Wyoming May 20, 2017
The 10 Very Best Day Trips You Can Possibly Take In Wyoming
A “day trip” is a trip which takes the majority of the day. Unfortunately, depending on where you live in Wyoming, a trip down to the grocery store could technically be a “day trip.” So we’re going to be using the term a bit more loosely here, but all of the attractions and trips below are definitely worth the time required. Without much further ado, here are the 10 very best day trips you can possibly take in Wyoming.
Cheyenne is home to a variety of notable attractions. The city has an impressive collection of restaurants for its size, our historic Train Depot, the famous "big boots," and even a few museums. Regardless of what activities you’re in to you’re going to find something fun to do here.
2. Fort Laramie National Historic Site
Originally a 19th century fur trading fort, and then the largest military post on the northern plains, the Fort Laramie Historical site is a must-see for any serious history buff. The location offers a compelling look at the life of 19th century soldiers, and helps to fill in the story of how the west was really won.
There’s so much to do in Yellowstone that it can be overwhelming. If you happen to stop in be sure to check out the Grand Prismatic Spring and Old Faithful.
4. Hot Springs State Park
Home to the world’s largest mineral hot spring, Hot Springs State Park is the perfect getaway for anyone who wants a unique outing. The water in the bathhouse near the springs is said to have healing properties, reportedly soothing various aches and pains.
5. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West visitors can see artifacts from the life of Buffalo Bill Cody, an American soldier turned folklore hero.
6. Casper National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
Casper’s National Historic Trails Interpretive Center seeks to recreate the experiences of the pioneers during their trek across the country. The museum is a cool way to get a new perspective on the history of our state, and the effect we had on those who passed through.
7. Devils Tower National Monument
Aside from being one of Wyoming’s most unique geological features, the Devils Tower Monument is home to more than 8 miles of nature trails which visitors can hike to their heart’s content.
8. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
One of the more scenic areas in Wyoming, the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is perfect for any nature lover. In addition to its cliffs, the area is also home to a variety of outdoor (and family friendly) activities.
9. Wind River Heritage Center
The Wind River Heritage Center features 40 mounts from the collection of Jake Korell (a noted Wyoming trapper) as well as a variety of antique farming equipment.
10. The National Museum of Wildlife Art
A Wyoming treasure located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the National Museum of Wildlife Art contains art concerning our country’s wildlife. It also features more than just paintings, with the museum’s Sculpture Trail being one of its highest regarded attractions.
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