Wyoming Vacation Rentals: An Introduction
If you love to be in the great outdoors, Wyoming is the state that you should visit. It is the least populated state in the US, with just more than half a million residents. It offers a wealth of sightseeing opportunities and outdoor recreation activities with plenty of vast forest, mountain ranges and wilderness areas. To help you in planning for a trip to Wyoming, read on for some great Wyoming vacation ideas.
We also have plenty of Wyoming vacation rental options for you to choose from, whether you are looking for Jackson Hole luxury vacation rentals, Afton vacation homes, Alpine vacation rentals, Cody vacation rentals, Teton Village vacation rentals or Star Valley Ranch vacation cottages. You should also be able to find the best accommodation for your needs and your budget by taking advantage of the Wyoming vacation deals and Wyoming vacation specials that we have.
Wyoming Vacation Ideas
1. Learn all about prehistoric creatures at the Glenrock Paleontological Museum.
If you are staying at a Glenrock vacation home, you should definitely visit the Glenrock Paleontological Museum. Here, you would be able to see displays and exhibits which would teach you about creatures from ancient times, fossil preservation methods and almost everything related to paleontology.
2. Have an education tour of the Tate Geological Museum.
Located in Casper, the Tate Geological Museum would be a great attraction that you can visit to add some education value into your trip. Here, you would be able to learn a lot about geology through their collection of thousands of fossils and minerals.
3. Watch roller derby at the Taco John's Event Center.
If you want to see some roll derby action, the Taco John's Event Center should be your next stop. Made popular in the 1950s and 1960s but disappearing in the late 1970s, the sport of roller derby has returned in the city of Cheyenne. Go here to cheer on Rocky Mountain Rollergirls while they battle for rink ownership.
4. Go to historical sites and attractions such as the Kings Saddlery and Museum and the Hoofprints of the Past Museum in Northeast Wyoming.
This would especially be a great idea if you are renting a Kaycee vacation home or a Sheridan vacation cottage. In the Hoofprints of the Past Museum, you would be able to learn about the battles fought in Wyoming as well as the state's historic trails. To learn even more about the history of this state, you can visit the Kings Saddlery and Museum, which allows you to understand more about how horses have played an important role in the history of Wyoming and of the US. Some other historical site would include the Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum, the Historic Occidental Hotel and Saloon, the Devils Tower National Monument, the Independence Rock State Historic Site, the Delta City Park Japanese-American Monument, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site.
5. Visit museums all over the state.
Wyoming is home to many museums, galleries and other cultural destination for people of all ages. If you are traveling with your family, you can start with the Lander Children's Museum which is where kids can learn, explore and play with interactive exhibits that teach different things. You can also visit the Nelson Museum of the West in Cheyenne which has plenty of artworks and artifacts on display that would make you appreciate the art, culture and traditions of the West even more. Some other museums that are worth visiting as you stay at a vacation home in Wyoming include the Uinta County Museum, the Big Horn Galleries, the Harry Jackson Studios, the Little Snake River Museum, the Community Fine Arts Center and the Chinese Joss House Museum.
6. See the beauty of Old Faithful at the Yellowstone National Park.
Old Faithful is one of the most popular attractions in Yellowstone National Park. It shoots columns of water as high as 115 to 165 feet off the ground. Make sure to visit this natural wonder to understand just how amazing the natural attractions in Wyoming are.
7. Enjoy the sights and activities at the Medicine Bow Mountains.
The Medicine Bow Mountains offer a breathtaking landscape of majestic peaks that rise over the whole of Wyoming. It is also where adventurous tourists and travelers go to for some winter sports and activities like skiing, sledding and snowshoeing. If you are planning to go to the Medicine Bow Mountains, be sure to rent a Wyoming vacation home rental in the area.
8. Explore the Yellowstone National Park.
As the world's first national park, the Yellowstone National Park in Northwest Wyoming should definitely be included in your must-visit list as you travel to the state. Aside from the Old Faithful, it is where many other geysers, hot springs and rugged habitats of incredible wildlife can also be found. Some of the attractions that you should visit while exploring the park include the Mammoth Hot Springs, Bunsen Peak, Fort Yellowstone, Boiling River, Norris Geyser Basin, Roaring Mountain, Gibbon River, Virginia Cascades, Artist Paint Pots, Madison River, Monument Geyser Basin, Gibbon Falls, Firehole Canyon Drive, Firehole Falls, Lone Star Geyser Basin, the Grand Prismatic Spring, The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Terrace Springs and National Park Mountain.
As for outdoor recreation, Yellowstone National Park offers plenty of sites and areas where you can go hike, view wildlife, ride horses, go backpacking, fish and swim. They also have several shops and restaurants on-site so you should be able to find what you need to make your trip as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible.
9. Appreciate the beauty of the Grand Teton National Park.
Another national park that you might want to take a day trip in would be Grand Teton National Park. It is also visited by many tourists and travelers as it features stunning mountain vistas, an abundant wildlife and shimmering alpine lakes. Some key attractions include Oxbow Bend, the Snake River Overlook, Schwabacher's Landing, Signal Mountain, the Colter Bay Indian Arts Museum, Hidden Falls and Menor's Ferry. If you are looking to visit this park, it would be a good idea to stay at a Teton Valley vacation home nearby.