Do you love nature, wide open spaces, rodeos, and railroad history?
Cheyenne, Wyoming has all of that (and more). There are things here for the whole family, whether you’re moving here or just visiting.
Ready to find out what to put on your agenda? Read below.
1. The Paul Smith Children’s Village at the Botanic Gardens
If you’re heading to the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, be sure to take the kids. The Paul Smith Children’s Village is a treat for kids and adults alike.
This magical area features ponds for wading in and a secret garden with a puppet theater. This children’s garden has three different growing environments and is all hands-on. Kids can get into the pond or listen to scheduled storytimes. There’s a water pump they can learn about and a learning module about solar panels.
This outdoor area is an ideal place for imaginative play! It’s a good half day activity for the young ones.
2. Bit-O-Wyo Ranch
If you’re looking for a different kind of adventure, schedule some time at this family-friendly horse ranch. Go on trail rides, enjoy a cowboy campfire, and even stay overnight, in one of the cabins.
Experience the cowboy or ranch-hand life, catch a view of the valleys and creeks, or view a Wyoming sunset like no other. Kids can learn how much work goes into taking care of animals, maybe even help groom some horses before they ride them.
Don’t forget to pack the cowboy boots, jeans, and hat for this adventure.
3. Cowgirls of the West Museum & Emporium
The Cowgirls of the West Museum showcases the heritage of the remarkable women and the vital role they played in settling the West. Learn about the struggles of these pioneer women and discover the chores of their daily life on ranches and homesteads back when the West was settled.
This museum in historic downtown Cheyenne is dedicated to the history and legends of pioneering Western women. See antiques, artifacts, saddles, and more, plus learn about notable women from Cheyenne and beyond.
4. Wyoming State Museum
Stop by the Wyoming State Museum for a look at Wyoming’s incredible past.
See Wyoming’s early timeline as well as artifacts and collections from dinosaurs to bison, from to Native American culture to the transcontinental railroad.
Exhibits also include the geology, archaeology, wildlife and energy-related history of Wyoming. Young visitors will enjoy the numerous hands-on activities that help them explore.
5. The Terry Bison Ranch
If your kids like the idea of Bison/Buffalo, then you’ll enjoy this attraction. Travel by train, on a narrated tour deep into the ranch to the middle of a bison herd. Bring your camera to take pictures of the ostriches, camels, and other farm animals along the route to the bison.
Or, take a horseback ride on an hourlong guided tour of the ranch. Little ones 2-8 can ride the ponies and earn their Cowgirl or Cowboy Certificate!
Heading to Cheyenne, Wyoming
Cheyenne is a historic town full of fun things to do.
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