Seniors Love The Waters in Hot Springs

Day 23 Thermopolis & Grand Teton 006I inquired as to the “Best Sites to Visit in the state of Wyoming” and up jumped Hot Springs State Park. Seniors will find the park is situated in East Thermopolis, right next to the scenic shores of the Bighorn River.

The Park is most famous for its hot springs, including the largest natural mineral spring in the world. With a temperature of 135 degrees, the water is used for its healing benefits as well as a spectacular natural wonder.

 Senior visitors can enjoy the outdoor pools, the splendid views to the park, then, make a tour of the city of Thermopolis. The town is small and quiet, but is dotted by numerous shops and a variety of restaurants. The Park is easy to find in Thermopolis,  just off the main road, US 20, on the north side of town.

Seniors Enjoy Western Hospitality

Hot Springs State Park, Thermopolis

Thermopolis is a unique and remarkable corner of the world where senior visitors will be greeted with genuine western cowboy hospitality and great respect.

For wildlife lovers, photographers, and explorers, there is a world to discover in Thermopolis. A state maintained Buffalo heard roams the hills just northeast of town on the upper range land of the State Park. Legend Rock is filled with petroglyphs.

Take the Wind River Canyon Scenic Byway between the ancient rock cliffs of Wind River Canyon, the same path once used by Native Americans, explorers, and pioneers. Senior visitors will discover lots of things to see and do in and around Themopolis starting with the Wyoming Dinosaur Museum,  that is world-class and includes early life fossils, dioramas, and full-size dinosaur skeletons.


Have you ever soaked in a hot water spa? They are terrific. Over colorful terraces along the Big Horn River, water flows from mineral hot springs… over 18,000 gallons every 24 hours at a constant temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit.

The mineralized hot springs at Thermopolis form the main feature in the oldest state park in Wyoming, created 1897. The springs have created a beautiful terrace of white, yellow and brown travertine, on the banks of the Big Horn River.

The park has a free Bath House where the water is maintained at 104 degrees for therapeutic bathing. That will open up your pores for sure. Either before your soak or after, walk over the board walks through the park which displays various thermal pools, the “biggie” is Star Plunge.

Take the plunge in Thermopolis.  It will prove to be a memorable event. jeb

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