Wyoming is known for:
- Yellowstone National Park
- Devil's Tower
- Diverse wildlife
- Hot springs
- Oil and gas production
- Harsh environment
Geography & Demographics
||Total (Land + Water): 97,814 sq miles; Land Only: 97,100 sq miles|
|Number of Counties
||Mountain Time Zone|
||Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah|
|Highest Point||Gannett Peak, 13,809 feet|
|Tallest Building|| White Hall in University of Wyoming in Cheyenne, 146 feet |
|Largest Stadium||Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, capacity 32,580 |
|National Parks||Grand Teton National Park
Yellowstone National Park
|State Population (2020)||576,851|
|State Population Density||5.9 people / square mile|
|Top 5 Cities (2020 population)
Rock Springs (22,943)
Government & Legislature
|State Butterfly||Sheridan's green hairstreak|
|State Coin||Sacagawea Golden Dollar Coin|
|State Fish||Cutthroat trout|
||Indian paintbrush |
|State Grass||Western wheatgrass|
|State Reptile||Horned toad|
|State Shrub||Wyoming big sagebrush|
Popular Tourist Attractions
UNESCO Heritage Sites
Festivals and Events
Top festivals and events in Wyoming. They are listed in approximate order of when they take place during the year.
Popular Iconic Wyoming Foods
Wyoming is famous for the following foods:
- Rocky Mountain Oysters
- Chicken Fried Steak
- Bison Burgers
- Chokecherry Preserves
- Rack of Lamb
- White Chili
Famous People Born In Wyoming
Famous Actors And Actresses
- Jim Beaver
- Jim J. Bullock
- Darren Dalton
Wyoming Fun Facts
- The name Wyoming originated from a Native American word, mecheweamiing, meaning "at the big plains."
- Wyoming is nicknamed "The Equality State" as it was the first state in the United States to give women the right to vote, which it did as a territory in 1869.
- Devil's Tower in Wyoming, established on September 24, 1906, was the first national monument in the United States.
- Most of the Yellowstone National Park lies in Wyoming. Established in 1872, it is the first national park in the United States.
- The first national forest was established in Wyoming on March 30, 1891, when President Teddy Roosevelt created the Shoshone National Forest as the Yellowstone Forest Reserve.
- J. C. Penney (James Cash Penney) opened a Golden Rule Store in Kemmerer, Wyoming, on April 14, 1902. Penney later expanded the business, and changed the store's name to "J. C. Penney" as it is known today.
- The ten largest coal mines in the United States are all located in Wyoming.
- White Hall, on the University of Wyoming's campus in Laramie, is the tallest building in the state. The 12-story dormitory is 200 feet high.
- Established in 1886, the Laramie County Library System is the oldest continually operating county library system in the country.
- Wyoming is one of two states with an official State Shrub: Wyoming big sagebrush.
This page was last updated on July 10, 2023.