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Museums in Wyoming - Virtual Tour

Museums in Wyoming – Virtual Tour

Wyoming is bordered by Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho. The state capital city is Cheyenne, which was founded in 1867 and named after the Cheyenne people.

Several Native American groups originally inhabited the region now known as Wyoming. The Crow, Arapaho, Lakota, and Shoshone were but a few of the original inhabitants.

Southwest Wyoming was claimed by the Spanish Empire and then became Mexican territory until it was ceded to the U.S. in 1848 at the end of the Mexican–American War.

The region acquired the name “Wyoming” when a bill was introduced to Congress in 1865 for the territory. The name had been used earlier for the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania and is derived from a Native American phrase meaning “at the big river flat.”

Wyoming became symbolic of the Wild West with the Johnson County War of 1892, which erupted between competing groups of cattle ranchers. The federal Homestead Act led to an influx of small ranchers, which led to a conflict for the public land with the larger ranchers.

The Johnson County War began when cattle companies started persecuting alleged rustlers in the area, many of whom were settlers who competed with them for land, livestock, and water rights. 

Today, Wyoming’s economy’s main drivers are tourism, minerals, coal, oil, natural gas, agricultural commodities such as livestock, hay, sugar beets, grain, and wool.

Wyoming’s western half is mostly covered by the Rocky Mountain ranges and rangelands, while the eastern half of the state is high elevation prairies of the High Plains.

The U.S. government owns almost half of Wyoming’s land, including two national parks, the Grand Teton and Yellowstone, several national forests, historic sites, fish hatcheries, and wildlife refuges.

Museums in Wyoming - Virtual Tour

Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming

Museums in Wyoming

  • National Museum of Wildlife Art
  • Wyoming State Museum
  • Buffalo Bill Center of the West
  • National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
  • Wyoming Dinosaur Center
  • Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum
  • Cheyenne Depot Museum
  • The Brinton Museum
  • University of Wyoming Geological Museum
  • Museum of the Mountain Man
  • National Bighorn Sheep Center
  • Fort Phil Kearny Historic Site

Museums in Wyoming - Virtual Tour

Castle Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Museums in Wyoming

  • State:              Wyoming
  • Country:         United States
  • Capital:           Cheyenne
  • Population:     0.5m
  • Demonym:     Wyomingite

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Museums in Wyoming – Virtual Tour

Museums in Wyoming – Virtual Tour

Museums in Wyoming – Virtual Tour

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Museums in Wyoming

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