Douglas Area Chamber of Commerce

121 Brownfield • Douglas, WY 82633
Phone: 307-358-2950

The Douglas Area Chamber of Commerce visitor center is located at the junction of Center and Brownfield.
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Situated in east-central Wyoming where the Great Plains merge into the famed Rocky Mountains, Douglas serves as Wyoming’s Converse County seat and welcomes visitors with open arms. Although many people traveling through Converse County are on a western journey to major national parks, those who take the time to stop and stay a while will discover that Douglas is a destination in its own right.

Named after US Senator and Abraham Lincoln’s presidential opponent, Stephen A. Douglas, this community of approximately 5,000 people is one of the most progressive and beautiful small cities in Wyoming. Cutting edge technology, telecommunications, and modern services and amenities combine with clean air, fresh water, blue skies, and wide open spaces to create one of the west’s most unique places. Listed in Norman Crampton’s “The Best 100 Small Towns in America” in both 1993 and 1995, Douglas prides itself on offering a high quality of life where friendly waves and hellos are common.

In addition to numerous businesses that accommodate the needs of travelers and locals alike, Douglas boasts a range of historical sites and attractions. For the history enthusiast, discover a land bursting with pioneer spirit. The Bozeman, Oregon, California, Mormon, and Pony Express Trails all traced their way through Converse County, and the legacy of these early movers and shakers is recorded at the Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum, Deer Creek Museum, the Fort Fetterman Site, and the Glenrock Paleontological Area. In addition, Ayers Natural Bridge Park, the Douglas Motorsports Park Raceway, clean local parks, numerous community events, and a myriad of stores and restaurants ensure that there is always something to do in Douglas!

For the outdoor lover, Douglas promises backcountry settings for those seeking a peaceful surrounding as well as for adventurers desiring a challenge. Plotted along North Platte River’s banks with Laramie Peak towering above rolling green hills, Douglas offers prairie landscapes and mountain vistas in one majestic region. Nearby, the Medicine Bow National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grasslands provide days of fun and scenery for hikers, rock climbers, ATV enthusiasts, wildlife watchers, and anglers, while visitors can try their hand at swimming or canoeing right in town on the North Platte. For the thrill seeker to the nature lover, Douglas has it all!

Possessing a safe, small-town atmosphere, Douglas honors its past by preserving the legacy of western folklore and Wyoming cowboys. The community is home to the Wyoming State Fair Park where the State Fair is held each summer and the finest cowboys and cowgirls compete in western rodeo style. In fact, the town is so entrenched with western folklore that in 1985, Wyoming Governor Ed Herschler proclaimed Douglas as the “Official Home of the Jackalope!”

So resist the urge to pass on by and instead explore all that Douglas has to offer. The friendly folks at the Douglas Chamber of Commerce located in the Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center near downtown will gladly point you in the right direction on your journey to discovering one of Wyoming’s best-kept secrets!

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