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Wyoming mapNews of Wyoming geysers and hots springs was first brought back to civilization when fur trapper John Colter explored the region in 1807.

From its first discovery in the 1800's to the present day, Wyoming has evoked the wonder and excitement of the Old West. With its wide open plains and spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery, Wyoming's major tourist attractions include Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole in Cheyenne, where the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo is a big draw in July.

Other notable tourist & vacation spots are Flaming Gorge, the Fort Laramie National Historic Site, and Devils Tower.

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Top tourist attractions in Wyoming include Yellowstone National Park (left); Grand Tetons
National Park (middle) and the 400 square mile valley known as Jackson Hole (right).

An often mistaken movie association with The Vampire Diaries film franchise is the incredibly scenic Mystic Falls in Yellowstone which is sometimes confused with the mythical town in Virginia where the film takes place.

Attractions associated with the plot of Brokeback Mountain - fictionally set in Wyoming - also has been drawing large numbers of visitors to what is perceived as the sweeping Wyoming vistas featured in the hit film - but truth to tell the award-winning movie was actually shot further north, in Canada!

DID YOU KNOW? Wyoming Travel Fun Facts

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• The National Elk Refuge, located just outside Jackson, is the largest established elk preserve in North America. From December through April, visitor may take daily sleigh rides for up-close views of the majestic animals.

• Established in 1900, the state’s oldest bar is Buckhorn Bar and Parlor in Laramie.

• The world's first dude ranch, the Easton Ranch near Wolf, Wyoming opened in 1904 and still operates today.

Cody, Wyoming is named after William "Buffalo Bill" Cody.


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More about Wyoming travel spots around the Web:

Wyoming Vacation Guide - Find top vacation attractions, scenic byways, Wyoming tourist video presentations, pictures, seasonal event calendar, kid-friendly activities, hotel & restaurant guides, related resources.

Wyoming State Parks - Get detailed information on the park system with rates, activities & some beautiful pictures along with maps and directions.

Wyoming Attractions. Roadside America - Find directions to the world's largest elk horn arch, the giant head of Abe Lincoln in Laramie, and lots more offbeat vacation fun throughout the state...

Cheyenne, Wyoming Area Convention & Visitors Bureau - Settle down and say howdy to a complete guide to what to do and see including information on hotels & restaurants, rodeos, train museum exhibitions, nearby day trips, an extensive photo gallery, related links.


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