Thermopolis, Wyoming, is a hot spot for history, geology and family fun.
Spend the day at Hot Springs State Park viewing other-worldly landmarks shaped by natural hot springs, fishing along the Big Horn River or getting a glimpse of Wyoming’s state bison herd. Take a relaxing dip in the area’s healing mineral waters by visiting the free state bath house, or add water slides into the mix with a trip to Hellie’s Tepee Pools or Star Plunge. Once you’ve had your fill of hot springs in Thermopolis, head to the Wyoming Dinosaur Center or Legend Rock Petroglyph to be transported back to prehistoric times. You can even tour live dig sites and, in the summer months, join paleontologists in digging for fossils. A short trip north to Kirby will bring you to the highly ranked Wyoming Whisky distillery, while a trip south will bring you to the opening of the stunning Wind River Canyon, which you can see along the nearby Wind River Canyon Scenic Byway.