The grand Tetons

About Wyoming

Wyoming is a beautiful state characterized by its wide-open plains, majestic mountains, and seemingly endless skies. Wyoming has always been at the heart of the Old West mystique — since the time when early explorers began discovering its wonders. Thousands of pioneers traveled in wagon trains across Wyoming on historic trails such as the Oregon and Mormon trails.

Reminders of those exciting times exist all over the state with historical sites, such as Fort Laramie and Independence Rock, and museums, including the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody and the new National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper. We highly encourage visiting the Wyoming Tourism website {http://www.wyomingtourism.org} for additional information.

Wyoming is also blessed with wonderfully unique and untouched scenery. One favorite attraction is Yellowstone National Park with its abundant wildlife, Old Faithful geyser, and Mammoth Hot Springs. The Grand Tetons, with the town of Jackson Hole nestled at their base, are an awe-inspiring and unforgettable image — a feast for the eyes and the soul! Devil’s Tower, in the northeast corner of the state, is a towering juxtaposition to the rolling plains surrounding it. Some of the most beautiful scenery, however, is yours for the discovering in less known areas of the state, including the Big Horn Mountains, Wind River Canyon, and our own Casper Mountain.

While Wyoming is one of the largest states in terms of size, it is the least densely populated. The crime rate is low and pollution is minimal. Property and sales taxes are low and there is no state personal income tax.

Much of Wyoming’s economy is based in the energy and agriculture industries. Oil and natural gas production is vital to the state. Mining of many different minerals is abundant and Wyoming is the top coal producing state in the nation. Family-owned cattle and sheep ranches are spread throughout the state, as are farming communities that grow wheat, barley, and sugar beets to name a few.