Welcome to Cheyenne
Many a country tune has been penned about Wyoming's state capital and largest city, though Cheyenne is more like the Hollywood Western before the shooting begins. That is, until Frontier Days festival, a raucous July celebration of cowboy fun. At the junction of I-25 and I-80, the city is a useful pit stop
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Frederic Remington Art Museum Admission
Make your way to the historic Parish Mansion, home of the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg. Your admission ticket includes an audio tour to enhance your understanding of this prominent American artist of the late 1800s.Admire the oak ceiling and walls as you enter the lobby, where you will find the Tiffany Gallery, which features a large lampshade and grandfather clock. Behind the grand staircase lies an art collection owned by Remington and his wife Eva, as well as some of Remington’s journals. Walk down the interpretive corridor in search of Remington’s studio, which includes his massive easel, rocking chair, sculpting stand, armature, tools, firearms and some of the hundreds of props he used. Admire personal belongings like Eva Remington’s engagement ring and a marble bust of Eva by an unknown artist, and pore over Remington's collection of American Indian photographs, Havana cigars and a variety of objects by Tiffany. Enter the Albert Newell Gallery to see original bronzes such as The Stampede and The Cheyenne, and view paintings including Charge of the Rough Riders, Old-Times Plain Fight and The Howl of the Weather. Flat works by Remington and more bronzes are on display in the Addie Newell Gallery.Take the grand staircase or the elevator to the second floor to see works by Sally James Farnham, an American sculptor and family friend of Remington's whose public commissions include the Simon Bolivar statue at the entrance to Central Park in New York City. Then visit Remington’s personal library and the Parish Room, which contains chairs that belonged to David Parish when he resided here and watched fighting during the War of 1812 when Ogdensburg was attacked from across the river. Learn about his nephew, George Parish, who moved in with his mistress, Ameriga Vespucci, a descendant of the explorer Amerigo.If you’re traveling with children, head down the street to Kid's Place, aka the Eva Remington Education Center of the Frederic Remington Art Museum, included with your admission ticket. Founded in 2004, the museum features interactive exhibits that provide youngsters with a variety of activities. Use stones to make rubbings of Western scenes; sit and ‘fish’ from a large canoe using magnetic fishing poles; sniff scent containers that transport you to Western locales; don chaps, hats and vests from the dress-up bin; brush and saddle a life-size horse; and venture into the art studio to let the creativity flow.