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CHEYENNE, WYOMING SELECTED AS TRUE WEST MAGAZINE’S

 NUMBER ONE WESTERN TOWN FOR 2009

 

 

Cheyenne, Wyo.  (January 6, 2009) ― Cheyenne, Wyoming has been selected as True West’s number one Western town in its Top Ten Towns list for 2009.  The magazine highlights Cheyenne in its January/February issue citing a number of recent preservation activities and developments in addition to Frontier Days.

 

“We chose Cheyenne as the winner based on a number of criteria, but especially how the town has preserved its history through older buildings and districts, museums and other institutions and events,” said Bob Boze Bell, True West executive editor. “The Top Ten towns also take the lead in promoting historic resources to visitors.”

 

The city’s slogan, “Cheyenne―Live the Legend,” holds true more so today than ever as seen in the current $1.2 million restoration of the Wyoming Capitol skylight; the success of the downtown livery stable; cell phone audio tour system for the city’s eight museums; recognition of Native American heritage on the Belvoir Ranch; and the creation of new historic districts and preservation of historic homes.

 

“We’re thrilled to receive this recognition from True West magazine and are anxious to show off our number one town to our many visitors this year,” said Darren Rudloff, president of the Cheyenne Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

 

The True West award is the latest in a series of honors for Cheyenne.  Cheyenne Frontier Days was named as the Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year for the tenth time at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December, 2008.  The Historic Atlas Theater was named an All-American Landmark by Hampton Inns in December. 

 

For the complete article, see: www.twmag.com/stories/top_10_true_western_towns_of_2009/934/all/

 

About Cheyenne, Wyoming

Wyoming’s Capitol city is located just 95 miles north of Denver at the intersection of I-25 and I-80 on the high plains.  With a comfortable population of approximately 55,000, Cheyenne sits as the northern anchor of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.  The city’s slogan, “Cheyenne, Live the Legend,” is an invitation to explore and step back into the Old West.  The city is considered the nation’s rodeo and railroad capital, with a strong business and economic base.  Cheyenne is home to museums; historic hotels and mansions; casual to upscale restaurants; a collection of steam engines; western-themed attractions and shopping; resorts and ranches; golf courses; botanic gardens; and a thriving art community.