Breathe in the Beauty of Buffalo WY
Escape to the Endless Adventures of Buffalo
Nestled into the foot of the Big Horn Mountains in the heart of Johnson County Wyoming, Buffalo, WY is a booming little town surrounded by some of the most spectacular natural beauty in America. Its strong foundation of agriculture, energy, and tourism have caused the town to thrive throughout the generations, welcoming new residents and businesses to town—while preserving that Old West lifestyle of ranching, farming, and small business. For those seeking that perfect blend of rural tranquility, small-town charm, and big-town excitement, there’s no better place than Buffalo.
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Buffalo at a Glance
Sheridan: 40 min
Casper, WY: 1.5 hours
Airport: Johnson County Airport
Major Roads: I-25, I-90, US-16
Zip Codes: 82834
Median Home Price: $243,500
Spotlights of Buffalo
Breathtaking Natural Beauty
The Bighorn Mountains, Cloud Peak Wilderness Area, Lake DeSmet, and Healy Reservoir encompass a stunning natural environment of rolling valleys, jagged mountain peaks, sparkling lakes and streams, lush forests, and more.
Buffalo’s beautiful historic Main Street is home to dozens of historic buildings, like the Occidental Hotel and the Gatchell Museum, as well as numerous local shops and businesses, delicious local eateries, and even bars and taverns.
From festive holiday celebrations to themed dinners to arts and culture classes, Buffalo has it all. You can enjoy game nights, yoga, kickboxing, public tours, Longmire days, Christmas in Buffalo, Winter Gathering, Monster March, and many more fun events.
What You'll Love in Buffalo
Boundless Outdoor Recreation
Buffalo is a playground for endless adventures in the great outdoors. The Big Horn Mountains are a paradise of hiking, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, hunting, and even cross country and downhill skiing at Meadowlark Ski Lodge. Over 130 miles of groomed snowmobile trails draw riders from all around. Plus, the Big Horn Mountains are home to some of the best fishing waters in the state, like Clear Creek, Lake DeSmet, Crazy Woman Creek, and Sourdough Creek.
But you don’t even have to leave town to find active adventures—Buffalo itself is home to several local parks and fun areas, like ball fields and courts, public swimming pools, a golf course, bike paths, walking paths, an ice rink, a recreation center, a mini golf course, a bowling alley, a skate park, fair and rodeo grounds, and the Clear Creek Trail System. Adventure starts right here!
A Short Drive to Spectacular Attractions
On top of all that is has to offer, Buffalo is also just a short drive from many famous attractions throughout the area, like Fort Phil Kearny, Fetterman Massacre Site, Wagon Bog Fight, or “Hole in the Wall”, the hideout of Butch Cassidy. Plus, its location off US 16 places it between Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park.
Students of Buffalo are served by highly rated Johnston County School District No 1. Schools in town include Meadowlark Elementary, Cloud Peak Elementary, Clear Creek Middle, and Buffalo High.