Local Attractions - Cheyenne

Terry Bison Ranch
Terry Bison Ranch consists of nearly 30,000 acres of rolling hills and lush grasslands, and more than 2,300 grazing bison. A motorized bison tour via train allows visitors to feel right in the middle of the herd. Other features include the Sunday lunch train, horseback riding, Kid Corral, ATV tours, fishing and a Trading Post. The ranch is also home to The Senator’s Restaurant and Brass Buffalo Saloon, a full-service old-West restaurant and saloon. 

Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
Come experience the dazzling variety of award-winning, curated displays of plants, shrubs, and trees from around the world in the brand new Grand Conservatory, enjoy family-friendly activities in the Paul Smith Children’s Village, or take a walk through the community vegetable garden and greenhouse.

The Gardens are also home to Engine 1242, the oldest train engine in Wyoming. The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens are open year-round and is free to the public.

Wyoming State Capitol
A National Historic Landmark, the Wyoming State Capitol Building is a dominant structure in the Cheyenne skyline. Historically, it is one of the most important buildings in the state (its cornerstone was laid in 1887).  The Wyoming State Museum, across the street, houses artifacts and collections showcasing Wyoming’s history. 

Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley
For a fully narrated historic tour of Cheyenne, jump on board the Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley. The trolley operates from May through the end of September. Ghost tours are offered in October and Christmas Lights tours in December.

Cheyenne Depot & Depot Museum
The Cheyenne Depot, formerly known as the Union Pacific Depot, was built from 1886 to 1887. Known as one of the most beautiful railroad stations in North America, it is one of the last of the grand 19th century depots remaining from the transcontinental railroad. Today, the Cheyenne Depot is home to the Cheyenne Visitor Center, a restaurant, and the Cheyenne Depot Museum. 

Curt Gowdy State Park & Vedauwoo Recreation Area
Curt Gowdy State Park lies among the picturesque foothills of the Laramie Mountains. The area features granite towers, rocky soils and timbered slopes. Two small reservoirs form the heart of Curt Gowdy State Park. Granite Reservoir, the larger of the two, is an excellent base for water sports as well as rainbow trout and kokanee salmon fishing. 

Big Boy Steam Engine
Even in retirement, Old Number 4004 remains an imposing sight. Visitors can see Big Boy, the world’s largest steam locomotive, year-round in Holliday Park. Big Boy is one of eight such remaining locomotives on display in the U.S.

Bit-O-Wyo Ranch Horse Barn Dinner Show & Trail Rides
A one-of-a-kind Western experience waits at the Bit-O-Wyo Ranch during the summer months. Daily offerings include scenic trail rides escorted by the ranch’s experienced wranglers. Friday and Saturday evenings bring a Horse Barn Cowboy Dinner Show featuring the Bit-O-Wyo Blue Water Cowboy Band and the Bit-O-Wyo Horses.

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