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Visiting Cheyenne can be one of the most budget-friendly stops along your way. Take your time and enjoy all we have to offer, including these twenty fun activities.
Self-guided Walking Tour. As you make your way through downtown Cheyenne, you will see examples of an appealing lifestyle and beauty of the high plains of the wild west. Enjoy this walk through the past, and experience Cheyenne, a unique city that captured the imagination of the American West. Witness the evolution of a boom town transformed into Magic City. Click here for a download of the Historic Walking Tour brochure or come by and get one at the Visitor Center, 121 W. 15th Street.
Messenger Museum, Nationway and Crook Ave. Western displays of carriages to cavalry. 307-635-8959
Botanic Gardens, 710 South Lions Park Drive. Often referred to as the Crown Jewel of Cheyenne, Botanic Gardens' Grand Conservatory and Outdoor Gardens are a plant-lover's dream. 307-637-6458
NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research). Self-guided tour that offers an informative view of weather. 8120 Veta Drive. 307-996-4321
Cowgirls of the West Museum & Emporium, 205 W. 17th Street. Dedicated to the history & legends of pioneering Western women. 307-638-4994
Medicine Bow National Forest, Vedauwoo Recreational Area and Pole Mountain Recreational Area. Hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing. (307) 745-2371
Historic Governors’ Mansion, 300 E 21st St. Home of 19 Wyoming governors. 307-777-7878
The Paul Smith Children’s Village, 616 South Lions Park Drive. 307-637-6349.
These Boots Are Made For Walking: Audio Boot Tour. The eight foot tall cowboy boots have been carefully painted by local artists to show Wyoming's and Cheyenne's history. Go on a scavenger hunt and find them all. Location maps are available at the Depot in the Visitors Center. Take a cell phone audio tour of the big boots by calling (307) 316-0067. For each, enter the stop number, followed by the # key (i.e. 1#, 2# - 19#). Listen to the artists reflect on their own contributions to this project.
Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center. When you are entering Wyoming on Interstate 25, take a few minutes at Exit 4 and visit the Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center. Inside you can get free coffee and enjoy exhibits about Wyoming including a mammoth skeleton and fun photo ops. This place isn’t your regular Visitor Center- It is more like a museum!
Historic Depot. The Union Pacific Depot dominates downtown Cheyenne, and houses the Cheyenne Depot Museum and Gift Shop. It is also home to the Visitor Information Center which covers all the attractions and facilities in the city, and a great bar and restaurant, Accomplice Brewery. Depot Square- 121 West 15th Street. (Capital and 15th Streets)
Terry Bison Ranch. Terry Bison Ranch consists of nearly 30,000 acres of rolling hills and lush grasslands, and more than 2,700 grazing bison. Walk around the ranch and see the animals, go on a free wagon ride, or check out the draft horse display and trick pony show.
Tuesday Farmers Market. 3-6p. Tuesdays in the east parking lot of Sears in the Frontier Mall, 1400 Del Range Blvd., from late June through early Oct. Vegetables, fruits, breads, and homemade goods from the region.
Saturday Farmers Market. 7a-1p. Saturdays in Frontier Park, Parking lots B and C, 4610 Carey Ave, from early August through early October.
Fridays On The Plaza. Every Friday night in the summer beginning at 5:30p, different regional bands take the stage and perform outdoors for the folks who come out to dance. Chairs are provided. No pets please. Food vendors will sell food, soft drinks and beer.
Big Boy Steam Engine. Even in retirement, Old Number 4004 remains an imposing sight. Visitors can see Big Boy, the world's largest steam locomotive, year-round in Holliday Park. Big Boy is one of eight such remaining locomotives on display in the U.S.
Gunslingers. See gunfights, western skits, and other Wild West activities in Gunslinger Square, 15th & Pioneer, in downtown Cheyenne. All of the shows are family-oriented and provide excitement and laughs. Each performance begins with a safety demonstration.
Cheyenne Artists Guild. Provides numerous art shows throughout the year. Located in the historic Van Tassell Carriage Barn (National Historic Registry) in Holliday Park, The Cheyenne Artists Guild is the oldest continuously operating nonprofit arts organization in Wyoming. 1701 Morrie Ave. (307) 632-2263.
Disc Golf. A combination of terrains, water hazards and grades make the nine-hole courses fun and challenging. Several locations.
Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club Display. 1400 Dell Range Blvd., #7. (307) 996-7645. See a model railroad layout and learn about the club.
Want more structure? Check out our Whirlwind Cheyenne Itinerary or Legendary Road Trip Ideas!