Cheyenne Travel Guide

  • Cheyenne
    by Linse
  • Cheyenne
    by Linse
  • Cheyenne
    by Linse

Cheyenne Things to Do

  • A beautiful oasis a few miles west of...

    Wyoming Hereford Ranch is a beautiful oasis a few miles west of Cheyenne, Wyoming. I was there for a photo shoot with the family. The red painted buildings and trees were great. If you have the time, stop on in, just a couple of miles off I-80.www.wyomingherefordranch.com

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  • VISIT THE HISTORIC GOVERNOR'S MANSION

    THIS ELEGANT HOME was the first Governor's Mansion to be built in Wyoming. There is no admission charge, and you can take a nice self-guided tour that includes interactive video kiosks on each floor. My wife and I do recommend this stop in Cheyenne!The mansion was built in 1904. It was opened to the public in 1977. In 2004 it closed its doors as an...

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  • Visit the nearby national...

    Visit the nearby national forest for an upclose and personal view of some of natures' best - young elk and antelope feed leisurely under the watchful eyes of protective mothers.

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  • Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone National Park - Much evidence still exists of the fire that destroyed so much of the southern part of the forest, but the drive is well worth the time.

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  • Visitor center

    On your way on I-25 visit Visitor Center. It has great information on all state and Cheyenne as well. Pick up a map of Cheyenne, that will be useful for you in your visit, also some brochures about some sightseeing.

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  • State Capitol building

    The Wyoming State Capitol Building is a National Historic Landmark and is a striking landmark at the north end of Capitol Street. We didn’t go in but did stop to check out some of the various sculptures in the grounds. These include a replica of the Liberty Bell (corner of 24th Street and Carey Avenue); a statue of Esther Morris (in front of the...

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  • State Museum

    I confess we went to this museum mainly to get out of the cold wind, but I'm really glad we did as it was a gem! It's just a nice size to keep you occupied for a couple of hours without feeling guilty that you haven't got more time to devote to it, and its focus on all things Wyoming meant that it offered a number of fresh perspectives on the...

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  • Union Pacific Depot

    The Union Pacific Depot dominates downtown Cheyenne. The building houses a number of different attractions. The main one is of course the museum, which tells the story of the building of the Union Pacific Railway and how it succeeded in connecting the two coasts of the country; the founding of the city of Cheyenne and the role the railroad played...

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  • DRIVE AROUND AND LOOK.

    HERE ARE FIVE PHOTOS we took in various areas of Cheyenne.There is also an Air Force base in Cheyenne. The funny thing is that the Air Force base has no airplanes, but the Air National Guard unit shown here does.Ok the Air Force base does have helicopters and missiles.

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Cheyenne Restaurants

  • Good lunch stop

    We were the only customers in this friendly juice bar, which rather surprised me as it was pretty good. It was a Saturday - maybe they do better business on a weekday when people are at work in the nearby offices.The emphasis here is definitely on tasty, healthy eating - lots of salads and wraps, smoothies and freshly squeezed juices in interesting...

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  • Great coffees

    This coffee shop is in the lobby of the Plains Hotel, but also opens on to the street. It’s friendly and welcoming, with a good range of lattes, magazines, board games and tourist brochures so that you can plan your visit to Cheyenne while enjoying a great mug of coffee. There are also muffins and other baked goods, sandwiches and snacks. And this...

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  • Good beer and burgers!

    We had our final Wyoming dinner here and it made an enjoyable end to our trip. The burgers were very good (real beef!) and the microbrews excellent. The menu also features pasta, pizzas and other mains. The setting is great – located in the historic Union Pacific Depot building and full of historic character. The waiting staff were friendly, though...

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  • ITALIAN DINING, WYOMING STYLE

    It was a decent meal for a decent price with decent surroundings. It just wasn't anything to get excited about. The buffet.

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  • It has a really nice patio.

    I have eaten at L'Osteria Mondello Italian Cucina a total of 3 times over the past 5 (?) years that it has been opened. Two of those times were within the past year. Ambiance: The restaurant front looks like a pizzeria; the actual sit down area is in back. In the back, the tables are smaller and more intimate. Decorations include the standard...

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  • AN INTERESTING SETTING FOR THIS...

    The food is good, not spectacular, but good. But the setting is interesting. A nice gift shop, a golf course nearby (I have actually seen wild Antelope grazing on the golf course.), gas station, huge motel. I took this picture from the golf course. Basic American comfort food served here. Pretty good coffee, but nothing fancy like latte' or...

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Cheyenne Nightlife

  • Finding the Hot Spot in Cheyenne WY

    While Cheyenne is a small City with a Small town feel. The weekends in Cheyenne can be rahter entertaining. The Crown bar is a small bar with a neighborly feel. Everyone knows everyone at the crown bar. The crown bar has to levels. The Upper level play a mixture of alternative rock, Old School Rock, R&B and of course country. The lower Level or the...

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  • Nightlife?? Where???

    Last week, I went on one of my whirlwind adventures, and wound up in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Believe me when I tell you, there is absolutely NO nightlife. Maybe I missed something, but the only place where there was something going on was near downtown, and there were screaming kids and rednecks squealing their tires down the streets in other parts of...

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  • Where did everyone go???

    Where'd they all go??? That was our question when the whole town cleared out. One of the locals kindly pointed us toward Cowboy South. Yup, that's where they all went. Outside there's a bar, DJ, sawdust dance floor, & mechanical bull. Inside there's a couple more dance floors, live music, pool tables, and another bar or two. The place was packed...

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Cheyenne Transportation

  • Getting from Cheyenne to neighboring...

    If your travel time is flexible, there are several shuttles that run from Cheyenne to neighboring cities, such as Denver, Casper, Fort Collins, and Laramie. The fares are usually very reasonable (something like $35 one-way to Denver), and they often have a daily run, although some may be weekly. Look in the Yellow Pages for "Shuttle". (Dex is the...

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  • Cheap Gasoline, sortof......

    This can change at a moment's notice, but generally speaking, this location has been about the lowest price gasoline in the area. It's the "TA" station right next to Interstate 80, about 17(?) miles east of Cheyenne. I do know that you take exit 377 to access the station.

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  • HIGHWAY 30

    IF YOU GET OFF THE INTERSTATE AND ONTO HIGHWAY 30, it will take you right into Cheyenne.This is the view coming from the east.

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Cheyenne Shopping

  • Good for fresh produce

    We were in Cheyenne on a Saturday morning and enjoyed visiting the farmers’ market in Depot Plaza, in front of the Union Pacific Depot. There was lots of fresh produce for sale, plus home-made goodies such as jams and chutneys, pretty flowers and snacks from some of the stalls.The man in Chris’s photo is dry roasting chillies – the scent was...

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  • Interesting shopping in Cheyenne

    There are a number of unusual and original shops in downtown Cheyenne, and relatively few of the big names you see everywhere else, making it fun to go browsing and window-shopping even if you don't intend to buy!We particularly enjoyed Quilted Corner on W Lincolnway - lots of beautiful quilts on display and everything you ned to make your own,...

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  • A great little gallery

    This wonderful art gallery is located in one of the oldest houses in Cheyenne. The house alone would possibly make it worth a visit but the real attraction is definitely the art. If you have any interest at all in paintings, sculpture, pottery or photography I'm pretty confident that you'll find something here that appeals to you.The gallery...

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Cheyenne Local Customs

  • BIG BOOTS!

    All over downtown Cheyenne, especially around the railroad depot area, are these gigantic boots! Each one is unique in it's own way. Their purpose, from what I was told, was to help raise money to help restore the railroad depot. The lady at the information desk told me they are starting up something new this year...more boots! But this time, they...

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  • People are a mix of newly...

    People are a mix of newly modern types generally open to much, and old school types who aren't into change much like any smaller town in America. There are alot of Air Force people from F.E. Warren AFB always prolifent in the nightlife scene here. But Cheyenne has a load of intresting, original, and amazing people too.

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  • Wyoming Capitol (then under...

    Wyoming Capitol (then under restoration, must be OK now). Capitolio de Wyoming (en restauración entonces, debe estar bien ahora).

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Cheyenne What to Pack

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    by horsinround2 Updated Oct 5, 2002

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Don't forget your umbrella and a pair of waterproof shoes! This is the first time I have seen water fall from the sky in sheets (they called it rain - looked more like a spontaneous waterfall to me!) We found out (after we arrived - of course) that July is Cheyenne's rainy season. Every afternoon the skys open up and drench anyone dumb enough to be outside. In a matter of minutes the streets look like rivers and you won't be going anywhere for a good 45 minutes. Then the rain magically dissappears, the sun comes out, and life goes on like nothing ever happened.

    It's not very cold, so a lightweight (preferably waterproof) jacket will do. I'm from California and was often wearing t-shirts at 2am without being cold.

    During Frontier Days dress code is casual. Wranglers & cowboy boots work just fine.

    Photo Equipment: Bring a camera - you can get x-tra film at Wal-Mart. You'll definately want pictures of the beautiful Native American costumes!

    Miscellaneous: If you get ear infections from wind... bring earplugs or cotton balls. Cheyenne is very windy!

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Cheyenne Off The Beaten Path

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    by hersheybar Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you like camping you would enjoy stopping off at the Curt Gowdy State Park that is located about 25 miles outside of Cheyenne on Happy Jack Road. There is a beautiful lake for boating and fishing and camp sites.

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Cheyenne Favorites

  • Do you know that...

    By 1880 Cheyenne was referred to as The Magic City on the Plains. It developed rapidly into the wealthiest per capita town in the U.S. In addition to the large Texas cattle companies there were also many large Wyoming cattle companies whose owners had their headquarters and homes within the city. The Cattle Barons, as they came to be called, played...

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  • Sculpture - Scotland's Bard

    The great Scottish poet Bobbie (Robert) Burns never visited Wyoming - but a group of Scottish settlers dedicated this monument to his memory in 1928.

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  • Sculpture - Taking the oath

    Another interesting sculpture on the grounds of the Wyoming State Capital. This one is dedicated to the memory of the 2nd Regiment of the Volunteer Cavalry who fought in the Spanish-American War (1898-1901).

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