51 Fun Facts about Wyoming (that most people don’t know!)

Whether you want some Wyoming fun facts to use for a project or you want to impress people with your knowledge of the Equality State, we’ve put together some facts about Wyoming that cover everything from weird laws to natural wonder to strange history.

Wyoming has plenty of history, natural views, and beautiful towns, and these interesting facts about Wyoming are a real tribute to all of the fun Wyoming facts to be found (we could have kept going, but kept it to the 51 best ones!).

Keep reading for weird facts about Wyoming, amazing facts about Wyoming, cool facts about Wyoming, and plenty of fun Wyoming facts to keep you guessing (or help you put together an awesome Wyoming trivia quiz!)

Wyoming Fun Facts

1 . Wyoming is located in the mountain region of the western United States.

2. It is the 10th largest state in the United States by land area.

3. Wyoming is known as the “Equality State.”

4. The state’s capital and largest city is Cheyenne.

5. Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the United States, is primarily located in Wyoming.

6. Wyoming is the least populous state in the United States, with a relatively low population density.

7. The state’s official flower is the Indian paintbrush.

8. Wyoming is home to the world’s largest herd of free-roaming bison.

9. The famous Old Faithful geyser, known for its regular eruptions, is located in Yellowstone National Park.

10. Wyoming is the leading coal-producing state in the United States.

11. The state has the lowest population of any state, but it also has the second-highest mean elevation, making it the state with the highest average elevation.

12. The state’s official bird is the Western meadowlark.

Interesting Facts about Wyoming

13. Wyoming is home to the iconic Teton Range, including the Grand Teton, which is one of the most famous peaks in the Rocky Mountains.

14. Devils Tower National Monument, a unique geological feature, was the first national monument established in the United States.

15. Wyoming is known for its wide-open spaces and rugged natural beauty, with vast expanses of grasslands, mountains, and deserts.

16. The state has a strong cowboy culture and hosts several rodeos throughout the year, including the Cheyenne Frontier Days, known as the “Daddy of ’em All.”

17. Wyoming has the lowest population of any state capital in the United States.

18. The state’s official mammal is the American bison.

19. The famous outlaw Butch Cassidy had his first bank robbery in the town of Montpelier, Wyoming.

20. The Wind River Range in Wyoming contains more than 40 peaks exceeding 13,000 feet in elevation.

21. Wyoming is home to the largest active geyser in the world, Steamboat Geyser, located in Yellowstone National Park.

22. The state’s official gemstone is the Wyoming jade.

Weird Facts about Wyoming

23. Wyoming was the first state to grant women the right to vote in 1869, earning it the nickname the “Equality State.”

24. The world’s largest elk herd can be found in Wyoming’s Jackson Hole area.

25. Wyoming is one of the best states in the United States for stargazing due to its low light pollution and clear skies.

26. The state’s official tree is the plains cottonwood.

27. The Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne is the only state capitol building with a sloping dome.

28. Wyoming is home to the world’s largest outdoor rodeo, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.

29. The state’s official reptile is the horned lizard.

30. Wyoming has more antelope than people, with a population of over 450,000 pronghorn antelope.

31. The state’s official fossil is the knightia, a prehistoric fish.

32. The Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne showcases the history, culture, and natural heritage of the state.

33. The state’s official fish is the cutthroat trout.

34. Wyoming has the lowest population density of any state in the United States.

35 The Fossil Butte National Monument in Wyoming contains one of the richest fossil deposits from the Eocene Epoch.

36. The state’s official dinosaur is the triceratops.

Random Facts about Wyoming

37. Wyoming is home to several hot springs, including Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis.

38. The state’s official gem is Wyoming nephrite jade.

39. The Wyoming State Fair, held annually in Douglas, showcases livestock, agriculture, and local culture.

40. The state’s official insect is the Sheridan’s green hairstreak butterfly.

41. Wyoming has more active glaciers than any other state in the United States, most of which are located in the Wind River Range.

42. The state’s official flag consists of a blue field with a white silhouette of an American bison.

43. The Wyoming Territorial Prison, located in Laramie, was once home to famous outlaws, including Butch Cassidy.

44. The state’s official slogan is “Forever West.”

Amazing Facts about Wyoming

45. Wyoming is a popular destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, and skiing.

46. The state’s official fruit is the western sour cherry.

47. The Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis is one of the largest dinosaur museums in the world.

48. Wyoming is home to several iconic highways, including the Beartooth Highway and the Snowy Range Scenic Byway.

49. The state’s official soil is the Forkwood soil series.

50. Wyoming’s Devils Tower was featured prominently in the movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

51. The state’s official reptile is the horned lizard.

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