1. Grand Tetons
The impressive Grand Tetons play host to a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, canoeing, and snowshoeing. Check in at one of the several visitor centers to learn about park ranger programs that include special events for children and guided hikes where you can learn more about this mountainous region.
2. Wapiti Valley
The Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway runs between Cody, Wyoming, and the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park and takes you through the dramatic rock formations of the Wapiti Valley. This area is also home to shockingly steep Buffalo Bill Dam and Reservoir.
3. Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Experience the American West at the engaging Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Buffalo Bill Cody had a vision for a facility that would "teach people by seeing history." He'd be more than pleased to see his ideas come to fruition in the form of interactive exhibits curated from historical objects, papers, photos, and art. It's more than a museum. It encapsulates the spirit of the American West.
4. Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
True confession: The Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is in both Wyoming and Utah. While Wyoming may not have full rights to the picturesque landscape, it does boast wide-open expanses of water that are great for boating and fishing. The gorge is a hot spot for trout! For the more dramatic rocky cliffs, you'll have to venture south to Utah.
5. Old Faithful & Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park attracts millions of visitors to Wyoming every year. It's the oldest, and some say the most glorious, national park in the country. The most distinctive features of the park are the geysers -- there are more than 300! Old Faithful is certainly a must-see, but if you can, spend as much time as possible exploring the other parts of this national treasure.
6. Grand Prismatic Spring
Located within the Midway Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park is the perplexingly colorful Grand Prismatic Springs. It's the third largest hot spring in the world. (The two larger springs are in New Zealand.) Water flows from all sides of the spring at an impressive rate of 560 gallons per minute. Yep, you read that right, per minute!
7. Lower Yellowstone Falls
Feel the rush of a powerful waterfall dropping an incredible 308 feet to the base of Lower Yellowstone Falls. There are many photo-worthy overlooks that capture the grandeur of this waterfall -- some more accessible than others. Uncle Tom's Trail is a steep staircase that gets you up close and personal with the majestic falls. But beware: This staircase is a strenuous climb.