A Destination for Centuries
With its abundant game, stunning scenery, and strategic location, Northeast Wyoming has been a destination and a stopping place for weary travelers for as long as humans have roamed the continent. During the westward expansion of the United States, it served as a vital region for waves of immigrants. That history is proudly preserved in historic preservation districts, as well as museums and attractions that tell the story of the west.
In more recent times, Campbell, Johnson, and Sheridan counties have enjoyed growing economies and populations, thanks in part to K-12 schools that are ranked among the highest in the nation, safe streets, and a progressive, family-friendly culture.
Outdoor recreation is a prime pursuit in these parts. The 1.1 million-acre Bighorn National Forest draws thousands of visitors for snowmobiling, horseback riding, and hunting—or enjoying silent sports in the non-motorized Cloud Peak wilderness area.
Art and culture are equally abundant. The small cities of Gillette, Buffalo, and Sheridan feature a vibrant, pedestrian- and bike-friendly streetscape enlivened by street festivals, historic shopping and arts districts, and other family offerings. The 9,000-seat Cam-Plex hosts events ranging from rodeo competitions to Broadway musicals.