Wyoming December 25, 2018
9 Things That Come To Everyone’s Mind When They Think Of Wyoming
Wyoming is unlike any other state, and it doesn’t take much to see that. We live a different lifestyle out here, disconnected from the rest of the country while still really making our mark. Here are a few of Wyoming’s signatures that have made an impression on everyone.
Our official nickname is "The Equality State", but most Wyomingites refer to their home as the Cowboy State. With so much open range, cattle farming is a way of life out here.
2. The Grand Tetons
Our stunning signature mountains were first made famous by Ansel Adams, and since then, they are among the most photographed in the world.
3. The Oregon Trail
Wyoming is home to several legendary Oregon Trail landmarks, like Fort Laramie, Independence Rock, and South Pass. The Emigrant Trails that helped settle the west were successful thanks to the geologic features and kind people of Wyoming.
4. Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone was the world's first National Park, and it is one of the most unbelievable places on earth. The bright colors of hot pots and springs, the breathtaking sight of geysers, the stunning beauty of the mountains... no place on earth can even come close.
We love looking at our bison... and we also love eating our bison. You'll find bison steak or a bison burger on nearly every menu in the state.
6. Native American History
Wyoming was the site of many of the most infamous Plains Wars, and some of the most triumphant Native American successes - like Chief Joseph's escape via Dead Indian Pass. Wyoming is home to the Wind River Reservation and you'll find museums and monuments to America's true founding fathers throughout the state.
There are dozens of places in Wyoming that are dedicated to wilderness and conservation, and many people think of Wyoming as the best place for hiking in the world. No need to go to Patagonia - this is all in your own backyard.
It snows here - a lot. Sometimes, the snow drifts higher than our rooftops! We're known for snow, and we're also known for making the best of it. We've got thousands of miles of snowmobile trails and some world class ski areas.
Oh, that Wyoming wind! While we curse it, we're secretly thankful for it. If this state had better weather, we'd surely lose it to tourists and outsiders. Wyoming's wind is its protection from development, and for that we are grateful.
What do you think of life out in the wild west? One thing is for sure – we’re truly lucky to live here. If you need any convincing, read
9 Privileges Wyomingites Have That The Rest Of The U.S. Doesn’t.