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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.
*Due to CoVid-19, some hours and availability have been changed. Please check websites/call attractions before heading out!
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. 8a- 5p Mon-Fri. 307-635-8959
Botanic Gardens, 710 South Lions Park Drive. Often referred to as the Crown Jewel of Cheyenne, Botanic Gardens' conservatory is open weekdays 8a -4:30p, and the grounds dawn till dusk. 307-637-6458
NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research). Self-guided tour that offers an informative view of weather. M-F 9a-5p. Sat 10a-4p. 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. Tue-Sat, 11a-4p. 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. 9a-5p Mon-Sat. 1-5p Sun. 307-777-7878
The Paul Smith Children’s Village, 616 South Lions Park Drive. 307-637-6349. Tues– Sat 9a-5p.
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! Summer hours are 7a-7p. October through May 8a-5p week days and 9a-3p weekends.
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 2,300 grazing bison. Walk around the ranch and see the animals, go on a free wagon ride, or check out the draft horse display.
Re-Ride Cheyenne! Grab a bike and ride around town! Just bring it back when you’re done. Bike stations are at Paramount Cafe, Danielmark's Brewery, Laramie County Library, Lions Park, Holliday Park, as well as the Laramie County Library and the State Capitol.
Tuesday Farmers Market. 3-6p. Tuesdays in the east parking lot of Sears in the Frontier Mall, 1400 Del Range Blvd., from June 21 through Oct 11, 2016. Vegetables, fruits, breads, and homemade goods from the region.
Fridays On The Plaza. Every Friday night 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. July. Performances are at 6pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday, noon Saturdays.
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. Saturdays 11a - 5p. Sundays 12p - 4p. Across from Chick-Fil-A at Frontier Mall, 1400 Dell Range Blvd. (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!