Wyoming is located near the geographical and time center of North
America. Strategically situated at a major transportation hub (the
intersection of Interstates 25 and 80 and two major railroads).
Besides the downhome warmth of Cheyenne hotels and restaurants,
it is a developing center of commerce. Only 90 minutes north of
Denver, Colorado, Cheyenne sits as the northern anchor city of the
Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Cheyenne is also the capital
of Wyoming, the seat of Laramie County, and the site of F.E. Warren
Air Force Base.
History of Cheyenne: Cheyenne had its beginning in 1867,
when the Union Pacific Railroad came through on its way to the west
coast. The city site was first surveyed by General Grenville Dodge
and was named for an Indian tribe that roamed the area. Settlement
came so fast that the nickname "Magic City of the Plains" was adopted.
Cheyenne offers a wide diversity of activities year round including
special community events such as Super Day, Cheyenne Frontier Days™
western celebration and rodeo (known as The Daddy of 'em All®),
Oktoberfest, The Goblin Walk, and the Christmas Parade. There is
also a recreational Greenway path for walking, riding bikes, or
roller blading that encompasses a majority of the City; ski resorts
located in the nearby Medicine Bow National Forest and Colorado
Rockies, and fresh water lakes only 30 miles away.