Amazing Things to See in Wyoming
From its stunning geography to its rich, ongoing history of Native American tribes and cowboys, Wyoming is a truly unique state. Whether you’re lucky enough to live in this western paradise, are visiting, or are thinking or investing in some local ranch land, make sure to experience these top things to see in Wyoming:
Devil’s Tower National Monument
This fascinating geographic feature juts more than 1,200 feet above the prairie to create a magnificent sight that’s one of Wyoming’s most iconic. Stop by the visitor’s center to learn more about the monument, including stories that Native American tribes tell about its formation. Surrounded by the Black Hills, Devil’s Tower is a popular hiking destination and also well known for crack climbing, where adventure-seekers follow one of the monument’s hundreds of parallel cracks.
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West
This Center, located in Cody, actually encompasses five museums and a library and is one of the most interesting things to see in Wyoming. Be prepared to spend a significant amount of time taking in what each has to offer:
- Buffalo Bill Museum - “Buffalo Bill” Cody artifacts and more.
- Cody Firearms Museum - the world's most extensive grouping of American firearms.
- Draper Museum of Natural History - focuses on the Yellowstone Ecosystem.
- McCracken Research Library - an extensive collection of rare books, photographs, and manuscripts.
- Plains Indian Museum - highlights the traditions and current lives of the Plains Indian peoples,
- Whitney Gallery of Western Art - modern pieces and masterworks of the American West.
What better way to experience the state’s authentic cowboy culture than with a rodeo? From high schoolers to professionals, the rodeo circuit is alive and well in Wyoming. Check out some of the most popular, including the following:
- Cheyenne Frontier Days – the largest outdoor rodeo in the world lasts an entire week.
- Cody Nite Rodeo – takes place nightly from June through August.
- Livingston Roundup Rodeo – has taken place since 1925.
Yellowstone National Park
Perhaps the most famous of Wyoming’s many stunning sights, Yellowstone was this country’s first national park. Make sure to see Old Faithful, the famous geyser that erupts around 17 times a day. Keep your eyes open for a variety of wildlife, including bison, bears, and wolves.
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