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Top 10 Things To Do In Sweetwater County, Wyoming

#10 Try Our Favorite Local Restaurants

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Savor authentic flavors from the heart of cowboy country with these must-try restaurants.

#9 Learn About Archeology

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A fascinating aspect of Sweetwater County is its geologic past. Part of the Green River Formation, an ancient lake and basin system, Sweetwater County is rich with fossils. Visit Lake Gosiute to glimpse nearly 60 million years into the past. If you’re looking for ancient giants, like Triceratops and Plesiosaur, Rock Springs has dinosaur displays at the WWCC Natural History Museum.

#8 Delve Into Western History

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A crossroads for weary travelers during the 1800s, Sweetwater County is steeped in Old West antiquity. Rock Springs is a perfect place to bring the history to life. Visit the Rock Springs Historical Museum and take a tour of the ghost town of Reliance Tipple. Afterward, see pioneer and outlaw trails with your own eyes. The Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River is another great place to discover historic artifacts, photography, and experience the life of 19th Century settlers and Native Americans. To explore abandoned mines and structures, as well as learn about the town’s coal mining history, visit the Superior Museum.  

#7 Adventure Off Road

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If you’re looking to get wild in the west, Killpecker Sand Dunes and Flaming Gorge Country can provide outstanding adventures. Sometimes it can be tough to find a suitable off-road trail and recreation area, but Sweetwater County is prepared. With a whole area of the dunes dedicated to off-road vehicles, including ATVs, you can play till your heart’s content. ATV & Sand Board rentals are available at Rockin Rollin Rentals!

#6 Attend an Event Before & After Escapade

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Whether your preference leans festivals, tranquil park concerts, or vibrant local events, Sweetwater County has it all. Jump into the current happenings and explore our event calendar to make the most of your time here.

Want to know more about Escapade? Listen in on Spotify as RV Destinations interviews Escapade Co-Directors, Rob and Laura Kernodle!

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Escapade, the largest and most extensive gathering of the Escapees community, packs a wide variety of seminars, social gatherings, nightly entertainment, and much more into five, fun-filled days.

#5 Get On the Water

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One of the best ways to cool off in summertime is enjoying water recreation. With enough marinas to cover the 66 square miles of open water, you can easily launch your own boat or rent one of many watercrafts from Lucerne Valley Marina or Buckboard Marina.

Rent a kayak, paddleboard or canoe for a tranquil outing, or launch your jet ski and wakeboards to turn it up a notch. Whatever your pleasure, make sure to follow a route during your outing — they offer the best sights of Flaming Gorge. If you’d like to stay on-grid, Expedition Island and the Whitewater Park and Tubing Channel in Green River provide on-the-water adventures closer to town.

#4 Take A Scenic Drive

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Seeing the western frontier is one of the distinguishing characteristics of a trip to Sweetwater County. Navigating such a large area can be tricky, but taking a ride through simplifies your trip, while giving you access to some remarkable sights. For instance, you can easily see Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, Killpecker Sand Dunes, and the White Mountain Petroglyphs by taking this loop.

#3 See Extraordinary Wildlife

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With its high-desert terrain and mountainous landscapes, Sweetwater County is home to several rare species and unequaled wildlife viewing. The Pilot Butte Wild Horses are a famous herd of 1500 descendants of horses of the Wild West. To best view these majestic creatures, take the 23-mile off-grid scenic loop. Another can’t-miss wild spot is the 27,000+ acre Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Not only can you explore 36 miles of the Green River and fish in gold medal waters, you can also hunt, birdwatch, camp and ride ATVs.  

#2 Explore Ancient History

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Sweetwater County is home to the White Mountain Petroglyphs, a series of sandstone carvings created 300 feet from the ground by the area’s earliest residents. The etchings depict inhabitants’ lives and trials from 200 to 1000 years ago. From handprints to hunts, these ancestors still manage to captivate our imaginations today.

Other geological wonders built by the Green River Formation are the amazing ancient rock formations peppered throughout the high-desert scenery. Grab your camera for these one-of-a-kind sights, you won’t want to forget the impression they leave. 

#1 Adventure With A Local Guide

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Tranquil waters as far as the eye can see, towering rock formations from another time period, and an abundance of wildlife can be found just south of Rock Springs and Green River. Flaming Gorge Country is a haven for anglers, mountain bikers, campers, and any other outdoor enthusiast. Take a full-day tour of the national recreation area and stop at scenic overlooks, learn more about the area, and indulge in a delicious lunch. Enjoy the breathtaking sights and leave the planning to us. Call (307) 382-2538 for more info!  

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Jenissa Meredith, Sweetwater County Travel & Tourism




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