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8 Best Spots for a Wyoming Elopement

There are many, many reasons to get married in Wyoming, for both locals and visitors. For starters, there are the rugged mountain landscapes, wide-open skies, alpine lakes, wildlife galore, blankets of wildflowers, and h...

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Breaking the Cowboy Stereotype: Q & A With Ivan McClellan

Ivan McClellan’s Eight Seconds: Black Cowboys gallery About Ivan McClellan I am a husband, father and photojournalist living in Portland, Oregon. I grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. We lived on 5 acres of land in the mid...

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Learn about Cultures Past & Present at these Native American Sites

Native American culture has long been engrained in Wyoming and remains an important part of the state’s makeup. Many Plains Indian tribes, including the Arapaho, Arikara, Bannock, Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Crow, Gros Ventre...

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Wyoming Ghost Towns You Need to Explore

During the 1800s, the pioneering spirit was alive and well. Thousands of farmers and their families made the six-month trek along the Oregon Trail, and prospectors ventured out West in hopes of striking it rich. While ...

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How to Support Local Businesses & Communities While Traveling in Wyoming

Tourism is the bread and butter for many Wyoming communities. The summer travel season is particularly important after the recent downturn in the energy industry and the COVID-19 pandemic have taken a toll on Wyoming bus...

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Bear Lodge: The Sacred History of Devils Tower

Devils Tower (Bear Lodge) is a Sacred Site for Thousands Devils Tower — the iconic monolith in northeastern Wyoming — juts straight into the air, rising 1200 feet out of the grasslands near the Belle Fourche River. F...

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Experience the Power of Powwows in Wyoming

Pow wow is the steady thump of beaters on a hide-covered drum, a cadence of mixed voices singing in Arapaho, Shoshone, Crow, or Lakota, and the sweep andswirl of men and boys wearing brightly colored regalia, of young gi...

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10 Free Ways to Celebrate Cheyenne Frontier Day

Between the PBR eight-second rides and rockin’ concerts with national headliners, Cheyenne Frontier Days  is chock-full of activities that won’t cost you one red cent. Fill your schedule with free history lessons (...

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The Ultimate Guide to Distilleries in Wyoming

From whiskey distilled on the ranch, to secret distilling operations during the prohibition era, the Cowboy State has a long history of spirits. 1. Wyoming Whiskey – Kirby Wyoming Whiskey is an independent, family-own...

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Why Dude Ranches are the Perfect Family Vacation

If you are looking for a way to introduce your family to the western way of life look no further than a dude ranch. Whether your family is looking to participate in a cattle drive or learning how to fish these dude ranch...