Buffalo Chamber of Commerce

55 N. Main St. • Buffalo, WY 82834
Phone: 307-684-5544 • Toll Free: 800-227-5122

There are many ways to get to Buffalo, Wyoming. It is a crossroads to the West - Here the major Interstate freeways, I-25 and I-90, meet just outside of town! Highway 16, the fastest, safest, and most scenic Route to Yellowstone National Park over the Bighorn Mountains runs through downtown Buffalo.
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Buffalo, Wyoming's Main Street was built on what was once a trail that curved down a slight hill, forded Clear Creek, and then angled up the grade on the other side. Buffalo's first freight wagons, with their teams of oxen, horses, and buggies made this trail where the first buildings of Buffalo were erected.

Today there are many shops on Main Street, including the old fashioned "soda fountain" where you can still get a homemade soda. You can also see the Occidental Hotel, made famous by Owen Wister in the novel "The Virginian." Shopping in Buffalo's many antique shops, art galleries and other fine businesses is always a good time and you'll find our business owners and local residents friendly and helpful.

The Occidental, the Johnson County Court House, and the Carnegie Wing of the Jim Gatchell Museum of the West are all listed in the National Register of Historic Buildings .. as are many other buildings along Buffalo's Historic Main Street District. So when we say Buffalo is a place where Western history is alive and well ... we really mean it!

Buffalo, Wyoming has many things to see and do. The Buffalo Golf course features 18 holes in view of the magnificent Bighorn Mountains. It is a 4-star golf course rated by Golf Digest. It has been featured in Golf Magazine as one of "Wyoming's best." The golf course also has a fine club house, driving range and restaurant. Many events are held in Buffalo's downtown area including parades, cookouts, western re-enactments and sidewalk sales for the shoppers.

The Jim Gatchell Museum is an accredited Western History Museum near the heart of downtown Buffalo. The museum's many exhibits are a popular attraction and the gift shop is stocked with books and fine gifts.

There are many athletic and recreational activities to enjoy in Buffalo, Wyoming for people of all ages. The Buffalo Swimming pool is the largest outdoor pool in Wyoming and admission is always free. Adjacent to the pool is the city park with a wading pool, playground equipment, skateboard park, outdoor skating rink, snack stand and other facilities.

Buffalo is the smallest town in the United States to have a YMCA. The YMCA offers both indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and frequent athletic events.

The Clear Creek Hiking Trail follows Clear Creek from the east side of Buffalo about ten miles to the Big Horn Mountains. Clear Creek runs right under Main Street in downtown Buffalo. You can fish for trout or just enjoy the view.

The Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo hosts a variety of events all summer long. The Johnson County Fair and Rodeo is held in early August of each year. Local rodeo and other events are held every week during the summer months.

For the sightseers, there are several scenic loop tours which can be taken from Buffalo. Beautiful scenery and wildlife are always visible here. And of course, the beautiful Bighorn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest are only a few short minutes away from Buffalo.

Come visit, relax and have a great time!

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