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About Douglas and Converse County

Sights Around Douglas

 
 Douglas is the home of the Jackalope!

Douglas is a family oriented environment with numerous activities and many fine facilities.

  • Douglas Recreation Center (free to the community)

  • 18-Hole Community Golf Club

  • Numerous local churches

  • Douglas Water Park

  • Shooting Range

  • Glendo Reservoir

  • Peak Fitness Center

  • Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo

  • Eastern Wyoming College has a branch campus in Douglas

  • Memorial Hospital of Converse County (a full-time staff of physicians, surgeons, emergency staff, and rehabilitation facilities)

 

Our location

 

Douglas is located in east-central Wyoming. Our population from the 2000 census is approximately 6100. Douglas is situated on I-25 between Casper (to the west) to Cheyenne (to the south).

Douglas lies just north of the Medicine Bow Mountain Range with exceptional hunting, fishing, and various other outdoor activities. Laramie Peak is visible throughout the entire community. The North Platte River runs through the middle of town -- a biking and walking trail follows 2.5 miles of the river course.

Douglas Water Park

Ayres Natural Bridge Park is a 15-minute
drive from Douglas
 
The view close to Esterbrook (a 30-minute
drive from Douglas)

Antelope near Douglas

History is all around -- one of our old
one-room schoolhouses outside Douglas.

   Sights and Events around Douglas   
Please note that the sites below link to resources beyond CCSD#1.  Although we check links for
accuracy and relevance, we cannot guarantee or take responsibility for the content found
on these websites.
Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo
An annual event in August for over a hundred years!
Ayers Natural Bridge State Park
Only 15 minutes from Douglas.
Douglas Water Park
Our new summertime attraction, featuring two 100+ foot waterslides!
Glendo State Park
Glendo is only a 30-minute drive from Douglas and offers fishing, boating, camping, and other recreation activities.
Information about Fort Fetterman and the Wyoming Pioneer Museum
The remains of the fort site are a 10-minute drive from town.  The Pioneer Museum is in town and has many artifacts and exhibits from the 1800s.
Oregon Trail
The Trail ran right through our county.  You'll find historical markers indicating the trail's route.  Visit Wyoming Tales and Trails (this link) to learn more about the history of Douglas, the Oregon Trail, and Fort Fetterman.

  

   Additional Information about Douglas and Converse County  

Please note that the sites below link to resources beyond CCSD#1.  Although we check links for
accuracy and relevance, we cannot guarantee or take responsibility for the content found
on these websites.

Douglas Chamber of Commerce
General information about Douglas, with some pages with specifics on living and services within our community
Converse County Tourism Board
City of Douglas website
Information about the city and government, as well as historical photos and links to other Douglas-related information
Douglas Budget
The community newspaper, published weekly.
CityTownInfo.Com listing about Douglas
City-Data.Com listing about Douglas