Top things to do in wright, wyoming

Top things to do in Wright, wyoming​

Wright’s small-town charm and natural beauty make up for its tiny stature. With a population of around 1,800, the town of Wright, WY, offers an opportunity to escape the big city and revel in good old-fashioned nostalgia. Whether you’re just stopping by or opting for a quaint getaway, here are some of the best things to do in Wright, Wyoming. 

Top Things to Do in Wright, Wyoming

Map of wright, wyoming

Nestled into the fork of Wyoming Highway 387 (WYO 387) and Wyoming Highway 59 (WYO 59), Wright neighbors the town of Gillette. If you’re ready to hit the road, this map of Wright, Wyoming, will help you get on your way! .

attractions in wright, wy

For the town’s size, there are quite a variety of things to do in Wright, Wyoming. From wildlife watching and fishing to golfing, museums, and so much more, you’re sure to find activities for the whole family

Top Things to Do in Wright, Wyoming

durham bison ranch

Channel your inner wrangler with a tour of Durham Bison Ranch, one of the world’s largest and oldest working buffalo ranches. Sprawled out on 55,000 acres, bison—Wyoming’s state animal—graze the scenic grassland. Don’t forget your camera, as there are plenty of photo opportunities along the tour!

Panther pond

Wright’s go-to fishing hole, Panther Pond, is located just off WYO 387 and is stocked with a variety of species like channel catfish, green sunfish, largemouth bass, and rainbow trout. But Panther Pond isn’t just a must-visit for anglers—here, you’ll find the Wright Visitor Center and an interpretive walking path with stunning views of Durham Ranch’s bison in the distance.

Top Things to Do in Wright, Wyoming
Top Things to Do in Wright, Wyoming

Wright centennial Museum

Honoring Wyoming history, the Wright Centennial Museum hosts a collection of curated artifacts from the early homestead and cowboy days to the more modern era when Gillette became the Energy Capital of Wyoming. Look out for a red and white metal building with a larger-than-life coal mine haul truck out front—you can’t miss it! 

Wright Days

Every third weekend in June, Wright’s quaint streets transform into a bustling scene of classic Americana. Grab a picnic blanket and watch the parade go by, then enjoy barbecue and yard games with the locals during Wright Days.

Top Things to Do in Wright, Wyoming
Top Things to Do in Wright, Wyoming

Gibson Park

Connected by several bike paths, Gibson Park is the place to be during the summer months. Snap a picture at the gazebo, then stick around for Movies in the Park.

Pioneer PArk

If you’ve been wanting to try disc golf, now’s your chance! Pioneer Park features two playgrounds, plenty of picnic tables, barbecue grills, a large gazebo, restrooms, and, of course, a disc golf course.

Top Things to Do in Wright, Wyoming

hay creek golf club

Located amongst the picturesque Thunder Basin National Grasslands, Hay Creek Golf Club is a can’t-miss attraction in Wright, Wyoming. Take a swing at this nine-hole course, then treat yourself to a cold one at the full-service restaurant.

Wright Recreation Center

Equipped with a lazy river pool, a hot tub, picnic areas, and two playgrounds, the Wright Recreation Center offers a variety of activities for families.

Restaurants in Wright, wyoming

Priding itself on homestyle cooking, Wright offers a variety of restaurants to fill your belly, whether you’re looking for a steakhouse, dive bar, or something in between.

Top Things to Do in Wright, Wyoming

open range steak house

Conveniently located next to the Wright Hotel, the Open Range Steakhouse serves up irresistible cowboy fare in a Western ambiance.

hank's roadside bar and grill

It doesn’t get more roadside than Hank’s Roadside Bar and Grill! After refueling your car, pop into the bar and grill for an all-day breakfast menu, Durham Ranch bison burgers, pizza, steak, and more. Then, satisfy your sweet tooth with a slice of pie.

Top Things to Do in Wright, Wyoming
Top Things to Do in Wright, Wyoming

The rusty nail

If pool, cornhole, and darts pique your interest, make a stop at The Rusty Nail for a cold drink and delicious bar grub.

la pasadita​

Craving something from south of the border? Treat yourself to a variety of Mexican dishes at La Pasadita 59, located along WYO 59.

Top Things to Do in Wright, Wyoming

Planning a trip to Wyoming soon? Discover more things to do in Wright or its sister city, Gillette.

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