There’s a reason Wyoming is known as the Cowboy State. For many Wyomingites, the Code of the West is an integral part of daily life; residents and travelers alike will see it in the form of warm greetings, neighbors offering to lend a helping hand and a respect for the land. In Wyoming, you’re invited to not only experience this culture but to jump right in and live it for yourself. Choose from a variety of dude and guest ranches to craft a cowboy vacation complete with horseback riding, fishing, authentic Western lodging and postcard-caliber scenery. Find a seat in the grandstands and experience the thrill of a Wyoming rodeo. Explore towns that once inspired storytellers, like Sheridan, Wyoming, where Ernest Hemingway spent time living and writing or the inspiration for the Longmire series — Buffalo, Wyoming. Cowboy culture is alive and well across the state in the form of hitching posts at local watering holes, museums telling the stories of infamous cowboys and expansive ranches offering room to roam.