Hmm. Not sure what the fuss is about. A couple of reasonable museums, a downtown very spread out. Enjoyed the Albany bar, played my first game of American pool (beat an American) but otherwise not grabbed by Cheyenne.
I think the museums were below average, but definitely enjoyed the Old West Museum about Frontier Days, the Cowgirls Museum, and the State Museum. The most disappointing thing was the $8 admission to see the Depot Museum and the model railroad display. It was nothing like what I expected, especially knowing the Great Train Story at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
The old downtown is nice to look at but not much going on. Would love to visit the town during Frontier Days to see the place come alive and enjoy all the rodeo stuff.
Klasik bir vahsi bati sehri. Muzelerin icinde en ilginc olani Cowgirls Museum’du.
Yuzlerce degisik kovboy cizmesi, sapkasi deneyebileceginiz magazalar, oldukca pahali olmakla beraber cok ilginc dekoratif hediyelik esyalar var.
Distance from Buford: 27 miles
Driving time from Buford: 24 minutes
- Walk through the old downtown and see some nice historic buildings.
- Visit the Cheyenne Depot Museum to learn about the city’s railroad history and see the Union Central & Northern model railroad display. Admission is $8 for adults.
- Check out the Nelson Museum of the West to see artifacts and weapons from the Old West. Lots of trophy animals are also on display. Adult admission is $5.
- The wonderful Cowgirls of the West Museum is free of charge and tells the story of legendary women of the West.
- The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum gives visitors the history of Cheyenne’s world famous Frontier Days festival from its beginnings to the present to the future. It also houses the world’s 3rd largest carriage collection. Admission is $10 for adults.
- The Wyoming State Capitol is a beautiful building. Admission is free and visitors can enter the Senate and House chambers on self-guided tours.
- The historic Wyoming Governors’ Mansion is open to the public for free self-guided tours.
- The excellent Wyoming State Museum gives visitors a glimpse into Wyoming’s past from prehistoric times and dinosaurs to territorial days to statehood and the present. Admission is free.
- Head to Holliday Park to see the Big Boy Steam Engine, one of the largest locomotives ever built.
- Albany Restaurant, just next to the Cheyenne Depot, serves good food with friendly service.
- Rodeway Inn off I-25 is near the Frontier Days location and a short drive from town. Rooms are very clean and the staff is helpful.