The Wyoming State Museum's exhibits cover everything from the area's tumultuous geological beginnings to a chronology of human civilization in the region. One crowd-pleaser is the Hands-on History Room, where visitors don cowpoke or soldier outfits and learn to operate a chuck wagon and other period artifacts.
You won't find a more authentic place to turn back the clock than Messenger's Old West Museum. This private collection is a rustic time capsule with detailed displays of saddles, blacksmiths' tools, guns, and horse-drawn carriages—including one owned by "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
Want Western wear? The iconic red Wrangler Boot Barn has been outfitting ranchers since the late 1800s. At 13,000 square feet, the shop offers a broad range of attire, from the fancy—think diamond-studded cowboy hats and rattlesnake-skin boots—to the practical.
The dining room at the Luxury Diner, housed in an early 1920s trolley car, is a little piece of Americana straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. The menu leans heavily on comfort-food classics, including a gravy-rich chicken-fried steak and a two-pound cinnamon roll.