers and artisans at the Torrington Farmers Market or Find one-of-a-kind gifts in their niche stores. Always enjoy a home-cooked meal from our extensive list of locally-owned restaurants. On your way to Fort Laramie, stop by the Torrington Rock Shop. Open for 57 years. In Fort Laramie, shop home décor at Haystack Hills Trading and antiques at old Fort Laramie Frontier Trading Post. Goshen County makes shopping local easy!
Goshen Vistors Center | 2042 Main St, Torrington | (307)532-3879x1
Take in views of dramatic bluffs set against the backdrop of sprawling reservoirs here in Goshen County. Whether you're sunbathing on a sandy beach, casting a fishing line, boating, or enjoying a picnic lunch— the views of our 90 bodies of water are breathtaking. Consider a trek along 30 walk-in hunting and fishing areas and over 5,600 acres of Wildlife Habitat Area. Keep an eye out for white-tailed deer, cottontail rabbits, bald and golden eagles, ring-necked pheasants, beavers, and more! If you love bird watching, we have over 275 sightings of different species of birds here in Goshen County!
The Emporium | 225 US-85, Hawk Springs | (307)532-3442
Goshen is a county rich in history. With historical landmarks and monuments to explore, visitors can experience firsthand the history of Wyoming and westward expansion through immersive and onsite learning. Dive into the heritage of pioneers and early residents. Goshen County is home to the Oregon Trail Historic Byway, more than 60 historical markers and memorials, and plenty of natural beauty. Feel at ease as you stand on historic land and watch wild geese soar through clear skies, lumbering cattle graze in pastures, and the sunset against an endless horizon with fields of corn and hay as far as the eye can see.
Fort Laramie Frontier Trading Post
105 Laramie Ave, Fort Laramie | (307)575-2105
Established in 1922, for the past 100 years, the Goshen County Library has provided the resources to link our rural Wyoming community to the world. Beyond the traditional printed materials, a wide range of DVDs, audiobooks, and electronic reading services are available. They provide a safe place where parents can bring their kids to play and learn in the Children’s Room. Our Summer Reading Program provides that critical link between reading and academic success, while theatrics and musical events expose youth to the arts. Travelers can stop in to read the newspaper or magazines or use their computers and Wi-Fi. Their goal is to be an open space where everyone can find the education, entertainment, and communication tools they need.