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Cheyenne

Cheyenne

There were many from a hundred miles around who felt the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad through the area would bring t...

Dubois

Dubois

Dubois, Wyoming was originally known as Never Sweat due to its warm and dry winds. However, the postal service found the name Neve...

Laramie

Laramie

Laramie is a city in and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 30,816 at the 2010 Census. L...

Sundance

Sundance

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0square miles (5.2Square kilometers), of which, 2.0sq...

Facts

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.

Wyoming Facts:

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"