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In the heart of the American West lies Wyoming, a state revered for its rugged landscapes, untouched wilderness, and unparalleled outdoor adventures.

About Wyoming

Also known as the Equality State, Wyoming women were the first in the United States to vote, serve on juries and hold public office.

States neighbouring Wyoming: Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado and Utah.

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Map of Wyoming

Map of Wyoming

Wyoming is known for its diverse geography, featuring vast plains, rugged mountains, and high plateaus.

The state capital of Wyoming is Cheyenne.

Wyoming Overview

Wyoming is a state located in the Mountain West region of the United States, bordered by Montana to the north, South Dakota and Nebraska to the east, Colorado to the south, Utah to the south-west, and Idaho to the west.

Wyoming is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and strong sense of Western identity.

It offers a unique blend of outdoor recreation, cultural heritage, and economic opportunities for its residents and visitors alike.


Wyoming has a rich cultural heritage, shaped by its history of Native American inhabitants, fur traders, ranchers, and pioneers.

The state celebrates its Western heritage through events such as rodeos, cowboy poetry gatherings, and cultural festivals.


Historically, Wyoming's economy has been based on agriculture, particularly ranching and farming.

However, in recent decades, mineral extraction has become a significant contributor to the state's economy.

Wyoming is a leading producer of coal, natural gas, and oil.

Tourism also plays a vital role in the economy, with millions of visitors coming to see Yellowstone and other natural attractions each year.


The University of Wyoming, located in Laramie, is the state's only public four-year university and is a major centre for higher education and research in Wyoming.


The Rocky Mountains run through the western part of the state, including the Teton Range and the Wind River Range.

Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the world, is located primarily in Wyoming, along with parts of Montana and Idaho.


Wyoming is known for its conservative politics and has consistently voted for Republican candidates in presidential elections.

It is also one of the most reliably Republican states in the country.


Despite its large land area, Wyoming has a relatively small population, making it one of the most sparsely populated states in the United States of America.


Wyoming is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including iconic species such as bison, elk, moose, grizzly bears, and wolves.

The state's abundant natural habitats support thriving populations of both common and rare species.

Visiting Wyoming

A visit to Wyoming offers a myriad of breathtaking landscapes and outdoor adventures for travellers.

Remember to check the weather and road conditions before travelling in Wyoming, especially in winter, and respect the natural environment and local communities during your visit.

Wyoming Highlights

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Located in Cody, this museum complex consists of five museums showcasing the history and culture of the American West.

Exhibits cover topics such as Native American history, firearms, Western art, and the life of Buffalo Bill Cody.

Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower National Monument, a unique geological formation, is a sacred site for Native American tribes and a popular spot for rock climbing and hiking.

Grand Teton National Park

Adjacent to Yellowstone, Grand Teton offers stunning mountain scenery, pristine lakes, and abundant wildlife.

Hiking, wildlife spotting, and scenic drives are popular activities here.

Jackson Hole

A charming town nestled in the valley surrounded by the Teton Range, Jackson Hole is a hub for outdoor enthusiasts.

Enjoy skiing and snowboarding in winter, and hiking, biking, and rafting in summer.

Don't forget to explore the town's art galleries, shops, and restaurants.

Medicine Wheel/Medicine Mountain

Situated in the Bighorn Mountains, this ancient Native American sacred site consists of a large stone wheel and is considered a place of spiritual significance.

Wind River Range

Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, the Wind River Range offers excellent hiking, backpacking, fishing, and camping opportunities in a stunning alpine setting.

Wyoming Dinosaur Center

Located in Thermopolis, this museum houses one of the largest dinosaur collections in the world.

Visitors to the Wyoming Dinosaur Center can see fossils, participate in dig programs, and take guided tours.

Yellowstone National Park

This iconic park is famous for its geothermal features like Old Faithful geyser, colourful hot springs, and diverse wildlife including bison, bears, and wolves.

Don't miss the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and the Lamar Valley for wildlife viewing.


The capital of the Cowboy State is appropriately named after the Indians who lived here first.

Map of Cheyenne, Wyoming

Map of Cheyenne, Wyoming

The Governor's Mansion has been home to Wyoming's first families for over 70 years; including Nellie Tayloe Ross, first woman governor in the United States (1925-1927).

The Wyoming State Museum moved into it's new home in the Barrett Building, and the State Library is housed in the Supreme Court Building.

Where to Stay in Wyoming

Hotels in Cheyenne.

Wyoming Museums

Wyoming is home to nearly 100 museums.

Many of Wyoming's museums feature the art and artefacts of both the early Native American inhabitants and the pioneers.

Among these are the Buffalo Bill Center, in Cody, which contains the Buffalo Bill Museum and the Whitney Gallery of Western Art; the Wyoming State Museum, in Cheyenne; and the Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum, in Douglas.

Buffalo Bill

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is widely regarded as America's finest Western museum. Located in north-western Wyoming, 52 miles from Yellowstone National Park's East Gate, the Center features five museums under one roof.

Around Wyoming

The State of Wyoming gets its name from the Wyoming Valley of north-eastern Pennsylvania; similar to a Delaware term for place of the big plain.

Wyoming has preserved much of its western frontier heritage.

Among the early fortifications that can be seen are those now included in Fort Laramie National Historic Site, in Fort Laramie; Fort Bridger State Museum, in Fort Bridger; Fort Fetterman, in Douglas; and Fort Caspar, in Casper.

The Great Seal of Wyoming is the heart of the state's flag. On the bison, once the monarch of the plains, is the seal representing the custom of branding.

Tax Free Wyoming

The state of Wyoming does not levy a personal or corporate income tax.

Wyoming does not impose a tax on intangible assets such as bank accounts, stocks, or bonds, either.

In addition, Wyoming does not assess any tax on retirement income earned and received from another state.

Wyoming Tourism

Wyoming is the last bastion of the West, where bold, independent and curious spirits are encouraged to forge their own way to adventure both big and small.

Wyoming's history is one of native peoples and an emigrant frontier. There are many historic sites across Wyoming that remind us of a past that is really not too far away.

Discover museums, state parks and historic sites, rodeos, breweries, national treasures and more as you make your way across the Cowboy State.

Visitors to Wyoming are free experience the majestic nature and abounding culture on their own terms.

Wyoming National Parks and Historic Sites

Popular Wyoming attractions include Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

Fort Bridger State Historic Site

Fort Bridger State Historic Site lies three miles off Interstate 80, exit 34, approximately 30 miles east of Evanston, Wyoming. The snow capped Uinta Mountains are visible to the south and a channel of the blacks Fork River flows through the 38 acre site.

Grand Teton National Park

The jagged peaks of the Grand Teton Range make for strenuous hiking and biking trails. If fitness is not your thing, then just let your camera do the work.

South Pass City State Historic Site

Wyoming's City of Gold has become one of the most accurately restored and authentically exhibited historic sites in the West. Seventeen of the site's 23 original structures have been renovated, with many of the site's 30,000 artefacts exhibited in their original buildings.

South Pass City has a variety of interesting and educational activities for visitors throughout the summer. Closed October 1 to May 14.

Trail End State Historic Site

From its authentically furnished rooms to its finely manicured lawns, the Trail End displays an elegantly different aspect of Wyoming's colourful history - located in a residential neighbourhood of Sheridan, in northern Wyoming.

Wind River Country

If Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons didn't exist, then Wind River Country would be Wyoming's national park.

Yellowstone National Park

On 1st March, 1872, Yellowstone became the first national park for all to enjoy.

There are more geysers and hot springs here than in the rest of the world combined.

Lodging in Yellowstone

East Yellowstone Lodges

Nestled among towering pines and sparkling mountain streams, East Yellowstone is located just outside the East entrance to Yellowstone National Park and is home to many family-owned lodges, guest and dude ranches collectively known as The Lodges of East Yellowstone. Make yourself at home.

Hotels in Cody, Wyoming.


The City of Casper is a good base for skiers to Casper Mountain, 11 miles south, in the winter.

Often referred to as the Heart of Big Wyoming, the site of Casper was once the river crossing of the Oregon, California, and Overland trails.

Located in the heart of Wyoming, the city of Casper is rich in Western history, arts, entertainment, and some of the West's finest outdoor recreation.

From mountains to desert, to the famous North Platte River, Casper, Wyoming and Natrona County offer the perfect combination of history, culture and recreation.

Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site

The reconstructed Fort Caspar buildings (on the western side of town) are open during the summer, while the Museum is open year-round. The fort buildings are on the original location and built from floor plans drawn by Lt. Caspar Collins, in 1863.

Other points of interest include the Oregon Trail, Ruts State Historical Site and Register Cliff State Historic Site, both in Guernsey, and Independence Rock, near Casper.


Cody is the home of Buffalo Bill and gateway to Yellowstone National Park.

As the community's 'front porch', the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of its members and the entire business community, extends exceptional western hospitality and promotes an unparalleled visitor experience.


Meeteetse is an old western town located just 32 miles south of Cody, on Highway 120, along the banks of the Greybull River.

Founded in the 1890's, the town retains much of its original character with wooden boardwalks, wooden watering troughs, hitching rails and many old buildings from the turn of the century.

Scenic Drives Around Cody

With Cody as a hub, each of the scenic drive loops offers diverse wildlife, mountain vistas, unique rock formations, sparkling streams, vast rangeland, manicured farmlands, and some of the friendliest people on earth.

Yellowstone Regional Airport

Located just two minutes from downtown Cody and around 52 miles from the east gate of Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone Regional Airport is the year-round aviation gateway to Cody, Yellowstone National Park and Northwest Wyoming.

Gillette - Campbell County

Whether you're participating in an RV rally, taking a coal mine tour, or planning a big game hunting trip in the area, the staff at the Gillette Visitors Center are there to help you.

The Visitor Information Center is located at Exit 126 off Interstate-90, on Highway 59.

Big Horn National Forest

Some of the most famous battles between American Indians and the US military were waged at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains or in close proximity.

Devils Tower

Designated as the nation's first National Monument, Devils Tower is a favourite destination for climbers, hikers, and families.

Everyone can enjoy deer and antelope in their natural habitat, and kids of all ages love the prairie dog town.

Jackson Hole

Named after the fur trapper David Jackson, Jackson Hole might have been called Jackson Valley, if it wasn't so high.

September and October are great times to visit the area; the best time to fish too.

Wyoming's major ski resort - and whitewater rafting centre when the snows have melted - Jackson town does look a little touristy.

Where to Stay in Jackson

Flat Creek Inn

Flat Creek Inn

Flat Creek Inn: 1935 North Highway 89, Jackson, Wyoming.

The closest Jackson Hole motel to Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the Jackson Hole Airport.

Every window at the Flat Creek Inn looks out on the National Elk Refuge; home to bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, thousands of migrating elk and a variety of waterfowl.

Hotels in Jackson, Wyoming.


The hippest little cowboy town in the west is home to the University of Wyoming.

Among the early explorers, soldiers, and trappers who crossed the region was a French fur trapper named Jacques La Ramie.

Medicine Bow

To get to the Medicine Bow National Forest, from Laramie, take the Snowy Range Scenic Highway.

Sheridan and Sheridan County

Sheridan is steeped in western history, surrounded by dramatic mountains and wide open spaces.

Wyoming's Jewel, Sheridan's fabled western history and dramatic mountain vistas meet new west comfort and the serenity of wide-open spaces.

Providing history with a view, from Main Street to the magnificent backdrop of the Bighorn Mountains, Sheridan offers modern hospitality with old west charm.

Enjoy the frontier spirit that values friendship and independence and experience the West at its best.

Sheridan Attractions

Connor Battlefield State Historic Site

At the Connor Battlefield State Historic Site you can walk in the footsteps of Arapaho Leader Black Bear, as he viewed his camp on the Tongue River and learn about General Patrick Connor's attack on Black Bear's village.

The Bozeman Trail

Once a gold-rush trail, used as a shortcut from the main trail on the North Platte River to the gold fields of Montana, the several routes of the Bozeman Trail overlaid earlier Indian, trader and exploration routes in Wyoming and Montana.

Where to Stay in Sheridan

The Historic Sheridan Inn

The Historic Sheridan Inn

The Historic Sheridan Inn: 856 Broadway St, Sheridan, Wyoming.

Built in 1893 and used used by Buffalo Bill Cody, this historic inn is one of the 17 National Historic Landmarks in Wyoming and can easily be accessed from Interstate 90, exit 23.

William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody developed and sold the concept of The Sheridan Inn to the railroad and, as part owner, directed hotel management.

Each of the twenty-two rooms at the revitalized Sheridan Inn focuses on Buffalo Bill and twenty-one other key characters from his life.

Hotels in Sheridan, Wyoming.

Wyoming Travel Guides

Fodor's Montana and Wyoming: with Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier National Parks Moon Wyoming: With Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks (Fourth Edition): Outdoor Adventures, Glaciers & Hot Springs, Hiking & Skiing (Travel Guide)

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