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Wyoming State Parks
Historic Sites & Trails
Barrett Building, 4th floor
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-6323

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Upcoming Events for Kids Calendar
Historic Governors' Mansion Easter Egg Hunt
Location: Historic Governors' Mansion
Children ages 2-4 years of age are invited to the 4th Annual Historic Governors’ Mansion Easter Egg Hunt April 19 at 9 a.m.

More than 1,200 eggs will be “hidden” on the grounds of the Mansion for children to gather. Each egg is stuffed with a fun educational fact about the history of the Mansion and Wyoming’s First Families, as well as treats galore! Get here early as the eggs go fast.

Held on the grounds of the Mansion, ribbons cut at 9 a.m. sharp weather permitting. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 777-7878.

WTP Opens for Summer Season
Location: Wyoming Territorial Prison
8am – 7pm daily. Self-guided tour. Public guided tours offered every Friday/Saturday 11:00 am & 2:00 pm. Sunday/Monday tour offered at 2:00 pm.
The Lincoln Highway- A Road to Somewhere Else
Location: Wyoming Territorial Prison
FREE event ? 3pm – 6pm ? In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week WTPSHS will host an event will consist of a panel of historians and authors who will discuss the impacts of the Lincoln Highway in Wyoming and will conclude with a showing of the PBS documentary 100 Years on the Lincoln Highway. The Lincoln Highway, built in 1913 and traversing more than 3300 miles, cut across twelve states and four time zones. In Wyoming, the highway followed the route of the old Transcontinental Railroad and helped in the development and expansion of the state.

In conjunction with the event, a new traveling exhibit “A Room for the Night” will be on display which explores the transformation of Wyoming’s roadside lodging from hotels to motels during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Albany County Tourism Board, Lincoln Highway Association – Laramie and Wyoming PBS is partnering with WTPSHS for this event. ? Call 745-3733 for information.


Current Programs

Jumior Rangers and
Jumior Historian Programs

Learn how you can become one.
Trees for Wyoming
A program for youth to respond to
the beatle devastation happening
in Wyoming. Get Involved
Youth Ambassador Program
See how you can share our passion for the outdoors to inspire others to get outside and enjoy the state parks.
Wyoming ORV Youth
Outreach Program
Learn how to become a safe
and responsible rider.

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Seminoe Activities Guide
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Currious about what to do at State Parks and Historic Sites?
Here is a few fun ideas that you can do at any of our parks or sites!
Print Activity List
State Parks
1. eXamine a stream side rock and look for aquatic insects.
2. eXert on a hike (to a waterfall).
3. eXcellerate down a hill on your bike or on a sled in the snow.
4. eXpel a rock over water
5. eXpress your creativity-draw a picture in the sand-add rocks to make a pattern
6. eXplore the dam or for tracks in the mud (or snow)
7. eXperience your echo or pine needle tea
8. eXpend energy chasing your shadow
9. eXhale next to a campfire or eXtinguish a campfire
10. eXplode with enthusiasm!
Historic Sites
1. eXperience a picnic in the grass.
2. eXpress your creativity- create a dandelion or clover chain
3. eXpend energy following a butterfly or bee
4. eXpand your brain- learn the names of 5 people important to the site/area/era
5. eXamine an artifact- what was it used for, who owned it, what do we use today for the same purpose
6. eXperience, through your imagination, being on a wagon train or hiding in a wagon box or fighting in a battle or cooking on the open prairie
7. eXperiment with a mud pie
8. eXpel a myth about Wyoming’s history
9. eXplain to a friend something new you learned
10. eXplode with enthusiasm