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Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

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Address: 710 S Lions Park Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82001-7503
Phone Number:
+1 307-637-6458
08:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:30
Sat 11:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Discover all 27 specialty landscapes – there is something for everyone and...

Discover all 27 specialty landscapes – there is something for everyone and always something in bloom either inside the solar greenhouse or on the grounds.

If you haven’t experienced the Paul Smith Children’s Village, which is also part of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, then you are missing out. Bring the kids and see just how fun nature can be – while learning at the same time.

The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is currently undergoing major construction and renovation. As a result, the Garden’s main parking lot is now closed. However, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens greenhouse and offices as well as the Paul Smith Children’s Village will remain open during their regular business hours.

To access the Paul Smith Children’s Village, visitors are asked to park in the Old Community House parking lot, which is east of the facility. From there follow the adjacent sidewalk to the main entrance.

To access the Botanic Gardens greenhouse and offices, visitors can come into Lions Park as if they are heading to the Kiwanis Community House but take the road that heads just south of the building adjacent to the Park Gazebo. From there you will find parking available either along Sloan’s Lake or adjacent to the Boy Scout Building.

A 6,800-square-foot solar heated and solar powered conservatory also features several outside gardens, each designed in a unique style.

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Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

We visited in late August 2016. The Gardens is being enlarged and there is a lot of construction in process. It is due for completion in October 2016. The Children's Garden is... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Lynne C
San Diego, California
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Great for walking meditation. The Garden Labyrinth is a fun place for children as well as adults. The Garden of Peace has numerous quotes on the walking paths and benches, very memorable ones! Great place for relaxation and contemplation! Even though during this time of the year (March) we didn't see many flowers bloom, yet it was a great walk!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Actually, this rating is in anticipation of the new conservatory, which is to open in 2017. Other than a few flower beds and a wetlands pond and boardwalk near the old visitor’s center, there really wasn’t much botany to observe. The new conservatory promises to be very nice and will join the ranks of other area attractions as a must... More 

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Avalon, New Jersey
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

I went to the gardens across from the Frontier Days Museum and was surprised at the poor condition of the area - lots of dead plants and not much to see. There was a nice lake where people were kayaking, and people were walking dogs and children through the park area. If I get to Cheyenne again, I may visit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here as we seriously found a lack of things to do in Cheyenne as a visitor. This was disappointing largely due to the serious lack of up-keep and general gardening. Most trees were covered in carved graffiti which we found disrespectful to trees. I appreciate they are doing building works in the area to enlarge the project but... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited in late August 2016. The Gardens is being enlarged and there is a lot of construction in process. It is due for completion in October 2016. The Children's Garden is wonderful, with lots of things for kids to do.

1 Thank Lynne C
South Salt Lake, Utah
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Cheyenne Botanic Garden is one of my favorite places to go to relax and meditate. I love the quotes on the sidewalks, the path around what we used to call "Peanut pond" and labyrinth path with finger labyrinths on the benches. Brace yourself, the gardens will expand even more next year with the completion of the new building. Very... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Went to just the children's garden. It was wonderful. The kids could walk through streams and catch crawfish. Expect them to get wet. There were a bunch of other activities in the free children's garden.

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Englewood, Colorado
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

We visited on a Sunday, so did not get to go in the greenhouse, which we understand is the Garden's claim to fame. But walking the outside areas, we were totally disappointed in the lack of upkeep and basic gardening. Everything looked parched and on the way to dieing, if it hadn't already. Not sure what is going on here.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Not quite what I had expected when I read the earlier reviews. Maybe I am spoilt by living near UNESCO site Kew Botanical Gardens in London so this seemed more like a nice garden site than a first class botanical venue, however, it was a nice place to spend an hour with some pretty flowers and plants. Good news though... More 

1 Thank Deborah A
Lawrence, KS
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We were in search of sights in Cheyenne as we passed through on vacation. Decided to try here and really enjoyed the park. Despite a horrendous hail storm the day before and parts closed for construction we found a beautiful garden with amazingly varied flora that showed much dedication and caring tending. After recovering and completion of the Observatory this... More 

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