Top 10 Fun Facts About Wyoming

There’s so much to discover in the great state of Wyoming, and you don’t even have to live there to learn what makes this state so unique. Start with these 10 fun facts about Wyoming.

One of Wyoming’s most visited places is Yellowstone National Park.

The hit TV series Yellowstone might focus on Montana, but the nation’s first national park is mostly in Wyoming. Set atop a volcanic area, the park is famous for its geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, and rugged landscape.

Wyoming is one of the largest — and one of the smallest — states.

Despite having a land area of over 97,000 square miles (the 10th largest state), Wyoming is one of the least populated states in the USA. At the last census, only 577,737 people called Wyoming home.

Wyoming was the first state to allow women to vote.

This is where Wyoming gets its nickname — the Equality State. According to the Constitution Center, the allowance passed in 1869, with other western states following suit. Bonus fact: Wyoming was also the first state to have a female governor.

Artist Jackson Pollock comes from Wyoming.

Pollock was born in Cody in 1912. Wyoming has also been home to a number of famous names and faces, including Buffalo Bill, The Sundance Kid, Harrison Ford, and Matthew Fox.

Buffalo Bill helped to create the town of Cody.

The name Cody comes from Buffalo Bill’s real name, William Frederick Cody. He first passed through the area in the 1870s, with legend saying he was so impressed by the region that he returned in the 1890s to start a town. Some of the names of men who helped developed the area have streets named after them.

There’s another national park in Wyoming — Grand Teton National Park.

The Grand Teton National Park is spread out around Teton County. With mountains as far as the eye can see, it’s a hot spot for hikers with hundreds of miles of trails and lots of wildlife.

Wyoming has 32 islands within its borders.

Not typically thought of as a state for water recreation, Wyoming’s lakes and other water bodies have given way to several named islands.

One of Wyoming’s most notable foods is the bison burger.

A tasty twist on the classic hamburger, the bison burger is a slice of Wyoming cuisine that can’t be beaten. Places like The Senator’s Steakhouse, Roxie’s on Grand, and Buffalo Jump Saloon and Steakhouse serve up the best, along with other favorites like bison short ribs.

There’s a cabin made entirely of fossils.

Dinosaur digging was popular in Wyoming, so much so that someone built an entire roadside cabin out of their findings in 1932. The Fossil Cabin at Como Bluff still stands to this day.

Wyoming’s state flower is the Wyoming Indian Paintbrush.

The fiery-colored flower is native to the US and grows well on rocky slopes (a common landscape in Wyoming).

Share your favorites!
Wyoming Search
Best Things To Do Near You
Best Things To Do Near You

Independence Roll

6:00 PM
Big Boy Steam Engine, Cheyenne, WY
Learn More

Freedom Has A Birthday

10:00 AM
Washington Park, Laramie, WY
Learn More


7:00 PM
Cheyenne Civic Center, Cheyenne, WY
Learn More


7:30 PM
The Lincoln, Cheyenne, WY
Learn More

Jason Aldean w/ Gabby Barrett

8:00 PM
Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cheyenne, WY
Learn More

Laramie County Pre-Fair

1:00 PM
Laramie County Fairgrounds, Cheyenne, WY
Learn More
Show More
Best Places To Go Near You
Best Places To Go Near You
710 South Lions Park Drive, Cheyenne, WY
Mission Statement: The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens inspires, beautifies and enriches the High Plains through gardening, volunteerism, education, insp... Read More
3056 Windmill Road, Cheyenne, WY
Recently expanded above grade facility.  Metal structures on 200'X125' slab. Sub box Half pipe Pyramid Hip ramp 5' quarter pipe Spine... Read More
7405 Barnes Loop, Building 210, Ft Warren AFB, WY
Francis E. Warren AFB is the longest continuously active base in the USAF inventory; it is also home to the most powerful missile wing in the free ... Read More
P.O. Box 20087, Cheyenne, WY
Vision: Our vision is to be the CONSISTENT choice of all those seeking quality entertainment. Mission: The Cheyenne Little Theatre Players (CLTP... Read More
2301 Central Avenue, Barrett Building, Cheyenne, WY
Mission Statement: The mission of the Wyoming State Museum is to serve as an educational, historical, and cultural institution, whose goal is to ... Read More
2101 O'Neil Avenue, Cheyenne, WY
The Cheyenne Civic Center Performing Arts Theatre Proudly Presents the 2015-2016 Season. This season's spectacular showcase of big name talent, Bro... Read More
1714 Carey Avenue, Cheyenne, WY
The mission of the Nelson Museum of the West is to build an important collection of Military, Cowboy and Native American Artifacts, Western Art and... Read More
121 West 15th Street Suite 300, Cheyenne, WY
Mission: To celebrate the spirit, teamwork, optimism and sacrifices of the men and women who built and are the life of the Union Pacific Railroad,... Read More
470 Happy Jack Road, Cheyenne, WY
The BIT-O-WYO RANCH is at 8000 feet so a light weight jacket is a good idea no matter the time of year Closed toe shoes are recommended There are... Read More
51 I-25 Service Road East, Cheyenne, WY
The company started in 1993 when Ron Thiel originally bought the Terry Ranch for the purpose of raising Bison. Dan Thiel, the son of Ronald and Jan... Read More
2111 Willet Drive, Laramie, WY
Introduction: Learning from the masters is a key objective of the University of Wyoming Art Museum. The museum has extensive education programs for... Read More
603 East Ivinson Street, Laramie, WY
In 1892, Mr. Edward Ivinson embarked on two great projects: he ran for governor on the Republican ticket, and began to build his home on the lot he... Read More
Select a Wyoming town to find
the Best Things-To-Do and Places To Go around you
Hot Springs County
Washakie County