Top 5 Things to do in Wyoming, USA
There are countless things you can do in Wyoming regardless of your physical abilities. To get you excited to plan a trip to Wyoming, here are the five best things to do while you are there. Guest blogger Lydia from Africa Wanderlust shares her 5 top things to do in Wyoming.
Yellowstone National Park is a must-see! You can enjoy the National Park all year round although some top destination spots will not be accessible in the winter. In the summer, you will get to see several spectacular pools.
The pools have the most vibrant and unusual colors I have ever seen. For less physical activity, head to the Old Faith Inn and watch the Old Faithful Geyser, considered to be the most ‘faithful” geyser because of its predictability of spouting 3,700+ gallons of 204°F (95.6°C) water up to 180 feet at regular intervals. For the adventurous, you can hike the mountains in the summer or snowboard or ski in the winter.
Up next is attending the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. Have you ever wanted to be a cowboy or cowgirl secretly? The Frontier Days Rodeo is where you can pull off being a cowboy or cowgirl without anyone judging you.
This event is a big deal and only happens once a year in the summer. As the world’s largest outdoor rodeo, it brings almost 200,000 visitors to the town in 10 days.
Some activities to expect are roping, bull riding, the grand parade, and a big concert by a top name country singer. Be sure to make hotel reservations ahead of time most accommodations sell out.
Snow lovers will love this next top thing to do in Wyoming – the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Head to this world-class resort
for an ultimate mountain and winter sports experience like no other. You can expect to do traditional winter activities such as cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.
For more memorable winter adventures, you need to try either the heli and cat skiing, winter biking, sleigh rides, or paragliding. With proximity to the Grand Teton National Park, you can kill two birds with one stone.
Another top thing to do is to visit the Hot Springs State Park. Located in Thermopolis, this is Wyoming’s most popular state park that offers visitors the opportunity to soak in the outdoor or indoor natural hot springs.
The best part is the park is free and is open all year round. The temperature of the water is about 128 degrees Fahrenheit and is a pleasant temperature for therapeutic bathing.
Other things to do in the park include hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and wildlife viewing. If you are in the area late fall and winter months, head to the park at 8:30 am, and you will be in for a pleasant surprise. At that time, the park personals feed the “Monarch of the Plains,” the largest herd of bison in the State.
Last but not least is going to the WindRiver Casino on the Indian Reservation in Wyoming. The cool thing about going to the Reservation is it is the only place in the State where you can legally gamble as early as 18 years old.
I am sure you have had this feeling of excitement when you are finally old enough to do grownups activities. I am not much of a gambler, but that is how I felt when I turned 18 and was finally able to visit the WindRiver Casino.
You will be able to gamble, learn about the Native American’s culture, and eat outstanding food. The reservation is known to have out excellent fry bread. In my opinion, the casino has the best fry bread, so be sure to try it out.
I hope the five things to do in Wyoming has motivated you to plan your trip. You are going to have a once in a lifetime experience. Be sure to let me know what your favorite thing to do in Wyoming. I love hearing those stories.
Lydia and Louisa are travel bloggers behind Africa Wanderlust, a destination resource for travelers to explore the untapped beauty of Africa. We provide the best insights on where to go, stay, things to see and do, and how to travel safely to create lasting vacation memories.
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