Wyoming boasts world-famous national parks, endless nature and outdoor adventures, and, because of its beauty alone, it just might be the most underrated state in America.
The Cowboy State has so much to offer, and it provides opportunity after opportunity to get out, explore the wilderness, and disconnect from the daily “grind.” With that said, if you’re thinking about booking a trip to Wyoming or looking for something fun to do on the weekend, here are three recommendations.
Explore Two World-Famous National Parks
Wyoming is home to two world-famous national parks: Yellowstone and Grand Teton.
Yellowstone National Park
The more well-known of the two, Yellowstone National Park sits atop of a volcanic hot spot and features canyons, mountains, forests, lakes, and perhaps the most famous geyser in North America, Old Faithful.
Needless to say, you’re going to want your phone locked and loaded for picture-taking. If your smartphone needs to be updated, fixed, or you need a new one altogether, then you can visit one of the many AT&T stores in Wyoming, especially with Grand Teton coming up next…
Grand Teton National Park
During your visit, you can explore over 200 miles of trail at Grand Teton National Park. Or you can float along the Snake River. The mountains, lakes, alpine terrain, and wildlife are just some of the aspects that make Grand Teton a must-visit. While the mountains provide the perfect opportunity to take profile-worthy pictures, Grand Teton also welcomes fishing, hiking, tours, boating, and endless exploring.
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne Frontier Days takes place in the summer, and you won’t regret planning your trip accordingly to make the mega-event. It’s been held annually in Cheyenne, Wyoming since 1897 and is commonly referred to as the “World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo and Western Celebration.”
If you’re still on the fence, then maybe this will do the trick (via the Cheyenne Frontier Days website):
“It’s the sounds, the lights, the competition or the experience of a lifetime. Everyone comes for a different reason but leaves a modern cowboy. Bringing western culture to your life with Championship Bull Riding, an unforgettable night show and an overall event you are not soon to forget.”
Get a Taste of the Wild West
Cody, Wyoming is known as the Rodeo Capital of the World and it will also give you a taste of the wild west. After all, Cody was founded by William Frederick Cody, perhaps better known as showman Buffalo Bill. As a result, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, which has five museums, resides in Cody and is a day trip of its own.
Nearby is Old Trail Town, which is a collection of Western buildings that portray a frontier town. Old Trail Town is frozen in the Frontier West days and allows you to, in a sense, go back in time, as “Old Trail Town preserves the lifestyle and history of the Frontier West through a rare collection of authentic structures and furnishings.” The experience is fun for the entire family, or a group of friends.
Wyoming is rich in nature, history, wildlife, and out-of-this-world-surreal landscape. This state provides something for everyone and is ideal for a family adventure or a solo trip of reflection and being one with nature.
While there are many fun things to do in Wyoming, we recommend the three above every time.