Search Help

Helpful Tips on how to Search this Website


Search by Name

From the Wyoming Places map, enter a keyword in the "Name" field of the search tool. You can limit the search by county but it's not necessary. Wyoming Places isn't case sensitive. For example, typing rAiLrOAD or railroad will return the same results. You can also search by feature type. For example, if you want to find all the locales in Park County, type locale and limit the search to Park County.

Type the name of the place and click the search button. You'll get a screen that lists the places that you searched. You may get multiple results. You can narrow them by using the "Limit Search Results" in the left column.

To get more information about the place you searched, click on its name. You can also "Find it on the Map". The map display will provide a link to additional information about the place.

Browse by Feature

To view features, use the Feature Type drop-down filter menu in the left rail of the map. Choose the feature you're interested in and the map automatically updates. To view the information about a particular place, click the icon. Zoom in to see some features as they can overlap.

When you first view the map, you'll see icons. These represent Wyoming's counties, the state and the Wind River Indian Reservation. If you click on one of the county icons, the county is highlighted and the information about it appears on the screen. Click on the pins to get information about the Wind River Indian Reservation or Wyoming.

Other tips for viewing Wyoming Places Maps

  • The Wyoming Places Map contains a lot of information; let it have time to load.
  • Wyoming Places is best viewed in Google Chrome or Firefox.
  • Options to view the map are on the blue bar in the upper left corner of the map You can browse using the aerial view or change to the road view by clicking "road" in the upper left corner of the map. You can turn labels on or off. You can zoom in or out using the + or – buttons or the roller on your mouse.
  • Want more tips? Here's a webinar on using the Wyoming Places Map (34 minutes).

Browse by County

This link takes you to a page that gives you a short history of Wyoming and its name. It also includes a map with links to Wyoming's counties and the Yellowstone National Park. When you click on a county, a link will appear. Click on it to view information about that county. The county page also includes a link to "places" of that county. Each page also includes a link to the place on the Wyoming Places Map.