Embark full steam ahead on an all-American adventure with rich railroad history, magnificent western wildlife, inviting small-town attractions, and endless landscape to explore!
EMBRACE THE SPIRIT OF EVANSTON
While you’re in town, take a pit stop at the Roundhouse & Railyards for a fast-tracked trip to the past. This restored historic building put Evanston, Wyoming, on the map back in 1871 as a permanent stop along the Union Pacific line. The last remaining roundhouse on this particular line, train lovers and history buffs alike won’t want to leave the station!
Our other museums offer awe-inspiring architecture and countless artifacts for you and your crew to explore. Tune in to the stories of Chinese immigrants who played a vital role in Evanston’s history at the Chinese Joss House Museum. Then head over to the Unita County Museum to view pioneer relics and other historical artifacts from our area's past.
VENTURE INTO WILD WYOMING
Watch the wildlife roam at Bear River State Park, where over 300 acres of natural landscape and open-air await. Home to small herds of bison and elk, be sure to bring a pair of binoculars for the best view of these beautiful beasts!
Not an animal person? Not a problem; there are so many ways to enjoy this state park. Dust off those hiking boots and take a hike along one of the park’s multiple trails or elevate the adventure and tackle the trails with a mountain bike. Don’t forget to pack a lunch and take a break in one of the park’s convenient picnic areas. Then sit back, stretch your legs, and watch the warm Wyoming light melt into a sunset behind rocky, rolling hills.
ENTER VACATION MODE
Stroll down Main Street in downtown Evanston, Wyoming, and be met with leafy trees, colorful flowers, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Pick up a cup of coffee, stop at some shops, or simply admire the local culture at Depot Square. This quaint community offers music, art, tranquility, and everything else you could want from small-town charm.
Feeling lucky? It's off to the races at the Wyoming Downs Race Track, where historic horse racing captivates crowds—and brings in big money! Take your cold, hard cash and your chances straight to the pot and place a bet on the stallion with first-place speed.
If you’re looking to get some tee time in during your visit, swing by the Purple Sage Golf Course and play a round on their lush grounds. Hit up the Golf Shop and get gear for the green, enter a tournament, then celebrate your success at The Fairway Restaurant & Bar.
EXPLORE EVANSTON YOUR WAY
There are endless things to do in Evanston, Wyoming. Amateur historian, outdoor enthusiast, or carefree traveler, Evanston is open to all. What treasures will you uncover on your adventure?