DECEMBER 1, 2014 (CHEYENNE, WY) - Cheyenne: The name brings forth images of the West - cowboys, rodeos, railroads and majestic plains - Wyoming's capital city embodies the spirit of the Old West, and it is especially lively in the summer when the weather is fair and there is a wide range of activities and events. With a plethora of Western-themed attractions and shopping, a thriving art community, a variety of soft adventures nearby, and an eclectic selection of dining options, Cheyenne offers travelers a summer experience that is truly unique. Included below is just a sampling of new happenings in Cheyenne:
WELCOME TO THE NELSON MILITARY MEMORIAL MUSEUM
The Military Memorial Museum is a subdivision of the Nelson Museum of the West located in downtown Cheyenne. The collection began with the goal of acquiring uniforms, saddles, firearms and sabers depicting all of the enlisted and officers of the U.S. Cavalry from the Civil War to 1943 when the horse Cavalry was disbanded.
The collection is now inclusive of other branches of service in the Army including artillery, infantry, medical and Army Air Corps. Special collections of 1902 and 1938 Dress uniforms are also included.
The collection of uniforms used by the Air Service, Air Corps and Air Force is broad and very complete. Beginning with the air service uniforms of 1912, the collection shows all types of Air Force uniforms used to the present day.
Uniforms owned by Army and Air Force General Officers featured in our collection also includes all types authorized to be worn by General Officers in the United States Air Force and the United States Army since 1942.
Recently acquired are numerous uniforms worn by the Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and numerous uniforms worn by the Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Army.
One of the goals of the Museum is to provide to serious collectors and interested parties a collection made available to them that will help them meet their research goals.
CHEYENNE TRAIN WEEKEND, MAY 15-17, 2015
Depot Days celebrates trains, both real and model, with exhibits, vendors and entertainment the third weekend in May each year. The event has three locations: Historic Cheyenne Depot, West 15th & Capitol Ave, the UP Steam Shop (accessible by Trolley only) and the Frontier Park Exhibit Hall, Eighth and Carey Avenues.
Depot Days features visits to the UP Steam Shop where the restoration on Big Boy 4014 is currently. Also featured are model train displays, railroad art, a food & craft festival, free entertainment and vendors. A Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley will escort people (free) to and from all of the locations, with departures scheduled every 30 minutes from in front of the Depot and the Frontier Park Exhibit Hall.
Most events are free; however the museum and Sherman Hill event will charge admission.
A NEW GUIDE TO OUTDOOR RECREATION
Outdoor adventure is waiting for you just 30 minutes west of Cheyenne, and we have a new website to prove it! Three scenic and distinct areas-the Pole Mountain and Vedauwoo areas within Medicine Bow National Forest, and Curt Gowdy State Park-provide a rich playground for both the casual nature lover and the avid outdoor enthusiast. Perfect for a day trip, these locations and their world-class trails and sporting areas are just minutes from Cheyenne. Plan your trip today! http://cheyenneoutdoors.org/
DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT PROVIDES A TASTE OF THE SOUTH
If you've been looking for a great local restaurant that serves fresh Gulf Coast seafood and Cajun food, you've come to the right place! With true Mississippi Gulf Coast heritage and recipes, Camille's is bringing authentic Cajun cuisine and fresh seafood to the greater Cheyenne, WY, area. The restaurant exhibits a warm and inviting atmosphere reflecting the kind of fun and hospitality you'd find down South! Groups welcome. Downtown at 1613 Capitol. http://camillesgumbo.com/
SLEEP WELL- TRAIN QUIET ZONE COMPLETE
"I hear a train a comin,' rolling ‘round the bend.."
Those are great lyrics to an old Johnny Cash song, but they also describe what Cheyenne hotel guests have tried to sleep through, up until recently. Our town's heritage is built on the railroad and its legacy can't be understated, but neither can our reputation for throwing great events and playing hosts to folks from all around the world! Thankfully, a cooperative effort between Union Pacific, BNSF, WYDOT, Visit Cheyenne and other local agencies will be granting sweet dreams to guests that patronize West Lincolnway hotels from here on out. A train quiet zone is a buffer area where trains, motor vehicles and passengers can all safely co-exist without the need for loud horn signals from the incoming trains in the middle of the night. Now, shhh...