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Find Wyoming Travel and Tourist Information with
links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for
visitors to 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.
The state capital of Wyoming is Cheyenne.
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Find out more about Wyoming before you travel there.
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
The Wyoming State Museum
and Store moved into it's new home in the Barrett Building, and the State Library is
housed in the Supreme Court Building.
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 Historical 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 Historical
The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is widely regarded as America's finest Western museum.
Located in north-western Wyoming, 52 miles from Yellowstone National Park's East Gate, the
Historical Center features four internationally acclaimed museums under one roof.
Wyoming is home to nearly 100 museums. Choose your locality for more information about
museums in the area.
Wyoming gets its name from the Wyoming Valley of
north-eastern Pennsylvania; similar to a Delaware term for place of the big plain.
States neighbouring Wyoming are: Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado and Utah.
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.
State of Wyoming:
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. Further, there is no legislative plan to implement any of these types of
Wyoming Road Report:
Latest closures and advisories for those travelling by road in Wyoming.
Wyomings 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.
Popular attractions include Yellowstone National Park and Grand
Teton National Park.
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
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.
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
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.
Wyoming State Parks
and Historic Sites:
Use the map to find a Wyoming state park or historical site.
Yellowstone National Park:
There are more geysers and hot springs here than in the rest of the world combined.
Wind River Country:
If Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons didn't exist, then Wind River Country would be
Wyoming's national park.
Lodging in Yellowstone
Lodges of East
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.
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.
Casper Visitors Bureau:
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
The reconstructed Fort 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 Chamber of Commerce:
The Official Cody, Wyoming Information Center; home of Buffalo Bill and gateway to
Yellowstone National Park.
Cody Wyoming Net:
Plenty of information for visitors to Cody with links to related websites and services.
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.
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 Yellowstone National Park and Northwest Wyoming.
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.
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 -- best time
to fish too.
Sent in by: Don't Fence Me Inn.
Wyoming's major ski resort - and whitewater rafting centre when the
snows have melted - Jackson town does look a little touristy.
Don't Fence Me Inn:
A unique log cabin style Bed and Breakfast in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Flat Creek Inn:
Flat Creek Inn is located directly across from the Elk Refuge. If you are there during the
winter months you can see the Elk and even take a sleigh ride out to feed them.
Jackson Hole Visitors' Guide:
Directory of information and related links for lodging, skiing, and fishing in Grand Teton
and Yellowstone National Parks.
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 National Forest, from Laramie, take the Snowy Range Scenic Highway.
Sheridan is steeped in western history, surrounded by dramatic
mountains and wide open spaces. Enjoy the frontier spirit that values friendship and
and Visitors Bureau:
It's where the Old West meets the New West. Spend a day or a week, and you won't
doubt for a minute that you're experiencing The West at its Best.
Battlefield State Historic Site:
Here 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.
Travel 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.
The Historic Sheridan Inn:
The Sheridan Inn opened in May of 1893 at what is now 5th Street and Broadway and was used
by Buffalo Bill Cody. Today it is one of the 17 National Historic Landmarks in Wyoming and
can easily be accessed from Interstate 90, exit 23.
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