Cheyenne, Wyoming is located in the southeastern part of the state and is Wyoming's state capital! Also the county seat of Laramie County, the city of Cheyenne has a population of around 60,000 people! Cheyenne is the northern end of the fast-growing Front Range Urban Corridor that stretches all the way down to Pueblo, Colorado. This region has a population of 4.3 million people as of the 2010 United States Census. It hasn't always been this populated, though. Like many cities in the northern plains, Cheyenne had its beginning when the Union Pacific Railroad came through the area in 1867. It was first referred to as the "Crow Creek Crossing," and the name of "Iron City" was even tossed around. Either way, the railroad publicized that Cheyenne was "one of the most important cities to be build between Omaha and California." Now with all the hustle and bustle, let's explore what this city has to offer and why it's so important!
The Cheyenne Depot Museum is a must see in Cheyenne! The building was first donated to the City of Cheyenne and Laramie County in 1993 and the building has since undergone various renovations. The first floor is home to the museum and a brewpub/restaurant, while the upper levels are offices. This unique museum showcases Cheyenne's early beginnings during the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. You can also view the Union Pacific Main Yard from the Depot! There are many things to do here; we definitely recommend you stop by!
Cheyenne Frontier Days is "The daddy of them all!" This festival features rodeos, wild-horse races, dancing, a saloon, a Native American Village, an old frontier town, a chuck wagon cook-off, a carnival, an air show and top-name entertainment. There even are several parades that include antique carriages and automobiles! It's coined "the daddy of them all," because cowboys compete for more than $1 million in cash and prizes, and are looking to make it to the ultimate competition in Las Vegas - the National Finals Rodeo. This festival is renowned across the state and brings in visitors from across the world. Some are there to witness the rodeos; others are there to see their favorite artist in concert. Either way, it truly is "the daddy of them all!"
This restaurant is a fan-favorite by many! Rib & Chop House is home to premium steaks, fresh seafood and award-winning baby back ribs. Originally founded in Bozeman, MT in 2001, Rib & Chop now has restaurants in 10 cities across Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and Utah (and oh do we like the Laramie one!). They commit to "Rocky Mountain Hospitality", a concept built on a casual atmosphere with great customer service and loyalty. They serve a range of dishes including Chicken Marsala, BBQ Shrimp, New York Strip Steak and Babyback Ribs. For those looking for something different, try one of their delicious salads! The friendly atmosphere and great food makes for the perfect dining experience!