Wyoming Interesting Places and Maps

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Historically interesting places

Fossil Butte National Monument
The Fossil Butte National Monument is located in southwest Wyoming and was established in 1972 as a conservation area. However, the first fossil finds date back to the 1870s. At that time, finds were still sold to private collectors. The reason why so many fossils are found here is that this area was a large lake area around 50 million years ago.

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Contact Kemmerer, Wyoming 83101

Wyoming Governor’s Mansion in Cheyenne
The Wyoming Governor’s Mansion was the residence and official residence of the governor of Wyoming for 71 years. The building was built in 1905 in the colonial style and abandoned in 1976 in favor of a newer building. Nowadays there is a museum in the building.

Contact 300 E. 21st Street
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001

Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark
The Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark is located in the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming. This medicine wheel is at a height of approx. 3,000 m and has a diameter of approx. 23 m and 28 spokes. The dating of the medicine wheel is difficult, and estimates assume that it will take 1400 to 1700 to build. This circle, which is sacred to the Indian tribes of the Great Plains, is still a special feature today and was advertised as a national attraction in 1970.

Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site at Laramie
The former Wyoming Province prison was built in 1872 and served as a prison for over 1,000 men and women until 1890. The most famous inmate in this prison was certainly Robert LeRoy Parker, better known as “Butch Cassidy”. The prison was restored in the 1990s and can now be visited as a museum.

Contact 75 Snowy Range Road
Laramie, Wyoming 82070

Special buildings and structures

Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne
The State Capitol is the seat of the parliament and governor of Wyoming in Cheyenne, the state capital. The State Capitol was built from 1886 to 1890 in the Renaissance style and was added to the list of historical sights in 1987. The Corinthian-style columns and the dome of the State Capitol, which is covered with gold on the inside, are very worth seeing.

Contact Capitol Ave & W 24th St
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001

Union Pacific Railroad Depot in Cheyenne
The depot was built from sandstone between 1886 and 1887 and is still a very impressive example of Romanesque architecture. In the building is the Wyoming Transportation Museum, also known as the Cheyenne Depot Museum, is a museum dedicated to the railroad.

Contact 121 West 15th Street
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001

Old Main in Laramie
The Old Main is the oldest surviving building on the University of Wyoming campus. It was built in 1886 and is now the seat of the university administration. The Romanesque-style building built by architect Frederick Hale consists almost entirely of sandstone and impresses with its massive appearance.

Contact 1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, Wyoming 82071

Map of Wyoming

1UpTravel.com – Maps of Wyoming

Browse a collection of state, city, national park, and monument maps of this US state.

Website: http://www.1uptravel.com/worldmaps/wyoming.html

Wyoming – National Geographic Map Machine

Locate cities, mountainous regions, rivers and Yellowstone Park on the shaded-relief map. Also includes a paragraph of history.

Website: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/maps/atlas/usstates/swyomi

Wyoming – University of Texas Map Machine

View maps of the state as well as points of interest including Devil’s Tower, Fossil Butte, Grand Teton and Yellowstone.

Website: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/wyoming.ht

Wyoming – US Census Bureau Map

Browse through this interactive map and click to find county information, a state profile and a list of state data centers.

Website: http://www.census.gov/datamap/www/56.html