- The list below includes 11 free or cheap things to do in or near Lander, Wyoming, including 10 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Children's Museums.
- From Upper Silas Lake to Sinks Canyon State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Lander and in nearby cities within 25 miles like South Pass City.
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Washakie Ranger District, 333 East Main Street, Lander, WY 82520 MoreLess Info
Adjacent to Silas Canyon, the Upper Silas Lake is also close to the inlets of five other lakes which makes it an idea base camp spot. Multiple trails branch out from the lake's trailhead that can be walked, hiked, or ridden on ATVs.
Notable for its geology, wildlife and wildflowers, Sinks Canyon State Park is named for the unusual geological formation that ushers the Wind River underground at the mouth of the canyon. The Visitor Center orients visitors to the area's natural history.
Lander City Park is considered one of the main recreational sites in the area since it hosts many programs in the summer, has large open play areas, and a children's playground. There is also an adjacent outdoor camping site.
The Museum of the American West celebrates the different groups of people who set up the Wyoming heartlands with indoor and outdoor exhibits. There is a historical home, livery stable, and authentic teepees with educational interpreters on hand.
Targeted at grade-school aged kids, the Lander Children's Museum is a family-friendly destination that offers interactive exhibits and hands-on learning spots. The museum is open daily, and is also available by reservation for use for private parties and groups.
The Lander Art Center is a non-profit community art facility that promotes visual artistic expression and learning in children and adults both. The center regularly features exhibitions by local artists and offers regular classes as well.