State of Wyoming

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Wyoming State Facts

  • List of Counties

  • List of Towns

  • Points of Interest

  • Capital: Cheyenne

  • Largest city: Cheyenne

  • Highest point: Gannett Peak, 13,809 ft (4209.1 m)

  • Lowest point: Belle Fourche River at South Dakota border, 3,101 ft (945 m)

  • Admission to Union: July 10, 1890 (44th)

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Wyoming State Information

  • The Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming

  • More than 48% of the land in Wyoming is owned by the U.S. Government

  • Yellowstone is the first official National Park (1872). Each year Yellowstone National Park receives three million visitors

  • USS Wyoming (NCC-43730), a starship in the fictional universe of Star Trek

  • The Lincoln Monument is a bust of Abraham Lincoln by Robert Russin, 12 1⁄2 feet high and resting on a 30-foot-tall granite pedestal, at the Summit Rest Area on Interstate 80 east of Laramie, Wyoming.

  • In the town of Thermopolis you can find the "World's Largest Hot Springs"

  • Devils Tower is an igneous intrusion or laccolith located in the Black Hills near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County

  • Using a firearm to fish is strictly forbidden

Wyoming Points of Interest

Wyoming Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Wyoming, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

Our Story

Admitted into the Union in 1890, Wyoming is a beautiful and mountainous state with an incredible array of experiences to offer. Whether you're taking in the incredible Rocky Mountains or checking out the Old Faithful Geyser, an eventful and memorable time is sure to be had. Wyoming is the least populous of America's fifty states and is a wonderful change of pace from the busy city life. Nearly half of Wyoming's territory remains federally owned and managed. Wyoming's National Parks and monuments, alongside its wealth of American history, create an unparalleled western experience.

Wyoming was ceded by the United States in 1848 as a result of the Mexican-American War. By 1867, the Union Pacific Railroad had extended into the heart of the Wyoming territory in Cheyenne. This westward expansion caused an considerable increase in population and served as a stepping-stone towards statehood. In 1872, the United States established Wyoming's Yellowstone Park as the world's first recognized national park. This federal establishment ironically makes the national park older than the state in which it resides. Prior to becoming the 44th state admitted into the Union, Wyoming established its own constitution. Within the Wyoming territory's constitution was a clause allowing woman's suffrage. This was a very progressive piece of legislation at the time considering the United States federal government did not recognize a woman's legal right to vote until 1920. On the July 10th, 1890, the United States ceded Wyoming and began recognizing the territory as a state.

Wyoming is currently the number one producer of coal in the United States and ranks in the top five in natural gas production. The tenth largest state, Wyoming houses one major university, University of Wyoming, and is home to former Vice President Dick Cheney. Wyoming is the perfect travel hotspot for those who enjoy the outdoors and extreme winter sports. A wide array of outdoor activities are offered regardless of season. During the Winter, Wyoming is a leading destination for downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, dog-sledding, and even ice climbing. In the summertime, Wyoming is home to countless fishing hotspots, beautiful hiking peaks, and a an unparalleled state for wildlife viewing.

Yellowstone National Park is perhaps Wyoming's most attractive and famous possession. The nation's oldest federally recognized national park is composed of lakes, canyons, rivers, breathtaking mountain ranges, and Old Faithful Geyser. Traveling to Wyoming and experiencing the great American west is a must do for any adventurous and nature-loving individual. As it stands, Wyoming is one of the nation's best kept secrets and ,if properly maintained, will continue to aesthetically astound its fortunate visitors.

Wyoming has one public four-year institution, the University of Wyoming in Laramie. In addition, there are seven two-year community colleges spread through the state.

Wyoming has the lowest population of all 50 United States