Settled in Wyoming’s eastern plains, Torrington is where the Oregon, Mormon and Texas Cattle trails once met on the North Platte River.
Take a glimpse into the past by visiting Torrington’s Homesteaders Museum, where you’ll see the area’s first automobile, a one-room schoolhouse and a settler’s shack. From there, take the short drive to Fort Laramie National Historic Site. Established in 1834 as a fur trading post and transitioned into the largest military post in the Northern Plains, Fort Laramie National Historic Site now preserves the history of the westward expansion and the Treaty of Fort Laramie. Once you’ve had your fill of western history, explore Torrington’s charming downtown, brimming with local cuisine, cozy accommodations and boutique shopping. Not far from Torrington is Wyoming’s largest winery, Table Mountain Vineyards. The vineyard offers tours, tasting appointments and wine and paint classes. In Torrington, you’re never too far from a western adventure.