Best Places to Live

Cheyenne, WY

Population: 62,195
Brian McCord

Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

Inspiration goes hand-and-hand with innovation at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens in Cheyenne, WY. Along with its nine acres of landscapes and gardens, Cheyenne offers a solar conservatory that's 100 percent solar heated, making it one of the western region's oldest and largest sites for renewable energy. Inside the enviromentally-friendly conservatory visitors will find rows of tropical (and beautiful) plants. The garden's Paul Smith Children's Village demonstrates solar heating, solar power and wind power, inspiring a new generation to continue the green legacy.

See how Cheyenne, WY, made our Top 10 Libraries for Children list.