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Thermopolis [1] is a town in Northwest Wyoming, USA, notable for the presence of one of the world's largest hot springs.

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By car[edit]

Thermopolis straddles a north-south highway with two designations: US Route 20 and Wyoming State Route 789. Wyoming State Route 120 from Cody terminates in Thermopolis.

By air[edit]

Cody is the nearest city with commercial air service. The next closest is Casper.

Get around[edit]

It's a small town that can be covered on foot, but if you want to travel in style, use horse and buggy. Wyoming Carriage and Taxi, +1 866 646-2723, [2] runs sightseeing horse-drawn carriage rides in town during the summer months.

See[edit][add listing]

  • First and foremost, the hot springs, in Hot Springs State Park [3].

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Soak in the waters from the hot springs. There are several commercial operations that use the waters with varying degrees of gimmickry, but in addition, the town maintains a bathhouse that is free (under the terms of the treaty whereby a local Indian tribe ceded access to the spring in the 19th century) and open to the public during daylight hours.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Las Fuentes, 530 Arapahoe St., +1 307 864-3192. Mon-Sat 11-2, 5 to "closing." Surprisingly good Mexican food, with a "New Mexican" slant; the "Maria," the house-special burrito, wouldn't be out of place in Santa Fe.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Best Western Plaza Hotel, [4]116 E. Park St., +1 307 864-2939. An historic hotel on the grounds of the state park, recently renovated and merged into the Best Western chain. A small spa/hot tub (no aeration) draws waters from the spring. Not a large place, so if you're interested in it, be sure to reserve, or at least inquire, in advance.

Get out[edit]

Routes through Thermopolis
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