Wyoming has everything from open grasslands to the spectacular scenery of the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. Visit the Shoshone National Forest or the Eastern Great Plains. No matter where you go, this large state is beautiful and breathtaking.
In addition to Wyoming’s beautiful scenery, the state allows you to explore history dating back to prehistoric roaming tribes almost 12,000 years ago. From the nomadic Indians to the days of the Old West, Wyoming provides a rich experience of scenic trails, military forts, and several ghost towns that dot the landscape.
Travel the path of historic miners, cowboys, and frontier pioneers as you explore the state’s natural wonders, view its abundant wildlife, and visit its many national forests and state parks.
Enjoy your travels in Wyoming, and welcome to the Cowboy State.
Kathy R. Weiser-Alexander
Wyoming Flag – A bison on a blue field bordered in white and red. The state seal is branded on the bison. The woman represents the state motto, “Equal Rights,” and the two men represent cattle ranchers and miners. The words “Livestock,” “Mines,” “Grains,” and “Oil” represent Wyoming’s wealth. The eagle and shield show support for the United States. The dates 1869 and 1890 tell when Wyoming was organized as a territory of the United States and when it became a state.
Arapaho – Great Buffalo Hunters of the Plains
Atlantic City – Booming & Busting For More Than A Century
Bighorn Medicine Wheel in Lovell
Bill Booth – A Notorious Slayer in Wyoming
The Bozeman Trail – A Violent Path to the Gold Fields
Adventures on the Bozeman Trail
Buffalo Bill Cody – Trapper, Trader, and American Frontiersman
Cattle Kate – Mystery of a Lynching
Deep Rut Hill and the Guernsey State Park
Discovery of the Rocky Mountains
Fort Bridger State Historic Site
Fort Fetterman – Headquartering the Black Hills Campaign
Fort Laramie – Crossroads to the West
Fort Phil Kearney – Lost to the Indians
The Grattan Fight – Beginning the Indian Wars on the Northern Plains
Haunted Ivy House Inn in Casper, Wyoming
Historic & Haunted Sheridan Inn
Historic Plains Hotel in Cheyenne
Hole-In-The-Wall – Outlaw Hideout
Indian War Battles, Skirmishes & Massacres in Wyoming
Jackson Hole Valley at the Base of the Tetons
James Averell – Unjustly Hanged
Jim Moore – Notable Pony Express Rider & Rancher
Miners Delight – Tumbling in the Forest
Nez Perce National Historic Trail
Oregon Trail – Pathway to the West
The Oregon-California Trail Across Wyoming
Pony Express – Fasted Mail Across the West
The Death Ship of the Platte River
Jackalopes in Wyoming – Myth or Reality?
Little People of Wyoming & the Pedro Mountain Mummy
Monument to a Prostitute in Lusk
Outlaw Big Nose George Becomes a Pair of Shoes
Register Cliff – Historic Guestbook on the Plains
Riot in Rock Springs Leads to Massacre
Tom Horn – Wyoming Killer for Hire
The Shoshone – Continuing the Traditions of Their Ancestors
South Pass – Gateway to the West
South Pass City – An Authentic Ghost Town
Wyoming Credits & Contributors
© Kathy Alexander/Legends of America, updated January 2023.