Top 10 Wyoming Attractions


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Are you planning your next exciting vacation with the entire family? To ensure that everyone in the family has a great time, plan your itinerary well to include activities for both the young and the young at heart. One of the most exciting places that you could visit is the beautiful state of Wyoming. If you are thinking about making it your next travel destination, here are the top ten attractions in Wyoming that you should not miss:

Yellowstone National ParkYellowstone National Park
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1: Yellowstone National Park

Your Wyoming vacation would not be complete without a visit to the Yellowstone National Park. Driving through the main roads, you will enjoy some of the most scenic views then have a fun picnic on one of the roadside parks. If your family enjoys the outdoors then you would have a great time going on backpacking or hiking trips throughout the park.

Website:

www.nps.gov/yell
Grand Teton National ParkGrand Teton National Park
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2: Grand Teton National Park

Taking the entire family to Grand Teton National Park is a treat that they will never forget. Here you are going to see some of the most breathtaking sights, trek and hike along some exciting trails, view exotic wildlife and take gorgeous photographs to bring back home with you.

Website:

www.nps.gov/grte
Devil's Tower National MonumentDevil's Tower National Monument
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3: Devil's Tower National Monument

This is Wyoming's most prominent feature and its magnificent beauty has brought tourists from all over the world to take a visit. When you are here make sure to drop by the visitor center to see some interactive exhibits on how the monument was formed as well as exhibits on the culture and history of the area. Go on some challenging hiking trails with your family to feel close to nature and explore some of Wyoming's exotic flora and fauna.

Website:

www.nps.gov/deto
Flaming Gorge National Recreation AreaFlaming Gorge National Recreation Area
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4: Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

Known as the fishing hotspot of America, Flaming George comprises 201,000 acres of some of the most scenic land in the country. The reservoir is a mecca to many fishing enthusiasts from all over the world because it offers quality trout fishing all year round.

Website:

www.wyomingtourism.org
Hot Springs State Park, ThermopolisHot Springs State Park, Thermopolis
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5: Hot Springs State Park, Thermopolis

Mineral hot springs flows through the terraces along Big Horn River. Many locals and tourists visit the free bath house where the water is maintained at 104 degrees making it perfect for therapeutic bathing. With over 6.3 miles of accessible hiking trails, this is the best way for you to satisfy your craving for outdoor fun and adventure.

Website:

www.wyoparks.state.wy.us
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation AreaBighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
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6: Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

A gorgeous landscape made of sheer cliffs that tower 1,000 feet above clear, blue waters, the Bighorn Canyon makes for a beautiful photograph. If your family is into outdoor recreational activities you will not run out of things to do here. If you love fishing, boating, camping and trail hiking, you will find that Bighorn has all these activities and more in store for you.

Website:

www.nps.gov/bica
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West MuseumCheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum
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7: Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum

Experience the world's largest outdoor rodeo like you have never experienced it before. The Cheyenne Museum houses galleries upon galleries of interactive displays that celebrate the heritage of the so-called Wild West. Get up close with the most intriguing western artifacts including an extensive collection of carriages and displays that chronicle the expansion of the American West.

Website:

www.oldwestmuseum.org
Fossil Butte National MonumentFossil Butte National Monument

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8: Fossil Butte National Monument

Experience some of the most educational and informative hiking trails in the country at the Fossil Butte National Monument. These trails have wayside exhibits that allow you to discover fossils, wildlife and plants. You may go on an exciting horseback ride around the trails or have a fun picnic with your family at the Chicken Creek Picnic Area.

Website:

www.nps.gov/fobu
Teton Village - JacksonTeton Village - Jackson
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9: Teton Village - Jackson

During the summer Teton Village provides the perfect jump off point for Jackson Hole trips. The facilities in the village include swimming pools, restaurants that feature exquisite Wyoming cuisine, as well as great shopping opportunities for souvenirs to bring to your loved ones at home. You may also enjoy horseback riding, golf, and hiking around the village. In the winter, this is one of the country's favorite skiing destinations featuring an amazing two and a half mile, 63-passenger aerial tram.

Website:

www.wyomingtourism.org
Geological Museum (University of Wyoming) - LaramieGeological Museum (University of Wyoming) - Laramie
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10: Geological Museum (University of Wyoming) - Laramie

Explore some of the most amazing displays of fossils and dinosaurs that will take you back to the pre-historic era. Its extensive exhibits and displays illustrate Wyoming's past environments to satisfy your craving for history. Make sure to take a few minutes to stare in awe at the 75-foot Brontosaurus skeleton that dominates the museum's exhibit hall.

Website:

www.uwyo.edu/geomuseum


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