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Last modified: 11/02/07

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Wyoming Vacation Basic Facts

Wyoming Division of Tourism,
I-25 & College Drive, Cheyenne WY 82002;
307-777-7777; 800-225-5996; Fax: 307-777-2877. Web: http://www.wyomingtourism.org.
Web for kids: http://www.wyoming4kids.org.

State Bird: western meadowlark

State Coin: Gold Dollar

State Dinosaur: triceratops

State Fish: cutthroat trout

State Flower: Indian paintbrush

State Fossil: knightia, an extinct herring

State Gemstone: jade

State Grass: western wheatgrass

State Mammal: bison

State Motto: “Equal rights”

State Nickname: Equality State, Cowboy State, and Big Wyoming

State Reptile: horned lizard

State Seal:

State Soil: forkwood

State Song: Wyoming

State Sport: rodeo

State Tree: plains cottonwood


State Capitals

Laramie, Wyoming — Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Laramie, Wyoming. Established in 1834, it was the most significant outpost on the Oregon Trail.

Cheyenne, Wyoming — Wyoming State Capitol, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002; 307-777-7220; Fax: 207-777-6273. Web: http://www.state.wy.us. Territorial capital (1869-1890) and state capital (1890 to present).


State Songs

Wyoming, Wyoming March Song


State Specials

Wyoming is first in the production of bentonite, coal, and soda ash (trona).

With over 810,000 sheep, Wyoming ranks second in the product of wool.

Wyoming is home to the world's largest single elk herd.


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