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Cheyenne Wyoming: Frontier Days Rodeo, Cowboys, Bucking Broncos And in The Old West!

Updated on June 6, 2011

The Wonders of Cheyenne Wyoming

For anyone interested in a taste of true adventure in the wild west of America, then probably the closest you may come is by visiting the great state of Wyoming, and in particular Cheyenne Wyoming! This western state is vast and broad, and has some of the largest buffalo or bison herds in the U.S. Wyoming has the reputation of being the state with the lowest human population, in addition to being the home of Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park.

Yellowstone is huge, one of America’s largest parks and maybe the largest south of Alaska. It has many natural wonders including hot water springs and thermals, and geysers that continue to erupt day after day. The park has many large wild animals, including some very large buffalo herds that gather around the hot springs in the winter time to keep warm and to feed on the exposed grasses in the area. If you get a chance, then definitely place this park high on your to do list!

The Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in Cheyenne Wyoming...

One of the nicest cities in Wyoming is Cheyenne, located close to the southern border with Colorado. If you are looking for real cowboys, then this is the place to be! Cheyenne Wyoming has probably the best and biggest rodeo in North America called the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, which is held around July every year. It’s an extremely popular exhibition, and cowboys from all over will attend for the bull riding, calf roping, and other competitive events there. One of the crowd favorites is the wild horse competition, where teams will try and saddle a wild horse and then ride it around the track for the best time! This can be very crazy, with horses running the wrong way, cowboys getting bucked off, and other unplanned for happenings…

The Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo is probably the city’s claim to fame, and it’s what most visitors come here for. However, there are many things to see in this of historic nature in Cheyenne Wyoming, and it was a very rough and ready place in the 1800’s! Many famous gunslingers probably came through here on their way north or south, and probably gold miners also on their way in search of striking the big one. If you are in town for the Cheyenne Rodeo, there is also a big parade that is held in the streets of downtown and is fun for the whole family! Lots of horses and such, and of course you will have your local beauty queens and floats sponsored by various businesses or organizations in town.

Cheyenne Wyoming History and Weather...

The governmental Congress building is very interesting to go and see. You can walk inside and look at all the old paintings, desks, and hallways, and actually go visit the chambers for the congressmen where they meet when they are in session. Looking at all the old history of Wyoming and Cheyenne will really get you thinking about how life was like 150 years ago when there were no luxuries of today such as air conditioning, cars, washing machines, and the like. Horse and buggies were the rule, and a lot of time just the horse! Life was very different back in the days of the wild, Wild West in Cheyenne Wyoming.

One thing about this city is the weather, it can be nice enough in the middle of the summer, but when the seasons start to change the wind can whip down from the north with a fury! Wyoming is pretty high above sea level, and it’s actually higher than Denver Colorado. Not too many people realize that, but it’s not very mountainous like the Colorado area is. The Cheyenne Wyoming area tends to have more grassy plains at a high elevation, and so the winters can be brutal there. With nothing to block the effect of the wind, it just comes blowing through with plenty of force! You can have lots of winter fun in Cheyenne!

I hope this has given you a few ideas about Cheyenne Wyoming and some of the activities that you can do there. It’s really a great town, and just the right size if smaller is better for you. It’s one of those out of the way places that most people never think to visit, and I think it’s time to plan a visit. Believe me, you’ll love it!

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