Ancient History

Dubois is a town steeped in history. The ancient Mountain Shoshone who lived here first left no written records, but many tantalizing traces remain like mysterious petroglyphs, fantastic rock art images carved with great effort and skill by unknown hands, hunters’ blinds and sheep traps constructed with fallen limbs and branches, were used to capture the bighorn sheep which were a major part of their diet. In the badlands lies a collection of teepee rings, and stone circles that once supported their dwellings.

Recent History

From its early days as a trading post on the Oregon Trail to its role in the development of the Old West, our town preserves its heritage with pride. 

Butch Cassidy walked and rode these streets. He owned a ranch property north of town, shopped at Welty’s General Store, and utilized, but never robbed, the old red stone bank. Some local guides identify structures in the woods as hideouts for the Hole in the Wall gang. A few old-timers have insisted that they saw and spoke with Butch here after he was reportedly killed in South America. 

Dubois is…

The town of Dubois was incorporated in 1914. In the same year, Wyoming Tie and Timber Company opened log milling operations here, eventually becoming the nation’s largest source of railroad ties. The “tie hack” operations ended in 1949, after which Louisiana Pacific operated a sawmill in town until 1988.

Today the valley’s original attractions for its settlers — ranching, lumbering, and respite or adventure for people who want a break in the mountains or an authentic Western experience — remain central to the character of Dubois.

Cowboy Cafe

115 E. Ramshorn  (Map) 307-455-2595 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Buffalo burgers, omelets and breakfast skillets, sandwiches, salads, 
 homemade soup daily. Have a piece of our legendary pie (or buy a whole one to take away). Wine and beer served.  

Crooked Creek Guest Ranch

76 Fir Road (Union Pass area) (Map) 307-455-2815 Website Breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as a full-service bar in our rustic lodge dining room.  

El Jarro

1422 Warm Springs Dr. (Map) 307-455-2333 Build your own taco, burrito, enchilada, or chimichanga. Also chili, nachos, quesadillas, and Mike’s famous wings.  

Lone Buffalo Steakhouse

120 E. Ramshorn St. (Map) 307-455-4222 Steak, pasta, fresh seafood every Friday flown in from the ocean, landmark specials, custom cocktails, delicious dessets and fine wine. Reservations strongly advised!  

Noon Rock Pizza

112 E. Ramshorn St. (Map) 307-455-3131 A warm and inviting, sit down establishment that offers salads, wings, pizza, and a selection of alcoholic beverages as well as ice cream! Open Monday-Saturday, 11 AM – 10 PM and 11 to 9 on Sundays.    

Taylor Creek Deli

1426 Warm Springs Drive (Map) 307-455-3320 Website Eat in or take out. Deli-fresh baked goods, breakfast burritos and sandwiches, pizza, tacos, burgers, subs and wraps. Salad bar. Packaged foods also available.  

The Moose Outpost

616 W. Ramshorn St. (Map) 307-455-3030 Home of the big moose on Ramshorn St. Come in for our 1/4 pound ground chuck burgers, hand cut french fries, and hand dipped ice cream shakes! We offer veggie burgers and great priced combo meals. Drive through take away, eat inside or have a picnic out front.  

The Perch Coffee House

132 E. Ramshorn St. (Map) 307-455-2764 Website Coffee, tea, espresso drinks and fresh baked goods.  

Two Broke Sisters

120 W. Ramshorn St. (Map) 307-455-2999 Hot and cold deli sandwiches. Baked goods and appetizers. Full service bar.

Village Cafe

515 W. Ramshorn St. (Map) 307-455-2122 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Full menu includes eggs and sides, sandwiches, soups, and more. Beer available. Eat in or take out.  

Wilderness Boundary Restaurant

3577 US Hwy 26/287 (Map) (west of town, on the way to Togwotee Pass) 307-455-2506 Website Gourmet butter crust pizza, baked calzones & more. Wednesday night Prime Rib. Dine on our sunset deck overlooking the Upper Wind River. Among the top 8 restaurants with a view in Wyoming. Please call or visit our website for       seasonal hours of operation.