Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Cheyenne Trolley Tour

Cheyenne, WY   High 92  Low 58


We have found that one of the best ways to learn about the history of a city or town is to take a tour train or trolley. Our tour guide was great. He really knew a lot about the city of Cheyenne and was enjoyable to listen to.

The only problem is, by the time I get ready to write the blog, I’ve forgotten most of what he told us.

The tour starts at the Depot. There are several museums in Cheyenne and the trolley stops at each one. If you want to get off and go to the museum, the trolley will be back in 90 minutes to pick you up. We decided not to go to any of the museums. Next time we can fit in a museum or two.


We stopped at the Capitol Building which is beautiful. But from where we were, I couldn’t get the whole building to fit in a picture.



P1030924Chief Washakie, a Shoshoni Indian, earned a reputation as a fierce warrior, skilled politician and diplomat, great leader of the Shoshone people, friend to white men. Washakie granted right-of-way through Shoshone land in western Wyoming to the Union Pacific Railroad, aiding the completion of the transcontinental railroad. The famed leader and warrior died at the age of 102 in 1900.

Wyoming is a very progressive state. They were the first state to allow women the right to vote. They also had the first women Justice of the Peace in the United States, Esther Hobart Morris.

Can’t do a tour in Cheyenne without having a cowboy statue.


We also stopped to see Big Boy.


Isn’t he a beauty?


Many towns have artists decorate either horses, or bison, or bears or other items and then auction them off to raise money. Cheyenne chose cowboy boots. There are 28 of these boots all over town. We didn’t take the time to go find them all, but these two were outside the entrance to the depot.

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The trolley tour was definitely a wonderful way to get an introduction to Cheyenne.


  1. When I think of Cheyenne I always think of the Cheyenne rodeos. It's a biggie. I remember making a point to bypass that town once to avoid all the traffic because of it.

  2. Seems to me that you remembered a lot! Great story and photos.

  3. If you get a chance do the parade museum. Jim would love the autos.

  4. I love the locomotive! Back when I had to travel in my job I would find myself in a strange city over a weekend, and I always tried to take a Gray Line tour bus. That's how I've seen most of Atlanta and now I don't ever have to go back there again.

  5. I like the boots! Hey Misses, you are showing the rest of us up, posting everyday. Way to go.

  6. Oh I love the cowboy boots! How cool.

    I know very little about Wyoming. Very interesting to read about their first...especially since it involves women.

  7. I like trolly tours too but sometimes I have to twist Johns arm to get on one.

  8. I'm also a fan of trolley tours. It's amazing what you "learn" on one.

  9. Love the boots!! Reminds me of all the horses scattered around Nags Head, NC.

    Thanks for sharing all the great pictures!

  10. Big Boy has been added to our list.

  11. I went on the trolley tour last year when I was in Wyoming during Cheyenne Days. You probably had the same tour guide - he's done it a long time and is very knowledgeable. :-)

  12. What a neat way to get an introduction to a city. So glad you thought of it.

  13. I really like the trolley tours too. You get a good overview and can go back to those things that interest you.

  14. Just found your blog as I looking for Rvers. Looks like we travel some of the same roads as we were in the Cheyenne area last year and took some of the same shots - I'll look forward to your travels and what we can learn from you.

  15. I agree that tours are the best way to get to know about a town.


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