Introduction to Green River, Wyoming
Green River History
Green River was incorporated in 1868. In the 1800s, John Wesley Powell set out on his expeditions to the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River and the Green River. The area now known as Green River was initially supposed to be the Union Pacific Railroad’s division point. However, by the time the railroad reached the area, a city had already been established. The area was officially incorporated by Wyoming in 1891.
Green River and nearby Attractions
- Sweetwater County Historical Museum
- Fossil Butte National Monument
- Rock Springs Historical Museum
- Red Fleet State Park
- Natural History Museum of Western Wyoming College
- Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Green River
The Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge are all accessible from Green River. Local parks include the Fossil Butte National Monument, the Steinaker State Park and the Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge. The city hosts the Flaming Gorge Days every June, the Kite Festival every September and the Tall Tails Celebration and Art on the Green every August.
Green River Transportation
Riverton Regional Airport is nearby.
Green River Higher Education
Local colleges and universities include Weber State University, Mesa State College and Utah State University.