Introduction to Powell, Wyoming
The Blackfeet, Crow, and Shoshone Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the present-day town of Powell. It was named in honor of John Wesley Powell, an explorer and the director of the Geological Survey of the United States. The first post office of the city was established on January 23, 1908. It was originally incorporated in 1910 as a part of the Big Horn County. In 1911, it became a part of the newly-formed Park County.
Powell and nearby Attractions
- Homesteader's Museum
- Buffalo Bill Boyhood Home
- Tecumseh's Old West Miniature Village & Museum
- Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
- Buffalo Bill State Park
Things To Do In Powell
The Homesteader's Museum provides insight into the area’s history. The Buffalo Bill Boyhood Home, Tecumseh's Old West Miniature Village & Museum, the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area and Buffalo Bill State Park are all nearby as well. Local festivals include Mayfest, the Park County Fair and Octoberfest.
Billings Logan International is the nearest major airport.
Powell Higher Education
Northwest Community College is the local college. Montana State University-Billings, Casper College and Montana State University-Bozeman are all nearby.