Dubbed the “Magic City of the Plains,” Cheyenne , WY may be known for its government buildings, rodeos and open spaces but it will always be most famous for its close connection to the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, among the oldest, consistently running Air Force installations. Whether you’ll be stopping in Cheyenne en route to the base or you’re headed here for a little time off, you’re sure to have a stimulating time away when you visit this bustling city.
Learn more about the region’s history when you take a fascinating walking tour of downtown Cheyenne. The self-guided program includes landmarks like the 1886 Romanesque Union Pacific Depot on 15th Street that has been fully restored to its original magnificence. The Ford House, on 16th Street, was the residence of Barney L. Ford in 1867, a slave who arrived via the underground railroad. See as many of the 54 landmarks you can, including banks, hotels and a 1923 Chevrolet showroom.
Relive the spirit of Cheyenne’s old west spirit with the thrill of a rodeo. Frontier Days is the world’s largest outdoor rodeo. For 10 days in July it has activities from steer roping to an art show. Year-round, scenic trail rides along ridges overlook panoramic valleys. Walking tours on sandstone trails carved by Oregon Trail wagon trains at Register Cliffs operate during much of the non-winter months.
Appreciating winter, however, is not hard to do. Just strap on a pair of cross-country skis, snowmobile and navigate across the pristine terrain at Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, or ski down one of the four peaks at Snowy Range for an ideal winterland adventure.
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