in Cheyenne, WY (showing 1 - 9 out of 9)

Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.

Cheyenne Depot Museum

121 W 15th St
Cheyenne, WY 82001   Directions

(307) 632-3905


Located inside the historic Union Pacific Railroad depot, the Cheyenne Depot Museum, also known as the Wyoming Transportation Museum, tells the interwoven stories of the city’s origins and the Transcontinental Railroad. Explore the renovated sandstone train station and its hands-on exhibits and attractions in order to get a real feel for Cheyenne’s history.

Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum

4610 Carey Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82001   Directions

(307) 778-7290


Get a taste of the Frontier Days Festival’s cultural immersion at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum all year long. Packed with exhibits and activities celebrating the heritage and pioneer spirit of the American West, this museum captures the minds and imaginations of its visitors. View wagons from the frontier days, learn about the rodeo, see the best western art and much more!

Cheyenne Trolley Tours

121 W 15th St
Cheyenne, WY 82001   Directions

(307) 778-3133


Climb aboard an old-fashioned trolley and get a narrated tour of the city with the Cheyenne Trolley Tours. This fun, educational ride is wonderful for those visiting Frontier City for the first time or long-time residents who are curious about Cheyenne’s past. See all the major landmarks, attractions, and museums, and upgrade your tour to a Plus Pass for two-day access to all these sites.

Cowgirls of the West Museum

205 W 17th St
Cheyenne, WY 82001   Directions

(307) 638-4994


Learn about the history and legends of the pioneering western women at the Cowgirls of the West Museum. This organization and museum preserves the heritage and history of women who were vital to the taming of the Wild West. Hear stories and view a collection of memorabilia of the daring women who helped win the American West.

Historic Governors’ Mansion

300 E 21st St
Cheyenne, WY 82001   Directions

(307) 777-7878


The Historic Governors’ Mansion provided residence for Wyoming’s governor from 1905 until 1976. This historic landmark and attraction is currently operating as a house museum, with rooms displaying decorations and artifacts from the 1905, 1937, 1955 and 1960s eras. Learn about the past of this laid-back city through the halls of its former leaders’ home.

Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and Heritage Museum

7405 Barnes Loop
F.E. Warren AFB, WY 82005   Directions

(307) 773-2980


Military and history buffs alike will be fascinated by the F. E. Warren AFB Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and Heritage Museum located on the Warren Air Force Base. Originally established by the army as Fort David Allen Russell in 1867, Warren is known as the oldest continuously active military installation within the Air Force. The on-base museum showcases the history of missiles and the lives of men and women who were stationed here.

Nelson Museum of the West

1714 Carey Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82001   Directions

(307) 635-7670


See the history of the West through the eyes of the Nelson Museum of the West, a museum that has grown over the years thanks to the dedication of its founder, Robert Nelson. This growing museum’s collection consists of more than 20 temporary and permanent exhibits, ranging from Western art to Native American artifacts.

Texas Trail Museum

201 W 3 St
Pine Bluffs, WY 82082   Directions

(307) 245-3746


Formed by a small but dedicated group in 1989, the Texas Trail Museum marks the historic Texas Cattle Trail. Housed in a former Power Plant/Fire House, the small museum displays a number of historic and pre-historic artifacts from Albin, Burns, Carpenter, Egbert, Pine Bluffs and other areas of Laramie County, and includes six historic buildings.

Wyoming State Museum

2301 Central Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82002   Directions

(307) 777-7022


Learn about Cheyenne and Wyoming’s story at the Wyoming State Museum, a repository museum of local history, art, nature, industry, culture and heritage. Learn about the state’s wildlife as well as fossils found in the dinosaur graveyards; visualize the impact of industries on the ecosystems; stroll through the visual arts gallery; and much, much more!