Whether you're here for a few hours or a few days, Visit Cheyenne is thrilled to welcome you to our Magic City on the Plains! Dip your toes into Cheyenne, and get inspired to wade in deeper and plan your next trip back. There is ALWAYS more to discover!
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Quick Highlights Itinerary
Step 1: Download the Buck Off Cheyenne Savings Pass - Local deals are at your fingertips right on your phone, immediately.
Start downtown to the restored Cheyenne Depot. A National Historic Landmark, the depot has been painstakingly restored to its original glory and is once again a center of activity in the community. Tour the Art Deco lobby and visit the Cheyenne Depot Museum which chronicles the railroad and its relationship to Cheyenne. The gift shop features Wyoming and Cheyenne tschotskes in addition to the train-themed items. (Insider tip - save in the gift shop with that savings pass!)
Strolling downtown, spend some time at a couple of true western stores. Try the Wrangler or Just Dandy for jeans, boots, hats, and other western apparel or Wyoming Home or Red Bison Home for unique Western furniture and artwork. Several of the downtown shops are featured in the savings pass.
At the other end of Capitol Avenue, stands the newly-renovated Wyoming State Capitol Building. The $300 million, 4-year renovation project restored the building to its former glory. Self-guided tours of the People’s House are available (M-F, 8-5 p.m.) The Historic Governor’s Mansion and State Museum are steps away if you are itching for more history, and, like the Capitol, neither charges an entry fee! The savings pass will save you on purchases in the gift shop at the State Museum.
Have More Time?
After you've enjoyed the sights in town, head south nine miles to the Terry Bison Ranch for a horseback ride or a train ride into the middle of the bison herd that calls the ranch home. The ranch is open year-round, so you can always be assured to have a good time. Check out the savings pass to save on Bison Train tickets and additionally on meals at Senator's Steakhouse if your stomach is starting to growl.
Back in town, be sure to check out Big Boy 4004, the world's largest steam locomotive (1.2 million lbs.), which is located at Holliday Park. It was designed especially for the rugged Cheyenne to Ogden, Utah, run. In Lions Park is Ol’ Sadie, Wyoming’s oldest steam engine too!
The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is the crown jewel of the city. The three-story Grand Conservatory is an oasis in the high desert, surrounding visitors with green all year long with plants from all over the world. A rooftop patio overlooks Sloan Lake and Lions Park, as well as the Paul Smith Children’s Village next door. The whimsical garden is geared toward children of all ages, where imagination grows alongside the flora in this creative learning and play space. Both the Grand Conservatory and the Paul Smith Children’s Village are free and open Tuesday through Sunday. There's a deal at the gift shop in that savings pass here, too!
Don't forget our Visitor's Center in the Depot Lobby is a wealth of knowledge and can help answer any questions you may have when you arrive. Calling Visit Cheyenne at (307) 778-3133 will connect you with the local tourism experts at Visit Cheyenne. We can't wait to show you around!
Want more ideas? Check out our Legendary Road Trip Ideas!