The City of Lander, Wyoming was established in 1884, incorporated by the Fremont County Commissioners on July 12, 1890, and became a First Class City on January 16, 1963. The current population as of the 2010 census is 7,487.
Lander is known for its recreational opportunities, entertainment, relaxation, scenic beauty, business opportunities and just plain fun!
Lander offers myriad community events, activities and services for people of all interests. Additionally, our cultural history, parks and recreation, and education system, are well known throughout the state and the West.
Sinks Canyon State Park is within seven (7) miles of Lander offering beautiful scenery and the mystery of seeing a river disappear into the side of the mountain. Visit Historic South Pass City and Atlantic City, 30 miles to the south of Lander and reminisce about the late 1800′s and the gold rush. The City of Lander has numerous winter and summer events to keep you busy, for instance the Pioneer Days Rodeo and Parade (July), Wyoming State Winter Fair (March) and numerous other events.
Lander’s geography and mild climate offers residents full opportunity to enjoy the four seasons:
- One of the least windy cities in continental U.S. (average 5.6 mph)
- Over 240 sunny days a year
- Elevation of 5,357 feet
- 13.4” in precipitation annually
- 108” of snowfall annually
- Average temperature in the July is 86 degrees