Wyoming Journals

"Wild in Wyoming"

An August 2001 trip to Wyoming by Chuckk

Tree Rock Sign Photo, Wyoming, United States More Photos
Quote: Day 4 of my trip from Boston to San Jose with my daughter Allyson. Beautiful scenery along Hi-way 80

"Wild in Wyoming"

Overview

Wyoming Untouched Photo, Wyoming, United States
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Cheyenne is Wyoming's capital named after the Cheyenne Indians who inhabited the southeast Wyoming before white men came to the area. Frontier Days, the larest outdoor rodeo in America , which is held in late July. Western memorabilia you can visit the Old West Museum at Frontier Park. Open 7 days a week all year. Various exhibits, an extensive carriage collection, western art and period clothing are on display. Nelson Museum is another must see with 11,000 sq ft of exhibits including Indian artifacts, 19th century weapons and outlaw memorabilia. You can take a tour of Cheyenne on the Trolley. Quick Tips: If you want to view Wildlife, visit the Wyoming Game & Fish Department's Visitor Center,...Read More

Quality Inn Cheyenne

Hotel | "Quality Inn"

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Stayed at Quality Inn off exit 12 route 80. Rate of $38.00 with link coupon. Clean with Gas station, and 7/11 at location. Must of been a rodeo and bikers show in town...you get the hint. Allyson and I did not care for the area. Rate was great and the room clean. There are so many nicer hotels in the area. Holiday Inn at 307-638-4466 has just completed a $4.5 million renovation. Including Pool and fitness center.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 4, 2001

Quality Inn Cheyenne
5401 WALKER ROAD
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009
307-632-8901

Cracker Barrel

Restaurant

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Cracker Barrel has restaurants all over America. Country setting, hot biscuits, pancakes, usual eggs, bacon, and sauage. Coffee was rich and service was excellent. Take the time to visit the in-house country store. If you have a sweet tooth, this is the place.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 4, 2001

Tree Rock

Attraction

Tree Rock Sign Photo, Wyoming, United States
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This tree growing from a rock was relocated to Hi-way 80 in the early 1930's. Union Pacific railroad used to pass near the tree rock and the railroad men kept it alive by watering during train runs between Wyoming and Utah. No one is quite sure of the Tree Rocks age, but it is at least 2000 yr old. You can't miss this site while driving on Hi-way 80 between Laramie and Cheyenne.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 4, 2001

Lincoln Monument

Attraction

Lincolm Monument Photo, Wyoming, United States
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Do stop here to visit small museum/vistor center. This is a must to see, has loads of free written information on Wyoming. See my journal under Vistor Center. Brief history of I-80. In 1841, the first of the great Covered Wagon Trains ventured west along the fur trade route. During the next 25 yrs. some 500,000 Americans would "go westering" along the famed Oregon, California and Mormon trails. Members of the 1849 California Gold Rush pioneered a new route, Cherokee Trail that would become the Overland Stagecoasch Trail in the late 1850's. The Pony Express thundered its legendary track across Wy in 1860. 1868 the tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad replaced the covered wagon trails. The 2,000 miles...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 4, 2001