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Ft. Phil Kearny State Historic Site Hosts Annual Kids' Pheasant Hunt


Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site hosts the Fifth Annual Kids’ Pheasant Hunt on November 25-26. 

The event is an opportunity for families and friends wanting to hunt with young people ages 17 and younger to harvest pheasants, practice safe hunting skills, and enjoy the Piney Creek landscape at the historic Fort grounds. 

Hunters will launch at two times during each day: 8:30 a.m. in the morning and 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon. All parties must include a minimum of one youth hunter and a maximum of one adult hunter. Additional adults are encouraged to accompany the party but will not be allowed to hunt. 

Hunters wishing to participate in the Kids’ Hunt are encouraged to call Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center at 307-684-7629 to sign up with a staff person or leave a message with desired hunt time and day.  Hunters may also call or text 307-620-0331 to register. Birds are released before the event and space is limited.

The event is an opportunity for adults to demonstrate good hunting practices while making the youth experience a priority.  “Wyoming Game and Fish has been an excellent partner in providing this opportunity for hunters,” says Misty Stoll, Fort Phil Kearny Superintendent.  “We love to keep this weekend open for kids to have the time and space they need to really get after a bird!”

Those wishing to register on the day of the hunt should arrive at 8 a.m. to register for the morning hunt and 12:30 p.m. for the afternoon hunt.  All hunters must have valid licenses and conservation stamps. 

Cost is $2 per adult for Wyoming Residents and $4 per adult for Out-Of-State Hunters.  Hunters ages 17 and under will hunt free.  The Annual Fort Phil Kearny Kids’ Hunt is made possible by a partnership with Wyoming Game and Fish Department. 


Fort Phil Kearny State History Site is located at 528 Wagon Box Rd in Banner, Wyoming.  For more information (307) 684-7629.

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Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site Hosts Holiday Light Show


Come celebrate the holiday season with a synchronized light and music show at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, in Laramie.

Experience the “Magic of Lights”, a dazzling show of more than 10,000 lights, 20 displays synchronized to favorite holiday songs making it one of the largest light shows in the area.

Running from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. nightly, November 24 through December 31, it can be viewed from the comfort of your own car in the Territorial Prison’s spacious parking lot. Listeners tune in to 99.5 FM.


“State Parks’ mission is to Impact Communities and Enrich Lives,” Site Supervisor Deborah Amend said. “With this gift from us to the community, we want to give joy, make memories for families, and become a holiday tradition for years to come.” 

A new piece is added each year to the display – come out and see for yourselves!

The display is made possible by our sponsors, the Wyoming Territorial Prison Park Historic Association and Fremont Electric.

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Historic Governors' Mansion Schedules Public Holiday Photo Sessions


As part of this year’s Wyoming Historic Governors’ Mansion “Tinsel Through Time: A Night Before Christmas” celebration, the public can schedule to have their Holiday photos taken at the Mansion.

This is an opportunity for the public to take their family photos in front of the mansion’s wonderful holiday décor. The public is invited to schedule 25-minute photo sessions on November 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or November 12, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Cost is $95 and includes five digital images. Please call the mansion at 777-7878 to schedule.

This year’s Wyoming Historic Governors’ Mansion annual “Tinsel Through Time: The Night Before Christmas” event features collections related to the poem by Clement C. Moore and holiday décor through the ages.

This year’s festivities begin with an opening reception on November 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and features entertainment and refreshments. The exhibit continues through December 23Wednesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to noon, Dec. 24.

Also, visit the Historic Governors’ Mansion website at wyoparks.org to RSVP for a variety of holiday events including two new “Craft in a Flash” offerings and Children’s Holiday Teas. All event are free and open to the public.

Tinsel Through Time: The Night before Christmas is sponsored by Trader’s Shopper’s Guide, Wyoming State Parks and Visit Cheyenne.

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