2245 Etchepare Dr.
Cheyenne, WY 82007
Phone: (307) 638-7202
Fax: (307) 635-8560
Arts & Museums
Located within the historic Union Pacific Depot in Cheyenne, the Cheyenne Depot Museum traces the history and formation of the city as the Transcontinental Railroad was built. The building itself is an iconic landmark and a perfect example of the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture. The building of the railroad following the Civil War was one of the most important developments for the economic and technological development of the country. The museum illustrates this fascinating journey through its exhibits and tells the story of the city of Cheyenne in relation to the Transcontinental railroad and the larger picture of the United States. One of the most popular exhibits at the museum and an absolute must-visit for rail history or model railroad enthusiasts is the model railroad with hand-crafted pieces, painstakingly put together over 30 years. Part of a private collection, The Union Central and Northern (UC&N) Model Railroad of Harry S. Brunk is on permanent display at the museum.
The Nelson Museum of the West is a preservation of arts and crafts from different places. It also has displays of the military during World War I and World War II and has a wonderful display of the cowboy life. It was originally opened to be a high-end women's apparel store.
Recreate the history of people on the move throughout the American West.
Located in the charming city of Cheyenne, the Wyoming State Museum is one precious center which gives a comprehensive overview of the history of the state of Wyoming. Visitors are stunned by how the century-old exhibits ranging from weapons to fossils have been preserved. The permanent exhibits are without a doubt the star attraction however, traveling exhibits with collaborations from other museums are also eagerly looked forward too.
Carriages, including one owned by Buffalo Bill Cody; sleighs, pistols, rifles, saddles, an old blacksmith shop, a late 1800's bedroom, "one of the oldest Buick cars in the world," and much more can be seen at Messenger's Old West Museum in Cheyenne.