What’s New + Notable in Wyoming: 2019

Anniversaries in Wyoming

In 2019, Wyoming will be celebrating 150 years of women’s suffrage. The first territory in the U.S. permanently guaranteeing women their inherent right to vote, Wyoming will mark this sesquicentennial on December 10, 2019. The U.S. will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020. The Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT) has declared 2019 as the “Year of Wyoming Women.” The Equality State will commemorate the history and the strong women of today with a year of activities, events, retreats and must-visit historic destinations.

Looking ahead into 2020, Wyoming will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first woman to cast a vote in a general election in the U.S.

Food + Drink News 
Rock Springs Welcomes Two Watering Holes: Located in southwest Wyoming, Rock Springs is set to welcome two new downtown businesses: Sidekicks Book Bar and Square State Brewing Company. Opening spring 2018, Sidekicks Book Bar is bringing a sophisticated vibe to Rock Springs and will combine comfortable reading spaces with local libations. Set to open in summer 2018, Square State Brewing Company will feature locally brewed beer, as well as guest brews from the surrounding area. 

Laramie County Welcomes First Distillery: Pine Bluffs Distilling opened in November 2017 in the quaint southeast Wyoming town of Pine Bluffs. Rooted in Wyoming agriculture, Pine Bluffs Distilling has a true farm-to-distillery process that utilizes fresh, local grains and they work with farms within 25 miles of their facility. 

Meet Wyoming’s First Malt Manufacturer:  With a fast-growing distilling and malting industry (and as the fifth-largest barley producer in the U.S.), the Cowboy State recently welcomed its first malt manufacturer, Wyoming Malting Company, to Pine Bluffs. A 20,000-square-foot facility, guided tours are available Tuesdays through Saturdays. While much of the malt created at the facility will be sold to other breweries and distilleries, the company will also use it at their own on-site distillery, Pine Bluffs Distilling. 

Saratoga Welcomes New Restaurant: A community pub that specializes in comfort food and unique whiskey, Saratoga’s newest restaurant, Firewater Public House sits along the North Platte River. 

New Dining in Sheridan: Three new food offerings have opened in Sheridan: Smith Alley Brewing Co. & Public House (a local, craft brewery and restaurant), Birch (a restaurant that focuses on fresh, seasonal and local eats) and Cowboy Creamery (Wyoming’s only creamery making pints of handcrafted ice cream).

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Opens New Bar: RPK 3 is the newest slope-side dining offering in Teton Village. Located adjacent to the Tram, RPK 3 offers fast-casual lunch, fun après scene and everything between.

Cheyenne Expands Culinary and Shopping Scene: Napoli’s Italian Restaurant, a casual eatery, has recently opened in downtown Cheyenne. Cheyenne will also be welcoming The Metropolitan Downtown restaurant. The Metropolitan is set to open Spring 2019. 


Lodging News 
The Nelson Inn: Nestled in Sheridan, the Nelson Inn features industrial suites that embody vintage charm. 

Cobblestone Hotel & Suites: Expected to open Summer 2019, Cobblestone Hotel & Suites will be the latest addition to the charming town of Torrington.