Nestled under the shadow of majestic Sundance Mountain on the northwest edge of the Black Hills is the delightful town of Sundance, Wyoming. The name relates to the history of the mountain, for it was this place Native Americans called Wi Wacippi Paha (temple of the Sioux) where they held their councils and performed their religious ceremonies.
One of the most notorious outlaws – the Sundance Kid – inherited his name from this quaint town when he was jailed for stealing horses from a local ranch. He later met up with his pal Butch Cassidy and thus became, the Wild Bunch Gang.
Sundance is a relatively quiet, inland town throughout the winter months; but when summer arrives, it awakens from its dormancy to greet its many tourists passing through on their way to Devils Tower and Yellowstone National Park.
As of the 2010 census, there were 1,182 people, 532 households, and 326 families residing in the town. Sundance experiences a humid continental climate with higher precipitation than the semi-arid regions surrounding it due to its location in the Black Hills.
As one of the few Black Hills communities located in Wyoming, Sundance residents enjoy no income tax and low property taxes.