The City of Lander, Wyoming, was established in 1884, incorporated by the Fremont County Commissioners on July 12, 1890, and became a First Class City on January 16, 1963. The current population as of the 2020 census is 7,546.

Lander is known for its recreational opportunities, entertainment, relaxation, scenic beauty, business opportunities and just plain fun!

  • Sinks Canyon State Park is within seven miles of Lander offering beautiful scenery and the mystery of seeing a river disappear into the side of the mountain.
  • Visit Historic South Pass City and Atlantic City, 30 miles to the south of Lander and reminisce about the late 1800’s and the gold rush.
  • The City of Lander has numerous winter and summer events to keep you busy, for instance the Pioneer Days Rodeo and Parade in July.

Lander Chamber of Commerce Travel and Relocation Guide

Lander hosts a myriad of events as diverse as the culture of our local community.  We have aircraft fly-ins, sled dog races, Native American pow wows, an epic brewfest, an international rock climbers' gathering - there is always something to celebrate.  But, if you have to choose, pick the the 4th of July!  Our community is known for unforgettable fireworks and a celebration to keep you going all day long.  The day starts with a 1 Mile, 5K, or Half Marathon, followed by a parade, the Rotary bbq in City Park, and the best 360-degree firework show you'll ever see.

International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
Wyoming Outdoor Weekend
Lander Brewfest
Jurassic Classic Mountain Bike Festival
WYO 131 Gravel Grinder
4th of July Pioneer Days Parade and Rodeo, Challenge for Charities Races, Rotary BBQ
Native American Pow Wows
International Climbers' Festival
South Pass City's Gold Rush Days
Lander Fly-In
One Shot Antelope Hunt
Pig Roast
Lander Presents

Wind River Country hosts an events page for the area.

Lander is home to numerous nonprofits.  The Lander Community Foundation has a mission to create a stronger community.  A community that looks after each other and builds on common ground.  They do this by promoting philanthropy, encouraging effective giving, and facilitating volunteerism.  They also provide leadership on issues that are important to our community.  




Notable Articles about Lander

Wyoming's Wind River Country is your travel site to explore everything we have to offer.  At the bottom of their page, you will find a great map featuring our local restaurants and attractions.  Thank you to Wind River Country for sharing these articles about Lander!

Fifty Grande - February 14, 2024 - 11 State Parks to Visit and Where to Stay

Cowboy State Daily - November 23, 2023 - Sinks Canyon is Wyoming's First Dark Sky Park

WyoToday - November 20, 2023 - Sinks Canyon State Park Designated Wyoming's First Ever Dark Sky Park

The Business Gazette Online - September 14, 2023 - An Epic Fall Road Trip is Waiting in Wyoming's Wind River Country

Thrillist - June 23, 2023 - Light up your Summer with these July Travel Ideas

Fodor's Travel - May 16, 2023 - What's Better:  Yellowstone

Men's Journal - March 13, 2023 - Wyoming’s Wind River Range Is a Winter Adventurer’s Best-kept Secret

Matador - March 8, 2023 - Wyoming's Wind River Country Makes for the Ultimate Wester Road Trip

5280 - December 2022 - The Best of the Mountain West 2022

Globe Newswire - September 27, 2022 - Experience the Best of Fall

Sunset - September 6, 2022 - 2022 Sunset Travel Awards:  100 Reasons We Love the West Right Now

Cowboys and Indians - May 17, 2022 - Wyoming's Wind River Country