What's New + Notable in Wyoming: 2018

Wyoming Office of Tourism News 
New Website Launched: The Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT) recently relaunched its website, TravelWyoming.com, with a focus on content that matches the needs of the traveling public. After conducting a three-month user study, WOT reprioritized the site navigation and content layout, with a new refresh of both the design and the copy.

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. 

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. 

Meet Casper's Vibrant Food Scene: Wyoming's second-largest city, Casper has a variety of new restaurants and watering holes that opened in the past several months, including Frontier Brewing Company, C85 Wonder Bar, The Gaslight Social, Pokes DeliCrescent Moon Coffee, Wyoming Ale Works, Firehouse Pizza and Archie's, a new speakeasy cocktail bar. 

New Dining in Sheridan: Two new dining offerings have opened in Sheridan, Wyoming: Bonafide (a food truck that specializes in chef-inspired, made-from-scratch offerings) and Shabby Shack, a gourment breakfast and lunch spot. 

News, Activities + Offerings
Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Adds Grand Conservancy: A 28,000-square-foot addition to the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, the Grand Conservancy opened on August 14, 2017. The new expansion includes a multi-story conservancy that's home to thousands of tropical plants. 

See Wild Mustangs: The third of its kind in the United States and the only one located on an Indian reservation, the new Wind River Wild Horse Sanctuary offers visitors an opportunity to see more than 100 wild mustangs up-close on a private tour. The sanctuary’s visitor center has an interpretive display that showcases the importance of horses in the culture and tradition of Wyoming’s First Nations, as well as a history of wild horses in North America. 

Casper Welcomes New Venue: David Street Station, a new outdoor venue, opened in Casper in July 2017. A multi-stage project, the venue includes seating areas, a performance stage, observation deck and an outdoor movie screen. 

Hogadon Ski Area Opens New Lodge: Located at the top of Casper Mountain and with a panoramic view of the city of Casper and the Bighorn Mountains, Hogadon Ski Area opened its news lodge in fall of 2017. Now a modern, two-story facility, the lodge has indoor and outdoor seating and floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Lodging News
Two Wyoming Properties Earn Five Stars: Forbes Travel Guide recently gave both Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole and Magee Homestead at Brush Creek Ranch five-star rating—the guide's highest designation. 

Springhill Suites by Marriott, Jackson: Opened in spring 2017, Springhill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite property that offers 1,500 square feet of meeting space, including three breakout rooms. In addition, the property is located next to Jackson Hole Center for the Arts. 

Lander Welcomes Boutique Hotel: Opened summer 2017, the Mill House is an 1888 flour mill that’s been renovated into a boutique property in downtown Lander, Wyoming with four unique units.