Rural Charm in the Heart of the Historic Wild West

Nestled into the rolling countryside at the junction of the Tongue River and the Little Tongue River, the charming town of Dayton, WY offers a relaxed rural lifestyle in the heart of the Wild West. With the stunning Big Horn Mountains rising in the distance and lush landscape all around, Dayton offers truly breathtaking views from every angle. For those seeking small-town community in the open countryside of cowboy country, look no farther than Dayton, Wyoming.

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Dayton at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: US-14, I-90
Airport: Sheridan County
Sheridan: 30 min
Billings, MT: 1hr 45 min


Population: 794
Zip Code: 82836
County: Sheridan
Median Home Price: $196,700

Spotlights of Dayton

Relax, Unwind & Truly Escape

Dayton is not a place of hustle and bustle. It’s not a place of big business, big commerce, or big names. In fact, it’s quite the opposite—it’s where people and families go to escape from the stresses of modern living, a town where one might still find a laid-back rural lifestyle filled with peace and possibility.

A Unique & Charming Town

Though it is located just 17 miles from the bigger city of Sheridan, the town of Dayton offers plenty of its own attractions and amenities. Several businesses, such as the Branding Iron Cafe, Corner Grocery, Crazy Woman Saloon, and Mountain Inn Bar, as well as several galleries and specialty shops, provide meeting places and entertainment to residents and visitors alike.

The Beauty of the Wild West

Rolling mountains and open fields, lush woods and rushing rivers, tranquil blue skies and bright sunshine await in the wide open spaces of Dayton, WY. For outdoor adventurers, for lovers of the great outdoors, for ranchers and farmers, and for those seeking true peace and serenity, the beauty of Dayton awaits.

What You'll Love in Dayton

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Endless Outdoor Pursuits

The opportunities for outdoor enjoyment are nearly endless. The Tongue River Cave offers unique exploration through rare cave formations, while the Scott Bicentennial Park offers sports fields and courts, walking and biking trails, and even skateboarding. And don’t forget all the Big Horn Mountains have to offer—hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, snowmobiling, skiing, sledding and more.

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Top-Performing Schools

Dayton is served by Sheridan County School District #1, which seeks to promote individual success for all students through stellar academic, top-notch athletic, and extensive extracurricular programs. Tongue River High School is located within Dayton, and Tongue River Middle School and Tongue River Elementary School are located in neighboring Ranchester.

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Rich Historic Landmarks

Step back through time to the days of the Wild West at several historic locations throughout the town. On Main Street, Keibler's Cabin and Dayton Mercantile offer a glimpse of the old days. The Dayton Bell Tower was constructed in 1911 as a fire watch tower. And the Tongue River itself was once an important mode of transportation for early logging companies.

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Dayton Real Estate

Dayton Real Estate offers home buyers a variety of property types including older existing single-family ranch style homes, newer ranch homes with acreage along with large parcels of land. Ranch properties here, in and around Story, are both vast and unique offering live stock and horses plenty of room to roam. Dayton, WY single-family homes generally start in the price range of around $150k and escalate to over a $1.25 million for larger tracts of land and luxury mountain properties.

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