Learn about American heritage and culture with a tour of the myriad of cultural attractions and sites around Southeast Wyoming. From the Cheyenne Depot Museum to botanic gardens, you can get a taste of local culture, history, and traditions at several sites around the southeastern part of the state. You’ll run into plenty of cowboy culture here and can even enjoy some trail rides and a real cowboy experience at the Bit-O-Wyo Ranch located in the foothills of the Medicine Bow National Forest.
Visit museum exhibition and unique attractions, such as the Wyoming Territorial Prison, the Stagecoach Museum, or the Historic Governors’ Mansion, to make the most of your experience. You’ll also find plenty of family-friendly attractions here so there’s truly something for everyone.
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Cheyenne Botanic Gardens cover nine acres at Lions Park. Founded in 1977, the 6800-square foot conservatory features three greenhouses filled with tropical plants, vegetables, herbs, cacti and bedding plants. The outside gardens offer a variety of perennials, wildflowers, roses, annuals, and succulents. Visit specialty gardens, the Garden Labyrinth and a wetlands display. The gardens are open from dawn to dusk daily and admission is free.
Airport Golf Club in Cheyenne is home to the Wyoming Open professional golf tournament. The tree-lined, 18-hole course offers scenic views of parkland and it is a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, so you may spot a variety of birds during the course of play. Discounted rates are offered after 5pm and in winter. Kingham Prairie View Golf Course in eastern Cheyenne is a nine-hole course perfect for golfers looking to play a quick round.
Cheyenne Frontier Days is a 10-day event in July. It features a grand parade, PRCA rodeo, carnival midway, country music concerts, chuck wagon dining and a variety of apparel and craft vendors. Other popular events include the Greek Festival in September and the Cheyenne Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Rock Show at Archer Complex in May. Take the Art Tour on Third Thursdays or visit the Cheyenne Farmers Market at Depot Plaza on Saturdays.