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Cheyenne, Wyoming

Cheyenne, Wyoming

  • Author: Nick
  • Date Posted: May 29, 2015
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  • Address: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Martin

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.

Nick

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.

Gönül

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.

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Photos: Nick Pangere

 

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Distance from Buford: 27 miles

Driving time from Buford: 24 minutes

 

Cheyenne is the capitol of Wyoming and home of the world famous Frontier Days festival. It’s a small city with a lot of attractions to keep visitors busy.

See:

  • Walk through the old downtown and see some nice historic buildings.

    Cheyenne

    Cheyenne

  • 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.

    Old West Museum

    Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum

  • 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.

    Governors Mansion

    Wyoming Governors’ Mansion

  • 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.

    Big Boy

    Big Boy

Eat:

  • Albany Restaurant, just next to the Cheyenne Depot, serves good food with friendly service.

    Albany Restaurant

    Albany Restaurant

Sleep:

  • 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.

 

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