Drink at the Same Watering Holes as Wyoming Legends

Wyoming boasts a rich history peppered with tales of rugged frontiersmen, cowboys and pioneers. Tucked away in towns like Laramie, Sheridan and Cody, saloons from the Wild West are now the local watering holes serving as living relics.

In downtown Laramie stands the iconic Buckhorn Bar, founded in 1900 and steeped in Wild West lore. Its weathered exterior belies a lively interior where locals and visitors alike gather for cold drinks and tall tales. Meanwhile, in Sheridan, the Mint Bar holds court, a mainstay since 1907, offering a glimpse into the town’s colorful past with its classic Western ambiance and friendly atmosphere. And no mention of historic Wyoming bars would be complete without the Irma Hotel in Cody, built by Buffalo Bill himself in 1902, housing the legendary Irma Saloon. Patrons can sip on a cold brew beneath the watchful gaze of a magnificent cherrywood bar, a gift from Queen Victoria to Buffalo Bill.

These venerable establishments not only provide a glimpse into Wyoming’s storied past but also serve as beloved community hubs where the spirit of the Old West lives on.

Sheridan’s Mint Bar, a mainstay since 1907, offers a glimpse into the town’s colorful past with its classic Western ambiance and friendly atmosphere. Photo courtesy of Wyoming Office of Tourism

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