Wyoming’s Weirdest Places: The Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport
The only Intergalactic Spaceport in America, and possibly the entire galaxy, is located right here in the great state of Wyoming.
The Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport is a small landing strip on South Hill, five miles south of Green River. The 5,000 runway was built in 1963 and was originally known as the Green River 48U airstrip.
In 1994, the Green River City Council officially renamed the gravel runway as a landing field designated for "inhabitants of Jupiter who might wish to take sanctuary in Green River in the event their planet is threatened by collisions from comets or meteor".
To date, the spaceport has yet to lure any extraterrestrial visitors (as far as we know). However, the runway has been used by several private planes, who commonly "touch and go" before landing at the nearby Rock Springs - Sweetwater County International Airport.
The site is also popular among local teenagers, who commonly spin "doughnuts" on the runway in their cars.