As the state capital and the Union Pacific Railroad's dividing point, Cheyenne is both the political and economic hub of the state.

The "Magic City on the Plains" is the crossroads of the Old West and the New West, a community where the romance of the western tradition thrives alongside the most modern businesses competing in the global economy.

Most residents agree the city's greatest asset is its "livability." Clean air, little traffic congestion, relatively low crime, affordable housing, low taxes and cost of living, good schools, recreational and cultural activities, good health care, and yes, even an attractive climate are a few benefits of the Cheyenne community.

The Laramie County Library boasts 94,000 volumes, while the state library has 130,000 volumes and more than 450,000 documents. For the theater-minded, the Cheyenne Little Theater Players have more than 500 volunteers for year-round plays and western melodramas at the historic Atlas Theater. The Cheyenne Civic Center brings in national talent and is host to the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra.

The city has one of the most active recreational leagues around with baseball, softball, soccer and basketball. There are three 18-hole golf courses and a stock car track with pro and semipro rounds, swimming, tennis, football, handball, bowling, billiards, roller and ice skating, ice fishing, picnics and snowmobiling.

Cheyenne attractions include several enjoyable afternoon trips. Guided tours of the Capitol, with is gold dome, include a look at the gleaming marble floors, stately woodwork, stained glass and historic and full-sized wildlife displays. The historic governor's mansion has turn-of-the-century to 1930s artifacts. The Carriage House Art Center and Big Boy, the world's largest steam locomotive, are in Holliday Park.

Museums include the state museum downtown and the Old West Museum, which is on Frontier Days grounds.

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Retiree services

With a moderate amount of veterans calling the surrounding area home, F.E. Warren AAFB and the City of Cheyenne recognizes and supports veterans in a number of ways.

Cheyenne has a VA medical Center that offers veterans many opportunities. With a promise to serve and honor the men and women who have served to protect America, the VA Medical Center is committed to helping veterans with any issue that arises. For more information, visit