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A gorgeous drive to the rural outskirts of Cheyenne delivers you to former ranch-hand-quarters turned restaurant – the Bunkhouse, a decidedly Western roadside. Outside, the neighbors tie up their horses to await the ride back home. Friday and Saturday evenings feature a band crooning classic country tunes and locals two-stepping on the dance floor. Feeling extra adventurous? Try the “Swingin’ Sirloins,” fried to perfection.

Families will want to stop into Sanford’s Grub & Pub for a meal. The nostalgia-lined walls provide a rousing waiting-for-dinner game of I-Spy, and youngsters will be delighted to find gummy worms in their applesauce! As the kiddos don paper soda jerk hats for the meal, adults can enjoy one of the largest selections of beer on tap in town.

Those looking for an upscale evening should plan to patron the Paramount Ballroom. Housed in the remains of a theatre, the posh craft cocktail lounge serves beverages that pay homage to shows that graced the boards of the stage with names like Stubborn Cinderella, Ben Hur, and The Burglar and the Lady. The Ballroom also serves (vegetarian-friendly!) sharable “bites.” The spicy deviled eggs are widely favorited and make an incredible pairing partner with the edamame-based housemade hummus.

A gorgeous drive to the rural outskirts of Cheyenne delivers you to former ranch-hand-quarters turned restaurant – the Bunkhouse, a decidedly Western roadside. CREDIT VIsit Cheyenne

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Cheyenne Frontier Days ­– Cheyenne

This one-of-a-kind celebration has been a Wyoming staple since 1897. Nicknamed the “Daddy of ‘Em all,” Cheyenne Frontier Days is the largest outdoor rodeo in the world. The event takes place during the last full week of July and features rodeos, night shows, carnival rides, food and much more.

Annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days – Wind River Reservation

The Annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days happens in June. This three-day celebration highlights Native American culture and is open to all. Enjoy the beautiful powwows, drums and vendors.

Fort Bridger Rendezvous ­– Fort Bridger

The first weekend in September celebrates Fort Bridger Rendezvous. Learn about the fur trade era while exploring Fort Bridger Historic Site. One of the largest rendezvous in the nation, you will find great food, historical demonstrations and more.

Chugwater Chili Cookoff – Chugwater

Join in the fun of this chili cookoff in Chugwater every June. Come enjoy all types and levels of spice in this cooking competition, plus kids’ games, a car show, a rodeo, live entertainment and more.

Wyo Film Festival – Sheridan

This film festival takes place the last weekend of September. Immerse yourself in this amazing community while enjoying films.

Cheyenne Frontier Days is the largest outdoor rodeo in the world. This one-of-a-kind event takes place during the last full week of July and features rodeos, night shows, carnival rides, food and much more. Photo courtesy of Wyoming Tourism

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April: Cheyenne Restaurant Week shows off the city’s favorite restaurants, breweries, specialty shops and food trucks.

May: Celebrating the railroad heritage of Cheyenne, Depot Days indulges “trainiacs” from around the world inside one of the last Grand Union Pacific depots on the Transcontinental Railroad.

Summertime: The Hell on Wheels Chuck Wagon Dinner & Rodeo delivers authentic Western experiences with cowboy cooking and home-grown Friday night rodeos.

June: The Wyoming Brewers Festival shares a passion for craft beer and live music, all while raising money for preservation of the Union Pacific Depot.

July: The arts scene goes wild when the Paint Slingers mural painting event, 4-Ever West Tattoo Fest and Wyoming International Film Festival all arrive in town. Then Cheyenne Frontier Days, the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and Western celebration, brings 10 days of rodeos, concerts, parades and more!

September: Become a kid again with high-flying kites, live entertainment, and kite design and flying workshops in Pine Bluffs’ End of the Trail Kite Festival.

October: Harvest Feast serves handcrafted cuisine by local culinary experts featuring 100% Laramie County-sourced ingredients.

November/December: Old West Holiday brings a Western twist featuring Cowboy Santa’s favorite stops – like the Pony Express wish-list delivery ­– on Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

See Cowboy Santa on Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Photo courtesy of Visit Cheyenne

For more information on Cheyenne, visit Cheyenne.org.