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Also known as the Equality State, Wyoming women were the first in the United States to vote, serve on juries and hold public office.
The state capital of Wyoming is Cheyenne.
Wyoming Travel Guides
The capital of the Cowboy State is appropriately named after the Indians who lived here first.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
If Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons didn't exist, then Wind River Country would be Wyoming's 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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./p>
TThe Visitor Information Center is located at Exit 126 off Interstate-90, on Highway 59.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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