Introduction to Riverton, Wyoming
Riverton was originally inhabited by the Arapaho and Shoshone Native Americans. It is named because four rivers meet near the city. The town of Riverton was established in 1906. The area was originally served by the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, and became its supplier of railroad ties in 1914.
Riverton and nearby Attractions
- Riverton Museum
- Wind River Heritage Center
- Boysen State Park
- Pioneer Association Museum of the American West
- Sinks Canyon State Park
- South Pass City State Historic Site
Things To Do In Riverton
The Lander Children's Museum, the Pioneer Association Museum of the American West and the Fremont County Pioneer Museum are all accessible from Riverton. The Riverton Museum and Wind River Heritage Center provide insights into the area’s history. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Riverton Country Club. Apart from these, the city also hosts the Wild West Winter Carnival every February.
Riverton Regional Airport is nearby.
Riverton Higher Education
Central Wyoming College is located in Riverton. Casper College, the University of Wyoming and Montana State University-Billings are some of the other local colleges and universities.