5 Things You Must Do in Cheyenne
Founded in the times of westward expansion and populated quickly with the building of the Union Pacific Railroad, the city of Cheyenne is firmly rooted in the spirit of the pioneers and the old west.
1. Visit the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum & Store. Enjoy a trip through the history of the old west and pioneer days in Cheyenne. This museum features the largest collection of horse drawn wagons and carriages in the United States.
2. Take in Cheyenne Frontier Days. For ten days in July the old west is alive in Cheyenne as residents enjoy rodeo, wild west shows, music concerts and comedy acts as well as a fair with games, rides and food. The festival has been a Cheyenne tradition since 1897.
3. Stroll through Cheyenne Botanical Gardens. Remarkable gardens have been presented with three presidential awards. The gardens are tended by a volunteer force of seniors, youth and disabled workers. Also check out the solar powered and heated conservatory.
4. Search for Cheyenne Big Boots. These eight-foot tall cowboy boots painted by local artists are located all over the city. Each boot depicts a piece of the city's history.
5. Check out the Big Boy Steam Engine. Located in Holliday Park, this imposing steam engine was once used to pull trains weighing up to 3600 tons over the steep hills between Cheyenne and Utah. It is one of only eight steam engines of its type left in the country.