Like No Place on Earth
Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful, Grand Teton National Park
Jackson ski resorts, Wild West, Cowboy vibes of little towns
Get To Know Wyoming
Wyoming may be the most sparsely populated state in the U.S., but the millions who vacation there each year know how magical it is. From the spectacular scenery of Yellowstone to the Wild West vibe in Wyoming’s quaint little towns, the Cowboy State makes for the perfect outdoor getaway.
A Brief History of Wyoming
Since its admission to statehood in 1890 as the 44th state, the rugged state of Wyoming has been a frontier state through and through; home to the country’s first-ever national park, Yellowstone, as well as Devils Tower, America’s first national monument. Perhaps the most important “first,” however, came in the form of equal rights for women, when in 1869, Wyoming became the first territory where women could vote. Throughout its history as a state, Wyoming’s economy has centered around cattle ranching and coal mining, producing about 40 percent of the nation’s total.
There's no shortage of things to do in Wyoming.
A Look at Culture in Wyoming
Running deep within the state of Wyoming is a great sense of appreciation and respect for the land as well as a long-standing tradition of cowboy culture. While most of us paint cowboys as folk heroes and legends from the silver screen, the residents of Wyoming merely see working cowboys and cattle ranchers as highly revered professionals integral to their state’s success. The strong, independent people of Wyoming are warm and welcoming to visitors of their beautiful state, where millions of people travel each year to marvel at the majesty of Old Faithful and the Grand Prismatic Spring.
Must See List
- Yellowstone National Park
- Grand Teton National Park
- Devils Tower National Monument
- Fossil Butte National Monument
- Fort Laramie National Historic
- Hogadon Ski Area
- Sleeping Giant Ski Area
- Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
- Old Trail Town
- Buffalo Bill Dam
- A-OK Corral
- Wyoming Dinosaur Center
- Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting
Top Cities To Visit in Wyoming
The city of Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming and a great place to start your Wyoming adventures. The Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley offers narrated tours through the historic city streets as well as a relaxing and informative way to learn your way around town. Check out the impressively landscaped displays at Cheyenne Botanic Gardens or visit the Wyoming State Museum for a look at some authentic dinosaur fossils.
Located in Wyoming’s Jackson Hole valley, the city of Jackson is home to three notable ski areas — Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King Mountain Resort, and Grand Targhee Resort — where lovers of snow sports can hit some of the most picturesque slopes in the state. If you’re a lover of art, head to the National Museum of Wildlife Art, where works by Georgia O’Keefe and Andy Warhol are prominently displayed.
Home to the University of Wyoming, Laramie provides a vibrant college-town atmosphere that clashes against the Old West history that paints the town with rustic vibes. Check out some of Laramie’s impressive museums like the University of Wyoming Geological Museum or rent a snowmobile and explore the Snowy Range.
Where to Go
Nearly 50 percent of Wyoming is public land and home to some of the most dramatic and stunning landscapes in the country. Many quaint western towns are dotted throughout the state as well as expansive resorts that serve as fantastic gateways for outdoor recreation. Below are a few great spots to explore when planning your frontier adventures in Wyoming.
Things to Do
Check out the Geysers and Hot Springs at Yellowstone National Park
Head to the most renowned national park in the country, where picturesque landscapes were practically invented. Dramatic cascading waterfalls meet vast canyons in this wildlife-rich park. The most mesmerizing of natural wonders at Yellowstone, however, is undoubtedly Old Faithful, where hot water spews out of the ground every 44 to 125 minutes.
Snap a Selfie at Devils Tower National Monument
Considered sacred by Northern Plains Indians, this stunning gigantic monolith towers more than 5,000 feet into the sky and was the first U.S. national monument, established in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt. Many hardcore rock climbers enjoy scaling the thin climbable cracks that sliver up the face of the tower, but you can just stick to taking a few pictures.
Attend a Rodeo
When vacationing in Wyoming, a little entertainment serves as a much-needed palate cleanser between all the rigorous outdoor activities you’ll likely take part in. And there’s no better way to be entertained in Wyoming than going to a rodeo. Throughout the state, events like the Cody Night Rodeo and Cheyenne Frontier Days give you a glimpse at some real cowboy action, featuring bull riding, bucking broncos, and horse races.
Best Time to Visit Wyoming
The best time to visit Wyoming is during the summer when warm temperatures in the 80s and 90s provide the best weather for exploring areas like Yellowstone National Park. Elevation plays a big key in temperature, however, where higher elevation can sometimes provide below freezing temps — even in the summer. So bring along a warm jacket, no matter your time of travel.
Forget the Oregon Trail: Make Your Way to Wyoming by Bus!
The days of horse-drawn wagons are over, but you can still travel in style to the beautiful landscapes and cowboy towns of Wyoming when you take a bus. Purchase your ticket and start planning your trip today!