There’s Always Something Happening in Cheyenne, Wyoming

While enjoying all that Wyoming has to offer, don’t forget to stop in at Cheyenne, the capital of the state. There is always something fun happening in the Cheyenne area, whether it’s high-energy rodeo or the culture of high tea! Wyoming’s capital city embodies the spirit of the Old West. It is considered to be the nation’s rodeo and railroad capitol, and is home to a variety of museums, historic hotels and mansions, a collection of steam engines, western-themed attractions and shopping, resorts and ranches.

But there is more to this iconic destination than just boots and spurs: With a thriving art community, a variety of soft adventure opportunities nearby and an eclectic selection of shopping and dining options, Cheyenne offers travelers an experience that is truly unique.

Here is a list of a few things not to miss when visiting Cheyenne:

TERRY BISON RANCH — Terry Bison Ranch consists of nearly 30,000 acres of rolling hills and lush grasslands, and more than 2,300 grazing bison. A motorized bison tour via train allows visitors to feel right in the middle of the herd.

CHEYENNE DEPOT AND DEPOT MUSEUM – Cheyenne Depot, formerly known as the union Pacific Depot, was build from 1886 to 1887. Known as one of the most beautiful railroad stations in North America, it is one of the last of the grand 19th-century depots remaining from the transcontinental railroad. Today, the Cheyenne Depot is home to the Cheyenne Visitor Center, a restaurant and the Cheyenne Depot Museum.

Curt Gowdy State Park and Vedauwoo Recreation Area — The state park lies among the picturesque foothills of the Laramie mountains. The area features granite towers, rocky soils and timbered slopes.Two small reservoirs form the heart of Curt Gowdy State Park. Granite Reservoir, the larger of the two, is an excellent base for water sports as well as rainbow trout and kokanee salmon fishing.

BIG BOY STEAM ENGINE — Even in retirement, Old Number 4004 remains an imposing sight. Visitors can see Big Boy, the world’s largest steam locomotive, year-round in Holliday Park.

WYOMING STATE CAPITOL — (Closed for renovations until 2019)

CHEYENNE STREET RAILWAY TROLLEY — For a fully narrated historic tour of Cheyenne, jump on board the Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley. The trolley operates from May through the end of September. Ghost tours are offered in October, and Christmas Lights tours run in December.

There are many more attractions you won’t want to miss, but don’t forget Cheyenne Frontier Days. Known as “The Daddy of ’em All,” this is the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and Western celebration. Started in 1897, it features 10 days of the world’s’ best PRCA rodeo action, from bull riding and barrel racing, to steer wrestling and team roping.

Once again, there is always something fun happening in Cheyenne!

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