Cheyenne, the State Capital, is located in Laramie County County and is the county seat. It lies in the state's southeastern corner along Interstate 80, near Francis E. Warren Air Force Base.
In 1867 Cheyenne got its start when the Union Pacific Railroad arrived on its march to the west coast. The townsite was surveyed by General Grenville Dodge and named after a local Indian Nation. Settlement was so swift that the town earned the nickname Magic City of the Plains.
Today Cheyenne, population 55,608, is a political, economic and cultural center of the northern plains. The city's largest employment sectors are government, trade and the service industry.
A famous annual event is July's Cheyenne Frontier Days with rodeo competition, tours through authentic Wild Horse Gulch, featuring costumed townspeople; and Indian Village, celebrating Native American culture. A museum displays the event's long history.
Cheyenne is part of the Cheyenne, Wyoming metro area.
Art BP Photography |
Education Kennedy-Western University |
History Wyoming State Museum |
Public Libraries Mt Sinai Judaica Library |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Windy Hills Guest House |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Carl and Sandee Wamboldt REALTORS | Express Realty | Prudential Real Estate | Tom Romero, TD Real Estate L.L.C. |
Transportation Amtrak |
Wildlife Viewing Tristate Veterinary Clinic |
Cheyenne Wyoming 82001
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Winter Park Alpine Artaffair Winter Park CO July20-21 Featuring Fine Arts & Fine Crafts,
Jewelry, Photography, Metalwork, Mixed Media,
Pottery, Painting, Glass, Wood, Fiber and More.
Lafayette Peach Festival Lafayette CO August17 500 fresh peach pies and individual servings of peach cobbler while supplies last, are available for sale at Festival Plaza and in front of the Main Stage near Lafayette Florist.
Scottish/Irish Highland Festival Estes Park CO September5-8 The Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival has grown from four families on a Saturday afternoon to one of the most prestigious Celtic Festivals in North America.The world renowned festival has hosted world champion pipe bands, jousting, clogging competitions, dog shows featuring breeds of the British Isles, battle dioramas from famous events such as Waterloo, Scottish and Irish dance festivals, and oodles more.
Great American Beer Festival Denver CO October10-12 Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in the format of a public tasting event plus a private competition.
Denver International Wine Festival Denver CO November6-9 The Annual Denver International Wine Festival has become the premier International wine and food festival in the Rocky Mountains!