Have you ever seen a jackalope? If not, you’re sure to find one in Douglas, Wyoming.
This town is where the storied legend of the jackalope – an animal with the body of a jackrabbit and the antlers of an antelope – was born. Stop for a photo op with the eight-foot tall jackalope statue in Jackalope Square and find other mementos of this mythical creature during your visit. Douglas is filled with plenty of outdoor opportunities, as well, with the Laramie Mountain Range and Medicine Bow National Forest to the south and the Platte River running right through town. Explore these surrounding natural spaces to get your fill of camping, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing. While in the area, don’t miss a stop at Ayres Natural Bridge. Just a short drive off I-25, this natural bridge is a 100-foot long rock arch spanning LaPrele Creek. Ayres Natural Bridge Park is the perfect place for a picnic, a stroll or a splash in the creek. Visit in the summer to experience Wyoming’s state fair, which is held in Douglas every August.