At about 4,200 feet above sea level and situated in
the North Platte River valley of Southeast Wyoming,
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
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
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.
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.
here for more community and informational links.
Laramie National Historic 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.
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.
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.
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.
Rope The Rockies
Juma Bull Riding
Rotary Wine Tasting
Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow
Mid-Winter Melt Down Car
Chamber Business Expo
EWC College Rodeo
Banner Health Fair
EWC Spring Concert
Little Cowpoke Gymkhana
Ty Yost Cutting
LaGrange Mini Fair
Rex Young Rock Club Gem Show
4th of July Celebration
Crazy Days Sidewalk Shopping
Bat Festival Fort Laramie
Cowboy State Antique Steam & Gas
Goshen County Fair
Living History Week Fort Laramie
Moonlight Tours Fort Laramie
Banner Health Comedy Night & Auction
North Platte Valley Safe Kids Day & Festival
Goshen Co. Library
Used Book Sale
USCR Calf Roping
Kiwanis Chocolate Indulgence
Halloween Downtown Safe Treats
Halloween at the Fort (Fort Laramie)
EWC & Lions Club Holiday Bazaar
Goshen County 2 Shot Goose Hunt
Caroling, Hayride, Home Lighting
Contest Fort Laramie