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Wyoming State Parks:
Wyoming State Parks – If you have never been west of the Mississippi, Wyoming is a state that you should really visit. The vastness of the state is overwhelming, but the modernness of Cheyenne, the capital will astound you. Cowboys and cowgirls live for the day at the Cheyenne Frontier Days with all the dust, cow roping, horseback riding and parades that you want! Beautiful…there are 13 State Parks in Wyoming. There are no state wildlife areas or state fisheries…The whole state is a wildlife area…. Let’s take a look.
Keyhole State Park: This Park offers swimming, hiking, boating, water skiing, birdwatching, and fishing. Some of the state’s largest fish have been caught at Keyhole. Within sight of Devils Tower, this Park is a mecca for both resident and migrating birds of all species, and offers excellent fishing for walleye, catfish, smallmouth bass, and northern pike. Seasons are comparatively mild, with great weather, and some of the finest ice fishing in the state during the winter months. You can also reserve one of the 3 group shelters to host weddings, family get-togethers and company picnics. Keyhole State Park is located on the western edge of the Black Hills, and has 10 campgrounds, all of which are by reservation only. You will find this Park in Moorcroft.
Guernsey State Park: There’s more to Guernsey State Park than meets the eye. It provides a unique blend of cultural/historic opportunities as well as all the outdoor activities associated with a major reservoir park. Guernsey provides primitive and utility campsites at 13 campgrounds. Five are around the lake and each include comfort stations, picnic tables, fire grills and drinking water. The Guernsey Museum, the Castle, and Brimmer Point are available to explore. Oregon Trail Ruts Historic Site – was one of the primary routes used by the immigrants’ westward migration across the plains from 1841 to 1869. Some ruts are over 5-foot deep. One of the best “trail registers in the desert.” You will find this Park in the town Guernsey.
Sinks Canyon State Park: What a beautiful place to visit. Lots of hiking trails and your choice of four lakes to spend the day kayaking or fishing. June is a great time to visit when all the wildflowers are in bloom and the river is flowing high from the snow melt. The Park offers hiking trails, abundant wildlife viewing, bird watching, fishing, and the Sinks and the Rise, a geological phenomenon. There are three major habitats in the canyon, and each is unique and include a heavy forested slope, the drier sagebrush and juniper covered south facing slope and the Riparian zone along the Popo Agie River. The Sinks and the Rise: a rushing mountain river that flows out of the Wind River Mountains and through the canyon. Halfway down the canyon, the river abruptly turns into a large limestone cavern, and the crashing water “sinks” into fissures and cracks at the back of the cave. The river is underground for 1/4 mile when it emerges down the canyon in a large calm pool, the Rise. This park is found in Lander.
Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site: Discover why people have been returning here for thousands of years. View hundreds of prehistoric petroglyphs and pictographs along a 700-foot-long sandstone cliff. There are hiking, biking, horseback, and ATV trails. The site offers miles of prime angling access and Brown trout are especially abundant in the creek. From cactus to alpine lakes, explore the five distinct vegetative zones within a 12-mile radius. Nearby dinosaur tracks, disappearing streams, tipi-rings, rock arches and abundant wildlife await your adventurous spirit. This Park is In Hyattville.
Curt Gowdy State Park: This park is named after an American sportscaster who called Boston Red Sox games on radio and TV for 15 years, and then covered many nationally televised sporting events, in the 1960s and 1970s. He coined the nickname “The Granddaddy of Them All” for the Rose Bowl Game, taking the moniker from the Cheyenne Frontier Days in his native Wyoming. This park has seven sections of varied landscape, which decorate the foothills of the Laramie Mountains. The beautiful attractions within the park are near the crossroads of two major interstates, I-80, and I-25. There are three reservoirs, with plenty of fishing and space for water sports. There are reservable campsites at Tumbleweed and Camp Russell campgrounds, Aspen Grove campground is next to a free public horse corral for those visitors who would like to camp with horses. Within the park is Hynds Lodge, which is listed on the National Register, and an amphitheater is available for concerts, theater productions and many other cultural activities. The area is one of low-lying meadows, gently rolling hills and massive steep granite formations. Wildlife abounds and bird watchers will be treated to variety of non-native birds. This park is found near Cheyenne.
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Wyoming Museums – Wyoming is a landlocked state in the western United States. The 10th largest state by area, but the least populated. It’s known for its open country and special horses and legionary cowboys.
Whitney Western Art Museum: The sprawling museum complex that encompasses the Buffalo Bill Center of the West includes museums dedicated to Buffalo Bill, Plains Indians, natural history of the Great Plains, Western themed bronze art, and guns of the Old West. In Cody.
Buffalo Bill Center of the West: This is a very well-done museum with something to appeal to the whole family. This museum is professionally presented. It is a Smithsonian affiliate, and it lives up to that reputation. The art, Cody the firearms, the natural history were all done very well. The addition of the leather shop is great fun to watch the artists at work. No other like it anywhere. Western art is gorgeous. If you love guns this is the place. Fine collection of Remington’s and Jerimiah Johnson’s gun! 5 different exhibits in one place. Buffalo Bill Cody, the Plains Indians, western art, guns and natural history. Found in Cody.
If you are heading to Cheyenne here are some suggestions to get a great feel of Wyoming and the area of Cheyenne. We recommend starting with a trolley tour of the historic downtown area. You will learn about the wild old days of muddy streets, gunfights, saloons characters like Wild Bill Hickok and the railroads. The trolley conductors are great tellers of the story and can answer your question for you.
Wyoming State Museum: This museum gives visitors a real sense of the human and natural history of the state of Wyoming from prehistoric times to the present. They offer interesting mementos to take home as well. Found in downtown Cheyenne.
Cheyenne Depot Museum: This museum is located in the restored former Union Pacific Depot which is designated a National Historic Landmark. You will get a rich railroad history through exhibits, photos, audio and visual displays as well as interactive presentation. The museum provides a journey through the history of Cheyenne. It also houses the world-famous model railroad layout, the Union Central & Northern, an HOn3 scale layout created by Harry Brunk. It is also nice that it is housed in the fine building that was the actual depot that was used by the UP in Cheyenne. Right out back is the famous UP Steam Shop where Big Boy 4014 was restored, and where 844 and 3985 reside. Along with the State Capitol building, this museum should not be missed by any visitor to Cheyenne.
Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center: The Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center is dedicated to preserving and protecting the wild horses of the Pryor Mountains. A stop at the Mustang Center will give visitors information about the horses, their Spanish heritage, and best places to view the horses in their native Pryor Mountain home. The Center can help set you up with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the top of the mountain with PryorWild Mustang Tours. The kids are able to see the mustangs kept at the center and even feed them. The best part was the scouting report we heard and the list of horses in the canyon. You can drive into Bighorn Recreational Area and spot a number of them or have a tour given by the owner of the center. It’s fun to identify each horse by the marking on each horse. If you are into horses this is a must see. Found in Lovell.
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Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. It is the 10th largest by area, the least populous, and the second most sparsely populated state in the country. But, boy, do they have some wonderful festivals!
Sundance Winter Festival: Join in the extreme fun of ski joring with horses on Main street, compete in downhill bar stool races in your craziest costume or test your skills in the Wild Horse and Tube races! Fun for the whole family with, sledding, delicious food vendors and fun drink specials throughout town. Sundance; Sat, Feb 15, 9 AM – 5 PM.
Celtic Fest Trad Gala: The Roundhouse Celtic Festival features one of Saturday’s headline concerts – The Trad Gala Concert with Irish supergroup “Dervish” and “Cassie & Maggie MacDonald” from Nova Scotia. Because it is the Trad Gala, there may also be special surprise guests. You can be sure that the concert will blow the roof off. Enjoy this sit-down concert; food and drink will be available for purchase. Dervish have been bringing Irish traditional music to the world for more than 25 years; described by the BBC as “an icon of Irish music”. They have a line-up which includes some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians, fronted by one of the country’s best-known singers, Cathy Jordan. They carry Irish history with them. Dervish are one of the biggest names in Irish music. They’re renowned for live performances, which match dazzling sets of tunes with stunning interpretations of traditional songs. Nova Scotian sisters Cassie and Maggie have been lighting up the world with their unique blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic instrumentals and vocals. Appearing on stages across North America, the UK, and Europe the sisters have enchanted audiences with lively fiddle, piano and guitar arrangements, stunning sibling vocal harmonies in both English and Gaelic, complemented by their intricate and percussive step-dancing style. Evanston, Mar 21, 2020 at 6:00PM
Jackson Hole Rendezvous Fest: This is a three-day, spring lifestyle and Music Festivals taking place in March providing the most iconic backdrops imaginable for our legendary music acts, historic downtown Jackson Town Square and the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Traders Row features refreshments and hand-crafted goods along with interactive competitions featuring Bow & Arrow, Hawk & Knife Competition.
Jackson, Mar 27 – 29
Cheyenne Frontier Days: Since 1897, Cheyenne has held its Frontier Days celebration which started as a cowboy round-up. It is now a world renowned outdoor rodeo and western celebration drawing over 200K! It’s the ultimate western celebration for fun-loving people of all ages. During the last full week of July, join us for an exciting 10 days of rodeo, concerts, western history and our famous blue jean western hospitality. Great shopping, food, carnival and Country/Western famous named entertainment, chuckwagon cookout, cowboy church, and including a grand parade. Cheyenne; July 17-26.
Southwest District Festival: High School Band, Choir, and Orchestra Solos and Ensembles, and Large Groups in a Festival environment, Hosted by Mt. View High School. Mountain View, Tue, Apr 21 – 24, all day.
Wild West Arts Fest: This is an annual arts, crafts, and food fair that takes place during the ever so popular stampede week in beautiful Cody, Wyoming. Cody is located 50 miles from the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park. July 1-4.
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Wyoming State Capital: CHEYENNE
Cheyenne was named in tribute to the local indigenous people, the Cheyenne; according to Colonel A.B. Coleman, who claimed to have helped choose the name. Unbeknownst to Coleman and the other town officials, the word Cheyenne was not what the tribe called themselves, and was likely the French spelling of a Sioux word meaning “people who speak a foreign language.” The western boom town was named during festivities in July of 1867.
Wyoming State Capitol: The capitol is closed until 2019, which is according to their website. However, in the state museum there is an exhibit on the renovation and a film with information about the history of the capitol and the current work being done.
Wyoming State Museum: This museum. It’s laid out well and the exhibits are labeled well. It covers all the historical aspects of the state from the early beginning and includes industries, military persons and early peoples. It’s all good. They have a newly restored coach that would take visitors around Yellowstone in the early days. They have some terrific fossil exhibits. Upstairs right now, is an exhibit on the national park sites in the state and partial contents of items sent from France after WWII as a thank you from the French people. It’s called the Merci Train. It’s very special. Every state received a boxcar full of gifts. Now there is a presentation of the refurbishment of the state Capitol. There also is a great film about the original building and the current restoring. There are numerous displays of firearms, fossil bones, clothing, and wagons. There is something for everyone here. They also have a gift shop attached.
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum: This museum is based on the history of the Frontier Days celebration in Cheyenne., This is a huge rodeo they hold once a year. There are photos, costumes, video and stories of the many past winners of the rodeo, and the stands where the rodeo is held is very large. They are adjacent to the museum. The museum also includes all forms of land transportation from back in the day – from phaeton, to surrey to stagecoach and even an ambulance all in pristine condition. Many interesting exhibits covering native American culture and women in the rodeo scene. There is a video presentation on this, with old footage and tributes to modern day rodeo stars. Charming, informative staff.
Historic Governors’ Mansion: Most states charge for touring their historic Governor’s Mansion, but Wyoming is free. The docent was very friendly and provided a very informative introduction to the history of the governor’s mansion and the governors who lived in it. The various rooms are restored to various time periods. The house still includes a Cold War bomb shelter. Built in 1904B this turn of the century mansion must have been the very finest at the time. You are greeted by a very friendly volunteer staff that will give you a short history lesson on the place and its governors. Then given a map and a brochure and let loose to freely roam the three-story home. You can pretty much go anywhere and take as much or little time as you wish. This is another must see if you are in Cheyenne!
Cowgirls of the West Museum: Great hosts who give you a history of the museum, fantastic displays, a movie room in the back that plays videos on founding women. Don’t miss the movie. Lots of interesting displays. You will learn a lot about the women of the west.
So, if the definition of a cowboy is guts and a horse, then the definition of a cowgirl should be guts, a horse and a skirt. There’s an ace-high spot in the wild and woolly Western town of Cheyenne, Wyo., that pays tribute just to such a gal that’s as fine as cream gravy – the Cowgirls of the West Museum. In it, you’ll find a heapin’ helping of artifacts that pay tribute to the women of the American West.
At a time when a woman simply sitting on a horse could be seen as scandalous, these gals were rootin’, tootin’, ropin’ and shootin’. There’s Bonnie Gray and her horse King Tut, jumping over convertible motor cars (with passengers!) in 1925. There’s Elouise Fox Hastings, who ran away from home when she was 14 and joined the Irwin Bros. Wild West Show as a trick rider. There’s Prairie Rose Henderson, who, in 1911, was awarded the title of world’s champion bronc rider and was known as the queen of rodeo fashion. And there’s Tad Lucas, the First Lady of Rodeo and the undisputed world trick rider from 1925-33. Not a namby-pamby in the bunch.
But wait, pardners, there’s more. They’ve got buckles, saddles, costumes, hats and spurs that go jingle-jangle-jingle. And you can get in to see the whole shooting match for free, donations accepted kindly. So, the next time you find yourself in Cheyenne, God willing and if the creek don’t rise, mosey on over the Cowgirl Museum. Not to do so would be plumb loco. And it’s free.
The Cowgirls of the West Museum & Emporium is at 203 and 205 W. 17th St. in Cheyenne, Wyo.
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