As residents of Wy[home]ing we may take for granted the treasured vistas and resources that our own state offers. Fortunately for us, in the time it takes to watch a few episodes of Longmire, we can reconnect with Wyoming by visiting one of her great small towns: Lander. Lander has long been a destination for travelers worldwide. Here's a brief list of 5 great things that make this small foothills town a preferred stop, as compiled by the team at the Lander Holiday Inn Express & Suites
*#5. Take a drive.* Regardless of the direction you journey to reach
Lander, you're guaranteed to view landscapes that remind you why you love
the Cowboy State. Spring is a perfect time to catch the green foothills
against a backdrop of snow capped Wind River Mountains or skirt the rim of
[image: Biking Red Canyon, Jennie Hutchinson.jpg]
*(Red Canyon, h/t Jennie Hutchinson)*
*#4. Sinks Canyon State.* Park 10 minutes into the mountains and you're
there. Walk the rocks of the "Sinks" where the Popo Agie River mysteriously
disappears into the ground and 1/4 mile down the road visit the Rise where
the river reappears into a pool filled with some of the biggest Brown trout
you're likely to see.
[image: The Sinks at Sinks Canyon, Jennie Hutchinson.jpg]
*(Sinks Canyon, h/t Jennie Hutchinson)*
*#3. Be inspired by art.* Visit the Lander Art Center
, Global Arts
to view the works of many
locally talented artists.
*(Alchemy, An Artists' Cooperative)*
*#2. Enjoy a great dinner.* Treat yourself at one of the many dining
choices in Lander including the Cowfish &
Lander Brewing Company and the Hitching Rack
[image: Lander brewing.jpg]
*(Lander Brewing Company located in the Cowfish restaurant)*
*#1. Stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Lander.* This hotel is
rated in the top 5% of all Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide based on
guest view scores. Enjoy the great amenities including the free full hot
breakfast buffet served daily, indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness room.
It's small town customer service wrapped in a world-classed brand.
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