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Thermopolis is located in the Big Horn Basin of northwest Wyoming and boasts the world’s largest mineral hot springs. It is known as one of the most appealing destinations in the state due to its remarkable climate and vast mountain ranges.

Enjoy whitewater rafting on Wind River, gaze at ancient petroglyphs at the Legend Rock Petroglyph Site or hit the links at the Thermopolis Golf Course located beside Roundtop Mountain. In addition, downtown Thermopolis hosts numerous outdoor sculptures and statues created by Wyoming artists and is also home to various unique gift shops and art galleries.

Whether looking for a leisurely afternoon in a friendly town, a peaceful hike through majestic scenery or an adrenaline-pumping adventure, Thermopolis has it all.

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Stop in for a visit and tour Wyoming Whiskey, the first legal whiskey distillery in Wyoming. A family-owned business, Wyoming Whiskey crafts a uniquely flavored bourbon with 100% local ingredients from the Big Horn Basin. After touring the distillery, groups can visit the Whiskey Shop for a tasting and then stock up on merchandise.


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Groups won’t want to miss the more than 58 mounted skeletons on display at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center & Dig Sites. With hundreds of displays and exhibits, a preparation lab with visitor viewing and a hands-on dig site just a few miles away, the world-class Wyoming Dinosaur Center ensures future studies of paleontology.


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Ever wonder where the famous buffalo coats seen in Western movies are made? Wonder no more with a visit to Merlin’s Hide Out, the leading provider of quality tanned buffalo hides, fur products and assorted leather products in the USA. The facility — open for tours — uses eco-friendly chemicals to provide exceptional results and high-quality products.


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Take in the splendor of the Rainbow Terraces, the Big Spring and the resident bison herd at Hot Springs State Park. Enjoyed annually by more than 1 million visitors, the park is home to a multitude of flora and fauna. Test the group’s nerves on the famous Swinging Bridge, then unwind in one of the three warm mineral water pools.