Cheyenne Frontier Days
Includes Cheyenne Wyoming Attractions
"Capturing the Spirit of the West"
Cheyenne Wyoming is not only the largest city in the great state of Wyoming, but is also the state capital of Wyoming.
Approximately 93,000 people in in the Cheyenne Metro Area, and is an important center for amazing museums and attractions.
In addition, Cheyenne is home to the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days that is held each summer. This fantastic "Celebration of the Great American West" was founded in 1887, and is held during the last full week of July.
This incredible event is an absolute "must see" if you are in the area. We'll give you more details further down this page, but all we can say is Cheyenne Frontier Days highlights all the wonderful things that make the Great Amercan West so magical, legendary and wonderful.
Cheyenne is located at the intersection of Interstate 25 and Interstate 80 in the southeastern corner of the state. On this page, we will show you the main attractions that Cheyenne has to offer its visitors during their Wyoming vacation...
Cowboy riding a bucking bronco at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.
Brief History of Cheyenne, Wyoming
General Grenville M. Dodge chose this spot in July 5, 1867 as a point where the Union Pacific Railroad would cross Crow Creek, which is a tributary of the South Platte River.
Originally named "Crow Creek Crossing", it later became known as "Cheyenne", named for the Cheyenne Nation, which is one of the most prominent Great Plains tribes.
Cheyenne grew rapidly when the Union Pacific Railroad reached Cheyenne on November 13, 1867, and it quickly gained the nickname "The Magic City of the Plains". Fort D. A. Russell was then established later in 1867 about three miles west of the town, and later this fort became Francis E. Warren Air Force Base.
The Wyoming State Capitol Building that you see today was built between the years of 1886 and 1890, and additional improvements were made in 1917.
Before Wyoming became a state in 1890, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association would meet in Cheyenne at the historic "Cheyenne Club", and was supposedly acting as the interim government for the Wyoming Territory. Many of their laws and regulations actually became state laws once Wyoming achieved statehood.
The Town of Cheyenne Wyoming truly captures "The Spirit of the West", and we highly recommend that you spend some time in this wonderful Western town and discover all of its treasures. Further down the page are some of the major attractions that we suggest that you visit and explore during your stay in Cheyenne Wyoming.
Cheyenne Frontier Days: World's Largest Outdoor Western Celebration!
Young cow pokes enjoying the Cheyenne Frontier Days Free Pancake Breakfast.
Known as the "Daddy of 'em All", the Cheyenne Frontier Days and Rodeo is the world's largest outdoor Western Celebration and Rodeo!
Founded in 1897, the Cheyenne Frontier Days features 10 full days of some of the best PRCA Rodeo action in the world....from steer wrestling to bull riding, all of the favorite rodeo events are featured at this amazing, world famous rodeo.
Cheyenne Frontier Days also features other fantastic Western entertainment such as Chuckwagon cookoffs, parades, concerts, pow pows, carnival rides and shows, and the legendary Cheyenne Frontier Days Pancake Breakfast! Cheyenne Frontier Days is held every summer during the last full week of July, so if you're anywhere near Cheyenne during Cheyenne Frontier Days, you really should check it out! It's a Western experience you'll never forget!!!
The Cheyenne Depot Plaza is in the middle of the action at Cheyenne Frontier Days.
About Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne Frontier Days was founded in 1897, and draws over 200,000 people each and every year.
Held during the last full week of July, this ten day Western Celebration is the largest of its kind anywhere in the world.
And just before the Cheyenne Frontier Days annual kick-off on Friday, the yearly "Walking of the Steers" is held on the preceding Sunday morning. nearly 450 steers walk a three mile course from Hynds Boulevard all the way to Frontier Park.
Each night there are live concerts performed by popular artists, as well as comedy acts. There is also a Midway, fair rides, food, carnival games, a Wild West Show at Wild Horse Gulch featuring Western riding and demonstrations. There is also an Indian Village that features real live Native American Pow Wows!
Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo: "Daddy of 'em All"
Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo is the largest outdoor PRCA rodeo event in the world.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo is a huge PRCA/PBR national sanctioned rodeo that has a long history and is regarded as the largest outdoor rodeo event in the world.
Known as the "Daddy of 'em All", the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo is absolutely a "must see" if you want to see the best outdoor rodeo event on earth. You will see bull riding, bucking bronc riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping and much more. You will see many of the absolute best cowboys and cowgirls in the country at this legendary event.
Cowboy getting bucked off a bucking bronco at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.
Bull Rider at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.
Cowboy riding a bucking bronco at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.
Bull Rider being thrown from a bull at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.
Cheyenne Frontier Days Free Pancake Breakfast!
The local Kiwanis Chapter hold an incredible Free Pancake Breakfast every Monday, Wednesday and Friday...feeding over 40,000 people!
This authentic chuckwagon breakfast is served in a large square at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza in downtown Cheyenne, and is a HUGE event during Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Over 100,000 pancakes are served, along with 3,000 pounds of ham!!!! If you like pancake breakfasts, you'll LOVE the Cheyenne Frontier Days Free Pancake Breakfast. It's not only delicious, but you will be entertained as the cooks flip the pancakes high into the air, and boys and girls with large platters try and catch them! It's really a site to see!
Watch out for flying pancakes at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Free Pancake Breakfast!!!
Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade
Alternating days with the Free Pancake Breakfast, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade is held for everyone to enjoy. You'll see everything from incredible old wagons pulled by gorgeous teams of horses, amazing floats, high school bands, fire engines and everything else that comes with a classic Western parade.
Originating at the Wyoming State Capitol Building, this Western parade is absolutely fantastic and is also a "must see" while taking in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Event. If you've never experienced an authentic Western parade, you found yourself one of the best!
Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade.
High school marching band at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade.
In addition to the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cheyenne Wyoming is a major center for absolutely incredible attractions that are open all year round, such as the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old Museum, Cheyenne Depot and Depot Museum, Wyoming State Capital, Governors Mansion, Wyoming Transportation Museum, Big Boy Steam Engine, Children's Museum of Cheyenne, Nelson Museum of the West, Frontier Park, Cowgirls of the West Museum, Warren ICBM and Heritage Museum, Cheyenne Botanical Gardens, and much more. While visiting Cheyenne Wyoming, make sure you and your family check out these amazing places:
Wyoming State Capital
Wyoming Transportation Museum
Wyoming State Museum
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old Museum
Nelson Museum of the West
Children's Museum of Cheyenne
Cowgirls of the West Museum
Warren ICBM & Heritage Museum
Cheyenne Depot and Depot Museum
Big Boy Steam Engine
Warren Air Force Base
Cheyenne Botanical Gardens
Cheyenne Wyoming Year Round Attractions
Cheyenne Depot and Depot Museum.
Big Boy Steam Engine, Cheyenne Wyoming.