As the 2018 tourist season begins, CCVC is excited to have two new Visitor Services partners to assist in distributing visitor information throughout Carbon County. CCVC has expanded their current Visitor Services partners of the Valley Artisans (Baggs, WY) and the Rawlins Chamber of Commerce to include the Saratoga Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Medicine Bow Museum.
The Saratoga Lions Club and Platte Valley Jaycees are host annual Skijoring Races on every February at Buck Springs Race Track in Saratoga, WY. There is typically around 90 races per day with prize money totaling around $10,000 thanks to a matching grant from the Carbon County Visitors Council.
Wyoming is known for their extreme temperatures throughout the year. Even though you may think of Carbon County, Wyoming as primarily a summer destination there are also lots of great winter activities. Carbon County has fantastic snowmobiling trails and is considered a top destination by snowmobile enthusiasts.
Many of these 2018 events are not yet in our calendar as final decisions on event times & locations are still being decided even though dates have been set. If you are looking for complete event information on upcoming events, also make sure to check out our calendar of events. We encourage you to contact event organizers to confirm details as event dates and times may change.
Here in Carbon County, the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is celebrating the power of travel as part of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), slated for May 6 - 12, 2018.
Held annually in May, NTTW unites states, communities and businesses across the country to champion the impact of travel and what it means to American jobs and economic growth. In Wyoming, tourism is the state’s second-largest industry and is a major economic driver as travelers spent more than $3.5 billion in the state in 2017. Carbon County is kicking off NTTW on Monday, May 7th to highlight the importance of the industry on a local level with Governor Matt Mead honoring us as a guest server at Lollypops in Saratoga from 1:30-2:15PM. Be sure to stop by, join in the fun, have a scoop or two of ice cream, and talk tourism with our Governor.
We had a great selection of beautiful photos to choose from. If you didn't win a prize try again in our next photo contest. Thanks for helping us get the word out about the unique beauty of Carbon County, Wyoming and for your participation!
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