The 10 Best Things to Do in Dubois, United States

July 22, 2017 Emerita Lamoureux

Dubois /ˈdjuːbɔɪz/ DEW-boyz is a town in Fremont County, Wyoming. The population was 971 at the 2010 census, although it nearly doubles in the summer with many part-time residents.
Restaurants in Dubois

1. National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center

10 Bighorn Lane, Dubois, WY 82513 +1 307-455-3429
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4.5 based on 110 reviews

National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center

The National Bighorn Sheep Center is located close to the largest herd of wild sheep in the US. The exhibit explores these rare and fascinating animals, and the habitat. Discover their world of high mountains and behaviors; why they butt heads, how they climb sheer cliffs, and more. Film, self guided and guided tours, gift shop.

Reviewed By IndySig - Indy

Very nice and informative center. The staff is so helpful and they will share with you information on how to do an 8 mile drive to try to see bighorn sheep. Lovely gift shop with very nice and reasonable cards and other nice items.

2. Giant Jackalope Exxon Country Store

404W Ramshorn St., Dubois, WY 82513 +1 307-455-2677
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4 based on 104 reviews

Giant Jackalope Exxon Country Store

World's Largest Jackalope Exhibit. Learn about this infamous creature's history in our picture gallery. See hundreds of jackalope items collected over 15 years. For a great free souvenir, take your picture on our furry, horse-sized jackalope. The exhibit is free. Open 7 days, 7am-9pm.

Reviewed By AAGeorgiapeach - Denver, CO

Based on the reviews my husband and I decided to check this place out. Total waste of time.

The "Jackalope" was covered in what appeared to be several disintegrating glued-on rabbit skins. Totally gross! As a mother I would not even allow my child to so much as touch that disgusting thing. No telling what critters and germs it harbors.

As for the ice cream, I was expecting an old-fashioned display counter filled with tubs of fresh creamy goodness. Wrong! What I found was a freezer filled with sloppy, gross-looking concoctions in plastic cups. It could have been the best ice cream in the world, but it looked too disgusting (and pricey) to even consider trying.

Other than that it is just a tourist trap filled with items which appeared to be all "made in China". Skip it and take a drive and look at the beautiful countryside instead. You can thank me for that advice.

3. Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center

909 West Ramshorn Street., Dubois, WY 82513 +1 307-455-2284
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center

The Dubois Museum: Wind River Historic Center is located in the Upper Wind River Region of Western Wyoming within two hours of Yellowstone National Park and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Dubois Museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts related to the Mountain Shoshone Indians, Historic Dude Ranches, the Tie Hack Industry and local history. The Dubois Museum hosts Discovery Speakers programs, Children's Exploration programs and Adventure Trek programs that take visitors on excursions to culturally important areas in the area.

Reviewed By sharona717 - Highlands Ranch

What an impressive museum this is! There are several buildings filled with local artifacts. There isn't an admission charge! You wander in and out of the various restored buildings. It is easy to find as the location is on the main highway that runs through town. If you are at all interested in history, or just want to stretch your legs, this is well worth a stop!

4. Jackson Hole s Continental Divide Dog Sled Adventures - Day Tours

4338 US Highway, Dubois, WY 82513
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5 based on 25 reviews

Jackson Hole s Continental Divide Dog Sled Adventures - Day Tours

Reviewed By BUBear - Texas

Dog sledding with Continental Divide was a tremendous experience. There's plenty of time to mix with the dogs while the musher is hooking up his 14-dog team. Once these 14 overly eager dogs are ready the excitement begins. The total sledding experience ran just over 2 hours. The ride was surprisingly comfortable with no rough patches the day of our ride. The passing scenery was spectacular with plenty of snow and trees along the route. The Tetons provide a stunning backdrop.

There were occasional stops to let the dogs rest. Their boundless energy is amazing. We were able to take a longer break on the trail and get out of the sled to meet all team members. The final 20 minutes of the trip we could be the musher. Major rush.

5. Wind River Flyfitter

505 W Ramshorn, Dubois, WY 82513
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5 based on 11 reviews

Wind River Flyfitter

Wind River Flyfitter offers free fly fishing casting lessons and then offers the opportunity to put it into practice with 3 different fishing trips; Morning Wade Trips, Full Day Wade Trips, and Evening Group Wade Trips. We also offer tours into Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park with experienced guides who will show you the best parts of the areas.

Reviewed By nubba1 - Fort Collins, Colorado

I would highly recommend this company to anybody looking for a great fly fishing experience. The guides are knowledgeable and experienced which is perfect for teaching beginners such as myself, after an hour of lessons I was able to cast with some degree of success. They can guide more experienced fishermen to some of the most amazing fishing spots in Wyoming. They do an amazing job of accommodating people of all skill levels to have a great time. Overall it was a great experience, I had never fly fished in my life and thanks to these guys I caught 4 fish my first time out. I would recommend booking right now.

6. Bitterroot Ranch

1480 E Fork Rd, Dubois, WY 82513-9614 +1 800-545-0019
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Bitterroot Ranch

Reviewed By Tara C - North Kingstown, Rhode Island

I cannot speak highly enough about the experience my family and I had at Bitterroot Ranch. The Fox family and the ranch staff are fun, interesting, knowledgeable and compassionate people. The accommodations are rustic, cozy and comfortable. The food is delicious and plentiful. The scenery is astonishingly spectacular. And the horses…the amazing, happy horses…made this vacation a dream come true for our family.

Mel, Bayard, Richard and Hadley are consummate horsemen, and they hire wranglers who seamlessly fit into their program. The Bitterroot horses not only receive exceptional physical care, but also emotional care. From the first day when we watched the amazing sight, of which we never tired, of the horses coming down from a high plateau pasture and quietly finding their spot in the corral with their buddies, the contentment of Bitterroot horses was apparent. Over and over, my husband and I have heard our two girls describe how the horses go out to eat grass each night and don't have to be ridden more than three or four times a week and that they are so friendly you can wander among the herd in the pasture. The girls describe the amazing rides too, but it was the quality of care that each of the horses receive that stands out in all of our minds; I think because without that sense of well-being none of us would have been able to enjoy the riding.

And enjoy the riding we did!!! Every trail seems to afford one with a vista of the Wind Rivers or Absarokas, each more spectacular than the last. The horses on the ranch, many of whom were bred and raised by the Fox family, have a gentle toughness and quiet sensibility as they navigate trails through sagebrush and aspen groves, up and down steep hills and through streams. They seem as content under saddle as they do in the corral. The wranglers have a constant and careful attention to safety that immediately put my mind at ease, and in addition to the clear safety protocol that they follow, they seem to have a knack for matching horses to riders. I noticed that all the guests, myself included, consistently seemed to feel comfortable, but also appropriately challenged with their horses, and in such a short time felt a special bond with many of the horses we were fortunate enough to ride. Speaking of bonds, my only complaint would be that each guest does not get to leave with their favorite horse!!!!

The Fox family and wonderful staff have created something special at Bitterroot Ranch, and we can’t thank them enough for giving us an experience that we will treasure always and memories that will last a lifetime; this trip truly was a dream come true for our family.

7. Wind River Lake

Dubois, WY
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Wind River Lake

Reviewed By Richard W

Wind River Lake is a small stocked fishing lake, not really in Moran Jct--Trip Advison could do no better--that has really well situated picnic tables and ground fire rings as well as a dock. Not unknown to locals or people stopping for a break driving, or biking US Hwy 26. The Forest Service RD 515 leads to Brooks Lake Campground which is nestled away from the density of the Tetons and Yellowstone. Rounding a curve back to the west 3 miles from the Lake, there is a breath taking range (Breccia) that appears as a private viewing area. Snow and landsides on 515 in early June kept 4 wheelers limited to Wind River Lake. But truly a great road for biking which can be turned into a round trip if you are willing to due the ascent back to the lake on US 26. The hike to the water source of the lake is just as enchanting allowing you to circumnavigate the small lake. FYI-- Wyo Fish and Game has also erected an outhouse.

8. Rustic Pine Tavern

119 East Ramshorn Street, Dubois, WY 82513 +1 307-455-2430
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4 based on 6 reviews

Rustic Pine Tavern

Reviewed By wildfloweroftheWest - the West

We've eaten here several times. During the summer the small staff scurries to get to all their tables in a timely fashion, but if crowds are big, it's a challenge. Relax and enjoy the ambience of an old western building with some neat photos. I love their onion soup and pizza, my hubs likes their ribs, and my brother says they have the best reuben sandwich ever. The old bar is worth a look even if you don't want a drink.

9. Dubois Badlands

Dubois, WY 82513
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5 based on 1 reviews

Dubois Badlands

Reviewed By dudegal - Dubois, Wyoming

Visitors to Dubois are always awestruck by the unexpected sight of the badlands that surround the town, before you head west into the forests leading to Jackson.

There are few locations where you can hike into the badlands, and most are known and accessible only to locals. But one of the best is along the rutted dirt road that leads to and past the town dump/recycling center and on toward Table Mountain.

You can reach the town dump in an ordinary car, and if you park in the empty field across the road from the dump, you can head off toward the north on foot via a narrow dirt road (impassable to many cars) that follows an interesting circuitous path which will take you right up into the badlands. It's about a 40 minute hike there and back if you're fit.

Or head on past the dump -- this time a rugged car with high clearance or an ATV would be best -- and on towards Table Mountain. In winter the far end of the road is closed to protect wildlife, but in summer you can drive (oh, so slowly) for a long time and eventually reach views that almost rival the Grand Canyon in beauty if not in scale.

All throughout that plateau are great game trails that take you down into the draws and right up to the beautiful eroding sandy promontories. Take water! Look out for petrified wood, buffalo bones, and other treasures.

10. Dubois Scenic Overlook

McKinley Drive, Dubois, WY 82513
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5 based on 1 reviews

Dubois Scenic Overlook

Reviewed By dudegal - Dubois, Wyoming

When the team from Google and UC Berkeley chose Dubois as the headquarters for their project to film the 2018 eclipse, they went to the top of the Scenic Overlook for the view. You can get there too, and easily, by driving up the dirt road on the north side of the highway just west of the Town Park.

Or you can take a more challenging route by hiking up from the highway and then taking the trail from the mid-level (a popular workout for locals). Either way, when you get to the top you achieve a spectacular view of the town below, the badlands to the east, and the Wind River and Absaroka Mountains to the west.

Here, by the way, you can see all four mountain-building processes (glacial, volcanic, and tectonic) from one location.

It's also a wonderful place to go to orient yourself if you're staying in the area for a while.

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