Western Culture Stories

Experience Wyoming's vibrant Wild West history.

Culture

Longmire: Discover the Destinations that Inspired the Series

The author behind Longmire might have set the hit series in a fictional part of Wyoming, but the wide-open, wild west feel of Absaroka County is anything but made up in the Cowboy State. Discover where author Craig Johns...

Culture

A stronghold of Wyoming history.

Oh, if the walls could talk. Fort Laramie National Historic Site would have some stories. Wild, western stories....

Itinerary

Cowboy State Pop-Culture Itinerary

Wyoming’s diverse landscapes and authentic frontier towns have served as the inspiration for unique stories of the past and present. You can follow in the footsteps of television stars, old western legends and more on ...

Culture

5 Reasons to Stay at a Wyoming Dude & Guest Ranch

Not only do Wyoming’s many ranches let visitors play cowboy for a week, but they also offer activities and amenities to suit every traveler — not to mention postcard-caliber scenery around every bend....

Culture

7 Must-Visit Cultural and Historic Sites in Wyoming

Wyoming’s cultural heritage is far more vibrant and diverse than some classic Westerns suggest. From Evanston’s Chinatown to the melting pot of Rock Springs’ coal mining community, international influence played a ...

Culture

The Secret Behind Wyoming’s Signature Spirit: Whiskey

Napa Valley has their wine. Louisville their bourbon. But Wyoming? Well, Wyoming has whiskey. Wyoming Whiskey is a staple among locals and visitors alike, and the bronze libation has never been more sought after. Whether...

Outdoors

Wild Horses in Wyoming

Wild horses have always been symbols of the West, living examples of a wide-open landscape and an untamed frontier spirit. Horses were first seen in this country about 10,000 years ago, but for unknown reasons became ext...