When you visit Wyoming, you'll notice the state license plate features a cowboy on a bucking bronco. It makes sense, given the history of the area includes Native Americans, settlers traveling in wagons and plenty of rowdy rodeos. From towns so historic, you may expect to see cowboys and Native Americans riding around as if it was the Wild West to the most incredible examples of pristine wildlife and mountains in the country, Wyoming has plenty of things to see and do on your trip.
Drive your Wyoming rental car to the capital, Cheyenne, and you'll feel like you're back in time. See bison up close at the Terry Bison Ranch, this dude ranch offers a variety of experiences you wouldn't be able to do elsewhere. A motorized will take you on a tour through the middle of a 2,300-bison herd. You can enjoy lunch, horseback riding, fishing, old-time photos and even a trip to the trading posts. Take a ride on Big Boy Steam Engine, one of only eight of its kind left in the U.S. It has a coal-fired engine that was built to pull a 3,600-ton train over the hills and valleys of Wyoming and nearby Utah.
Grand Teton National Park. This wilderness area is one of the most incredible examples of pristine wildlife and mountains in the country. Here you can hike, bike and climb on the trails and peaks. Keep an eye out for local animals, like the sage grouse, bison, moose and elk. Stop at a visitor center to learn about the critters and their habitat or just head out on a walk with a guidebook.