More than 600 species of wildlife inhabit Wyoming’s diverse terrain of plains, foothills and high mountain ranges, so animal watching adventures are always within reach for families that enjoy exploring the wilderness.
When families finally take a break from boating, fishing and wilderness walks, they can learn about Wyoming’s history by exploring the states elaborate museums, national monuments and many other historical attractions.
In the following article, you’ll find profiles of some of Wyoming’s most popular attractions, events and activities for kids. Included is contact information to help you plan your trip as well as photos of each destination. Here’s a preview:
Family Vacations in Wyoming: Buffalo Bill Historical Center
The five museums at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody contain an internationally acclaimed collection of Western Americana.
Family Vacations in Wyoming: Devils Tower National Monument
The sheer drama and spectacle of this vertical rock monolith has been a beacon to visitors for hundreds of years. When people see a rock that tall, they just naturally want to climb it.
Cody, Wyoming is the one town in the U.S. where the Old West lives on.
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne Frontier Days is the world's largest outdoor rodeo, earning the nickname "The Daddy of 'em All." But it's not just a rodeo, not by a long shot. It's a midsummer celebration of Western heritage, food, art, and music.
Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark
Wyoming's Medicine Wheel is located in a remote area of the Bighorn National Forest at an elevation of 9,642 feet on Medicine Mountain. It is one of the oldest active religious sites on the planet: For 700 years, this mountain has been sacred.
Wyoming is steep in Native American culture and history. Continue to the next page to learn about Western Americana and the natural wonders of the greater Yellowstone area.
To learn more about family vacation destinations, see:
- Family Vacations: Learn about hundreds of family vacations in destinations all over North America.
- Wyoming State Guide: Learn about Mobil Travel Guide-rated hotels and restaurants in Wyoming, as well as other recreational activities.
- Scenic Drives: For those who think that getting there is half the fun, we have compiled more than 100 of the most scenic drives throughout the country.