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You're Going to Love Cheyenne

The site of many a cinematic battle between plucky cowboys and sinister ranching magnates, Wyoming's laid-back capital had turbulent origins, but it's well and truly mellowed out these days.

That is, until the Frontier Days festival rolls into town in July. When the fair hits Cheyenne, and the city hosts the world's largest rodeo show, there's hardly a busier spot west of Chicago.

During the rest of the year, Cheyenne is waiting to be explored. Possessing some great museums and galleries, multiple shopping opportunities, and plenty of Wild West history, it's also a great base to use when heading to Medicine Bow National Forest or the trails of northeast Colorado.

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If you are looking for the excitement of the rodeo, visiting Cheyenne during the Frontier Days in July is a must. However, you won't be the only thrill seeker arriving in town, so book ahead. Otherwise, fall is a fine time to head out hiking and see the city's sights. Spring can be a little unpredictable, but may well offer cheaper room rates, so have a look around.

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Where to Stay in Cheyenne

Cheyenne has an excellent range of city center luxury hotels and motels on its outskirts, so finding lodgings that suit your needs won't be hard. Some central highlights include the Nagle Warren Mansion, which is housed in a 19th-century property, and the Historic Plains Hotel. The Rodeway Inn is a handy option if you are heading to Frontier Days, while the Fairfield Inn and Suites is conveniently located for the airport, and right next to one of the best shopping malls in town.

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Shopping Streets

Downtown Cheyenne is the place to go for western clothing, household ornaments, and jewelry, with stores like Boot Barn selling a huge range of apparel, and Wyoming Home covering interior decor products. Check out Lincolnway and 17th Street for the highest concentration of boutiques. There are also great out-of-town options as well. Campstool Road hosts the Sierra Trading Company, while the huge Frontier Mall has a branch of Boot Barn and the All Wild and Western gift shop (among many, many chain stores).

Groceries and Other

If you need to shop for groceries in Cheyenne, you'll find branches of Kohl's, Albertsons, and Walmart in the area, so all of your basic needs should be covered. Prices are around $3.20 for a gallon of milk and $2.90 for 12 eggs.

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Where to Eat in Cheyenne

Food in Cheyenne is all about big portions, friendly service, and, above all, locally produced, succulent beef. If barbecue is your thing, don't miss Dickey's Barbecue Pit at the Frontier Mall or the Albany on Capitol Avenue. There's bistro-style cooking at the Suite Bistro, excellent Mexican food at the Tortilla Factory, and delicately matured steak at Poor Richard's. Prices vary, but a first-class steak meal shouldn't come to more than $25.

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