Walk around and get local produce, yummy foods, pies & cakes, local meats, art, and more!
The Bighorn Mountains have so many attractions, including many quick stopping points by vehicle, where you might see antelope, deer, and the occasional moose if you look closely! Great camping, picnicking, rock climbing, and more - truly a photographer's dream! https://www.fs.usda.gov/bighorn
Lake Desmet is large, beautiful lake only 10-15 minutes from Buffalo! At the lake, we have boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and much more! In the winter months, Lake Desmet offers excellent ice fishing, and our annual New Year's Day celebration, the Polar Plunge, where locals jump into the ice-cold frozen lake!
The Johnson County Fairgrounds is a rich part of Buffalo’s western heritage! The Fairgrounds lots of events, including the Fair & Rodeo, professional bull riding, calf roping, pig wrestling, antique fairs, 4-H events and much more! Our most popular event, the Johnson County Fair & Rodeo, brings fans from all over the world, boasting some of the best excitement you'll ever see!
George Washington park features the largest free outdoor pool in the US! Also featured are covered areas for picnicking, picnic tables & grills, walking trails and playgrounds for the kids!
The Jim Gatchell Museum, named after the first drugstore owner in Johnson County, is AAM®-Accredited, and a Blue Star museum, right here in Buffalo! Enjoy an hour or two viewing the exhibits, or just stop into their gift shop!
Our local wool mill processes everything from the grower, to the product! Tour the wool mill, and learn how they work, from local ranchers, to their distribution and final products! While you're at Mountain Meadow Wool Mill, be sure to check out their gift shop!
Have a picnic or do some kayaking at Tie Hack Reservoir! Tie Hack is a great place to cool off and let the kids play too! Tie Hack is also great for fishing, hiking and more. Paid & Maintained camping spots are available, and restrooms are easily-accessible, and available.
Saturdays in the Square was created by a local non-profit org, dedicated to making Saturdays fun downtown! There are free concerts all summer long in our downtown Crazy Woman Square, making Buffalo one of the most vibrant small-town communities in the Spring, Summer and Early Fall seasons!
Ten Sleep, Wyoming is about an hour from Buffalo, through the beautiful Bighorn Mountains! The name comes from the "number of sleeps" it would take between Buffalo & Ten Sleep. You'll enjoy driving through Ten Sleep Canyon, which attracts rock climbers & enthusiasts, from around the world!
Buffalo has a great shopping area! Our main street offers lots of shops for gifts, clothing, local art, and sporting goods!
Buffalo has some of the best horseback riding available! Ride through the forest, and enjoy the mountain views & the peaks! For quick rides of 1-2 hourse, you have several options (see below). For longer rides, we have breathtaking mountain lakes and multi-day pack trips available via our local outfitters!
Hitting the slopes is a favorite pastime in this area, and people flock from all over to enjoy the incredible powder. The Bighorn Mountain Ski Area offers challenging runs, along with the hospitable Meadowlark Ski Lodge. Bring your own gear or rent equipment at the Lodge. Enjoy 14 different runs, ranging from beginner to intermediate and advanced. After an invigorating day on the slopes, cozy up to the fireplace and enjoy the Lodge’s restaurant and full service bar. With over 300 acres of ski area, and the Lodge’s ability to make snow if needed, there’s no better place for your winter getaway!