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If you’re an explorer at heart, history buff or just enjoy learning as you travel, check out round trips from Cheyenne, lodging sites, travel guides, relevant fiction and history books, Cheyenne links, and restaurant reviews.

Discover the vast array of activites in Cheyenne and the surrounding area. Spend a few hours or a few weeks in this beautiful country and find out why it is one of America's best kept secrets. We have compiled a list of beautiful drives and attractions, as well as some books and web sites that will help as you plan your trip. Add one of our picnic baskets for a nominal fee.

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HISTORICAL ROUND TRIPS FROM CHEYENNESnowy Range Lake Marie.


Snowy Range Mountain Drive: One of the best kept secrets in the west is just 90 minutes from Cheyenne. The Snowy Mountain Range is spectacular with vistas where you can see all the way to Colorado on a clear day. Hike, bike or continue driving to Saratoga, land of hot springs and old west ranching.

You can retrace your steps or come back along Interstate 80 but you won't want to miss Laramie and the Wyoming Territorial Park, the Ivinson Mansion or the University of Wyoming's famous art and geological museums. The complete circle takes about a minimum of five hours depending on your urge to stop and enjoy!

 

 

 

Ft. Laramie Flag.Fort Laramie National Historic Site, The Oregon Trail Ruts and Register Cliffs: A complete history lesson so real, you can imagine yourself on the trail west. Drive north to Guernsey where you can still see the wagon ruts from the pioneers who endured great hardships for a new way of life. The ruts were carved into the stone by the heavily packed wagon. Register Cliff was a stopping point where weary animals rested and pioneers carved their names into the soft stone

Fort Laramie Natural Historic Site is a wonderfully preserved historic site where re-enactments happen regularly and lessons about the old ways of life can still be told. The circle drive covers some delightful prairie scenery and driving time is about four hours plus stops. And if you really want to mingle with the locals, stop at the drug store in Chugwater for one of the best malts west of Shoshone! Add one of our picnic baskets for a nominal fee.

 


Geological Museum Laramie WY

Laramie/Fort Collins/Cheyenne: Just 45 minutes west is the historic town of Laramie where Butch Cassidy was incarcerated in the Wyoming Territorial Prison. Now a museum, the Wyoming Territorial Park is also home to a Frontier Town and a seasonal dinner theater. The University of Wyoming has an excellent Geological Museum and a nice Art Museum. Continue down Highway 287 for a beautiful drive to old town Fort Collins where we recommend a visit to the historic Avery House and the Fort Collins Museum. Then head home via Interstate 25 to Cheyenne.





Cheyenne to Greeley, Colorado: "Go West, you man, go West" was the phrase coined by the New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley. Originally the town of Greeley started as the Union Colony in 1869 and both Greeley and Cheyenne have great similarities to the town in James Mitchner's book, "Centennial." Follow Greeley Highway south of town and only 45 minutes later visit the Centennial Village Museum, Plumb Farm Museum and Meeker Home Museum. These outstanding historic sites will give you great insight into the Greeley community and the people who founded it. From Greeley back to Cheyenne, you can visit the Terry Bison Ranch, home of a great bison herd and also one of the ranches owned by Senator Warren. Drive time is three and a half hours, plus stops.

Rocky Mountain National Park: A spectacular day drive where you can see wildlife, riverlife (kayaks, rafts and canoes) and spectacular scenery in addition to great photo opportunities. Follow the  Big Thompson River Canyon to Estes Park and then into the park and Trail Ridge Rd.  You will witness white water river and jagged mountain walls as you traverse beautiful winding roads to the Park and back. Drive time is about six hours plus stops.

 

CHEYENNE WEB SITES


Cheyenne -- Live the Legend www.cheyenne.org

Old West Museum: www.oldwestmuseum.org

Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo: www.cfdrodeo.com

Cheyenne Little Theater: www.cheyennelittletheatre.org

Cheyenne Depot: www.cheyennedepotmuseum.org

Cheyenne Symphony

http://www.cheyennesymphony.org

Heart Of The West Festival
www.cheyennemusic.org

Bicycle Station: www.bicyclestation.com

Nelsons Museum of the West: www.nelsonmuseum.com

Sierra Trading Post: www.sierratradingpost.com

Corral West: www.corralwest.com

Accessible Support
Frontier Access:
www.frontieraccess.com

Tracks Across Wyoming: www.tracksacrosswyoming.com

Wyoming Parks: wyoparks.state.wy.us/Site/Index.aspx

 

Lodging along the way:


Great Small Hotels of the World www.greatsmallhotels.com

Historic Hotels of the Rockies: www.historic-hotels.com

Conde Naste Johansen Worldwide: www.johansens.com

WHOA Stay a while in Wyoming: www.WyomingBnB-RanchRec.com

Black Hills:

Black Forest Bed & Breakfast: www.blackforestinn.net





Dubois, Wyoming:

T Cross Ranch: www.tcross.com





Jackson, Wyoming

Rusty Parrot Lodge
www.rustyparrot.com

Bentwood B&B: www.bentwoodinn.com





Billings, Montana (I-25)

The Josephine: www.thejosephine.com





Salt Lake Area (I-80)

Ellerbeck Mansion B&B
www.ellerbeckbedandbreakfast.com





Lincoln, Nebraska (I-80)

West View B&B
westviewbb.com/





San Francisco, California

Golden Bear Accommodations: www.sfgoldenbear.net





United Kingdom



Edinbourgh, Scottland

http://www.edinburghcitycentrehotels.com/

Brighton

http://www.brightonbedandbreakfast.com




 

 

READING MATERIALS

These books may add some enjoyment to your Wyoming trip.

FICTION
McGregoes Lantern, Corrine Joy Brown
My Friend Flicker, Mary O'Hara
Lassie, Eric Mowbray
Shane, Jack Schafer
The Virginian, Owen Wister
Centennial, James Mitchner
Open Season, C.J. "Chuck" Box
In Search of Kinship, Page Lambert
GUIDES

Compass: Wyoming (Fodor's)

Lonely Planet Guide Book
Recommended Romantic Inns of America, Doris Kennedy
Moon Handbooks: Wyoming
Travel Smart: Montana/ Wyoming/Idaho, CJ Box
Recommended Country Inns of the Rocky Mt. Region, Doris Kennedy
Taste and Tours of Wyoming, Wyoming B&Bs
Wyoming Wildlife Viewing Tour Guide, Wyoming Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Ultimate Wyoming Atlas and Travel Encyclopedia, Michael Dougherty
Frommers Complete Guide to Wyoming

HISTORY
Nothing Like It In The World, Steven Ambrose, CD Available
Cheyenne The Magic City on The Plains 1867-1903, Bill O'Neil
Tom Horn, Chip Carlson
When Ester Morris Headed West, Connie Nordhielm
Governor Lady, Tova J Scheer
Discovering Dinosaurs in the Old West
History of Wyoming, T. A. A. Larson
EDUCATIONAL
Architecture of the Cowboy State, Eileen Starr
Roadside Geology of Wyoming, David R. Lugeson
Roadside History of Wyoming, Candy Molton
Ft Bridger, Hunt Janin
Army Architecture of the Wyoming West, Alison K Hoagland

 

Tracks Across Wyoming guide and narrative for southern Wyoming, I-80, the Union Pacific Railroad, and historical attractions and points of interest: www.tracksacrosswyoming.com
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