The Dubois, Wyoming Horse Creek Station reminds one of a place to hitch a horse still today

Dubois — say it like “cowboys.” It’s one of the last real, old West towns — a charming hidden gem with the authentic feel of the frontier. Expedia calls Dubois the best place for an escape in Wyoming.

Barely an hour from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park over a smooth, scenic highway, it’s peaceful here in the Wind River Valley. But there are so many things to do! https://duboiswyoming.org/

Dubois is touted as the one real western town located in the crossroads of the original American West. Here migration routes of early Native Americans forged the trails, later followed by mountain men and explorers. Homesteaders and cowboys mingled here.

Loggers hand-cut the ties for railroads that joined the nation. It is one of the best, real cowboy towns still around. Cowboys drive cattle here and compete in the Dubois rodeo. (Dubois website)

Wood plank walkway in Dubois, Wyoming

As I walked along on the wooden plank walkways, I thought of the old western movies when you would hear the cowboy (or cowgirl) boots striking the planks with an echo in each step.  Dubois provides an excellent feel of the old West, and yet with some modern-day food arrangements; although local eateries and lodging facilities are not national name brands.

Wooden structures still display the frontier spirit if Dubois. Artists become very creative such as the moose antler carvings at the Horse Creek Art Gallery.

Now, I’m glad the roads are paved; however, if they were still dirt then it would sure be interesting. I definitely would need my all-wheel drive there and be able to do more dirt exploring. Jesssayin’ as a friend says.

Blessings along the Way!


20 thoughts on “Dubois

  1. I was so fond of the West/ Cowboy books in my school and college days 😊
    Would love to visit that part of US one day

    1. That’s so kind of you Mamen An. I guess the eye of the camera reflects the the natural eye that reflects the soul. Powerful thought. Thanks so much. And – it is useful when it is reflected through the beholder. 😊❤️

  2. The simplicity and the quaintness of the town, coupled with the craftsmanship of the carvings….now this was a delightful surprise. This post brings me back to the Little House” series more than some of the others. Very well captured, Ron. I’m glad y’all got to enjoy this!

    ~K 😊

    1. Thanks so much Kara. I really appreciate your kind words. Yes, I was amazed at the carvings. Also, I could just envision the dirt road through this town and how it would really look like the old frontier days. The restaurants were amazing too – mostly the Cowboy Cafe and the new Lone Buffalo Steak House. 😊💖

      1. Awww, your so wonderful, not me so much. I do enjoy trying to connect with others and provide some beauty that is all around us. ;-)💖

    1. Thank you so much! That’s what I like – providing eyes for those far away. I’m so glad to have so many friends on this journey, and future journeys. 🙂

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