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In Wyoming, it’s easy to trim dollars from your budget without trimming activities from your itinerary. So, to help you plan your wallet-friendly vacation to the Cowboy State, here are 50 fun and fabulous things to see and do in Wyoming.

1. Aladdin General Store

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Get a vivid look at living history at the Aladdin General Store in northeast Wyoming, which has been selling wares for more than a century.

2. Sundance

Soak up some Wild West spirit in Sundance, the town where The Sundance Kid, formerly Harry Longabaugh, received his famous nickname after being thrown in prison in for stealing horses.

3. Occidental Hotel

Occidental Hotel
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Stop by the Occidental Hotel in Buffalo and explore the Wild West artifacts displayed in the lobby.

4. Ice Skating

Join Sheridan Ice for free ice skating — and free skate rentals, too!

5. Sheridan Pathways

Walk, run or bike the Sheridan Pathways System. Seven miles of paved paths connect parks and open space to shopping, dining and more in the town of Sheridan.

6. Riverside Park

Relax along the Bighorn River in Worland’s Riverside Park.

7. Badlands Scenic Overlook Trail

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Walk the 1.5-mile interpretive Gooseberry Badlands Scenic Overlook Trail, 25 miles west of Worland, where otherworldly rock formations rise from the desert soil.

8. Legend Rock Petroglyph Historic Site

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Legend Rock Petroglyphs

Walk among prehistoric rock etchings at Legend Rock Petroglyph Historic Site (just getting there is an adventure).

9. Medicine Mountain

Take a short hike up Medicine Mountain, about 30 miles east of Lovell, to see the amazing and mysterious Medicine Wheel, an ancient arrangement of boulders in the shape of a wheel that measures 80 feet in diameter.

10. Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center

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Stop by the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center in Lovell and learn about the horses that run free in Wyoming.

11. Homesteader Museum

Learn about pioneer life in the unsettled West at the Homesteader Museum in Powell.

12. Old West Miniature Village and Museum

Get a 3D lesson in Wyoming’s frontier history with Tecumseh’s Old West Miniature Village & Museum in Cody, where dioramas made from thousands of miniatures tell the story.

13. Buffalo Bill Art Show

Attend one of Wyoming’s numerous free arts and crafts fairs, such as the annual Big West Arts Festival in Sheridan or the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody.

14. Jackson Hole Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center

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Learn all about Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area (without paying park entrance fees) at the Jackson Hole Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center.

15. Elk-antler Arches

Downtown Antler Arch Statue
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Downtown Antler Arch Statue

Pose for a prime photo-op under the famous elk-antler arches in downtown Jackson.

16. Art Galleries

Explore the numerous art galleries in downtown Jackson.

17. Grand Teton Music Festival

Join the Grand Teton Music Festival’s free Inside the Music concert series on Tuesdays in July.

18. Snow King Mountain

Climb Snow King Mountain in Jackson. It’s free, but the spectacular views are priceless.

19. National Elk Refuge Scenic Roads

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Take a leisurely drive along the roads in the National Elk Refuge, where thousands of elk migrate each winter.

20. Periodic Springs

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Take an easy hike to the Intermittent Spring near Afton, which runs for 18 minutes and then abruptly stops for another 18 (it’s one of only three such periodic springs in the world).

21. CCC Ponds

Visit the historic man-made CCC Ponds — which include ponds for beaver, frogs, ducks and fish — near Pinedale. An adjacent six-mile path provides opportunities for walking, biking and cross-country skiing.

22. Castle Gardens

Rock formation
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Castle Gardens

Explore one of Wyoming’s incredible prehistoric rock-art sites at Castle Gardens, near Riverton, where carvings in the sandstone are thought to date as far back as 1250 A.D.

23. Fossil County Frontier Museum

This small-town museum in Kemmerer is worth the stop. Check out mountain man, Native American and mining artifacts that bring history to life.

24. Sweetwater County Library

Get spooked at the Sweetwater County Library in Green River, which locals say is haunted by the spirits of those buried in the old cemetery underneath the building.

25. Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge

Water ways flowing through grassland
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Hike through Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge for the chance to spot 220 species of birds as well as bald eagles, trumpeter swans, moose, mule deer, white-tailed jackrabbits, coyotes, foxes and more.

26. White Mountain Petroglyphs

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Marvel at the White Mountain Petroglyphs in southwest Wyoming’s Red Desert. Located just outside of Rock Springs it’s worth the trip to see these remnants of the past.

27. Wild Horse Scenic Loop Tour

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Drive the Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop Tour, between Rock Springs and Green River.

28. Community Fine Arts Center

Visit the excellent gallery at the Community Fine Arts Center in Rock Springs, which houses works by Norman Rockwell, Grandma Moses and other important 20th-century artists.

29. Weidner Wildlife Exibhit

Explore the Weidner Wildlife Exhibit at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs.

30. Overland Trail

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Tour Point of Rocks Stage Station in southwest Wyoming, a key outpost on the historic Overland Trail.

31. Summer Concerts

Enjoy free summer concerts in downtown Rawlins’ Washington Park, every Thursday night beginning the third week of June through the second week of August.

32. Hobo Hot Springs

steam rising over hot springs pool
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Hobo Hot Springs Pool- Saratoga

At Saratoga’s historic Hobo Pool, have a soothing soak in the same waters where warring Native American tribes used to sit together in peace to enjoy the pool’s healing properties.

33. University of Wyoming Art Museum

Enjoy the collection of more than 7,000 works of art at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie.

34. American Heritage Center

Peruse the astounding collection of rare manuscripts, books and historical documents relating to the American West at the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center.

35. Wyoming Geological Museum

Meet “Big Al,” one of the most significant Allosaurus specimens ever found, at the University of Wyoming Geological Museum.

36. Independence Rock

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Read the signatures and inscriptions left by pioneers at Independence Rock, near Casper.

37. Ayers Natural Bridge

Stand under Ayers Natural Bridge, a 100-foot-long rock arch spanning LePrele Creek, near Douglas.

38. Jackalope Square

Jackalope statue in front of a building with a train engine behind it in Douglas, Wyoming.
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Jackalope statue and train engine in Douglas, Wyoming.

Head to Jackalope Square in downtown Douglas and get the lowdown on this mythical creature that roams Wyoming.

39. Oregon Trail Ruts

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Walk in the path of pioneer wagons at the Oregon Trail Ruts, near Guernsey, where the wheels gouged the sandstone as deep as four feet.

40. Governors’ Mansion

Tour the Historic Governors’ Mansion, built in 1904, in Cheyenne.

41. State Capitol Building

Wyoming State Capitol
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Wyoming State Capitol

Take a self-guided tour of the Wyoming State Capitol Building, a National Historic Landmark in Cheyenne.  (The Wyoming Capitol is currently closed for restoration. Learn more about this National Historic Landmark restoration project here.)

42. Cowgirls of the West Museum

Absorb the spirit of wild west women at the Cowgirls of the West Museum & Gift Shop in Cheyenne.

43. Wyoming State Museum

Learn about Wyoming’s history at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne.

44. Friday’s on the Plaza

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Catch free music at “Friday’s on the Plaza” in Cheyenne every Friday in the summer months.

See the work of Wyoming artists at Cheyenne’s Wyoming Arts Council Gallery.

46. Our Lady of Peace Shrine

Look up at the monumental, 180-ton Our Lady of Peace Shrine in Pine Bluffs.

47. Scenic Byways

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Drive along one of Wyoming’s amazing Scenic Byways and Backways.

48. Free Fishing Day

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Fish for free on Wyoming’s Free Fishing Day, when a fishing license is not required.

49. December Festivities

Celebrate the holidays by attending one of the state’s many December parades and celebrations.

50. Farmers Markets

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Stroll among the fresh produce, crafts and more at one of the many welcoming farmers markets across Wyoming.

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