Basin Wyoming, WY Travel, Hotels, Real Estate

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Basin Wyoming

The farming community, perhaps best known as the “lilac town”, of Basin WY is located approximately 60 miles southeast of Cody, Wyoming. Read More

  • The streets and approaching highways to Basin are lined with perfumed lilac hedges and glorious shade trees.
  • Outdoor recreational opportunities in the area include scenic drives, hiking, biking, wildlife watching, fishing, skiing and golf.
  • Located in one of the most scenic countries in Wyoming, Basin offers many attractions.

Overview
Basin lies in perhaps one of the most scenic counties in northern Wyoming. Even as you approach the town, you will realize that it is special. In 1910, the citizens of Basin began a tree and shrub planting campaign and a "lilac town" drive in 1936. Today, the streets and approaching highways are among the finest in Wyoming, lined with perfumed hedges and glorious shade trees.

Known as a “farmer’s town" due to the agricultural endeavors in the area. The principle industries in Big Horn County are bentonite mining, farming, sugar beet & bean processing, and tourism. Basin is also the county seat of Big Horn County.

Location
Basin Wyoming is located near the center of the Bighorn Basin with the Big Horn River east of the town. Basin is approximately 60 miles southeast of Cody along US-16/US-20.

Services/Amenities
This simple town has comfortable dwellings, wide streets, and a four block civic center with courthouse, post office, library, and park.

There are several small motels/hotels directly in Basin with several guest ranches in the outlying area. The town also has a few dining options to pick from.

Activities
Outdoor recreational activities in the area include scenic drives, hiking, biking, wildlife watching, fishing, skiing and golf.

Attractions
Located in one of the most scenic countries in Wyoming, Basin offers many attractions in the nearby area including the Big Horn National Forest & Antelope Butte Ski Area, Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Refuge, Greybull Museum and Dinosaur Tracksite, Bighorn Reservoir Recreation Area, Shell Falls, Paintrock and Medicine Wheel.

Getting Here
Basin WY lies approximately 60 miles southeast of Cody, WY. To get to Cody from Basin head north on US-16/US-20/WY-789. After reaching the community of Greybull, continue to follow US-16/US-20 west.

Along the way, you will be impressed with the scenery, with the rugged mountains and wide open valleys. If you haven’t been to Greybull before, take the time to stop and look around this other charming Wyoming community.

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Other Basin Wyoming Resources

Big Horn County

Official site for Big Horn County, Wyoming.

Town of Basin

Official site for the Town of Basin, Wyoming.

Town of Basin History

A complete history of the Town of Basin, Wyoming.