Go to Fort Laramie on the North of Cheyenne.
It was a fort located on the Oregon trail, set up in 1849 to protect the pionneers at the frontier.
The walls have been demolished but the buildings have been maintained and restored. We can see how lived the soldiers far from home in a hostile country. Though it is famous, Fort Laramie had never had an assault from the indian tribes. When I was young, I watched a US TV serie which took place in Fort Laramie and its garnison. In each program, the young boy (Rusty) launched his dog (called RIN TIN TIN) against a bad man, shouting 'YOOHOO Rin Tin Tin !'.
State Capitol Interior
The interior beneath the golden dome is less impressive than some capitol interiors, but the features inside are unique among state houses. The central hall and the upstairs walkways are checkered like something out of a barber shop. All three floors are accessible for inspection. A full-size statue of Arapaho chief Washakie stands in the central hall, while the right wing offers a large size replica of a bison and a huge bust of Abraham Lincoln. Otherwise the banisters and edge work are done in wood, properly suited to this enjoyable frontier capital.
They have done a nice job fixing up the old depot area. Its a beautiful structure that is just south of downtown.
But these days most folks arrive here by car, not train. Cheyenne is at the intersection of Interstates 80 and 25. 80 takes you west to Laramie or east into Nebraska. 25 can take you south to Denver or north to Casper.
"THE CAPITOL AREA"
This is the handsome capitol building in Cheyenne. Cheyenne is one of the smaller state capitols, with a population around 53,000. So its easy to get around. Near the capitol building is a nice Wyoming museum, and downtown is an easy walk to the south.
Little America is a sprawling complex that cannot be captured by a photo unless from an airplane. There is a motel, restaurant, gift shop, gasoline station, golf course, and probably more.
Its located at the west end of town, just west of Interstate 25. Take highway 30 through town (Its also called the interstate 80 business route) until you see the big sign proclaiming Little America. Its an interesting stop, and the food is pretty good too.