There are plenty of landmarks, museums, things to do in Cheyenne when you are not at Cheyenne Frontier Days.

Our first installment centers on things to do in Cheyenne, when not at CFD:

Open year round, the Old West Museum focuses on the history of the Cheyenne Frontier Days, the "world's largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration," but also includes a rich collection of western artifacts and exhibits that highlight the cultural history of the region.

Built around the railroad, mining, and cattle ranching, Cheyenne thrived during its early decades, both before and after becoming a state in 1890. The city's historic downtown reflects this colorful past in its grand hotels, stately business buildings, and lavish homes.

The exhibits and collections at the Wyoming State Museum feature both the natural and human history of the state and the Rocky Mountain region. During your visit you'll learn about the land and people of Wyoming, with exhibits covering everything from dinosaur fossils discovered in the state to pioneer-era trails to Wyoming's transition from territory to statehood

Cheyenne grew with the coming of the railroad and played an important role in the opening of the American West to settlement and development. The magnificent Richardsonian-Romanesque-sytle Cheyenne Depot, opened to serve Union Pacific Railroad operations in 1887, is now preserved as a National Historic Landmark

Completed in 1890, the same year Wyoming became a state, the Wyoming State Capitol Building is constructed of locally-quarried stone in a grand classical style. The building is open for self-guided tours on weekdays; group and/or guided tours require advance arrangements.

Over the next few weeks we will be sharing the best of Cheyenne Frontier Days, your favorite things to do, what you like to eat, the rides, the concerts, the rodeo and more.