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Western & Historical

Home to 'All Things Western', travelers will find more in Cheyenne than they ever expected - cowboys and cowgirls, rodeos, ranches, gunslingers, historic hotels, "Western High Style" cuisine, good old-fashioned Western entertainment, trolley cars, boots that are eight-feet tall, the world's largest stream engine, the Wyoming state capitol, history, Western art and artifacts and much more!

If you visit looking for that old-west experience, Cheyenne won't disappoint!

Cheyenne Depot/Depot Museum - The Cheyenne Depot, formerly known as the Union Pacific Depot, was built 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, and the Cheyenne Depot Museum. The museum's exhibits and interactive displays showcase the history and romance of the railroad.

Wyoming State Capitol/State Museum - A National Historic Landmark, the Wyoming State Capitol Building is a dominant structure in the Cheyenne skyline. Historically, it is one of the most important buildings in the state (its cornerstone was laid in 1887). The Wyoming State Museum houses artifacts and collections showcasing Wyoming's history.  Closed for renovation through 2019.

Western MuseumsCheyenne is home to four excellent museums which tell the story of the west in their own way. The Nelson Museum of the West, the Wyoming State Museum, Messenger's Old West Museum and the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum each tell a different part of the story we all think we know when it comes to the west and cowboys.

Cheyenne Street Railway One of the best ways to experience the history of Cheyenne is aboard a historic Trolley. You driver will take you on a historical tour of the city, pointing out the places where history happened and regaling you with stories of legends of our past. In the fall the trolleys offer ghost tours detailing the haunts and happenings of ghosts and spirits in the city.


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