Our Wyoming Travel Guide
Covered mainly by rocky Mountains and high plains, Wyoming faces extreme temperatures due to its semi-arid and continental climates. Although it has the 10th largest state by area, it is the least populous state in the US, with almost half of its land owned by the federal government. Wyoming offers a variety of places to visit, such as National Parks, recreation areas, monuments, national forests, historic sites, fish hatcheries, and wildlife refuges. We loved our time here, and we have included information in this Wyoming travel guide for you to visit, so read on.
First, a little history...
Initially, Wyoming was under the rule of the Spanish Empire due to european exploration. Later it became a part of Mexican territory; however, after Mexico’s defeat in the Mexican-American War, Wyoming became a part of the United States of America and was admitted to the union as the 44th state in 1890.
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Major Wyoming Attractions
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park was the first national park in the world. Naturally formed by volcanic eruptions and glacial ice, it provides its visitors an opportunity to experience nature in all its glory. As a result, it has abundant wildlife, including black bears, wolves, elk, antelopes, swans, bald eagles, and bison. The national park has beautiful waterfalls, lakes, bubbling mud pots, and exploding geysers due to its underground thermal waters. It also has a hiking trail and a camping site. Although Yellowstone National Park gets many tourists throughout the year, summer is by far the best time of the year to visit. This park tops the list for Wyoming attractions and is a must visit for this state.
Cheyenne is Wyoming’s capital and the largest city. It offers a window into the state’s history through its historical buildings and museums. The city provides a look into renaissance-style architecture through the capitol building, whereas the Nelson Museum of the West showcases Native Americans with a collection of art and artifacts. The city also hosts the largest outdoor rodeo event in the US, which includes free pancake breakfasts, night-time concerts, and parades.
Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park is the crown jewel of Wyoming and is home to the Grand Teton, the highest peak of the Teton Mountain Range. It is home to more than 300 species of birds, 60 species of mammals, and plenty of freshwater fish. The park also offers a wide range of activities for hikers, climbers, bikers, and kayakers. It also has several hiking trails that allow you to fully explore the park’s beauty and admire its picturesque views.
Wyoming is also known as the Cowboy state, and there is no place better than Cody in the state to learn about its cowboy heritage. It is located near Yellowstone and was founded by Buffalo Bill Cody in 1887. It has a center called the Buffalo Bill Center, which has five western-style museums housing collections of artifacts and well-designed exhibits for the visitors to get a closer look at Bill Cody’s life. Another great attraction is the Old Trail town, which has many restored western buildings.
Some other notable places and Wyoming attractions:
Flaming Gorge Recreation Area
National Parks in Wyoming
We wish every child in America could experience Yellowstone! What a wonderful world we would have!
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