Sundance, Wy: More than a Western Tourism Hub!

Named for the Sun Dance ceremony practiced on or near Sundance Mountain by Native American Indian tribes, Sundance is the county seat of Crook County and offers a base camp for visiting many unforgettable regional attractions, including Devils Tower, Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills.


Sundance is much more than the reference from the popular movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)! Established in 1875 as a trading post, Sundance has flourished as a hub for Western tourism. Sundance Square Park is a great place to catch a concert or sit, talk and relax while the kids play in the splash pad. The newly remodeled 1923 Old Stoney High School houses the Crook County Museum & Cultural Center, an excellent location for digging into the wonderful history of Sundance where Native American cultures and Old West accoutrements are artfully displayed. 


A number of wonderful natural and historical sites are within easy driving distance from Sundance, including the Sundance White Ranch Park, Vore Buffalo Jump, Devils Tower, Inyan Kara and Keyhole State Park. Visit the Sundance Chamber of Commerce for more information. Running low on battery power? No problem, Sundance recently installed a FREE electric vehicle (EV) charging station on the corner of East Main and North 3rd Streets, courtesy of Powder River Energy Corporation.    


Sundance boasts a vibrant and active business district that works closely together on local promotions and events.  These cohesive efforts enhance the Sundance community environment with downtown revitalization efforts. Sundance is a participating partner in the Wyoming Main Street Program, a program whose purpose is to assist Wyoming communities with downtown revitalization efforts.


Sundance has a number of advantages that lead to business success, including:

  • Its location right on U.S I-90 offers businesses the ability to receive materials and ship out products quickly and efficiently. 
  • Powder River Energy provides some of the lowest-cost and reliable energy in the entire country. 
  • Residents and businesses enjoy low taxes in Crook County. Wyoming does not collect a personal income tax, or state income tax on corporate income. The sales tax in Crook County is only 6%. 
  • Per Tax-Rates, Crook County has one of the lowest median property tax rates in the country. The median property tax in Crook County is $657 per year for a $151,100 home. Crook County collects, on average, 0.43% of a property's assessed fair market value as property tax.
  • The Sundance Economic Development Task Force combines with an extremely active local business base to build a plan that leverages the strengths and assets of the town.
  • As part of Crook County, Sundance businesses may have access to Industrial Development Bonds.

For more information, please visit the Sundance Economic Development Task Force

Meet the Sundance Economic Development Task force.