Want to travel to the least populated state in the United States of America? Despite its vast land area, if you are looking for somewhere less crowded, Wyoming could be the next travel destination for you! Fun fact: Did you know that Wyoming gained the nickname “Equality State” because they were the first state to allow women to vote and serve to the public? So, pack up your bags and get ready for an adventure! Here are the 17 best things to do in Wyoming:
1. Visit the Yellow Stone National Park
This famous landmark in Wyoming is the world’s pioneer national park. Maximize your wilderness experience while you are here! The best way to enjoy your visit to the Yellow Stone National Park is to drive around or follow the hiking trails for your full immersion for the ecosystem within the park.
2. Go Skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
This mountain resort is a must-visit, especially during winter time! You get your “best skiing” experience at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. There are also other activities you can try like other mountain sports and watch outdoor concerts.
3. Dip Into the Warm Waters of Hot Springs State Park
Feeling stressed and need to relax? Fret not because you can visit Got Springs State Park. You can dip into the warm waters of their indoor bathhouses or feel nature at its finest why simply soaking yourself into the outdoor pools. There are also a lot of activities in store for you here like hiking and visiting the gardens.
4. Daydream at Grand Teton National Park
Imagine going to a place with a majestic landscape. Yes, that’s what you are going to see when you go to Grand Teton National Park. It is a perfect match for everything you’d want in a view: a colorful sky, mountains, forest, lake, and flowers. With a view like that, you could tell yourself “What a beautiful world we live in.” Indulge yourself with outdoor activities such as horseback riding and hiking while at this park.
5. Have Fun at Frontier Days Rodeo
Did you know that Wyoming is a place known for cowboys? You can experience wild west life here and join Frontier Days Rodeo in the capital of Wyoming, Cheyenne. It is held annually for around 10 days which happens every late July. See rodeo exhibits and other fun-filled activities.
6. Embrace History at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
There are five museums within this center and they are all significant factors of American history.
Here are the museums that you can visit:
- Buffalo Bill Museum
- Cody Fire Arms Museum
- Draper Museum of Natural History
- Plains Indian Museum
- Whitney Gallery of Western Art
7. Learn More About Wyoming at National Historic Trails Interpretative Center
Do you want to know how first Wyoming settlers lived? Visit the National Historic Trails Interpretative Center to see interactive dioramas that represent the history and lives of Wyoming people.
8. Catch Some Outdoor Fun at Flaming Gorge Reservoir
With its color, striking-in-red sandstone cliffs, you wouldn’t miss your chance to capture this breathtaking view of the Flaming Gorge. It’s best to tag along with your family and friends here since there are a lot of group activities to enjoy such as kayaking, rafting, fishing, boating, camping, and swimming.
9. Explore Fort Laramie National Historic Site
Fort Laramie was once a significant military post during the Indian War. Today, you can go there are watch a presentation discussing its history and see artifacts during the war era. You can also engage in walking tours to see the site in full view.
10. Visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art
In every state in the United States of America, there is always a museum that you need to see. When in Wyoming, you should go to the National Museum of Wildlife Art. It has over 5,000 collections in different forms like paintings, artifacts, and sculptures involving wildlife.
11. Hike to the Devil’s Tower
This igneous rock is standing up around 1,200 feet tall. You can enjoy your visit here on all seasons but during springtime, it makes the tower aesthetically pleasing as flowers bloom around the area. Visitors are invited to go on rock climbing during certain seasons as well as hiking.
12. Drop by Historic Occidental Hotel Museum
Imagine stepping-in a hotel that will give you a glimpse of history? What a cool opportunity, right? This hotel museum was created during the 1800s and restored in the late 1990s. Visitors can drink spirits, enjoy dinners and stay in the rooms there.
13. Get the Best Snow Experience at Grand Targhee Ski Resort
A ski resort that you can enjoy both in winter and summer? Sounds sweet right? People of all ages can enjoy skiing during the winter while getting their full-snow experience. For summertime, visitors can attend music festivals and play golf there.
14. Learn More About Dinosaurs at Wyoming Dinosaur Center
Did you know that this Dinosaur Center in Wyoming is the only museum in the world where the actual excavation site is nearby? Here, you will learn a lot from their educational exhibitions and find around 30 dinosaur skeletons.
15. Have a Thrilling Adventure at Snow King Mountain
You can never get enough of snow at Snow King Mountain. Take your family and friends here for a chillin’ good time!
16. Discover Wyoming State Capitol Complex
While State Capitols are common for each state, it’s still a must-go to place if you want to know more about its history and government process. In Wyoming, you will get to see these places at the complex:
- State Capitol
- State Museum
- The Governor’s Mansion
- Supreme Court
- State Legislature
17. Bring Out Your Adventurous Side at Wind River Range
Are you a backpacker looking for tranquility? Well, you should consider going to the Wind River Range for an awesome experience! This mountain range is beautifully crafted by the heavens which are absolutely stunning so be sure to take a photo of it. It is highly suggested to visit there during the late summer so there won’t be too many bugs bothering you especially if you want to go on camping.
When in Wyoming, what is your favorite thing to do?
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