Historic Downtown Douglas
Douglas has been recognized as one of the best small towns in America! Exit off I-80 using exits 135-140 and see why!
Boutique shops, book stores and historic buildings line the streets of downtown Douglas. They’re within easy walking distance of Jackalope Square! There are also lots of great dining options.
Beautiful architecture and rich history can be seen in Douglas’ historic residential area east of the downtown area. Take a drive through town and enjoy homes dating back to the late 1800s. A row of smaller houses, once home to railroad employees, stand along the tracks through town.
Downtown Douglas is the perfect place to wind down at the end of the day. Enjoy a tasty burger and challenge your family to a game of bowling at House of Pinz. “The Yard,” at historic Hotel LaBonte offers shuffle board, ping pong, darts, pool, electronic games and a big-screen TV. Movies are shown nightly at the historic Princess Theater. Movie goers enjoy a modern screen and sound, yet appreciate the nostalgic feeling the century-old theater delivers. Just up the street Headstrong Brewery is the perfect place to gather with friends and enjoy a cold micro-brew.
Douglas is Jackalope City
Douglas is known as "Jackalope City" and is home to the jackalope. A mythic creature that is part jackrabbit and part antelope. You can get a jackalope hunting license at the Railroad Museum or pose for a picture in Jackalope Square. Catch jackalope fever and collect jackalope stickers at various businesses and attractions around time for a chance to win Jackalope Bucks!
Douglas has a rich history as a storied western town. History enthusiasts can take advantage of unique walking tours depicting a selection of historic homes, commercial buildings, and cemetery plots. Scroll down for links to some of the walking tours around Douglas.
Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo
Wyoming’s Premier Summer Event happens right here in Douglas, Wyoming. Welcome! This 109th Wyoming State Fair (#WyStateFair) will be held August 17-21, 2021 and will include live entertainment and concerts, a parade, demolition derby and the highly anticipated Wyoming State Ranch Rodeo Championships! For the kids there is a special kiddie parade, carnival and of course fair exhibits. Did we mention the food? Vendors come from far and wide to feel attendees their favorite fair foods. It's a great time with something for everyone and you won't want to miss it!
Museums & Historic Sites
Douglas is home to lots of exciting museums and historic sites for history aficionados to explore!
A good place to start your historic journey is at Fort Fetterman. Fort Fetterman was established on a bluff overlooking the North Platte River in 1867 where the Bozeman Trail left the old Oregon Trail route. It's just 11 miles west of Douglas. You can get there by taking exit 140 on I-80. Fort Fetterman was a staging point and essential supply stop for troops during the American-Indian War. Today, the fort remains much as it did when it was abonded. At Fort Fetterman visitors can browse through historic buildings, stop by an on-site gift shop for souvenirs or books and there is even some nice walking trails to stretch your legs!
Other historic stop offs to add to your itinerary in Douglas include the Wyoming Pioneer Museum where you can learn about Wyoming's pioneer history, the Camp Douglas POW Camp from World War II and the Douglas Railroad Museum.