Wyoming Office of Tourism Partners with State Parks for Fly Your WY Promotion: Summer Visitors Can Pick Up Flags Throughout Wyoming

May 10, 2018—Cheyenne, Wyoming—With the summer travel season quickly approaching, the Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT) has partnered with the Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites to distribute That’s WY flags at 20 state parks and historic sites throughout the Cowboy State. 

Earlier this spring, WOT launched Fly Your WY, a social media promotion that encourages residents and out-of-state visitors to show their love for Wyoming by picking up a flag in more than 30 Wyoming towns from Afton to Pinedale and Riverton to Rawlins. With the addition of the State Park distribution points, That’s WY flags are available at 50 locations throughout the state, making it easy for all Wyoming lovers to show how to #FlyYourWY.

“Our state parks are destination attractions for both resident and non-resident travelers,” said Cameron Ross, strategic partnerships senior manager of the Wyoming Office of Tourism. “Working collaboratively with Wyoming State Parks allows us to reach locals who enjoy recreating in their backyards, as well as non-residents who come to enjoy Wyoming’s great outdoors.”

In 2016, 66 percent of non-resident travelers to Wyoming visited a state or national park, while 49 percent of out-of-state travelers visited a historic site, according to the Overnight Visitor Study done on behalf of the Wyoming Office of Tourism. Plus, more than 60 percent of visitors to Wyoming State Parks are from Wyoming, while around 40 percent are non-resident travelers.

“Our public lands and historic sites are some of the most special places in Wyoming,” said Domenic Bravo, division administrator for Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails. “We’re looking forward to having all of our visitors participate in this promotion and show how they experience these places.

Starting next week, That’s WY flags will be available at the following State Parks and Historic Sites:

-Buffalo Bill State Park; Cody

-Bear River State Park, Evanston

-Boysen State Park; Shoshoni

-Curt Gowdy State Park; Cheyenne

-Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park & Independence Rock State Historic Site; Evansville

-Fort Bridger State Historic Site & Piedmont Charcoal Kilns, Granger Stage Staion, Names Hill; Fort Bridger

-Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site & Wagon Box, Fetterman Battlefield, Connor Battlefield; Banner

-Glendo State Park & Ames Monument; Glendo

-Guernsey State Park, Hawk Springs State Recreation Area, Oregon Trail Ruts and Register Cliff; Guernsey

-Historic Governors’ Mansion; Cheyenne

-Hot Springs State Park, Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site; Thermopolis 

-Keyhole State Park; Moorcroft 

-Medicine Lodge State Park Archaeological Site; Hyattville

-Seminoe State Park & Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site; Sinclair

-Sinks Canyon State Park; Lander

-South Pass City State Historic Site & Point of Rocks; South Pass

-Trail End State Historic Site; Sheridan

-Trails Field Office; Lander

-Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum & Camp Douglas Officer’s Club; Douglas

-Wyoming Territorial Prison; Laramie

Additional flag distribution points—which are only located within Wyoming—can be found at www.TravelWyoming.com/FlyYourWY.

With this Fly Your WY promotion, WOT is encouraging all visitors (both residents and non-residents) to get off the beaten path and explore some of the state’s most special places.

“Wyoming is home to some of the most beautiful places in the country,” said Kristin Dialessi, brand integration senior manager for the Wyoming Office of Tourism. “The #FlyYourWY promotion encourages folks to show off all that is wonderful about Wyoming, from our iconic attractions to our small-town gems.”

To participate, Wyoming residents and visitors can follow these three simple steps:

  1. Pick up a That’s WY flag at distribution points (including 30 communities and 20 state parks and historic sites) throughout the state. A map and list of pick-up locations can be found here.  
  2. Snap a photo with the flag at your favorite locations around the state, whether you’re a first-time visitor, grew up in Wyoming or vacation here every year.
  3. Post the photos to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with #FlyYourWY and #ThatsWY, and tagging @VisitWyoming.

Users who use the hashtag when sharing photos will have opportunities to win weekly prizes from WOT on social media and to have their photos featured (with permission) on the promotion’s landing page, www.TravelWyoming.com/FlyYourWY.

For more information on Wyoming adventures, visit www.TravelWyoming.com.