We Americans don’t have to travel all across the world to see some amazing places. Obviously, it would be nice if we did just that every once in a while. After all, we don’t want to only ever see our own country, do we?
But the United States is filled with so many great things that it can be hard to convince someone that they need to leave the country once in a while! In fact, I’m going to indulging in the mindset a little by talking about one of our most beloved states.
Here are the reasons you should visit Wyoming!
Its rock formations are stunning
Wyoming is filled with some of the best rock formations you’ll ever see. I’m sure there are many people reading this who would claim that that’s hardly a particularly competitive list. Most people don’t seem to find rock formations that fascinating! But when you see them with your own eyes and remember that these stunners are formed by nature, you’ll lose some of that cynicism. One of its most famous formations is called Devils Tower. You may remember it as the shape that the dad in Close Encounters of the Third Kind made with mashed potatoes.
It has the finest ski resort in the entire country
The mountains of Wyoming are absolutely incredible. Nowhere is this made more obvious than at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. It’s deemed to be the finest ski resort in all of North America. With perfect year-round snowfall and jaw-dropping vertical drops, it should be on the bucket list of any serious skier.
Yellowstone Park was the first National Park in the United States. Technically, it doesn’t only belong to Wyoming. It spreads out into the states of Montana and Idaho, too! If you’re an outdoor junkie, then you have to absolutely must visit Yellowstone Park. Its most famous feature may be its bears, although you may not want to get too close to them!
Grand Teton National Park!
Wyoming isn’t content with having one of the most legendary and beautiful national parks in the country. It has to have two! The Grand Teton National Park is just ten miles away from Yellowstone Park and is absolutely massive. It’s not quite as commercialized or regulated as Yellowstone Park, which makes it perfect for adventurers! The park includes the famous Jackson Hole valley. Jackson Hole hotels are a popular way for people to stay and explore this beautiful range!
It’s the Equality State
You may have heard Wyoming referred to as the Equality State before. But you may not know why it’s called that! It’s because Wyoming has a rich history when it comes to civil rights, especially in women’s rights! It was the first state to give the vote to women, back in 1869. It welcomed female politicians as early as 1870, going as far to elect the first female justice of the peace in America. In 1924, it became the first US territory is elect a female governor. It’s easy to see why Wyoming earned such a nickname!