Lander Travel Guide

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Lander Things to Do

  • Lander Art Center

    The Lander Art Center specializes in regional and local artists but has exhibitions of other artists too. They also have classes on painting, glassblowing and a wide variety of art forms. Hours are 10 AM to 6 PM Tuesday through Thursday and 10 AM to 4 PM Friday and Saturday. Admission is free but donations help a lot. Prices for classes vary. There...

  • Lander Chamber of Commerce

    A good first stop on your visit to Lander is the Lander Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau where you can get the Lander Travel Guide and information about local accommodations and restaurants along with local attractions. The Chamber of Commerce is an attraction itself since it is located in the old railroad depot and there is memorabilia...

  • Veterans Memorial

    There is a nice veterans memorial on the courthouse grounds dedicated to the nation's veterans. I feel it is important to remember the sacrifices made by our veterans and their contributions to our freedom and our way of life.

  • Bucking Horse and Rider

    This famous statue is of Clayton Danks the model for the "Bucking Horse and Rider" which was used as the symbol for the state of Wyoming. Danks was buried here in Lander; not sure where the horse was buried.

  • Lander Historic District

    Lander has a nice historic district with several buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. There is one district and two individual locations in Lander listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Lander and Fremont County

    Lander is a small city of about 7700 (up 13% since 2000) located at the intersection of US Highway 287 and Wyoming Highway 789 in Fremont County in West Central Wyoming. Lander was established in the late 1800s and was named for soldier, transcontinental explorer and poet, General Frederick Lander. Lander was previously known as Pushroot, Fort...

  • Split Rock

    For much of route 287 to the south east of Lander the scenery lacks the drama of the north west stretch, and in places is even a bit dull, but if you're heading this way you can find a great picnic spot at Split Rock, between Jeffrey City and Muddy Gap.Split Rock is a large pink butte which formed a prominent landmark for travellers on the Oregon...

  • The Sinks And Rise in Sinks Canyon State...

    The Popo Agie River running through Sinks Canyon has a very unique and interesting feature to it. It's called Sinks because the river mysteriously "sinks" into the back of a limestone cavern and disappears, then reappears a quarter mile away where it "rises" into a pool before continuing down the river. The Sinks is an awesome large cave with a...

  • Sinks Canyon State Park

    The Popo Agie (pronounced Po-Po' szha) River flows out of the Wind River mountains into Sinks Canyon, where it abruptly enters (or sinks into) a cavern (shown in photo). A quarter of a mile away, the waters re-emerge in an area appropriately known as The Rise. A most interesting and scenic park to visit if you are in the Lander, Wyoming,...


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Lander Restaurants

  • Don't Be Fooled; Good Food

    Cowfish. $22 as of March 2015. Cowfish does not look like much from the outside but they have a varied menu of tempting dishes that include pasta steaks, chicken and seafood. The food is well-prepared and well-presented but like many "fancy/trendy" restaurants could have bigger portions. They have a microbrewery on site so you can try some beers...

  • A Great Find!!

    There weren't many places open on a Sunday evening in very early June, but that turned out to be NO PROBLEM, as we found the Gannett Grill with its delightful patio. Months have passed since our visit, so I don't remember exactly what we had to eat (a burger perhaps), but what did not escape me was that it was really good. Pizzas are their menu...

  • Casual open-air dining

    The Gannet Grill is part of the complex known as the Coulter Block, towards the eastern end of Main Street. The block also includes the Lander Bar and Cowfish Restaurant, which was shut on our Memorial Day visit. The Grill is quite a casual dining experience. You place your order at the counter and find a seat inside or on the outdoor patio, and...

  • Small Town Excellence

    Cowfish is a restaurant/brewery/bar with high quality food and atmosphere. As the title suggests, they serve beef and seafood dishes, but they also have chicken, pasta, and more. The restaurant combines great style and art in a historic building. You can come here for anything from a fancy dress-up dinner in the dining room to a casual chat at the...

  • Wonderful Trout, Flank Steak, Beer

    We had wonderful personal service from the Owner. Plus, the food was wonderful! We had been on vacation for two weeks and were quiet surprised by this little town! Flank Steak, tender and favorful and Trout, moist and clean tasting!

  • the highway man cafe and...

    the highway man cafe and truckstop and taco johns and taco bell and dairy land drive-inthese resturaunts are all quiet family type resturaunts that aren't crowded and the service is personable and professional but yet homey their home cooked buffet at the highway mansoft shelled tacos at taco bell and taco johnsand the chocolate malts and senior...


Lander Nightlife

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    Lander Bar: A good bar

    by toonsarah Updated Aug 9, 2011

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    The Lander Bar shares the Coulter Block with the Gannet Grill and Cowfish Restaurant. We went there after dinner and enjoyed some really good microbrews from the Snake River Brewery - a porter and the excellent Organic Trail Ale. The place wasn't that busy but livened up a little when a local started singing and playing his guitar. This didn't appear to be an official part of the evening's entertainment - he obviously just enjoyed music and wanted to share!

    The Bar's website says:
    "Located in the historic Coalter Block building, built in 1907, the Lander Bar blends drinks, people, and cultures. The decor is an eclectic mix of all things Western: ranching, climbing, mining, hunting, and Native American memorabilia adorn the walls and ceilings. Even more interesting than the decorations are the people."

    Sounds more or less accurate to me!

    Dress Code: If there was a dress code it wasn't obvious - it's a pretty casual place!

    Drinking in the Lander Bar
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Lander Transportation

  • well the best way is by...

    by john-coleman Written Aug 26, 2002

    well the best way is by private vehicle so that you can take your time and see all the various
    sites along the way no matter what side of the state ou enter from on your way to lander.
    again the best way to get around lander is by private vehicle or by walking through out historic landers main street so you can isit each of its rustic and friendly businesses and shop owners.

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Lander Tourist Traps

  • there are tourist traps in...

    by john-coleman Written Aug 26, 2002

    there are tourist traps in lander that most tourists find when visiting from other places
    such as souvineer shops t-shirt shops.cowboy hat shops and all kinds of home made goods shops like jams,jellies,beef jerky,salad spreads and te usual tourist type products including post cards,maps,history books,magnents,ball caps,lander,wyoming videos

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Lander What to Pack

  • Packing List

    by john-coleman Written Aug 26, 2002

    Luggage and bags: well any type of duffel bag or smaller type suit cases or just even a wardrobe bag and a small duffel bag to pack personal things in for
    hygene and showers or baths,tooth paste etc.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: in summer cooler clothes always good walking shoes or hiking boots or tennis shoes and in winter heavy clothes,jumper cables,snowboots,
    extra gloves and warm socks and thermal underwear and just basically things to get by on in extremely cold weather.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: just the basic things for hygene and safety items bandaids,bandges or gauze for skin abraisions,rash cremes and antibiotic ointments
    or first aid cremes and specialty cremes for blisters boils or over exposure to the sun in summer and winter.

    Photo Equipment: any type of good camera with or with out telephoto lense and a good video camera with extra fine zoom capabilities for ideo taping things from a great distance that you may not be able to get super close to.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: bring tents,sleeping bags,fishing poles and that type of thing for summer outings in lander
    but probably you won't be doing muc of that type of thing during the winter months in lander,wyoming at the foot of the windriver

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Lander Off The Beaten Path

  • Mountain Biking/Hiking/Waterfall Rock...

    Upriver from the Rise and Sinks, great mountain biking and hiking trails lead to beautiful views of the waterfalls as it works it's way down through the forest and rocks. But you can get so much more out of it if you go past the end of the trails and really experience it. The Popo Agie river comes down through the rocks and trees by many different...

  • well most virtual tourists...

    well most virtual tourists don't get to spend a week or two on a real working crops productionranch gettig to see these ranchs infull operation and getting to see what goes into the beef industry that put those t-bone steaks and porter house steaks and prime rib of beef.or what kinda machinery produces these crops that feed the beef that goes to...

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Lander Sports & Outdoors

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    Awesome Rock Climbing Close To Town

    by CThomasB Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Sinks Canyon State Park has a ton of great rock climbing, from beginner to expert levels of difficulty. The location is gorgeous, so even if you get there and don't feel like climbing, you won't be wasting a minute. We even saw a rattlesnake on the trail up to the climb. The spot I climbed at was high up and overlooking the whole park and it just a perfect place to hang out and climb and enjoy the surroundings.

    Equipment: We just did some afternoon sport climbing, so we had harnesses (actually, I didn't have my own, so I used webbing to make one), rope, and maybe 10-15 quickdraws. There was a ton of climbing and different routes and such there though, so it just depends on what you want to do. I didn't see any multi-pitches, but there might be some. Get the Sinks Climbing guide at the park or in town at Wild Iris, it has all the climbs and lots of information.

    Sinks Canyon rock climbing
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    • Mountain Climbing
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Lander Favorites

  • Fourth Of July

    This is a wonderful time to be in Lander. I don't think I've ever seen anywhere else that is as obsessed with this holiday! There's an enormous (for such a small town) parade that practically the whole town turns out for, and the fireworks start right afterwards, and last well into the night. The best thing about Lander is the friendly people and...

  • see the pagaent of the old...

    see the pagaent of the old west parade every year on the fourth of july if you like old west history come-alive living on my father and grandfathers 400 acre ranch raising crops and harvestin them and the smell of fresh cut hay and hearing the roar of irrigation canals and water being sucked into outlet head gates leading to the fields and nearby...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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