When to visit:
Wyoming’s tourist season peaks in the summer, when throngs of eager outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen flock to the state’s wonderful parks and backcountry. Those visiting at the busiest times are encouraged to make reservations early. Off-season visitors will be happy to know that the parks are open year-round, but be warned, however, that winter season sees only limited service in most of the parks.
State Abbreviation: WY
State Capital: Cheyenne
Largest City: Cheyenne
Area: 97,818 square miles (10th biggest state in the USA
Wyoming Population: 506,529 (as of 2004)
Major Industries: farming, mining, oil, natural gas, tourism
Wyoming Rivers: Bighorn River, Green River, Belle Fourche River, Powder River, North Platte River
Wyoming Lakes: Yellowstone Lake, Glendo Reservoir, Bighorn Lake, Boysen Reservoir, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Seminoe Reservoir, Keyhole Reservoir
Highest Point: Gannett Peak - 13,804 feet above sea level
Origin of the Name: The name Wyoming may be derived from the Delaware Indian word "Maughwauwama," which means "large plains."
State Nickname: Equality State
State Motto: "Equal Rights"
State Song: "Wyoming"