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Ten Must Do Things When in Wyoming

We spent 12 Days Exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone, and the Grand Tetons.  Here is our quick list of sites not to miss when visiting Wyoming!

Boots of Cheyenne, Wyoming

Visit Downtown Cheyenne & See The Boots

We had a lunch stop in Cheyenne and enjoyed some buffalo burgers and steaks at Wyoming's R & B Chop House and then we strolled downtown to view the Boots. I always enjoy towns that have these icons of their city. They make perfect instagrammable moments.

See The Prong Horn Antelope

It would be nearly impossible to miss these beauties as you make your way northwest toward Yellowstone National Park. As you can see on the boot in Cheyenne, they are a Wyoming Icon!

Wonder at Hell's Half Acre

Driving from Cheyenne to Yellowstone can become a bit tedious after a bit. Not gonna lie! There are miles and miles of sagebrush and flat land. However, about 40 miles west of Casper, you will spot what looks like a mini-Grand Canyon. In fact, it is very much like that. Wikipediea reports, this 320 acres for the fictional planet of Klendathu in the movie Starship Troopers.

See A Buffalo

Of course, no visit to Wyoming is complete without visiting Yellowstone National Park. There you will have the opportunity to not only see hundreds of buffalo, but other wildlife as well. On our visit out west we saw buffalo, black bears, prong-horned antelope, a small coyote, Elk, mule dear and a moose! Be ready because the wildlife will show up when you least expect it!

Stay In A National Park Lodge

We were fortunate enough to get a night at Canyon Lodge and a night at the Old Faithful Inn. Most of the national park lodging fills up quickly so make your reservations as early as one year beforehand.

See A Geyser

We were privileged to see Old Faithful numerous times during our stay. However, you might be surprised to learn that it is not the largest or best geyser to view. (It just happens to be the most faithful). Yellowstone possesses more geysers than any other location in the world.

Experience The Old West In a Covered Wagon

For a true Old West experience, we highly recommend Bar-T Covered Wagon cookout! Enjoy a chuckwagon tour guided by real cowboys and cowgirls. Arrive at your campsite for a down home bbq and cowboy band entertainment. Be careful of that trail though...it's a little wild out there!

Jenny Lake Grand Teton National Park

Visit Beautiful Jenny Lake

A drive through Wyoming has to include the beautiful Grand Teton National Park. And the jewel Jenny Lake is not to be missed! There are few better instagrammable spots in all of Wyoming. The crystal clear water with shades of blue and turquoise is stunning! Hike or take a complimentary shuttle boat across the lake to view Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point.

Treat Yourself To a Night In Teton Village

Outdoor hiking and camping are a big part national park travel, but occasionally a night or two of luxury just seems appropriate. Teton Village is a haven for skiers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. However, our visit in the Fall proved to be just as impressive. The beautiful, yet quaint village, boasts 5 star restaurants, shopping, and spas. After a day of driving and exploring the Tetons or Jackson, WY, treat yourself to a nice dinner, glass of wine, and the gorgeous surroundings in Teton Village.

Visit The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

Perhaps the most iconic town in Wyoming, Jackson Hole screams old west on every corner. A short drive from Teton Village, it makes for a great afternoon visit. There are plenty of restaurants, shops, art galleries, and cultural treats to enjoy. Be sure to take a step into the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar for some great photos!

BONUS: Breakfast on Elk Island

Finally, I couldn't leave this one off the list even though it makes #11. Truly, it should be a #1 for anyone visiting Wyoming in the Grand Teton National Park area. Visit Colter Bay Marina to book your Jackson Lake Breakfast Cruise to Elk Island! I promise it won't disappoint! After a guided boat nice tour of the Tetons from Jenny Lake, you are escorted to a Cowboy breakfast on Elk Island! The views, the food, and especially the hosts make this an experience you will never forget!