Founded in 1897, the town of Thermopolis lies at the southernmost point of the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming. Thermopolis is a recreational and tourist community with attractions such as the Hot Springs State Park, the Historic Downtown District, the Wind River Canyon, and the nearby Boysen Reservoir.
Thermopolis has a small town feel, with a population of about 3,000 people. Thermopolis boasts the only stoplight in Hot Springs County, whose total population is around 4,800.
One of the highlights of living in Thermopolis is the “World’s Largest Mineral Hot Springs” located in Hot Springs State Park. Every year thousands of visitors travel here to seek out these therapeutic waters. Swimmers can enjoy a number of indoor and outdoor hot water pools, slides, steam caves and other activities. Many travelers come regularly to soak in the hot mineral water. Hot Springs State Park is also a great place to stretch your legs or enjoy a walk around the rainbow terraces and walk on the historic swinging bridge.
The Wind River Canyon and Boysen State Park are located south of Thermopolis. Enjoy a relaxing drive along the Wind River Canyon Scenic Byway on your way to Boysen Reservoir or you can take a whitewater rafting trip down the Wind River Canyon. It is exhilarating. The reservoir is an excellent recreation area. World class fishing is available at Boysen State Park as well as in the Wind River, or try your luck blue ribbon trout fishing on the Big Horn River. Hunting of waterfowl, pronghorn antelope, deer, elk, bear, big horn sheep, moose, and upland fowl is also plentiful.