Wyoming

Majestic mountains, stunning national parks, wildlife and outdoor adventures await.

The Equality State

Where boundless outdoor adventure meets stunning natural beauty.
Known for its vast open spaces, rugged landscapes, and clear blue skies, Wyoming promises an unforgettable escape for travellers seeking both tranquillity and adventure.

The states crowning jewels are its two world renowned national parks. Yellowstone, the first national park in the world, is famous for its geothermal wonders like the iconic Old Faithful and the vibrant Grand Prismatic Spring. Whilst, nearby Grand Teton offers breathtaking mountain vistas and pristine lakes, perfect for hiking, photography, and wildlife spotting.

For a taste of the Wild West, visit the historic towns of Cody and Cheyenne. In Cody, founded by the legendary Buffalo Bill, immerse yourself in cowboy culture at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and enjoy the thrill of a nightly rodeo in the summer. Cheyenne, the state capital, hosts the Cheyenne Frontier Days, the world's largest outdoor rodeo and Western celebration, filled with exciting rodeo action, parades, and concerts.

Wyoming also offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor activities. From world-class skiing or bike riding in Jackson Hole to fishing in crystal-clear rivers and horseback riding across lush meadows, the state is a haven for sports enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

As you explore this majestic state, you'll discover why Wyoming is not just a place to visit, but a place to be experienced. With its welcoming communities, vibrant history, and awe-inspiring landscapes, Wyoming invites you to explore its unique treasures.

Things to see & do

Browse through our recommended selection of things to see and do in Wyoming. Many of these are included in our suggested itineraries, however, if there is
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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone, Wyoming

America's first national park, established back in 1872, spans Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho and is renowned for its diverse landscapes, colourful hot springs, and iconic Old Faithful geyser. It sits atop a dormant volcano, featuring more geysers and hot springs than anywhere else on earth, and is also home to the largest bison herd in the country, grizzly bears, and wolves. Check with Travel USA for suggestions on how best to explore one of nature’s magic wonderlands.

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton, Wyoming

A place where age-old granite cathedrals pierce the sky, creating an awe-inspiring backdrop against Wyoming's grasslands. Just 16 km from Yellowstone, this park protects the majestic Grand Teton Mountain range and its surrounding valleys featuring serene lakes, ancient rocks, and dense forests. Navigating the 42-mile scenic loop drive is a popular option for visitors to see the park, with stunning views, historical sites and hopefully some wildlife encounters along the way!

Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum

Cody, Wyoming

The Buffalo Bill Centre of the West Museum is a premier destination celebrating the legacy of the legendary Buffalo Bill Cody and the American West. Through its five interconnected museums, it offers a comprehensive exploration of Western art, history, Native American cultures, firearms, and the life of Buffalo Bill himself. This museum complex provides a captivating and in-depth journey into the frontier era and its lasting impact on American culture.

Yellowstone Water Fall

Yellowstone, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park boasts an abundance of stunning waterfalls, each with its own unique charm. Among the most iconic is the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. Plummeting dramatically into the colourful canyon below, this majestic waterfall captivates visitors with its raw power and beauty. Accessible from various viewpoints along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witnessing the thundering cascade against the backdrop of the park's pristine wilderness is a truly unforgettable experience.

Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Offers a captivating insight into the heritage of the American West featuring an array of artifacts, rodeo memorabilia, and Western art that depict the spirit of frontier life and the iconic Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo event. This museum provides an immersive experience, allowing visitors to connect with the history, culture, and traditions of the Old West through its engaging exhibits and displays.

Yellowstone Geysers

Yellowstone, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park is renowned for its mesmerising geysers, captivating visitors with their explosive displays of natural beauty. From the iconic Old Faithful to the colourful Grand Prismatic Spring, these geothermal features are a testament to the park's volcanic origins. Witnessing the eruptions and steam vents of Yellowstone's geysers is an awe-inspiring experience, offering a glimpse into the earth's powerful forces and the unique geologic wonders that make this park a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Devils Tower National Monument

Devil's Tower, Wyoming

A mesmerising geologic formation revered by Native American tribes and visitors alike. Rising dramatically from the surrounding landscape, this igneous rock monolith offers striking columns and unique textures. It's a hotspot for climbers and a place of cultural significance. The tower's mystique, along with the serene Belle Fourche River valley, creates an awe-inspiring experience, blending natural wonder and cultural heritage.

Wyoming Dinosaur Center

Thermopolis, Wyoming

A paleontological wonder, offering an immersive experience into the prehistoric world. With impressive fossil displays, active excavation sites, and hands-on programmes, visitors can uncover the ancient mysteries of dinosaurs that once roamed the region. The Centre's expert staff and engaging exhibits make it a must-visit destination for those intrigued by the fascinating history of Earth's distant past and the creatures that once inhabited it.

Cross country skiing

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Cross-country skiing in Jackson Hole offers a serene and scenic way to explore the winter wonderland of Wyoming. With kilometres of groomed trails winding through picturesque forests and meadows, skiers of all levels can enjoy this peaceful activity. From Teton Pass to Grand Teton National Park, the region offers diverse terrain and breathtaking views of the majestic Teton Range. Whether gliding through snowy landscapes or admiring wildlife tracks, cross-country skiing is an unforgettable winter adventure. Check with Travel USA for more details.

Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Fort Laramie, Wyoming

Landmark destination preserving the legacy of a 19th-century military outpost and key stop on the Oregon Trail. This historical gem offers insight into the era of westward expansion, Native American relations, and the transformation of the American frontier. Visitors can explore well-preserved buildings, engage with interpretive programs, and gain a deeper understanding of the pivotal role Fort Laramie played in shaping the history of the American West.

Wildlife Spotting

Wyoming

Wildlife spotting in Wyoming is a thrilling pursuit, with diverse habitats offering encounters with iconic species. From the majestic bison herds of Yellowstone National Park to the elusive wolves and grizzly bears of the wilderness, the state is a haven for animal enthusiasts. Pronghorn antelope roam the expansive grasslands, while bald eagles soar over the rugged landscapes. Whether exploring national parks, forests, or remote wilderness areas, Wyoming offers unparalleled opportunities to observe and appreciate its rich biodiversity.

Kayaking at Grand Teton

Grand Teton Park, Wyoming

Kayaking in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, is an exhilarating adventure amid breathtaking mountain scenery. Paddlers can explore serene lakes such as Jackson Lake and Jenny Lake, offering stunning views of the iconic Teton Range. With crystal-clear waters and diverse wildlife, kayakers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the park's natural beauty while enjoying a peaceful escape on the water. It's an unforgettable experience that allows visitors to connect with nature in a unique and intimate way.

Attend a rodeo

Wyoming

The quintessential experience for anyone seeking to immerse themselves in the authentic spirit of the American West. Wyoming's rodeos, from the famous Cheyenne Frontier Days and Cody Stampede to smaller local events, offer a thrilling glimpse into cowboy culture with activities such as bull riding, barrel racing, and steer wrestling. These events capture the skill and bravery of the participants while providing a festive atmosphere filled with music, food, and crafts that celebrate Wyoming's heritage. Check with Travel USA for more details.

Snow King Cowboy Coaster

Jackson, Wyoming

The Cowboy Coaster at Snow King Mountain offers a unique mountain coaster experience - a ski-hill thrill ride ... without the skis! Riders ascend the mountain before racing down more than a kilometre of loops, curves and drops taking in Teton views like you've never seen them before. The coaster's sleds allow individual speed control, making the ride exciting for thrill-seekers or a gentler experience for those who wish to take in the picturesque views of the Teton Mountains at a slower pace - an adventure not to be missed.

Cheyenne Depot Museum

Cheyenne, Wyoming

A historic landmark that preserves the region's railroad heritage. Housed in a restored 19th-century train depot, the museum showcases exhibits and artefacts that highlight the significance of railroads in shaping the area's development. Visitors can explore locomotives, interactive displays, and learn about the pivotal role of trains in connecting communities and fostering economic growth in the American West. The museum offers a fascinating journey into the past of transportation and the Old West.

Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum

Rawlins, Wyoming

Offers a captivating glimpse into the state's criminal justice history. This former penitentiary, operational from 1901 to 1981, now houses exhibits showcasing prison life, notorious inmates, and the evolution of corrections. Guided tours lead visitors through cells, gallows, and eerie stories, providing a chilling perspective on the criminal justice system's past. The museum sheds light on societal changes while offering an intriguing exploration of law and order in the Old West.

Jackson Hole Ski Resort

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Nestled in the heart of Wyoming's Teton Mountains, Jackson Hole Ski Resort is renowned for its challenging terrain and breathtaking alpine vistas. A paradise for advanced skiers and snowboarders, it offers steep chutes, open bowls, and abundant powder. The resort's authentic Western atmosphere, coupled with its world-class amenities and stunning surroundings, make it a coveted destination for winter sports enthusiasts seeking exhilarating adventures on the slopes of Jackson Hole.

National Museum of Wildlife Art

Jackson, Wyoming

A captivating museum that showcases an exceptional collection of artworks celebrating nature and wildlife. With a diverse range of paintings, sculptures, and other artistic forms, the museum honours the beauty of the natural world and its inhabitants. Visitors can immerse themselves in both traditional and contemporary interpretations of wildlife through the lens of art, fostering a deeper appreciation for the environment and its creatures.

Bike Riding in Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole has more than 90 km of multi-use pathways that connect downtown Jackson to Grand Teton National Park - a wonderful way to explore the stunning scenery of the region. From leisurely scenic pathway rides to adrenaline-pumping mountain biking adventures, there are options for cyclists of all skill levels. There are several shops in the area that rent out a range of bikes from road bikes to mountain bikes and e-bikes. With numerous trails and routes to choose from an unforgettable biking experience awaits.

The National Elk Refuge

Jackson, Wyoming

A sanctuary dedicated to the preservation of elk and other wildlife. This expansive refuge provides crucial winter habitat for thousands of elk, as well as various bird species and other wildlife. It offers opportunities for visitors to observe these majestic animals up close through guided tours, photography, and educational programs. The refuge's stunning natural landscapes and diverse ecosystems make it a vital conservation area and a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.

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