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Goshen County

Located along the Nebraska border on Wyoming’s eastern plains, Goshen County is a big land with small pleasures.

Goshen County is a big land with small pleasures. This area is made up of five towns offering historic significance and outdoor fun. Stop in Fort Laramie to see Fort Laramie National Historic Site, the largest military garrison on the Great Plains and a well-known hub for emigrants traveling west in the 1800s. You might run into a soldier or post trader during your visit, or catch a historic weapons demonstration as you explore this living piece of Western history. For more history, take a drive along the Oregon Trail Historic Byway or visit Goshen County’s Homesteader Museum to learn about those who lived in this area starting in the 1830s. Camp, fish, boat and swim in the reservoir at Hawk Springs State Recreation Area, where you can enjoy views of picturesque buttes rising from the plains. Relax and sip wine made from Wyoming-grown grapes at Table Mountain Winery in Torrington. In the fall, head to Ellis’ Harvest Home to experience a large corn maze, pick pumpkins and other fresh produce and enjoy more family-friendly activities on the farm.

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Cities in Goshen County

  • Fort Laramie
  • LaGrange
  • Lingle
  • Torrington
  • Yoder

Fort Laramie

The town of Fort Laramie is located just three miles east of the iconic Fort Laramie National Historic Site. Named after this site, the town owes its very existence to fur traders and emigrants braving the western frontier.

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LaGrange

Possibly the best escape from the masses, LaGrange is a true Wyoming town sparsely populated with genuine cowboys and is 33 miles away from its closest neighbor. You’ll find rodeo grounds, a well-known annual Mini Fair, ranches and farms here. Nearby adventures are found at the 150 acre lake found at Hawk Springs Reservoir.

Lingle

Lingle is located between Torrington and Fort Laramie, in the heart of Goshen County, along the Oregon Trail. This small railroad and agricultural town is across the river from the Grattan Massacre of 1854.

Torrington

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.

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Yoder

Located about a mile west of U.S. Highway 85 and 12 miles west of the Nebraska state line is the small ranching town of Yoder.

Old Betlam building in Fort Laramie, Wyoming in Goshen County.

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