Area Attractions

Things to see and do around Cheyenne

Curt Gowdy State Park: 25 minutes west of Cheyenne. Fish, mountain bike, camp and hike on a great trail system. Click here for trail map. Discover the famous Hidden Waterfall trail (view video).

Frontier Days Old West Museum: A five-​​minute walk from the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

Vedauwoo area 28 minutes west of Cheyenne

Vedauwoos! Hike, rock climb, cross-​​country ski, mountain bike, fish and explore the beautiful Vedauwoo area in the Medicine Bow National Forest just 30 minutes west.

Wyoming State Museum: Wonderful ever-​​changing collections – free admission!

Historic Governor’s Mansion: Located in Cheyenne

Nelson Museum of the West: Downtown Cheyenne

Cheyenne Depot Museum: Historic interpretation of the railroads

Cheyenne Frontier DaysTen days of music, rodeo, carnival, parades and more.

Visit Cheyenne: Comprehensive guide to attractions, accommodations and restaurants.

Fort Laramie National Historic Site: Established as a private fur trading fort in 1834, it evolved into the largest and best known military post on the Northern Plains This “grand old post” witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America’s western expansion and Indian resistance to encroachment on their territories.

Cheyenne as described in Wikipedia

Wyoming tourism guide

Medicine Bow’s Snowy Range: 1.5 hours west of Cheyenne, skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, camping in an alpine paradise. Always snowballs in summer!

Snowy Range west of Cheyenne

 Visit other regional Public Botanic Gardens

Denver, CO: Denver Botanic Gardens

Fort Collins, CO: Gardens at Spring Creek

Littleton, CO: Hudson Gardens

Vail Colorado: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Steamboat Springs, CO: Yampa River Botanic Park

Grand Junction, CO: Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

Montrose, CO: Montrose Botanical Gardens