About Cheyenne

Enjoy Cheyenne and “Live the Legend.” We provide information on local restaurants, walking tours, events, hiking, biking, birding, Bison Tours, entertainment, local history and museums. The “Magic City of the Prairie” sprang up in 1867 when the Union Pacific Railroad arrived. Soon it was the hub on the transcontinental railroad, quickly becoming the richest city per capita in the world. The streets were filled with both fine millinery and the dust and dirt from cattle drives making their way from Texas. It was an exciting time filled with great promise, exciting adventures and new sights. A place where the wealthy aristocrats from the east and the west came to play. Today, the remnants of yesterday can still be found in the well-preserved downtown buildings and stately mansions on 17th Street and Carey Ave. Cheyenne Street Trolley Tours, May through September The Trolley offers fully-narrated historic city tours that capture the lively character of the days gone by. You may get off of the trolley and visit at each museum, however, we suggest that you return by auto. The tickets may be purchased at the Visitors Center in the Cheyenne Depot. Wyoming Carriages provide free downtown carriage rides May through September. Steve loves sharing history and stories with our our visitors A ferrier will be shoeing horses on Fridays, May through September, at the Cheyenne Stable. The stable is on 15th Street just west of the depot. The horses belong to the the Cheyenne Police Department’s mounted unit. Railroad fans will want to pick up the Tracks Brochure that details some of the rich Railroad History of Cheyenne, the Union Pacific Railroad, and The Transcontinental Railroad. Carriage Tours Wyoming Carriages offer free downtown carriage rides June through September. Steve Siegle enjoys driving their horses and carriages through the down town with a bite of the local lore. Please support their sponsors. A farrier will be shoeing horses on Fridays, May through September, at the Cheyenne Stable. The stable is on 15th Street just west of the depot. The horses being shod belong to the Cheyenne Police Department’s mounted unit.
    WALKING TOURS Who Needs A Horse When Walking Shoes Will Do? There’s nothing like a morning or evening walk to comfort the soul. Centered perfectly in town, the Nagle Warren Mansion is just a short jaunt to most of the town’s greatest treasures.
Bit O Wyo Ranch One of a kind western entertainment and fabulous trail rides can create a cowboy experience at the Bit O Wyo Ranch. The Ranch is Bit O Wyo show located in the foothills of the Medicine Bow National Forest between Cheyenne and Laramie. Open Memorial Day until Labor Day. Our guests have really enjoyed this show. We are happy to make the arrangements for you. Bit o Wyo Ranch               https://www.bitowyoranch.com/ Terry Bison Ranch Bison or buffalo Tours and Horseback riding at the Terry Bison Ranch both are year around, take care of winter weather for riding. The Terry Ranch was one of Senator Warrens nineteen ranches. Today the ranch boasts a herd of over two thousand buffalo. The Bison tours get up close and personal with the bison. The guided horseback rides are walk only and are even for novices. Reservations are encouraged, we can help. Terry Bison Ranch            http://www.terrybisonranch.com/ CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS The “Daddy of Them All” Cheyenne Frontier Days is the largest outdoor rodeo in the United States. Cowboys from all over come to test their mettle and you are so close to the action that you might have to dodge the dirt stirred up by wild horses and snorting bulls. Cowboy up the last full week of July every year. Watch the western stars come out at the star studded evening concerts and then go ride the mechanical bull. Our package includes three nights of lodging, rodeo(1), and night show(1) tickets, (best available seating at time of booking) for 2 people. Cowboy Up! All you need is a hat, a shirt, Wrangler Jeans and you can “Live the Legend” Schedules, activities, everything you could want to know. Cheyenne Frontier Days & Rodeo Also see Cheyenne Frontier Days at the Nagle Warren for special activities at the Mansion. THE CHEYENNE DEPOT Just blocks away from the Nagle Warren Mansion is the gem of Cheyenne, the historic Cheyenne Depot. Recently renovated, this historic old depot is now home to a variety of businesses including a Acomplice Brewery. You can eat dinner, enjoy a Cheyenne microbrew and watch the trains make their way through the train yards. Need to know more about Cheyenne, the old ticket booth is now home to the Cheyenne Visitors Bureau staff who can give you all kinds of ideas about what to do while you’re in town. And on the west side of the building, you can visit the newly opened Depot Museum. Here you’ll learn about the old steam engines that moved people and supplies from New York to San Francisco and from Montana to New Mexico when Cheyenne was a hub on the Trans Continental Railroad. The plaza in front of the depot is a great gathering spot for locals, especially during late summer months when the farmer’s market takes over the space on Saturday mornings or in the summer on Fridays when bands fill the air with great music. While you’re at the depot, don’t miss going outside by the tracks. As you look across the rail yard, you can see the historic old round house where Union Pacific Railroad still maintains its steam locomotives. If you want a bird’s eye view of Union Pacifics operation, you can walk south up Warren or Central Avenue to the bridge and watch the trains heading both east and west with their cargo. Railroad Fans will want to pick up the Tracks Brochure that details some of the rich Railroad History of Cheyenne, the Union Pacific Railroad, and the Transcontinental Railroad. Big Boy, the largest steam engine ever built is in Haliday Park just a few blocks east of us.   BIRDING The area offers a large variety of birds. On the high prairie we find species like the Mountain Plover and a lot of raptors. Moving west just a few miles, you will find pine and aspen forests and a little further some sub alpine terrain. We have developed a guide to birding in the region Cheyenne, Nothern Colorado (all 8 miles south), Vedawoo, Laramie, Torington & the Goshen Hole, and Western Nebraska   PEDALING THE STREETS OF CHEYENNE Whether you like the thrill of steep terrain or the feeling you get as you gently meander through town on two wheels, Cheyenne has a something for every bicycling enthusiast. Burn off a few of those wonderful calories you’ve enjoyed at the mansion as you tour through town on a pair of 1954 replica Schwinn bikes available for your use. For those with a bit more bravado, just a 30-minute drive will lead you to some of the best trails and breathtakingly beautiful vistas at Vedawoo, the home of “mysterious rocks.” It’s your choice of easy rolling terrain or heart-stopping downhill adventure at this recreational site just west of town. Take it slow or notch it up but while you’re there, enjoy the incredible scenery and wildlife. Just another idea of how to spend your weekend in Cheyenne.

Cheyenne Museums

Your Cheyenne museums passport is your ticket to experience the rich history of Cheyenne’s thrilling and celebrated past. Relive the drama of the pioneers who built Cheyenne and explore the exciting cultural centers that showcase the wonders of Wyoming. Cell Phone Audio Tours may be enjoyed by museum patrons in all seven museums. The audio tours describe individual museum exhibits, enhancing the experience with additional depth and information and at your personal convenience.
Cheyenne Depot Museum 307-632-3905 http://www.cheyennedepotmuseum.org
Nelson Museum Of The West 307-635-7670 http://www.nelsonmuseum.com
Wyoming State Museum 307-777-7022 http://www.wyomuseum.org
Wyoming State Capitol 307-777-7220 http://www.wyoming.gov
Cheyenne Botanic Gardens 307-637-6458 http://www.botanic.org
Cheyenne Frontier Days & Old West Museum 307-778-7290 http://www.oldwestmuseum.org
Historic Governor’s Mansion 307-777-7878 https://www.cheyenne.org/listing/historic-governors-mansion/117/