Things to do & places to visit in Wyoming, United States

Wyoming cover image
Wyoming boasts a positively selfish hoard of natural outdoor beauty! From the soaring peaks of the Grand Tetons to Jackson Hole valley and Yellowstone National Park, the mountain landscape and natural wonders of Wyoming are breathtaking. All-season outdoor activities prove a natural draw for families, couples and group getaways. Sports lovers golf through spring and summer at attractive rates or tackle river and lake fishing, hunting and hiking. Families take to Alpine skiing and snowmobiling in Jackson Hole, Snow King, Grand Targhee and Pine Creek. Every visitor is awed by the deep canyons and steaming geysers of The Yellowstone National Park. Each magnificent sight rivals the next. The Grand Tetons rise over a mile above Jackson Hole valley, where a ride on the Aerial Tram from Teton Village offers unforgettable views. Across the entire state, wildlife stakes its rightful claim, from bison and bighorn sheep herds to black bear and mountain elk. For a step back in frontier history, take the family to Go Native America to experience Native American culture, history and arts of the Plains Tribes. Enjoy tours with indigenous guides, horseback riding and roping lessons. With every experience, your family will gain a sense of the pioneer spirit that pushed America westward.

Wyoming #33 destination in United States 2023. The average rating score is 4.71 based on 119.4k traveler reviews, of 738 attractions. Timezone: America/Denver, current date and time: Friday, December 08, 2023, 23:11.

Top things to do (36)

Top destinations in Wyoming 100

See more 88 destinations » « Show less

Top places to visit (30 attractions) view more »

  1. 5.0 Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (5.137 reviews)
    - Go early or late to avoid the significant crowds
    Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone image
    The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River is not as humongously large as the famed Grand Canyon in Arizona. Nevertheless it is a magnificent sight! Best viewed early in the morning (say before 10 am) or late in the day (say after 5 pm) to avoid the enormous crowds which are visiting Artist Point or the observation points on the North rim drive. The views from Artist Point are very good indeed. See more..
  2. 5.0 Buffalo Bill Center of the West (4.674 reviews)
    - Fabulous Museum
    Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Speciality Museums • History Museums
    Buffalo Bill Center of the West image
    Hours: Mar 1–Apr 30: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily May 1–Sep 15: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. daily. Sep 16–Oct 31: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. Nov 1–30: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. Dec 1–Feb 28: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday–Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days. Since 1927, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West has been committed to the greatness and growth of the American West, keeping western experiences alive. The Center of the West, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, weaves the varied threads of the western experience-history and myth, art and Native culture, firearms, and the nature and science of Yellowstone-into the rich panorama that is the American West. The Center of the West has been honored with numerous awards, including TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for four years running. See more..
  3. 5.0 Devils Tower National Monument (3.745 reviews)
    - Crowded Walk
    Spent 2-3 hours Geologic Formations
    Devils Tower National Monument image
    This 870-foot stone monument, thought to have been created from the remains of a volcano, is the center of many Indian religious ceremonies. See more..
  4. 5.0 Lamar Valley (3.058 reviews)
    - The Bison are in Charge
    Scenic Drives
    Lamar Valley image
    I was captivated from the moment we came upon the herds and herds of buffalo. We were amused when the FedEx driver had to wait for a group of bison to cross the road and the bulls knew just the right sounds to get the calves moving. It was fascinating to watch the interaction among the herd. This part of the park is completely different from others and the vast immensity of the grasslands is stunning. We also saw pronghorn sheep as we drove to the east entrance for lunch. There were many trails along the way that we enjoyed exploring including Slough Creek which is known for fly fishing and Hellroaring Creek Trail that takes you to a suspension bridge over the Yellowstone River. (We walked about a mile past the suspension bridge and did not see or find anything of great significance.) This is a hike that takes you down to the bridge and the hike back to the parking lot is uphill so be sure to bring enough water. See more..
  5. 5.0 Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures (2.951 reviews)
    - True ambassadors of the Parks
    Eco Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
    Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures image
    My family and I signed up for 2 tours during our stay in Jackson, WY. Ecotours came highly recommended by friends that were out there in August and raved about the experience. Our first tour was with Drew around Yellowstone which took 12+ hours. He was highly experienced and was a wealth of knowledge to our constant peppering of questions. The tour was laid back and unrushed as he guided us around all the well-known spots of Yellowstone Park. Drew's past as a teacher kept our children engaged while providing an educational experience better than any school could provide. Our next tour was with Roy around the Grand Teton National Park over an 8-hour period. Although shorter, the tour took us around some of the most epic landscapes I have ever seen while his bubbly narrative kept us entertained. Roy's background was with birds and he identified all the ones we pointed to with explanations of how to identify them in flight. Both of these tours were money well spent as we came away with a deeper appreciation of the parks. By not having to drive ourselves, we could relax and absorb everything we saw and learned. I would take another tour from this company and have no problems recommending them to others. You get what you pay for and they didn't disappoint. See more..
  6. 5.0 Grand Teton (2.784 reviews)
    - Grand Teton National Park is mesmerizing!
    Grand Teton image
    Tallest mountain in the Grand Teton Range. See more..
  7. 5.0 BrushBuck Wildlife Tours (2.750 reviews)
    - Highly recommend!
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Multi-day Tours • Eco Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
    BrushBuck Wildlife Tours image
    We did a four hour evening Grand Teton wildlife tour with Sarah, and a 12 hour Grand Teton/Yellowstone scenic wildlife tour with Gannon. Both were knowledgeable guides, and we had a wonderful time with both of them. No need to worry about restroom breaks as they were offered regularly. Geared more toward teens and older since there will be a lot of getting in and out of the car for viewing opportunities, most of which are viewed through the scope or binoculars. There also may *not* be sightings because you’re dealing with wild animals, not a zoo, which could be disappointing and tiring for little ones. Highly recommend! See more..
  8. 5.0 Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips (2.287 reviews)
    - Scenic Float
    Friday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM River Rafting & Tubing
    Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips image
    We enjoyed this a lot. Our guide was great. You do not get wet at all on this trip. (We actually booked this a few days before our whitewater rafting trip to get our eleven year old with sensory issues prepared for the whitewater rafting). You get to see amazing scenery, and several wild animals such as bald eagles and mud rats. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because it runs a bit long at 2.5 hours. I feel like they could charge the same amount of money and cut it down by at least 30 minutes. We had our four kids (15,13,11,10) with us and they were quite bored by the end, and they are all nature lovers. See more..
  9. 5.0 Yellowstone National Park (1.746 reviews)
    - Absolutely stunning and huge
    Spent More than 3 hours National Parks
    Yellowstone National Park image
    You will need a couple of days to be able to travel to North, South, East and West of the Park. The distances are huge. We visited mid September and it was possible to do this in 2 days as the traffic was not too bad but it was busier on the weekend. Queues build up unexpectedly when people spot an animal and then park up on the road instead of in the lay-bys and there is no way of getting past them. We arrived from Cody to the East and it is quite a long journey before you even get to the park entrance. We bought a America Beautiful pass which covers you for all the national parks for a year and means that you can join a different queue at the entry point - available online by post or on entry to some of the parks. Day one we did the East and North and then day two we did the West and South of the park. My favourite part was the grand prismatic spring. Bring your own food and eat in designated picnic areas as there are not many places to buy food - but plenty of loos! A wonderful experience. See more..
  10. 5.0 Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris (1.620 reviews)
    - Glad we went with this company
    Eco Tours • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Photography Tours
    Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris image
    We did a full day Yellowstone & full day Grand Teton group tours on back to back days. Both days Brett was our guide, he was AMAZING! So knowledgeable, funny, we had an awesome experience and will tell everyone we know. We had a chance to see a grizzly, elk, moose, etc. Although snowfall closed some roads inside Yellowstone Brett bent over backwards to make the most of the day and show us a good time. So glad we booked with this company! Also, the lunch and snacks provided got the spot. See more..
  11. 5.0 Lower Yellowstone River Falls (1.436 reviews)
    - The BEST falls in Yellowstone!
    Lower Yellowstone River Falls image
    A spectacular waterfall located in Canyon Country. See more..
  12. 5.0 Upper Geyser Basin (1.345 reviews)
    - Yellowstone MUST!
    Hot Springs & Geysers
    Upper Geyser Basin image
    Most of the geysers in Yellowstone Park can be found here. See more..
  13. 5.0 Artist Point (1.328 reviews)
    - Indescribably Beautiful!
    Points of Interest & Landmarks • Hiking Trails
    Artist Point image
    You can see why the painting of this waterfall/canyon helped create Yellowstone NP. Words really can't describe all that you can feast your eyes on here. It's just a very short walk to the viewpoint from the parking lot (which was easily reached during a September off-season visit but is probably much more crowded earlier in the summer). During our time there visitors were easily able to remain COVID-distanced and still get their photos. This is one place where you might just kick yourself for not bringing a tripod. You'll understand... A nice view of the downriver canyon area is also just a quick walk from the point and there's also a path to a lake (about a mile's hike) available from the parking lot. See more..
  14. 5.0 Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools (1.265 reviews)
    - 10/10 - awesome tour
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Nature & Wildlife Tours
    Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools image
    We had a fantastic time on this sunrise wilderness trip - which is a tall order for 18-27yr olds having to leave the house by 5:15 AM. Our tour guide, Bobby Pfeiffer, was charismatic, extremely knowledgeable, knew where to take us to have the best chances of seeing wildlife, and entertained all of our collective questions like a pro. Coffee and snacks were also provided which always helps. We saw two black bears, two sets of mother moose + calf, another lone Moose, pronghorns, bison, and exotic species of birds including a beautiful blue heron and two Bald Eagles. Can’t recommend this trip with Bobby enough. It is 100% worth waking up for. -Sean See more..
  15. 5.0 Jackson Hole Whitewater (1.189 reviews)
    - Awesome!
    Friday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM River Rafting & Tubing
    Jackson Hole Whitewater image
    Great scenery with awesome guides! Everett was fun and super informative. Originally wondered if a scenic float would be exciting enough for our teenagers but they loved it. JHWW was super flexible as the weather on our original day was cold and wet, they had room on a raft later in the week and allowed us to switch days to make our trip the most enjoyable possible. 100% recommend. See more..
  16. 5.0 Teton Whitewater and Scenic River Trips (910 reviews)
    - Teton Whitewater - great whitewater rafting company in Jackson, Wyoming
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM River Rafting & Tubing
    Teton Whitewater and Scenic River Trips image
    Our family of 4 (2 boys 11 & 13) went on our first whitewater adventure and thanks to our guide Landon with Teton Whitewater it was so much fun. We were with a group of 10 people total and my kids sat on the very front of the raft and were "riding the bull" basically the whole time and loved it. Landon made it personable and joked around with everyone while making us feel safe with his expertise in rafting through the Snake river. Everyone from our bus driver to the whole team was great. We would recommend Teton Whitewater to anyone who wants to go rafting in Jackson, Wyoming. It was our favorite memory on our vacation. See more..
  17. 5.0 Laurance Rockefeller Preserve (849 reviews)
    - Nice Loop Trail to Phelps Lake
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
    Laurance Rockefeller Preserve image
    There is a parking lot that holds about 40-50 cars (so be okay waiting if you're not there early, although they have a good waiting system with a line for cars to wait). There is a bathroom at the parking lot and a small visitor center. We did the approximately 3 mile loop trail to Phelps Lake. It's relatively easy with some small ups and downs, we probably did it in about 2 hours with some s. There are a few lookouts to stop at along the way (including a small waterfall). The lake itself is beautiful and there are a few "off trail" paths to go down to the waterfront itself (the marked path doesn't get you to the water itself). Overall a very nice hike with less of the hectic crowds than Jenny Lake. We also saw a bear on the way there right on the side of Moose Wilson Rd. They recommend you bring bear spray on this hike since bears frequent this area. See more..
  18. 5.0 Jenny Lake (806 reviews)
    - Beautifuk
    Bodies of Water
    Jenny Lake image
    Located in the Grand Teton National Park, this lake sits at the base of the Teton Range and is best known for its brilliantly clear water. See more..
  19. 5.0 Jackson Hole Shooting Experience (788 reviews)
    - Perfect Outing
    Spent 2-3 hours Sports Camps & Clinics • Shooting Ranges
    Jackson Hole Shooting Experience image
    Many families and groups are looking for unique outdoor things to do in Jackson Hole. We offer safe, fun and educational multi-gun shooting experiences that will strengthen connections and build memories, making your vacation a huge success. We offer year-round outdoor premier luxury shooting instruction and experiences for both novice & experienced shooters by appointment. We have rifles, pistols, shotguns and archery and provide all of the needed safety equipment and ammunition along with a world class instruction! See more..
  20. 5.0 Cody Dug Up Gun Museum (754 reviews)
    - June 2022
    Speciality Museums
    Cody Dug Up Gun Museum image
    Stroll through history while viewing over a thousand of relic guns & other weapons from many different time periods and locations including “America’s War of Independence, The Gold Rush Era, The U.S. Civil War, The Old West & Indian Wars, World War I, The Roaring 20’s and World War II”. The museum is a proud sponsor of the Cody Gunfighter’s Show at the world famous Irma Hotel (just steps away from our museum!) We are members of the Cody Chamber of Commerce and enthusiastic supporters of Cody’s historical attractions. Open 9:am – 9:pm - 7 days a week from May through September. See more..
  21. 5.0 Lewis & Clark River Expeditions (704 reviews)
    - Vacation highlight!
    Friday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM River Rafting & Tubing
    Lewis & Clark River Expeditions image
    My five person family participated in a small boat (8 person) whitewater rafting trip last week. Our party was made up of three adults and two teenagers. It was such a great adventure, so much fun!! The scenery was spectacular, and the rapids were just challenging enough to give all of us a rush, but we were certainly never scared. But we did get wet, which we expected! Ben was our guide, and he is the absolute best!! He kept us entertained with hilarious stories of prior trips, while educating us about the river and its history. You should request him if you get the chance! We don't have knowledge about the other local rafting businesses, but I strongly recommend booking with Lewis and Clark. It was a seamless production, and the staff were all very kind and enthusiastic, whether on the phone, driving the bus, or taking us down the river. If you're thinking about booking, do it now! See more..
  22. 5.0 Cody Firearms Museum (691 reviews)
    - The firearms (artifacts) are very well displayed and annotated.
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Speciality Museums
    Cody Firearms Museum image
    Well worth the price of admission by itself but the whole experience will create a memory. Husband and grandson are firearm enthusiasts, The collection of firearms spanned from historical to modern, and was absolutely massive. Not only did they have common arms we've all heard of, they had a number of rare finds and odd varieties that I was not even aware of. Each display came with a great description of the history and use of the firearm(s). It's always great when we are able to come away with some extra knowledge. Frankly, there is definitely an abundance of knowledge ( and a bit overwhelming as you don’t know where to go next) to be gained at the Cody Firearms Museum. The firearms (artifacts) are very well displayed and annotated. My daughter and I thought we would be bored, but we enjoyed it as well. My favorite was the old movie and TV show display. If you're a true gun enthusiast, this place will take your breath away! See more..
  23. 5.0 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive (627 reviews)
    - Must Do If you are in Grand Teton
    Scenic Drives
    42-mile Scenic Loop Drive image
    If you don't feel like hiking any of the trails in Grand Teton NP, the 42 mile Scenic Loop Drive is the best option. We started the drive at 7 am on a Sunday (8/30) at Mormon Row for the best lighting for photography. We made stops at Schwabacher Landing, Cunningham Cabin, Oxbow Bend, Jackson Lake Dam, Signal Mountain and various turnout points. We took our time at each place and finished in about 4 hours. See more..
  24. 4.5 Old Faithful (5.027 reviews)
    - Worth waiting for!
    Hot Springs & Geysers
    Old Faithful image
    A popular geyser located in the Geyser Country region of Yellowstone National Park. See more..
  25. 4.5 Grand Prismatic Spring (3.159 reviews)
    - One of the most beautiful sites
    Hot Springs & Geysers
    Grand Prismatic Spring image
    Brightly-colored hot spring, the result of algae that live in the water. See more..
  26. 4.5 Jackson Town Square (2.784 reviews)
    - Excellent tourist trap
    Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks
    Jackson Town Square image
    An excellent tourist trap. It’s a fairly small square with an arch made of antlers at each corner. There is a live webcam at one corner so that your friends and family can get to see you (if you arrange it right). Some locals told us that the antlers were auctioned off from time to time and replaced by new ones - that’s a lot of antlers!! Definite photo opp. The square is also full of bars, restaurants and shops selling hunting gear etc. See more..
  27. 4.5 Mammoth Hot Springs (2.187 reviews)
    - Best first stop in YNP!
    Hot Springs & Geysers
    Mammoth Hot Springs image
    Beautiful limestone formations make this hot spring unique. See more..
  28. 4.5 National Museum of Wildlife Art (2.044 reviews)
    - Really a Pleasant Surprise!
    Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Speciality Museums • Art Museums
    National Museum of Wildlife Art image
    From the outside, this museum looks like a natural rock outcropping; inside this building lies some of the world's finest wildlife art. See more..
  29. 4.5 Jackson Hole Aerial Tram (1.980 reviews)
    - "What A View!"
    Temporarily closed - Closed until May 20, 2023 Trams
    Jackson Hole Aerial Tram image
    In just 12 minutes, the Aerial Tram glides skyward 4,139 vertical feet. The summit offers staggering 360-degree views of the Tetons, Jackson Hole valley, and surrounding mountain ranges. The "Top of the World" provides amazing access to a plethora of great hiking and running trails, climbing and the occasional snowball fight. See more..
  30. 4.5 National Elk Refuge (1.823 reviews)
    - Definitely worth the trip
    Friday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Spent 1-2 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas
    National Elk Refuge image
    A wildlife refuge located north of Jackson, WY that provides winter habitat for Jackson's elk herd. Seasonal hours of operation are listed on the web site for the Visitor Center, Historic Miller Ranch, and Winter Sleigh Ride tours. See more..
See more places to visit in Wyoming »

Filter places by Rating

Recommended for you

More Things to do in Wyoming 101

  1. Points of Interest & Landmarks
  2. Architectural Buildings
  3. Churches & Cathedrals
  4. Historic Sites
  5. Ancient Ruins
  6. Art Museums
  7. Speciality Museums
  8. History Museums
  9. Religious Sites
  10. Bridges
  11. Historic Walking Areas
  12. Gardens
  13. Mountains
  14. Waterfalls
  15. Wineries & Vineyards
  16. Nature & Wildlife Areas
  17. Cooking Classes
  18. Speciality & Gift Shops
  19. 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
  20. Day Trips
  21. Taxis & Shuttles
  22. Health Clubs
  23. Boat Tours
  24. Sightseeing Tours
  25. Equestrian Trails
  26. Horseback Riding Tours
  27. Lookouts
  28. Monuments & Statues
  29. Neighborhoods
  30. Bodies of Water
  31. Theaters
  32. Geologic Formations
  33. National Parks
  34. Hiking Trails
  35. Game & Entertainment Centers
  36. Biking Trails
  37. Scenic Walking Areas
  38. Escape Games
  39. Nature & Wildlife Tours
  40. Ranches
  41. Shopping Malls
  42. Water Parks
  43. Observatories & Planetariums
  44. Children's Museums
  45. Visitor Centers
  46. Sports Camps & Clinics
  47. Breweries
  48. Lessons & Workshops
  49. Ghost Towns
  50. Caverns & Caves
  51. Golf Courses
  52. Movie Theaters
  53. Art Galleries
  54. Antique Shops
  55. Educational sites
  56. Sports Complexes
  57. Government Buildings
  58. Theatre & Performances
  59. Horse Tracks
  60. Cemeteries
  61. Military Museums
  62. Forests
  63. Scenic Drives
  64. Science Museums
  65. Ski & Snowboard Areas
  66. Libraries
  67. Playgrounds
  68. Arenas & Stadiums
  69. Canyons
  70. Natural History Museums
  71. Hot Springs & Geysers
  72. Bars & Clubs
  73. Fishing Charters & Tours
  74. Distilleries
  75. Casinos
  76. Convention Centers
  77. Cultural Events
  78. Factory Tours
  79. Hiking & Camping Tours
  80. Shopping Tours
  81. River Rafting & Tubing
  82. Civic Centres
  83. State Parks
  84. Paint & Pottery Studios
  85. Climbing Tours
  86. Military Bases & Facilities
  87. Gear Rentals
  88. Wine Bars
  89. Shooting Ranges
  90. Character Experiences
  91. Auto Racing Tracks
  92. Department Stores
  93. Boat Rentals
  94. Dinner Theaters
  95. Cross-country Ski Areas
  96. Bowling Alleys
  97. Water Sports
  98. Yoga & Pilates
  99. Other Outdoor Activities
  100. Concerts
  101. Food & Drink Festivals
Load more 89 things to do » « Show less

Destinations nearby Wyoming 20