OT: Things to do in Cheyenne, WY

Submitted by BlockM on July 15th, 2010 at 8:42 AM

My brother and I are going to be in Cheyenne Wyoming for the day tomorrow with nothing to do. Anyone on here have any ideas/suggestions? Neither of us has been there before, and we're looking to kill time. I don't think we're planning on doing anything super active (hiking, etc.) unless there's something we really need to see.

Also, don't forget the bobblethon!

Comments

blueheron

July 15th, 2010 at 12:35 PM ^

It's been a long time, but I have fond memories of the experience.  I saw a bald eagle (for the first time) at close range on a Snake River raft trip.

I remember Cheney (a lesser light at the time) being mentioned as a high-profile visitor.  Jamie Lee Curtis, too.

Noahdb

July 15th, 2010 at 9:13 AM ^

Cheyenne is actually a pretty cool town. There is an Old West museum and the Nelson Museum of the West. Definitely go to the governor's mansion. The capital is nice and there is a nice statue and monument to the first female governor in the US. The railyard is pretty cool, if you like that sort of thing.

There all kinds of rodeo-related events. I have a friend in Gilette who competes in trials with her Border Collie. If they have something like that going on, DEFINITELY go see it. it's the coolest thing. Just remember not to cheer during the competition.

Search4Meaning

July 15th, 2010 at 10:23 AM ^

Going to climb Gannett Peak.

Good thing I've got that, because Pinedale looks like a happening place.  LoL

Enjoy Cheyenne!  

I will see how far Pinedale is from LaBarge.  Thanks for the info.

david from wyoming

July 15th, 2010 at 10:46 AM ^

BlockM

About 45 minutes west of Cheyenne, on I-80, there is some awesome hiking at vedeuwoo. The area is a mecca for rock climbing, cross country skiing and mounting biking, but the hiking is really really easy and simply beautiful.

http://www.southeastclimbing.com/images/l_041-29_vedauwoo.JPG

If you're interested, I can give you better directions and trail recommendations.

BlockM

July 15th, 2010 at 11:05 AM ^

If we're feeling particularly energized that sounds fantastic. I'm sure we can find our way around, but if you've got a favorite trail you can recommend, that would be great. Preferably something that wouldn't take more than a few hours at most. We're driving a bunch of high schoolers back to MI very early Saturday morning (or Friday night, not sure yet), so we'll need quite a bit of rest before that.

david from wyoming

July 15th, 2010 at 11:22 AM ^

The turtle rock loop is around 3 miles and mostly flat. I don't really find the city of Cheyenne that pretty of a city, and while there are things to do in the city, getting out of the city and talking a walk through the mountains is what every good Wyomingite dreams about.

Also, you can visit some of my field sites if you want. Woo, science!