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Our Publisher Cindy DeLancey Gives Us Cheyenne Go-To’s

Here are some of my favorite things to do in between the rodeos. 

Cheyenne, “The Magic City of the Plains” is the Capital city of Wyoming. It was dubbed the Magic City on the Plains because of the incredible speed at which the city grew and developed. Lots has changed over the years for Cheyenne, but the city still possesses this sense of “magic”, and it is a place where the western spirit and deep ties to the past co-exist to offer visitors an unforgettable experience. In Cheyenne we live the legend every day and here are 10 ways to make your Cheyenne visit legendary.  

  1. Order a blackened prime rib at T- Joe’s Steakhouse and Saloon. Sherri and the crew will make you feel right at home when you walk into T- Joe’s, plus they offer one of the best menus in town including swordfish, tuna, prime beef cuts, french onion soup, mac & cheese and all the fixings. You can wash your gourmet meal down with a cold beer or choose from an endless list of whiskeys.
  1. Take a ride on the Cheyenne street railway trolley. Visit Cheyenne offer this fun adventure to see the sites of ole’ Cheyenne.
  1. Bat some balls over at The Factory’s indoor batting cages. Located in the heart of downtown, this is Cheyenne’s the closest thing to a “Top Golf” experience. If the heat outside gets to be too much, head on over to The Factory to sharpen up on your batting skills.
  1. Love BBQ? Dicky’s BBQ in Frontier Mall is the place to go. Order up a brisket mac stack drizzled in your choice of Dicky’s original formula BBQ sauce.  My favorite is the sweet BBQ sauce. Travis & Melissa Brown serve up Cheyenne’s best BBQ with a smile. Dine in or order to go.
  1. Don’t forget about your horse. Come rope weekly at the DeLancey family arena. Breakaway jackpots Wednesday nights, team roping jackpots Thursday nights, and enter up for the open Hell On Wheels rodeo Fridays through September 3rd. Visit: for rodeo entries and contact Raegen DeLancey for jackpot entries (307) 630-4821. Crystal Kodak Moments Photography
  1. Spend an afternoon strolling through the Botanic Gardens. Flowers bursting with color and plants of all kinds make for the perfect backdrop of an afternoon stroll at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. If you have extra time, take a paddle boat ride around Sloan Lake. 

7. Wet your whistle at Chronicles Distillery. Chronicles offers a variety of locally crafted whiskeys and vodka.  Chronicles Distilling is a Veteran Owned Family Distillery, located in downtown Cheyenne. This whiskey bar is a must see, with package spirits available to enjoy at your next stop. Look them up on Facebook!

8. Shopping for your next winner? Hit the Patriot sale, barrel race and team roping.  Patriot Productions offers something for everyone. Bring your barrel horse, rope horse, and room in the trailer to take one home from this high quality, prestigious sale happening for the first time at the Laramie Events Center (fairgrounds) at the end of July. 

9. If cowgirl history is on your list, mosey on over to the Cowgirls of The West Museum. You’ll be able to experience firsthand the stories of the women of the west and how they helped make Cheyenne what it is today.

  1. After a long night of fun, come eat breakfast with the locals at the Diamond Horseshoe Café. They will cook you up a breakfast burrito smothered in green chili that will knock your boots off. 404 Central Ave Cheyenne, WY 82007 307-638-8255

Use this list as a guide to create an adventure off the beaten path and experience the magic city of Cheyenne the way local cowboys do. 

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