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.commore
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Microtel DOES NOT Honor Booking Prices We booked with the Mircotel because they were listed as the...more
This hotel is definitely one of the most interesting here in Cheyenne, WY. The lobby has an...more
this was the worst place i stayed.they had bedbug.the housekeeper was so mean.one of the ladys,well...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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,...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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!
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.
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...more