Douglas, Wyoming

Life in Douglas, Wyoming, explained by people who’ve lived in Douglas:

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Douglas Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Douglas?

  • The people. (Dee, 7 months)
  • The special education department, Peak Fitness. (Michelle, 7 years)
  • That I know most of the people here and I can walk around in safety. (Kelly, 36 years)
  • Small town. (Kenny, 40 years)

Douglas Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Douglas?

  • Lack of chain stores. (Dee, 7 months)
  • How cliquish it is here. People are nice but it’s hard to actually be invited into a “clique”. Oh and the people who grew up here all deny these cliques. If you don’t have the right last name or aren’t bff’s with the people with the right last name, it’s impossible to get a good job. (Michelle, 7 years)
  • That it seems determined to remain a small town. (Kelly, 36 years)
  • Nothing for kids to do. (Kenny, 40 years)

Douglas Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Douglas?

  • Community activities. (Dee, 7 months)
  • Jackalope Days, the Street Dance, Karaoke night at College Inn, Halloween has the Harvest Festival..bowling, movie theater, and the outdoor pool during the summer. (Michelle, 7 years)
  • Longboarding, walking, eating at the Depot. The block parties are cool, too. (Kelly, 36 years)
  • Hunt and fish. (Kenny, 40 years)

Douglas’s Reputation

What’s Douglas known for?

  • Jackalope. (Dee, 7 months)
  • The Jackalope. (Michelle, 7 years)
  • The Jackalope. (Kelly, 36 years)
  • Jackalope. (Kenny, 40 years)

Douglas Crime

What’s the crime like in Douglas? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Depends on the energy industry activity, it’s on the rise. (Dee, 7 months)
  • Basic stuff, drunks driving, drugs, abuse…it’s always in the paper though. (Michelle, 7 years)
  • The trailer courts are full of drug dealers, but not so much you’d notice. The real estate companies are all vying for top billing here. They haven’t played fair about it, either. (Kelly, 36 years)
  • Low crime. (Kenny, 40 years)

Douglas Advice

Any advice for people moving to Douglas?

  • Brace yourself for wind. (Dee, 7 months)
  • It’s a nice small town with lots of friendly people. Watch out because rumors spread quickly and everybody wants to know your business. (Michelle, 7 years)
  • I’d be against it until you’re dead certain you have a job. (Kelly, 36 years)

Douglas Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Douglas (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • The Street Dance is a blast with the right band playing. It’s outside, so it’s a family thing. (Michelle, 7 years)
  • Hanging out with my buddies here and longboarding until morning. Such good times. (Kelly, 36 years)

Douglas’s Future

How do you think Douglas will change over the next 10 years?

  • Large growth in energy industry and will double in population. (Dee, 7 months)
  • Hopefully it’ll grow, I’d like to see it get an actual Rec Center, since we currently don’t have one! Sorry but the school “Rec center” is not a Rec center! It’s a high school gym! (Michelle, 7 years)
  • I think that growth will be inevitable. Sadly, there seems to be a concerted effort to do so at the cost of a lot of tourist venue. The raceway was closed last year and it left a hole in our summer dollars. (Kelly, 36 years)

Douglas Facts

Any other interesting facts about Douglas?

  • They have a great outdoor pool, it’s just not open long enough during the days and the summer. (Michelle, 7 years)