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Thanks to its crossroads location, there's a plethora of accommodations in Cheyenne, from basic motels to ornate B&Bs. The chain properties include Hampton Inn, adjacent to the junction of I-25 and I-80 at 1781 Fleischi Pkwy. (tel. 307/632-2747), offering double rates of $119 to $159 ($199 and up during Frontier Days); and Motel 6, 1735 Westland Rd. (tel. 800/466-8356 or 307/635-6806), with double rates of $44 to $62 ($110-$120 during Frontier Days).

A reservation caution: Hotels fill up quickly during Frontier Days, and rack (published) rates are much higher.

Camping --The biggest campground is the Restway Travel Park, 4212 Whitney Rd., 2 miles east of Cheyenne (tel. 800/443-2751 or 307/634-3811). Catering to RV and tent campers alike, Restway boasts a heated seasonal swimming pool, miniature golf, and a store stocked with basic supplies; nightly rates run from about $18 for a basic tent site to about $35 for a site with full hookups during Frontier Days. For something a bit different, head to Terry Bison Ranch, located 6 miles south of Cheyenne via I-25, exit 2 (tel. 307/634-4171; www.terrybisonranch.com), a working buffalo ranch with tent ($18 per night) and RV sites ($19-$32 per night), as well as a bunkhouse, guest cabins, gift shop, and restaurant. The ranch also offers cabins, lodge rooms, and a variety of tours.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.