Wyoming January 02, 2019
Here Are The 9 Best Places In Wyoming To Visit On A Long Weekend
There’s so much to see in Wyoming that it often takes a long weekend to really explore each of our small towns. If you’re looking to get away this year, plan a trip to any of these destinations that are sure to keep you occupied for days.
1. Visit The Railroad Capital of America in Cheyenne.
For well over 100 years, Cheyenne was the most important railroad city in America. The
Union Pacific Depot was one of the grandest stations ever built
, and to this day, America's Railroad Capital is a fascinating place to visit. Stop by the Roundhouse, see the Merci Train, and take a train tour of the Terry Bison ranch while you're in town.
2. Visit the Fremont County Ghost Towns.
Fremont County is full of ghost towns, like Hamilton, pictured above. Each of these towns were once bustling centers of commerce and mining activity, and today, they're shells of their past selves.
Read more about these eerie, abandoned towns here
3. See the world's largest mineral hot springs in Thermopolis.
4. Spend a long weekend tracking down the best prime rib.
Wyoming is known for grilling up the best steaks, and our prime rib is world famous. Visit a few of the restaurants that helped earn that reputation on this
Prime Rib Road Trip through Wyoming
5. Hike in the Tetons - and take the Delta Lake Trail.
Delta Lake Trail
is one of the more challenging day hikes in Grand Teton National Park, but you should make it a point to make the trek. Spend a long weekend wandering around one of our nation's most beautiful preserved parks, visit Jenny Lake, dine at the Signal Mountain Lodge, and then challenge yourself with this hike before you leave.
6. Get off the grid at Sinks Canyon State Park.
Sinks Canyon State Park is great for camping year-round. This remote Wyoming park is the perfect place for a long weekend getaway off the grid. If you're worried about the weather, rent
one of the climate controlled Yurts
and you'll have the most comfortable wilderness stay of your life.
7. Getaway to charming Green River.
Green River is an underrated town in Wyoming that's worth a visit! Not only can you see the Flaming Gorge and wild horse of Pilot Butte, but the town itself is home to great little restaurants and a fascinating Sweetwater County Museum.
See what Green River has to show you, here
8. Explore all that Guernsey State Park has to show off.
9. Step back in time to the Wild West in the town of Cody.
Cody, Wyoming was founded to be a cowboy's paradise, and
not much has changed in 120 years
! Visit the famous Irma Hotel, tour Buffalo Bill's Center of the West, take a trolley tour of town, and stuff your face at the dozens of mom-and-pop restaurants for a great weekend getaway.
What’s your go-to Wyoming getaway? Tell us in the comments below!