American Cowboy magazine is honoring Cheyenne in several ways in its May/June issue.  First, the magazine named Cheyenne as one of its “20 Best Places to Live the West” and highlights Frontier Days, Big Boy, the Bit-O-Wyo Ranch, the Depot, and Terry Bison Ranch in the article. 


Second, American Cowboy readers honored Cheyenne Frontier Days as both the Best Rodeo and Best Overall Event in its annual Reader’s Choice poll.  In addition, readers named the Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale as the Best Art Event.  Frontier Days won the rodeo and overall event categories last year, but this is the first year for the Western Art Show to win its category. 


Regarding the “20 Best Places to Live the West” article, American Cowboy states:


The selections were based on criteria for what makes a Western community, well, Western: authentic cowboy culture and charm, a healthy respect for history and heritage, abundant recreational, leisure, and outdoor activities, and a strong sense of community coupled with a free-spirited, rugged independence.


“Te places we chose embody the magic and spirit that is the great American West, and we're thrilled to recognize each town for its commitment to honoring, celebrating, and preserving its Western history and heritage," said Bill Garrels, publisher of American Cowboy. "Whether you’re looking for a new place to settle or the perfect place to vacation, these communities deliver top value in the form of adventure, culture, authenticity, natural beauty and frontier history and tradition. This year's selections really offer something for everyone."


Additional information about this year's top selections can be found in the April/May issue of American Cowboy and online at