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What’s New

Old Faithful Visitor Education Center: Covering 2,415 square metres, this environmentally friendly “green” building is designed to set new standards for accessing and interpreting complex scientific information in an easy-to-understand fashion. Opening in August 2010. Located near the famous Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.
Washakie Museum & Cultural Center: Permanent exhibits include in-depth coverage of paleontology, geology and archaeology of Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin, and the life of early settlers. The 300-seat theatre features concerts and plays. Worland.
 
Attractions
Buffalo Bill Historical Center: Documents the pure West with a comprehensive display of western Americana. Cody.
National Museum of Wildlife Art: Premier collection of historic and contemporary wildlife sculptures and paintings. Jackson.
Wyoming Territorial Park: Recreated frontier town with characters, saloon show, craft and trade demonstrations. Laramie.
The Wyoming Dinosaur Center: Over 1,115 square metres of exhibition area features more than 200 displays including 20 dinosaurs. Nearby dig site offers programs for kids every summer. There is a hands-on prep lab in public view. Thermopolis.
Fremont County Pioneer Museum: Showcases Wyoming’s Pioneer and Native American National Treasures with interactive exhibits. Lander.

Events
International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (January/February), Jackson Hole.
Grand Teton Music Festival (June through August), Teton Village.
KT_serving_pancakes_32Wyoming TourismCheyenne Frontier Days (July).
Wyoming State Fair (August), Douglas.
Fort Bridger Rendezvous (September).
Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival (September).

Places
Fort Laramie National Historic Site: Pony Express station and military post during Plains Indian Wars.
Medicine Wheel, Big Horn National Forest: Giant wheel of flat stones sacred to Native Americans.
Jackson Hole: Some of North America’s best skiing and boarding. Near Grand Teton National Park.
Grand Teton National Park: Renowned for winter recreation and natural beauty year round.
Yellowstone National Park: Old Faithful and 10,000-plus geothermals including geysers, hot springs, mudpots and fumaroles.

Hidden Gems
Meeteetse: 83 kilometres from Thermopolis and a scenic overnight on the way to Cody. The Greybull River meanders through town (population 347) and the main street boasts wooden sidewalks and a 100-year-old mercantile with an old-time soda fountain.
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area: Encompasses 88 kilometres of Bighorn Lake, created by the Yellowtail Dam, including 48,480-plus hectares straddling the Wyoming-Montana border. Below Yellowtail Dam, Afterbay Lake is known for trout fishing and wildlife viewing while the Bighorn River below the Afterbay Dam is a world-class trout fishing area.

Did You Know?
State Motto: Equal Rights
State Flower: Indian Paintbrush
State Bird: Meadowlark

Fast Facts
Region: MOUNTAIN WEST
America’s Byways: Beartooth Highway
Connecting Flights Via: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Sales Tools: Wyoming Travelers Journal
Info: Wyoming Travel and Tourism
1-800-225-5996
www.wyomingtourism.org
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