7 Most Beautiful Cities In Wyoming

Wyoming is America's tenth-largest State, yet it is also the nation's least populous, with just under 577,000 inhabitants. Despite its sparse demographics, the "Cowboy State" is a land rich in natural treasures, including the Rocky Mountains, stunning valleys, and vast plains. Wyoming's charming settler history is also a most endearing part of this State, and together with its splendid scenery, makes visiting it and its towns an excellent experience for all. This article looks at the 7 Most Beautiful Cities in Wyoming.


Buffalo, Wyoming
Aerial view of Buffalo, Wyoming.

Situated at the halfway point between the famed Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park, the city of Buffalo also serves as the seat of Johnson County. Right at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains, Buffalo has a healthy local economy dominated by agriculture, methane production, and tourism and is an obvious hot spot for travelers visiting the aforementioned landmarks of Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore, respectively.Stroll through its charming and historic downtown for first-hand views of unique 19th-century edifices, including the Occidental Hotel, first established in 1880! Filled with great boutique shops, tasty local eateries, and plenty of welcoming hospitality, Buffalo is more than just a stopover but one of Wyoming's best towns.


Sheridan, Wyoming
The main street in Sheridan, Wyoming. Editorial credit: Ems Images / Shutterstock.com

Just a 35-minute drive from Buffalo, the city of Sheridan was founded in the 1880s and maintains a robust cowboy and rodeo culture, attracting visitors from across the nation. Home to a population of just under 18,000 residents, Sheridan experiences hot summers and mild winters, with the Bighorn Mountains acting as a beautiful frame.A very popular destination for tourists, this city offers many festivals, cultural events, and historic places of interest for everyone. Visit such sites as the Brinton Museum of art in nearby Big Horn, the John. Kendrick Mansion (1908), or the Sheridan Main Street Historic District, for a sampling of 19th and early 20th-century settler life. And, of course, attending a rodeo or shopping for some authentic cowboy boots really immerses one in the charming environment that is Sheridan.


Jackson, Wyoming
Downtown Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Jackson, the seat of Teton County, was formally incorporated as a town in 1914, though it had been settled in the 1890s. Situated in the Jackson Hole mountain valley (containing the Teton and Gros Ventre ranges), Jackson is a popular tourist destination in winter and summer. In the snow-filled winter months, Jackson's proximity to ski resorts like Jackson Hole Mountain and Snow King Mountain makes it a much sought-after hub.While in the summer, just a 70-minute drive separates the town from Yellowstone National Park and all its amazing features. The Grand Teton National Park is even closer to town, located less than 10 minutes from the city center, with some of the best mountain views and breathtaking valley panoramas. And for music lovers, taking in concerts at the Grand Teton Music Festival is a unique treat. Here more than 90 classical orchestras from across the country participate, performing some of the very best symphonic works ever to be composed.  


Cody, Wyoming
Cody, Wyoming.

Named after famed frontiersman "Buffalo" Bill Cody, who helped establish the town, this city in Park County is home to just over 10,000 inhabitants. An hour's drive from Yellowstone National Park, Cody offers its visitors and residents alike a genuine sense of the famed Old West. A visit to the Buffalo Bill Museum is a great way to spend an afternoon, while a stroll at the Old Town Trail and its recreated Western buildings is a real-time traveling treat. Walk along the dusty paths or step into an old-style saloon; this unique spot definitely transports visitors to another century. And with hot summers and mild winters, time outside in Cody is always pleasant, where mountain views accentuate the truly Western ambiance.


Lander, Wyoming
Little Popo Agie River near Lander, Wyoming.

Near the Wind River Mountains, the city of Lander lies along the Popo Agie River and serves as the seat of Fremont County. A charming historic town incorporated in 1890, Lander offers year-round cultural activities like the Wyoming State Winter Fair, the Pioneer Days Parade, and the Lander Brew Festival.Near the Sinks Canyon State Park, visitors can also enjoy plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities in Lander, including camping, hiking, fishing, and rock climbing. At the nearby Shoshone National Forest, beautiful natural vistas can be found, sure to create truly wonderful memories.


Cheyenne, Wyoming
Aerial view of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Wyoming's capital city, Cheyenne, is also the State's most populous metropolis, with 65,132 residents. Named after the Cheyenne people, this city is a welcome place for all, with a diverse cultural scene and a pleasant climate featuring hot summers and mild winters. Home to over fifty locations on the National Register of Historic Places, Cheyenne is indeed a city rich in history and fun.Stop by the Atlas Theatre (built in 1887), stroll through the tranquil Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, or spend an afternoon at the Wyoming State Museum. Or, for a real encounter with the history of the American West and its unique culture, a visit to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is essential. See authentic exhibits of Wyoming folk art, horse-drawn wagons and carriages, and rare pioneer items in a fun and interactive place of learning.


Lovell, Wyoming
Main Street, Lovell, Wyoming with Hyart Theater. Image credit: Acroterion via Wikimedia Commons.

Affectionately known as "Wyoming's Rose Town," Lovell is renowned for its numerous rose gardens, giving the atmosphere a most pleasant and unique fragrance. With its hot summer temperatures, this city is very popular for outdoor activities with residents and tourists alike, and there is certainly much to enjoy here.Ride a canoe at the Horse Shoe Marina, where beautiful views of the Bighorn Mountains are always a delight, or spend time along the banks of the Shoshone River for a quiet and reflective encounter with nature. And for those who love the road, short drives to both the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range and the incredible Porcupine Falls make Lovell an ideal stopover destination.

Wyoming may be sparsely populated, but it has plenty of beauty, charm, and unique history, worthy of a visit from anybody with wanderlust. From stunning Rocky Mountain views to special Western pioneer culture, Wyoming and its cities offer a fantastic combo of natural beauty and social splendor. Visit these cities and get first-hand knowledge of why the "Cowboy State" is a fabulous place of adventure and wonder.