Northeast Wyoming Welcome Center
- Date Visited: July 5, 2021
- Address: 5266 Old Hwy 14, Beulah, WY 82712
- Phone: (307) 283-2440
- Hours: Daily 7:30 AM–4:30 PM (Restrooms Open 24/7)
- Price: Free
I hate travel days and this particular travel day was not a pleasant one so when I saw a sign for the Wyoming Welcome Center I was more than ready to stop. I love state welcome centers. Over the last couple of months most of our travel days have included backroads instead of interstates so it been a while since we visited one.
The Northeast Wyoming Welcome Center is located in Beulah off I-90. This 4,500 square foot state of the art visitor center has solar panels for power, a rain water collection system, and a geothermal system for heating and cooling.
Clean restrooms and free wi-fi are available for travelers. Vending machines are located on-site to purchase some sweet or salty road trip snacks. If you want to take a little lunch break there are a number of nice picnic shelters outside to relax in.
Inside there are a number of exhibits on display to enjoy. Learn about the geology of the region, Native American history, local flora and fauna, and discover the various natural and tourist attractions to visit. Taxidermy of local wildlife is on display, there’s a bison skull from the Vore Buffalo Jump archeological site, and a small covered wagon sits inside the building.
Make sure you climb up on the horse and have your pic taken to commemorate your Wyoming visit. They really did set up the perfect photo-op for visitors right in the lobby. Don’t forget to head outside and check out the large bronze statue of the mountain lion in front of the building. It’s quite impressive and views from that spot aren’t to shabby either.
My favorite exhibit was on fossils in the state that included a replica of the skull, spine, ribs and tail of a triceratops dinosaur. They are like my third favorite dinosaur ever so I found it exceptionally cool.
There is a massive amount of free brochures and pamphlets available to pick up. Pamphlets can be found on dining options, shopping experiences, museums, zoos, roadside attractions and everything else a traveler may want to do or see while visiting Wyoming.
There are maps for many cities available as well as booklets discussing everything available to do in these places. A number of maps detailing various hiking, biking and OHV trails are also available to take.
The ladies working the information desk were very friendly and answered all my questions. Welcome centers are amazing resources for getting information on everything a state has to offer. We never pass one up.
If you happen to be entering a new state and see a sign for one pull in. Even though you may already have plans you never know what else you might discover to do that you never even knew existed.