By: Kaitlyn Anderson
At the Wyoming Office of Tourism, we work diligently to communicate the irreplaceable beauty, wonder, and unlimited sense of adventure that can be found within our state’s borders.
And honestly, it’s not that hard of a task.
Between Wyoming’s majestic national parks and monuments, captivating historical sites, western heritage and full-throttle rodeo, this state attracts visitors from all over the globe that are eager to loosen the reigns and roam free in our coveted land. We could talk for days about all there is to see and experience in Wyoming, and for that reason, I’ll save you the time and give you our list of the rare 5 reason’s why someone would not want to come to Wyoming.
You hate beautiful scenery
Definitely don’t come to Wyoming if gorgeous vistas, mountain ranges, and idyllic landscapes aren’t your thing. Seriously. Don’t come. They’re everywhere in Wyoming. Whether you’re hiking the trails amid Grand Teton National Park’s iconic jagged peaks, or standing in awe of Devils Tower, an other-worldly 1,200 foot geological wonder, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views at every turn.
You love crowds, traffic, and light pollution
Yeah, Wyoming doesn’t have any of that. For all you who love waiting in lines and sitting in traffic, you won’t find that here. Wyoming is proud to be the state with the smallest population (fun fact: there are more pronghorn antelope here than there are people!) because that means more room for you and your family to explore and less time waiting in line or in the car on your next vacation. Plus, the fewer people also means less light pollution, which equals ah-mazing stargazing at night. Sounds horrible, right?
Your idea of a good time is being glued to your cell phone
Yeah, you definitely won’t like Wyoming. Our state offers an invitation to disconnect and reconnect to what really matters, and while we have modern amenities in most of the places you travel (i.e. wifi!) we promise you won’t want to use it. You’ll be far too captivated with your surroundings for any of that nonsense. So, if your vacation plans include being attached to your mobile device during quality time with your family, friends, or significant other,(because only great memories are made with our phones, right?) don’t plan to come to Wyoming.
Seeing wildlife is the worst
Wyoming is affectionately referred to as the “American safari”, so if you’re not interested in seeing unique forms of wildlife like bison, bears, birds, wolves, moose, etc. (from a safe distance, of course J ) Wyoming might not be the place for you. Or, if you prefer to pay to see animals in a zoo rather than in their natural habitat, we’re probably not for you either. All our wildlife viewing is impromptu, free, and on most days, a dime a dozen!
Outdoor Adventure is boring to you
Fun in nature’s most picturesque playground? Gross. If none of the following activities interest you even remotely, Wyoming might not have much to offer you:
• skiing at world-class ski resorts
• fishing for prize-worthy trout, crappie, cutthroat
• rock climbing world-class routes
• hiking to jaw-dropping summits
• whitewater rafting down thrilling rivers
• horseback riding through emerald valleys
• snowmobiling through winter wonderlands
• golfing on one of Wyoming’s scenic courses
• kayaking on one of the many crystalline lakes or reservoirs
• backpacking into the peaceful solitude of Wyoming’s forests
• etc., etc., etc.
So there you have it. It would be an egregious understatement to say that Wyoming is an amazing place to visit, and one that offers a unique experience for everyone. Wyoming is so much more than your typical vacation. Our state offers a unique transport back to a simpler time where authenticity, nature, and the appreciation for the important things in life reigns supreme. But don’t just take my word for it. Experience if for yourself and embrace Wyoming to the fullest, a place that will always be “Forever West”.
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