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“Peaceful Retreat”

Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
Ranked #14 of 48 things to do in Cheyenne
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: You don't want to miss the new three story conservatory! It opened in August 2017. The Grand Conservatory features a tropical conservatory, a Navy submarine periscope, and several areas of respite. The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is Wyoming’s only botanic garden. It exists in one of the most challenging gardening climates in the lower 48 states (high winds, regular hail, high altitude, little winter snow cover and unpredictable first and last frosts). Come explore our brand new Grand Conservatory as well as 27 specialty landscapes, where senior, youth and handicapped volunteers provide a majority of the physical labor. This is also home to Engine 1242, the oldest locomotive engine in Wyoming.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Cheyenne is a small capital city that is made up around 60,000 individuals. Tucked away in the heart of the city is a small, but peaceful garden near Lions Park. Surrounded by a nice lake during the evening you may catch a beautiful orange sunset.

1  Thank Rob M
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

we were recommended by a local and glad we went.The park has lots of features a nice lake to walk around with lots of wildlife(we saw an otter),the childrens area and the botanic gardens with several other things to do here.Its a nice green lung to have a rest and picnic lunch.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you are going to be in Cheyenne, Wyoming you really have to stop at their Botanic Garden. It is probably one of the most lovely gardens in the region. Covering many acres this garden is maintained almost exclusively by volunteers, as the City owned gardens only employs a small handful of staff. It is broken up into sections which feature flowers, walking paths, a wetlands area, horticulture displays on prairie plantings and on and on. And if you are traveling with Children you need to be sure to stop at the Paul Smith Children's Village (on site of the Gardens). This 2 acre complex has everything for children to explore, play and learn. Your only problem will be getting them to leave. And best of all EVERYTHING is FREE!

1  Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Took the grand kids to the Children's Museum. They really liked the water features, windmill, and other educational areas. Lots of kids out enjoying themselves the day we went. Lots to see and do, and nice places to sit and relax. They have educational programs going almost every day.

1  Thank D H
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

It’s a beautiful day in Cheyenne so we decided to take advantage of the weather and a few spare hours on our vacation by enjoying the Botanic Gardens. This place is definitely a gem! The grounds are superb… flowers, sculptures, picnic areas. The most impressive feature is the staff. Everyone we chatted with had a warm, engaging personality. Martha went out of her way to share “nibbles” from the garden of herbs and edible flowers that she was tending. The conservatory opens a little later on Saturdays (11am). So we spent our first hour enjoying the outdoor gardens and Children’s Village. We also detoured over to the Rotary Century Plazas to see the historic tractor and steam engine, an easy walk. There is no fee for the gardens but I was more than happy to drop a donation in their box to keep up this beautiful treasure.

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