Things to Do

Dubois is already busy planning special events for the days surrounding the eclipse. It’s going to be our biggest party ever!

For complete information about this week, check out the Events Calendar.

The National Bighorn Sheep Center, well worth a visit any time of year, is planning a wilderness wildlife weekend on the days before the eclipse. There will be special tours, hikes, night-sky parties, and more.

Book early with the Dubois Museum (a delightful way to discover our remarkable history, at the original crossroads of the American West) for a spot on one of its special guided tours of the petroglyphs, the mysterious and fantastic stone carvings left by early Native Americans.

We’re also planning presentations about eclipses and other celestial wonders by NASA experts, demonstrations and lectures by local historians, and much more.

There’s plenty to see in day trips outside of the Dubois area. Check out:

  • The Wind River Reservation, to the west on US Highway 26. See Sacajawea’s grave, visit a Wild Horse Sanctuary, and buy native crafts.
  • Take a trip to the Oregon Trail! You can visit historic Independence Rock and learn the remarkable story of the Mormon handcart pioneers. Look for ruts of the old Oregon trail along the way.
  • Visit one of the best-preserved gold-mining ghost towns anywhere, at South Pass City. The old mine is in operation again, just for you.
  • Take an excursion to busy, bustling Jackson Hole, or start early for a drive over Togwotee Pass to tour the southern section of Yellowstone Park. You can see Old Faithful and, if you’re lucky, a bison or two. Maybe even a grizzly bear.