Since 1897, Cheyenne has celebrated its Old West roots with this eye-popping festival. The centerpiece of this Western celebration is the world?s largest outdoor rodeo, which draws top professionals who compete for more than $1 million in cash and prizes. Complementing the daily rodeo action are behind-the-chutes tours, trick riding and a wild-horse race. A Native American Village, an old frontier town, a saloon, dancing, a chuck wagon cook-off, pancake breakfasts and an art show carry through the frontier theme. Rounding out the program are a carnival midway, an air show, top-name entertainment, professional bull riding shows and several parades that include antique carriages and automobiles. Cheyenne Frontier Days takes place each summer during the last full week in July.
WYOMING ? FOREVER WEST
Unspoiled mountain vistas, topped with snow. Vast forested wilderness, with nary a man-made silhouette in view. Unbelievably blue sky stretching from horizon to horizon. Awe-inspiring natural panoramas, lit by golden sunsets. These are just a few of the amazing sights Wyoming has to offer ? landscapes that can be found nowhere else in the world; natural wonders that thrill hundreds of thousands of visitors every year; memories that will linger for a lifetime.
Wyoming is one of the few remaining parts of the United States where you can get an up-close and personal glimpse of the true American West ? this is, after all, the state where the myth of the cowboy was born. You?ll discover a genuine culture untrampled by the wheels of time. The West is still wild here ? with a few modern updates, of course.
Come stay at an authentic dude ranch, take a rejuvenating soak in hot springs, explore the one-of-a-kind natural splendors of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, experience the thrill of a rodeo, fish in our crystal clear streams and marvel at the majesty of our animal kingdom. All the while, you?ll enjoy real Western hospitality doled out by locals who are proud to show off their magnificent home state. A visit here this summer will awaken your sense of excitement, as you navigate your way through this land of wide-open spaces.