It's that time of year again, when tens of thousands of people come to Wyoming's capital city for the annual Cheyenne Rodeo, one of the largest rodeo events in the United States. The long-distance event, the largest of its kind in North America, lasts 10 days in July and the rodeo has more than doubled the city's population of 60,000. This is especially true for the Wyoming State Fair, which was founded in 1897 and is now one of the largest rodeos in the world. But CheYenne has a lot to offer for the rest of the year - and it's not just about fun and games.
In 2018, Cheyenne had about 64,000 residents, and just under 100,000 people live in the CheYenne metro area. Including the city of Laramie, Wyoming's largest city and home to the Wyoming State Fair, it typically has 63,500 to 67,000 people, including about 1,300 to 2,200 in Che Yenne. It has its own public transport system and offers travellers many options, such as a public bus system, a bus-commuter train service and a rail system.
The offer of the Old West Museum is in line with the offer of the museum, which is suitable for a museum of history, an art museum, a children's museum and an old school museum.
Other exhibits include artifacts from the collection of the Old West Museum and other historic buildings in downtown Cheyenne. The Wyoming State Capitol was completed in 1888, before Wyoming was a state, and is one of the oldest and most important buildings of its kind in the United States. The capital was built between 1886 and 1890 and is now home to the state House of Representatives, the Senate and the Department of Education and is a historic landmark in the United States. In addition to the State Capitol, there are several historic buildings in and around downtown CheYenne, including the Idelman Building (pictured right) and several other buildings on Main Street, such as the American Legion Hall and the State House. Cheysenne Landmarks, written in 1976, includes a list of other landmarks, including the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service Historic Districts and other state and local landmarks.
This stately colonial mansion is now home to the Old West Museum and Cheyenne Museum of Art and is part of the National Park Service Historic District.
This ranch is home to more than 2,000 bison near I-25 and is located about 7 miles south of Cheyenne. This historic rodeo is called Daddy's and is located on the west side of the Colorado River, about 30 minutes west of Denver. Located thirty minutes east of Colorado Springs and about thirty minutes east and west of CheYenne, this ranch is home to more than 1,500 cattle.
It is also home to the world's largest outdoor rodeo, which runs for 10 days in July. Cheyenne is a great destination for families who want to take a weekend getaway to one of the most beautiful places in the United States, Colorado. Whether you are just passing through, want to spend a weekend or just want to spend a few days in camp, CheYenne is a good destination. Shuttle service is even available from Colorado Springs and Denver as well as other parts of Colorado and Wyoming.
The city of Cheyenne is 45 minutes east of the University of Wyoming and Laramie County Community College is also located in CheYenne. IATA DEN is the closest major airport to Che Yenne and only 30 minutes from Denver.
Many people who live in the city of Cheyenne have retired. The National Association of Pensioners (NARPA) and the US Department of Veterans Affairs have named it one of the largest communities to retreat to.
The newest venture in the state is Pine Bluffs Distilling (pinebluffsdistilling.com), located in the heart of Cheyenne on I-80, just a few miles north of town. Two of my favorites are the Wrangler Wyoming Home, located on the east side of Interstate 80, about half a mile from the state capital. The property is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., about 45 minutes drive from CheYenne, and I / 80 is the rest stop for the visitor center.
Close to CheYenne Frontier Days Park and the airport, Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is a colorful place to stroll on a pleasant afternoon.
Eternal estimates that the salary at Cheyenne (which includes the airport, airport security, and other public and private sector employees) is more than half a million dollars a year. A bronze statue of a cowboy stands in front of the local music and farmers market, known for live music and food trucks. Built in the late 19th century from 60 feet of granite, it is one of only a handful of such statues in North America. The coal-fired locomotive at the station is the largest in the world with a capacity of 2,000 tonnes and pulls 3,600 tonnes of trains alone.