Scenic Byways

Platte County is a unique mixture of the Great Plains of the mid-western U.S. and the Rocky Mountains of the West.  The Oregon/California/Mormon Trail crossed through here beginning in the mid-1800’s, and those early immigrants became Wyoming’s first tourists.  It generally took them a day to travel ten or twelve miles.

Later came the stagecoaches and then the railroads.  The time to reach a destination grew less.  Not until the early 1900’s did a system of roads begin to develop here, but travel was still relatively slow.

Today things are much different, and the traveler can easily cross our entire state in a day.  The question is, “Why would you want to?”

We feel strongly, here in Platte County, that we have a lot to offer tourists, and we think we do it as well as anyone, and we can do it with fewer hassles and less expense for the traveler.

So take advantage of our genuine hospitality, enjoy our many recreational areas, and relax.