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Torrington Wyoming Goshen County This is the land of Goshen. (Torrington Street Map) PDF

    At about 4,200 feet above sea level and situated in the North Platte River valley of Southeast Wyoming, Torrington and the other neighboring communities enjoy a mild climate much of the year.  It is a farming and ranching community with beef cattle and cattle feed the primary commodities.  Several crops are grown in the region including native and alfalfa hay, corn, dry edible beans, sugar beets, potatoes, sun flowers and wheat among others.
    Torrington is the business hub of Goshen County with a diverse retail, service, professional, and government base.  Goshen County Chamber of Commerce is a great source for more information.  A sugar factory, Western Sugar Cooperative,  processes locally grown sugar beets and the Renova Energy ethanol platnt produces gas products from corn. Heartland Biocomposites will be locating in the area soon and intends to produce wood substitute products which are made from recycled plastics and wheat or barley straw. Torrington Livestock is one of the largest cattle auction houses in the country.  The residents of Goshen County are very supportive of school and community functions and there are several active civic and social organizations.
    Torrington is home to Eastern Wyoming College with outstanding academic and voc-tech programs, a rodeo club, a Fitness Center and Fine Arts Center.  The Community Theater offers performances several times throughout the year.  
   There are many recreational opportunities in the area including Guernsey Reservoir and the North Platte River. Torrington has a beautiful 18 hole municipal golf course and municipal swimming pool with a water slide, tennis courts and a skate park.  Upland birds and water fowl are abundant and there are many opportunities for hunting  - the 2 Shot Goose Hunt is an annual event show-casing Goshen County's wildlife and hosting a wonderful original art show and auction.  Check with the Wyoming Game & Fish Commission for rules and regulations regarding hunting, fishing and boating.
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Main Attractions

   Fort Laramie National Historic Site
The site is located three miles south of the town of Fort Laramie on Highway 160.  Fort Laramie was the first garrisoned post in Wyoming and was a very important outpost on the Oregon, California, Mormon Trails.  Today it has been restored much the way it was in 1876.
   Western History Center 
The Center is located five miles west of Lingle on Highway 26.  The museum features an archeology lab and displays of historic and prehistoric interest along with mineral and rock exhibits. The Center hosts events, and tours, and a youth archeological program during the summer months.
   Goshen County Fairgrounds(307) 532-2525 for a schedule of events.
The grounds feature an indoor arena with seating for 2500.  The Pavilion is the scene of many rodeos, horse events, concerts, and car shows.  Adjacent to The Pavilion are horse stalls, wash racks, and an exercise area.  The nearby Rendezvous Center has a 600 person banquet room with a complete kitchen.  The fairgrounds has RV hook ups and restrooms with showers.
  Homesteaders Museum
 The museum is located at the south end of Torrington on Highway 85 in the old Union Pacific Depot.  The displays feature memorabilia from the early 1900s in the Goshen County area. 

Events                                Day Trips From Torrington

January     
    Rope The Rockies
Juma Bull Riding
February         
    Rotary Wine Tasting
Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow
Mid-Winter Melt Down Car Show
Chamber Business Expo
March       
    WJRA Rodeo
Chamber Banquet
EWC College Rodeo
Banner Health Fair
April 
    EWC Spring Concert
Little Cowpoke Gymkhana
May      
    Ty Yost Cutting
June       
    LaGrange Mini Fair & Rodeo
Rex Young Rock Club Gem Show
July       
    4th of July Celebration Fort Laramie
Crazy Days Sidewalk Shopping
Bat Festival Fort Laramie
Cowboy State Antique Steam & Gas
Engine Show
August       
    Goshen County Fair & Rodeo
Pig Wrestling
Living History Week Fort Laramie
Moonlight Tours Fort Laramie
September   
    September Fest
Banner Health Comedy Night & Auction
North Platte Valley Safe Kids Day & Festival
October       
    Goshen Co. Library Used Book Sale
Moonlight Madness
USCR Calf Roping
Kiwanis Chocolate Indulgence
Halloween Downtown Safe Treats
Halloween at the Fort (Fort Laramie)
November   
    EWC & Lions Club Holiday Bazaar
December   
    Goshen County 2 Shot Goose Hunt
Christmas Parade 
Caroling, Hayride, Home Lighting
Contest Fort Laramie