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Summer Adventure – Day One

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Our 3 Day Summer Itinerary series is here! Offering ideas, places to see and things to do to get the most out of your journey to Summer Adventure. You can move straight to Day Two by clicking the link at the bottom or download the complete 3 day itinerary. Let’s begin, shall we?

Explore Downtown Buffalo

Experience Buffalo’s small-town atmosphere with local Art & Pottery shops on Main, Fort, and Lobban streets, clothing, antiques and specialty stores and a family owned sporting goods store. 

Main Street also features the Official Longmire store, The Bucking Buffalo, owned by Craig and Judy Johnson; the author of the Longmire series of books and organizer of the Longmire Days held annually in July.

Have coffee, lunch and desert at some of the locally owned shops on Main Street, all within walking distance, and relax in Crazy Woman Square while taking in the murals painted by local artists.

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Lunch, Coffee & Dessert Downtown
The Cold Dish (Inside Reride Western Wear) – Ice Cream
4th on Main – Western Family Dining
Busy Bee – Cafe
Sagewood – Gifts & Cafe
Main St Diner – Lunch 
Lickety Splits – Ice Cream
The Station On Main – Coffee Bar, Lunch

Galleries & Shopping
Potter’s Depot | Crazy Woman Fine Art | Margo’s Pottery | Powder River Art Gallery Wyoming In Color | The Hitching Post Gallery | Treasure Chest Antiques & Collectibles The Sports Lure | Reride Western Wear | The Bucking Buffalo | Silver Sage | & More

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Head for the Hills

Crazy Woman Canyon – A Beautiful Mountain Drive Loop – Call the USFS for more info 307-684-7806 Take a drive on Hwy 16 West towards the Bighorn Mountains.  

Enjoy the views, take a hike at Hunter Corrals, Circle Park or Elgin Park, all trailheads nestled just 15-20 minutes away from downtown Buffalo.

About 25 minutes from Buffalo, a left turn at Forest Road 33 takes you past Muddy Guard Cabin and onto Crazy Woman Canyon road. This road winds its way down the canyon, offering scenery and a drive that are breathtaking, and brings you out at Old Hwy 87, south of Buffalo.

Listen to the beautiful sound of the water cascading through the rocks of Crazy Woman Creek or stop for a quick picnic at some of the campsites along the scenic road. (May-October, 4 wheel drive only).

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TA Ranch – Site of the Last Battle of the Johnson County Cattle War

After passing through the Canyon and driving for about 6 miles through beautiful ranch country, you will intersect Old Hwy 87.

Take a right turn (South) and travel 3 miles to the historic TA Ranch. There you can find “bullet” proof history of the Johnson County Cattle War. While you are there, take a tour under the old cottonwood trees, the barn, and stay for an excellent supper at the old cookhouse with views toward the prairie that take you back in time. www.taranch.com 

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Johnson County, Wyoming, and our local businesses and attractions are taking necessary safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during this unprecedented time. Before you make your plans to go to any of the locations listed on this website and in the articles, please visit their website to familiarize yourself with their guidelines. And please, wear your favorite face covering while visiting Buffalo and Kaycee, Wyoming.

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