The Great Plains run smack into the Rocky Mountains in the middle of Wyoming. Small wonder that half the state and its gorgeous natural beauty is owned by the federal government. Two important national parks reside in Wyoming: Grand Teton and Yellowstone. The state’s economy is built on agriculture including cattle, sugar beets, and wheat and on mineral extraction which includes coal, natural gas and oil. Centuries ago, Wyoming was the land of the Shoshone, the Arapaho, the Lakota and the Crow. The capital of Wyoming is Cheyenne.

Wyoming Videos: Here’s a terrific, ‘local-centered’ 3.5-minute video all about what you can see and do in Wyoming. Here’s a 4-minute video of Ten Best Travel Destinations in Wyoming.

FunFacts about Wyoming: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. The state is the 10th largest by area, the least populous, and the second most sparsely populated state in the country. Wyoming is bordered on the north by Montana, on the east by South Dakota and Nebraska, on the south by Colorado, on the southwest by Utah, and on the west by Idaho and Montana. The state population was estimated at 577,737 in 2018, which is less than 31 of the most populous U.S. cities including Denver in neighboring Colorado. Cheyenne is the state capital and the most populous city, with an estimated population of 63,624 in 2017. (Source)
  • Wyoming is a combination of the Rocky Mountains in the west and the High Plains in the east.
  • Almost half of Wyoming is owned by the U.S. government.
  • Federal lands include two significant parks: The Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.
  • Original Native Americans of the region include the CrowArapahoLakota, and Shoshone.
  • Wyoming was ceded to the United States in 1848 at the end of the Mexican–American War
  • Wyoming has both a semi-arid and continental climate, with greater temperature extremes.
  • Wyoming’s economy is built on agriculture and mineral extraction.
  • The state bird is the western meadowlark.
  • The state emblem: Bucking Horse and Rider.

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31 thoughts on “Wyoming

  1. Wow, those pictures are definitely a reminder of the beauty to be found in our wonderfully unique country. One of these days, perhaps I’ll visit such a stunning place. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I’ve driven through Wyoming to get to other places, but I’ve never really stopped. I didn’t see much of it, but after reading your Yellowstone post, I’d like to see that for sure.

  3. I would love to visit. I enjoyed the videos and loved the pictures. I love the mountains reflecting in the water – beautiful.

  4. Wyoming is gorgeous! I’ve been hiking and camping there a few times and it takes my breath away each time. I love the pictures of the rivers and mountains together, there’s just something timeless about them.

  5. Picture of the Devils Tower, took me back to Close Encounters uf the Third Kind. All I could see was Richard Dreyfuss making a model out of mashed potatos.

  6. Just loved all the pictures and videos. Such beautiful scenery and loved the museum pictures. Would love to go there one day-so much to see. AZ

  7. I just love the pictures and videos. As a child we would drive from MA to various states and we would travel through Wyoming.

  8. I haven’t been to Wyoming but I wouldn’t mind visiting there at some point. I loved the picture of the water with the snow capped mountains in the back. Simply beautiful!


  9. Wyoming sounds like and looks like Alberta,, Canada,, where I live.. It would be a wonderful place to live just like Alberta to the north of it.
    Calgary, Alberta,, Canada

  10. What wonderful pictures you chose for today. I’m hoping to get to go to the national parks this summer as I visit my family.

  11. I hope this and the other national parks won’t have their area slashed in size by the current administration like he did in Utah.
    Enjoy the parks while they are still here.

  12. Although I have never been to Wyoming, I have watched many shows about the area and the scenery is always breathtaking. I really enjoyed the photo of the old barn with the snow-covered mountains in the background. Gorgeous!

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