Perfectly poised at the junction of I-25 and I-80, Cheyenne intertwines the legends of the Wild West and cowboy culture with the amenities of a modern, capital city. Think of Cheyenne as the whole state of Wyoming rolled into one stop — cowboys, history, outdoor adventure and a whole lot of open space — just 90 minutes north of Denver and only five hours from Rapid City.
Wyoming starts here — on the same streets that Wild Bill Hickok, Doc Holiday and Calamity Jane strolled; the birthplace of women’s guaranteed right to vote; the home of the world’s largest outdoor rodeo; not one, but two of the world’s eight Big Boy Steam Locomotives; Wyoming’s craft brew country and field-to-flask distilling operations; destination for world-class mountain biking and rock climbing. Let Cheyenne welcome you to Wyoming and show you the NEW Old West!
Visit Cheyenne is the official destination marketing organization for Laramie County, Wyoming and is the leader in developing, promoting and protecting the Cheyenne area’s travel industry.
Andi Jaspersen, experience and marketing manager
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Head to historic downtown Cheyenne! The population of Cheyenne lends to a small-town vibe, but big city perks are abundant. In fact, four of the seven museums in town have free admittance! Explore Capitol Square, take a trolley tour or buy a cowboy hat at the world-famous Wrangler store before moseying through local shops and art galleries downtown. A self-guided mural tour works up an appetite to dine in one of several group-friendly restaurants or sip a cocktail at a downtown bar.
Terry Bison Ranch is home to 3,000 head of bison. Hop aboard the train and ride past camels, ostriches, and peacocks to the middle of a bison herd, up close and personal. Passengers can hand-feed the giant creatures (the ONLY place in the world to safely do so!) After disembarking, head up to Senator’s Steakhouse to fill your belly with cowboy-inspired fare – or even add in a bonfire and live music!
Get an up-close look at former Cold War defenses hidden in plain sight at Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility. Descend 50 feet underground beyond the 12- and 8-ton blast doors, into a bygone era. The guided tour gives your group a look into the lives of the missileers. Codes, lock boxes, and an escape hatch that fill with sand after a blast seem like elements from sci-fi, but in fact, were the United States’ strongest line of defense for several decades.
IMMERSE & SIP
Set the high-tech life down and put yourself into the pioneer’s boots for a few hours. Gather eggs and milk the goats, churn butter and make cheese, feed livestock, bake bread and pick veggies for lunch — everyone pitches in! Then, after a day of close encounters of the bovine kind, enjoy the whiskey waiting for you at Pine Bluffs Distilling. Tour the grains-to-glass facility and sample the local-centric liquors of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming.