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Dust off your Stetson and spurs and high-tail it to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where the Wild West lives on in dimly lit museums and historic halls. Discover local wildlife in the colorful landscape of carefully planted gardens, and take a step back in time as you admire old-fashioned colonial architecture in beautiful plazas and downtown streets. Cheyenne might be modern, but you wouldn’t think so to look at it. Its quiet streets, fronted by independent butchers and coffee houses, maintains a historic air, and popular museums are crowded with memorabilia that links the town to its cowboy past.

Things to see

The Wild West is gone by not forgotten in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, a fabulous reminder of America’s herdsman era. Cowboys and Indians, rodeo clowns, and ancient, dusty wagons that once rolled bumpy trails are all on view here. You’ll take a step back in time as you wander through its dimly lit galleries, marveling at tribal artwork, a collection of western carriages, and chronicled tales of hardy pioneers. At the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, the collections are much more concerned with the living and present. With a strong focus on both beauty and sustainability, this verdant patch of land has painstakingly recreated 27 different landscape types, showcasing the remarkable plants that thrive in each one. After you pass through the steamy glasshouse, admiring the vivid tropical plants on display, head to the Paul Smith Children’s Village, a hands-on learning environment where daily activities are organized for the whole family to enjoy. Behind the sandy façade of the Wyoming State Museum an impressive number of collections show off the earliest moments of this unique landscape, from the days of the rampaging dinosaurs, to the arrival of the settlers. Take a trip to the History Room for an interactive transformation into a cowboy or regimental soldier.

Hotels in Cheyenne

Phlegmatic and unperturbed, Cheyenne is a working-class environment popular for its unique history and friendly appeal. Most hotels in Cheyenne are modest affairs, typically in the 2 to 3 star region and without expensive trappings or lavish decor. They’re easy to find along the Lincoln Highway, from historic converted colonial townhomes, to modern motels and ancient guesthouses. Guestrooms are generally stylish though, retaining that early town charm. Typically, they feature comfortable queen sized beds, relaxing seating areas, and televisions with satellite or cable channels. Those with restaurants and bars have stuck to a Wild West theme, with wood interiors, saloon-style seating, and low lighting to create a cozy feel.

Where to stay

Hotels in Cheyenne don’t stray much off the main highway as it cuts through town, but there are a few places to stay on Canam Highway heading northwards. The main streets and the Lincoln Highway ooze with charm. Their frescoed townhouses mixed with modern office blocks, popular fashion stores sitting behind rows of window fronts, and a landscaped plaza at the heart of town where annual events, public parades, and afternoon markets take place.

How to get to Cheyenne

Denver International Airport might be in a different state, but it’s still the closest arrivals terminal to Cheyenne Wyoming. Onward travel from here is easiest by Greyhound bus. If you prefer to travel by rail you’ll find the train service doesn’t lead into Wyoming, leaving you catching a bus for part of the journey anyway. If you’re able to drive, taking a hire car gives you the chance to enjoy the sights of the Rocky Mountain National Park as you pass it on your left, although once you’re in the tiny town of Cheyenne you won’t need any transport at all – It’s so tightly packed you can walk almost anywhere in an hour or so.