Welcome to Atlantic City and south pass city, WY.
Take a step back in time when you enter the small community called Atlantic City, neighbor to two other old gold mining towns, South Pass City and Miner’s Delight or Hamilton City. This authentic, historic town remains true to its origins when it was a gold mining camp during the turn of the century. Visit some of the original buildings and enjoy lunch or dinner where gold miners may have dined many years ago.
Atlantic City was established in 1868 during a gold mining boom. Now it’s a tiny community that boasts “About 57 year-around residents” on its entrance sign, Atlantic City is located 30 miles southwest of Lander off Wyoming Highway 28, near where the Oregon Trail and the Mormon Trail crossed South Pass. It is a frequent stop for snowmobilers riding the popular Continental Divide Trail.
Just four miles away is South Pass City, a Wyoming State Historic Site and home of the Carissa Mine. You can tour the recently restored mine during the summer months and even pan for gold. South Pass is best known for its annual Gold Rush Days (July) when you can enjoy a vintage baseball tournament, food, games, music and interpretive programs.