Since 1878, Buffalo has been a place to hang your hat, from the day its name was pulled out of one. Even today, it’s no surprise that settlers of old found this to be a great place to stay and make a name for themselves. Clear Creek still glides through town and can be followed along by the Clear Creek Trail System. With three well traveled highways, Buffalo offers easy access to major cities, while maintaining the charm and elegance of small town western life.

With plenty of recreational activities, seasonal events, and a great school district, Buffalo has something to offer people of all ages! We have a state of the art Healthcare facility that includes emergency care, a family clinic, critical access hospital, long term care facility and hospice, that employs almost 200 people! Our school system uses the Leadership Governance system, which allows them to focus on student achievement. The Johnson County School District #1 serves over 1,200 students.

Home is where the heart is and we’re sure you will love living in Buffalo! Just call up one of our many helpful realtors to get started on finding your home on the range.


Elementary School

0-5 yrs.

Learning Tree PreSchool


Head Start - 307-684-2873

Buffalo Children's Center 307-684-5802

Big Horn Christian School 307-684-9062

Meadowlark Elementary 307-684-9518

Clear Creek School 307-684-0153

Utilities & Service


Supplier: Rocky Mountain Power

Telephone 1-800-221-7070

Maximum Generating Capacity: Unlimited

Supplier: Powder River Energy Corporation

Telephone 1-800-442-3630

Supplier: Montana Dakota Utilities

Health Care

Hospital 29 Bed
Nursing Home 54 Bed
Doctors 8 Full-time & visiting specialists
Dentists 3
Veterans Home 23 Bed
Optometrist 1
Chiropractor 2
Home Health Care 2
Assisted Living 10 Unit
Hospice Care 1
Ambulance Service Buffalo, Linch, Kaycee
Massage Therapists 6

Community Facilities

  Buffalo Kaycee
Banks 4 0
Senior Centers Yes Yes
Day Care Centers Yes No
Pre-Schools Yes No
Libraries Yes Yes (Branch)
Fairgrounds Yes Yes
Parks 3 1
3 1
Golf Course 18-Hole No
Swimming Pools 2 0
Bowling Alley Yes (6-Lane) No
Recreation Center Yes No
Ice Skating Rink
Yes No
Tennis Courts Yes Yes
Baseball Fields Yes Yes
Soccer Fields Yes Yes
Horseshoe Pits Yes No
Walking Path Yes No
Miniature Golf Yes No
Museum Yes - Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum Yes- Hoofprints of the Past Museum
Area Recreation Cross country ski trails; snowmobile trails; Lake DeSmet; boating; hunting; fishing; camping; hiking; mountain trail horseback riding; Bighorn Mountains; Healy Reservoir

Churches and Places of Worship

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Union Congregational
Big Horn Baptist House of Prayer United Pentecostal Church
Seventh Day Adventist New Life Assembly of God
Grace Fellowship Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Community of Christ New Beginnings Independent Baptist
St. Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Prince of Peace Lutheran
Calvary Chapel First United Methodist
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses St. Luke's Episcopal
Buffalo Wesleyan