Welcome to Riverton, WY

Riverton lies at the confluence of the Big and Little Wind rivers and was established in 1906 on land ceded from the Wind River Indian Reservation. The town was placed in a natural basin that had long been a gathering point for humans from Native Americans since pre-history to the 1830 and 1838 mountain man rendezvous.

Riverton Chamber of Commerce
www.rivertonchamber.org
312 W. Main Street
Riverton WY 82501
1-800-325-2732

Riverton Regional Airport
www.flyriverton.com
4800 Airport Road
Riverton, WY 82501
307-856-1307

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CWC is a major contributor to Riverton’s cultural and commercial life. The college offers a wide variety of programs and services to students and community members of all ages. Off-campus locations are in Jackson, Lander, Dubois and the Wind River Indian Reservation.

As the site of the fur trade’s 1830 rendezvous and 1838 rendezvous, Riverton played host to many of the legendary names of the mountain man era. Jim Bridger, William Sublette, Kit Carson, and Jedediah Smith are only a few of the legendary trappers and traders who met here in 1838. The most impressive of these was the 1838 event, which drew as many as 300 people including mountain men and traders, Native Americans and missionaries to a bench of cottonwood trees at the confluence of the Big Wind and the Little Wind. For several days, they traded and celebrated a season of trapping the mountains.

Riverton boasts the only rendezvous site that remains on original ground. The 1838 Rendezvous reenactment each summer features men and women who demonstrate skills that were used by the mountain men that have otherwise been virtually lost through the decades.

Soon after its founding, the Riverton area was promoted heavily in the East as a “farming paradise”. One of the last major homesteading ‘openings’ held in the United States, this development had all the drama of the Old West – greedy Eastern speculators, railroad expansion, claim jumpers, land races, feuds and shoot outs. The Army was even called in from Fort Washakie to keep the peace.

From these wild and wooly beginnings, Riverton has developed into the agricultural and commercial hub of Fremont County. With a farm/ranch agriculture base, the Riverton area is a major producer of top-quality cattle and horses, alfalfa hay and sugar beets.

Explore Riverton on the Gold Flakes to Yellowcake Driving Tour or on the Rendezvous Driving Tour.

Businesses

1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous Grounds

E. Monroe Ave.
Riverton,

789 Casino Cafe

10369 Hwy 789
Riverton, WY

789 Smoke Shop & Casino

10369 Hwy 789
Riverton, WY

Arby’s

1140 W. Main
Riverton, WY

Bar 10

114 S. Broadway
Riverton, WY

Breadboard

124 E. Washington
Riverton, WY

Brown Sugar Coffee Roastery

303 E. Main
Riverton, WY

Burger King

2100 N. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Cee nokuu Cafe, Wind River Casino

10269 Hwy 789
Riverton, WY

Children’s Center for Arts, Technology and Science

120 S. Third St. E
Riverton, WY

China Panda

302 N. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Classic Cruise Control


Lander, WY

Comfort Inn & Suites

2020 N. Federal
Riverton, WY

Dairy Queen

819 N. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Daylight Donut & Ice Cream

622 E. Main Street
Riverton, WY

Domino’s Pizza

1188 W. Main
Riverton, WY

El Durango

489 S. Federal
Riverton, WY

El Sol De Mexico

711 E. Main
Riverton, WY

Hampton Inn & Suites

2500 North Federal Blvd
Riverton, WY

Hertz

4800 Airport Road
Riverton, WY

Holiday Inn – Riverton Convention Center

900 E. Sunset Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Intertribal Center, CWC

2820 W. Main
Riverton, WY

Jackpine Motel

120 S. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Jim’s Aircraft Service

4700 Airport Road
Riverton, WY

KFC

830 N. Federal
Riverton, WY

McDonald’s

813 N. Federal
Riverton, WY

Motel 6

302 E. Fremont Ave.
Riverton, WY

Northern Arapaho Experience Culture Room

10269 Hwy 789
Riverton, WY

Oriental Palace

202 S. 3rd St. East
Riverton, WY

OxYoke RV Park

1008 Missouri Valley Rd
Riverton, WY

Paintbrush Motel

1550 N. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Perrett’s

519 W. Main
Riverton, WY

Phil’s Dog Shak

611 E. Main
Riverton, WY

Pizza Hut

215 N. Federal
Riverton, WY

Pizza Plus

201 E. Washington
Riverton, WY

QT’s Restaurant, Holiday Inn

900 E. Sunset
Riverton, WY

Red Willow Restaurant, Wind River Hotel & Casino

10269 Hwy 789
Riverton, WY

Riverton Chamber of Commerce

213 W. Main
Riverton, WY

Riverton Country Club

4275 Country Club Road
Riverton, WY

Riverton Museum

700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY

Riverton Regional Airport

4800 Airport Rd.
Riverton, WY

Rodeway Inn

611 W. Main
Riverton, WY

Roomers Motel

319 N. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Smokehouse Burgers & Fries

116 N. 6th
Riverton, WY

Speedway Cafe

815 S. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Spur Steak House & Saloon

1409 W. Main
Riverton, WY

Subway

900 Main
Riverton, WY

Subway Wal-Mart

1733 N. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Sundowner Station

1616 N. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Sundowner Station Restaurant

1616 N. Federal
Riverton, WY

Super 8 Motel

1040 N. Federal Blvd
Riverton, WY

Taco Bell

1812 N. Federal
Riverton, WY

Taco Johns

623 W. Main
Riverton, WY

The Buffalo Restaurant, Wind River Hotel & Casino

10269 Hwy 789
Riverton, WY

The Bull & Bistro

1100 W. Main
Riverton, WY

The Cove Restaurant

301 E. Main St
Riverton, WY

The Depot

110 S. 1st
Riverton, WY

Tomahawk Motor Lodge

208 E. Main St.
Riverton, WY

Trailhead Restaurant

203 E. Main
Riverton, WY

Wendy’s

1800 N. Federal Blvd
Riverton, WY

Wild Willow Campground and Fishing

11124 Hwy 789
Riverton, WY

Wind River Heritage Center

1075 S. Federal Blvd.
Riverton, WY

Wind River Hotel & Casino

10269 Hwy 789
Riverton, WY

Wind River RV Park

1618 E. Park Ave
Riverton, WY

Wind River Transportation

2554 Airport Drive
Riverton, WY