If there’s one thing that sets Wyoming apart from other destinations, it’s the cowboy culture that abounds here. Known as the Cowboy State, the spirit of the West is alive and well in Wyoming, and is found in the form of hitching posts at local watering holes, expansive ranches and a deep love of rodeo in towns both big and small.
For many Wyomingites, the Code of the West is an integral part of daily life and residents and travelers alike will see it in the form of warm greetings, neighbors offering to lend a helping hand and a respect for land and resource. Wyoming’s cowboy culture is also found in experiences and adventures that include Cheyenne Frontier Days, the annual spring horse drive with Eatons’ Ranch (the oldest guest ranch in the United States) and small-town rodeos, as well as opportunities to explore Wyoming on horseback.
You can also learn more about Wyoming’s cowboy culture by following Team Wyoming—a team of professional rodeo athletes who wear the Wyoming brand as they compete and perform in rodeos around North American.