Cheyenne, Wyoming - PEDS 660 P

The City of Cheyenne

Not only is Cheyenne the capital of Wyoming, it is the Rodeo and Railroad Capital. Cheyenne has many western attractions and events and a rich railroad, military, and ranching history. It covers a land area of 21.1 square miles and is at an elevation of 6000 feet. The population is around 56,000. Cheyenne is close to the Colorado and Nebraska borders. The north-south Interstate 25 intersects with the east-west Interstate 80. FE Warren Air Force Base, home to the Minute Man Missile, is located here.


All the usual fast food restaurants are available. Applebees, Red Lobster, Outback, Chilis, Perkins, IHOP, Snake River Grill, and many local restaurants are available.


Exercise facilities nearby, membership at UMC Health and Fitness is provided, transportation is needed. There is a municipal pool. The Greenway is 14 miles long, travels through the city and is great for walking, running, biking or skating.

Coffee Shops

Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, Rosie's


Target, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Sam's Club, Ross, TJ Max, Circuit City, Office Depot, Office Max, Sears, JCPenney, Dillards, Hobby Lobby, Sierra Trading Post, downtown shops.

Recreational Activities in or around Cheyenne

Skiing/Snowboarding, Hunting, Hiking, Camping, Biking, Movies, Fishing, Bicycling, Tennis, Golf, Horseback, Riding

Things to Do and Sights to See

Vedawoo Rock Formation
Cheyenne Symphony
Wyoming State Museum
Cheyenne Little Theatre
Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Old West Museum
Cheyenne Frontier Days (last week in July)
Greek Festival (September)
Big Boy Steam Engine
Terry Bison Ranch
Old Fashioned Melodrama (July and August)
Cheyenne Big Boots
Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
Laramie County Fair (August)
Historic Governorís Mansion
Historic Lakeview Cemetery
Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo (October)
Cheyenne Gunslingers
Pine Bluffs Friday Night Rodeos (May-August)
Engine 1242
Cheyenne Farmers Market (August and September)
Lions Park Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley (May-September)