Charles H. "Dad" Worland in 1900 dug his underground stage stop here on the old Bridger Trail. From Dad’s dugout grew the City of Worland drawing pioneer men and women possessing an indomitable spiritual force dreaming that the Big Horn River water would create a new way of life here in the desert. In 1903, a party of surveyors made their way into the Big Horn Basin area to determine the feasibility of a large irrigation project. At that time, the current site of Worland had a population of less than 100 people. However, the area held promise and plans were started. With muscles and guts, horses and hand tools, they dug miles of irrigation canals. With the precious water, the parched land became an oasis. By 1904, the project was in full swing and Camp Worland prospered into a community with a school, church, post office and general store. In 1906, with the coming of the railroad, Camp Worland faced a dilemma. Railroad tracks were laid on the east side of the Big Horn River and the encampment was located on the west side. Forced to make a decision about the future of Camp Worland, townspeople decided to move their community across the frozen Big Horn River by sliding the buildings on skids. Incorporated in 1906 as the town of Worland, the friendly community continues to prosper and grow. Sheltered by formidable mountains the Big Horn Basin for ten thousand Great Suns, nurturing hunting tribes of Crow, Sioux, Arapahoe, and Shoshone who followed Pte Tanka, the Buffalo, and their livelihood. Trappers and gold seekers ripped and ran. Bluecoats came and went. Ranchers and farmers brought courageous wives to put down roots and to weave a new civilization here in the wilderness. They built sand, sage, and water into Worland and Washakie County. The Jewel of the Big Horn Basin. The proud tradition of Worland is evidenced throughout the town today. Heritage and determination continue to drive this friendly, warm and western town into the future.
Worland Municipal Airport (WRL) is located approximately three miles south of Worland with an elevation of 4227’. It is owned and operated by the City of Worland and is overseen by the Community Services Commission. Great Lakes Aviation services Worland Municipal Airport, as its commercial carrier. Great Lakes offers two (2) flights daily to Denver via Cheyenne (one flight on Saturday and on Sunday). Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00am – 4:00pm Mountain Time.
Created for the 1990 Wyoming Centennial and dedicated to the men and women who dug irrigation canals which transformed the arid country side into a lush farming region. It features a bell tower with clarion bells, an outdoor stage, numerous sculptures, and a memory lane. Located on the corner of Big Horn Ave. and N. 10th St.
Annual Worland CultureFest
This wonderful event takes place in June and celebrates the different cultural diversities within the City of Worland and begins with a parade down Big Horn Ave. Food vendors are located at Pioneer Park, artists' booths are set up on the courthouse lawn, and live entertainment on Ninth St.
Washakie Museum and Cultural Center
Exhibits include major historical photograph collection and programs on the art, history, geology, archaeology and paleontology of the region. Exhibits change regularly. They are the host of music and theatrical events throughout the year. For more information call 307-347-4102. Located at 1115 Obie Sue Ave.
The Brass Plum
1620 Big Horn Avenue, Worland, WY (307) 347-8999
Ram's Horn Cafe
629 Big Horn Avenue, Worland, WY (307) 347-6351
Branding Iron Steakhouse
973 US Highway 16, Worland, WY (307) 347-2321
Rumors Sports Bar & Grill
1515 Big Horn Avenue, Worland, WY (307) 347-8171
Rock Bottom Bar & Grill
607 Big Horn Avenue, Worland, WY (307) 347-8891
Goose's Liquor Store
802 Big Horn Avenue, Worland, WY (307) 347-4011
122 South 7th Street, Worland, WY (307) 347-2591
625 Big Horn Avenue, Worland, WY (307) 347-4541
Super 8 Worland
 2500 Big Horn Avenue, Worland, WY (307) 347-9236
Days Inn Worland
 500 N. 10th, Worland, WY (307) 347-4251
 100 North Road 11, Worland, WY (307) 347-9898
Town House Motor Inn
119 North 10th Street, Worland, WY (307) 347-2426
1021 Russell Avenue, Worland, WY (307) 347-3249
119 North 10th Street, Worland, WY (307) 347-3206
2200 Big Horn Avenue, Worland, WY (307) 347-8201
100 North 10th Street, Worland (307) 347-4253
Washakie Memorial Hospital
400 South 15th Street, Worland (307) 347-3221