The county seat and largest town in Platte County, provides easy access to scenic and recreational areas.
Set amid farms and ranches, the town has a nine-hole public golf course, city parks with a free camping area, a swimming pool and tennis and pickle ball courts, Laramie Peak Museum, library, bowling alley, movie theater and fairgrounds. Good roads lead east to the Grayrocks Reservoir or west to the mountain parks.
Platte County is filled with an endless variety of things to do and see for the nature-lover, including biking, hiking, hunting, fishing, and more. With its two state parks and plentiful reservoirs, there is great fishing and water recreation with many choices for camping. Historic sites abound with the Oregon Trail Ruts, and Register Cliff, Ft. Laramie. We also and boast the oldest bar (Miner’s and Stockmans in Hartville) and the oldest operating soda fountain (Chugwater Soda Fountain) in the state.
There is natural beauty everywhere, so it is always a good time for the avid photographer to find incredible scenery and everchanging skyscapes to capture.
Platte County is a little piece of heaven. Look around – there is something that will capture your heart within the county that we are proud to call home.
A family-centered community, Wheatland supports many church and civic activities. Primarily an agricultural community, Wheatland boasts a large, clean industrial plant and many small businesses. For a community of this size, Wheatland is proud of the medical facilities offered by Banner Medical at the Platte County Memorial Hospital. Doctors aren’t in short supply in this forward-thinking community.
Recreational opportunities abound across the county, with outdoor activities at the top of the list. Fishermen can get to fishing sites located just a couple of minutes from town, either at Wheatland Reservoir, Grayrocks Reservoir, or the Laramie River. The Platte County Fair & Rodeo tops the list of major events each year. Other activities range from, Art and Craft Shows, Stars of Tomorrow, Tour of Tables, Casino Night, Wheatland Jaycee Fireworks, Octoberfest, Christmas Lighting Ceremony, Knowledge Bowl, to the highly charged and enthusiastic high-school athletics events. Those who like college football or basketball can drive just a little over an hour’s time and watch the University of WY games.
Find more information at www.wyplatteco.com. You’ll never be short of adventure in Platte County.
Public High School
Wheatland High School
1207 13th Street
Public Primary & Middle Schools
Wheatland Middle School
2600 W. Mariposa Parkway
West Elementary School
201 20th Street
Libbey Elementary School
1207 13th Street
Valor Institute – Private Christian School
97 14th Street
Wheatland, Wyoming 82201
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