1) Go on a tour of the Cheyenne Depot Museum, the former Union Pacific Railroad station in Cheyenne Wyoming. The depot was built in 1902 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was originally called the Union Pacific Passenger Station No. 1 where some twenty-six train lines picked up passengers daily until about 1950 when passenger transportation dwindled due the dawn of the Jet Age.
2) Spend an afternoon shopping at Frontier Mall The latest fashions await you here! Browse through stores selling everything from children’s clothing to outdoor gear. Do not forget to pick up souvenirs for everyone back home before heading!
3) Explore Latham Springs Hike at these natural springs, which is in a picturesque meadow. The trail begins with an easy-to-walk elevation until you reach the pools of water that are steaming hot. Many believed that these hot springs have healing properties that help remedy arthritis pain!
4) See the big cats at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Visit one of the world’s rare mountain zoos, where animals live on slopes rather than in cages! Walk through over one hundred acres of trails, where you will see more than three hundred animal species! Feed giraffes or visit with tigers up close. There is even an aviary for bird lovers to enjoy!
5) Take a Segway tour around town Spend some time learning about Cheyenne’s history with your kids. Ride around on a Segway while listening to stories about the city! It will not take long before you get the hang of it, so do not worry!
6) Take in a rodeo at Cheyenne Frontier Days This is one of the oldest Western celebrations in America, so you know it is bound to be good. See cowboys and cowgirls ride bulls or broncos in this international event. Do not forget to stop by the food court for some fried Oreos when you are done!
7) Go on a tour at the Cheyenne Botanical Garden which has been a staple of the Cheyenne community for a hundred years. It is a place where the young and old can come together to enjoy nature in its finest form. The Cheyenne Botanic Garden exists to cultivate growth and enrichment in the community of Cheyenne by providing a treasured garden space for enjoyment, celebration, and education.
8) Wisroth Reservoir is one of Cheyenne’s finest fishing spots. Wisroth is a reservoir that also serves as a recreational center with the Wisroth Park located on its shores. The Wisroth Recreational Center offers a true outdoor experience during fishing season, with an area set aside for ice-fishing during the winter months.
9) Enjoy Historic Downtown Cheyenne, it is the largest historic district in the state of Wyoming. Historic Downtown Cheyenne contains over 1.2 million square feet of commercial space and features forty-six city blocks. The downtown area has been named an “All American City” four times, most recently in 1981.
10) The Wyoming Governor’s Mansion is the official residence of Wyoming’s governor. The current mansion was built during 1976 in Cheyenne, Wyoming and sits on a hill near the Wyoming State Capitol. The public can tour the residence on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. There is no admission fee.
11) The Cowgirls of the West Museum & Gift Shop opened its doors in 2001. It is located on Historic Front Street, Cheyenne Wyoming next to the historic Plains Hotel and Depot. The Cowgirls of the West Museum covers Cowgirl history from early days until modern times. Clothing, gear, saddles, pictures of Cowgirls throughout history are just some of the items that are displayed here. We have had more than one thousand visitors each year since our opening date. The positive feedbacks have been wonderful! We have had school children as well as adults visiting us from many different states including Colorado, Florida, Michigan, and California. Our goal is to tell their stories so Cowgirl History will not be forgotten.