Are you considering going for a trip or a weekend getaway? If you are, you should consider going to Cheyenne, the capital city of Wyoming. Here you can take a romantic walk in the city Botanic gardens, visit historical museums and dine at great restaurants. If you have kids, there is a lot of fun in store for them. Kids would enjoy visiting the city state museum, the Terry Bison Ranch, The Old West Museum, and the amazing Paul Smith Children’s Village.
The city annually hosts the famous and huge Frontier Days in July, ten days full of fun that includes parades, rodeos, and other fun activities. Western history is well displayed at Old West Museum during the Frontier Day, in the City Depot Museum, or you can opt to take a walk in the historic district. The city is always full of activities and attractions that will keep you busy throughout your trip.
Touring the Historic Downtown
Constructed around the railroad, cattle ranching and mining, the city excelled in its earlier times, both before and after officially being recognized as a state in 1890. The urban historic downtown depicts this colorful past when you look at the grand hotels, lavish homes, and state business buildings. An interesting and fun way to keenly observe these buildings, together with characters and stories behind them is to take a walking tour.
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum
Open throughout the year; the historic Old West Museum is based on the history around the Frontier Days, which is one of the world biggest western celebration and outdoor rodeo. Here you will be able to view the rich collection and exhibition of western artifacts that depict the region’s cultural history. The museum still retains a significant number of horse-drawn collections that are in their original condition.
Cheyenne Frontier Days
The Frontier days is one of the events that you should not miss when during your tour. This is a major and long-running event that runs for ten days every July. Locally known as “the Daddy of ’em All,” it is a professional rode competition that attracts many people. Other events held alongside include the grand parade, the Chuckwagon Cookoff, air shows and musical concert performance by top artists.
The city State Museum
The rich collections and exhibits at the city State Museum include the human and natural history of the rocky mountain region and the state. During your tour, you will learn a lot about the people and the land , with collections covering almost everything from the dinosaur fossils that were discovered there to Wyoming’s transition to statehood to pioneer-era Trails. The state’s natural resources and wildlife are also an important topic that you should focus on.
The State Capitol building
The city State Capitol building is an interesting place to visit. The building was completed in 1890 the same year Wyoming became a state. The building is open for visits on weekdays for self-guided tours. You will not regret your tour as there many fun activities and places to visit.