Wyoming has a proud history tied to the railroad and pioneers. It's also full of natural wonders—mountainous views, crystal clear lakes, and breathtaking land features across the state. If you're an outdoor lover, a visit to Wyoming is a must. With so many opportunities for climbing, hiking, camping, fishing, biking, and exploring, the hardest part is choosing a place to get started.

01Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming Don White / Getty Images

Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the United States. Though there are a lot of awesome things about this 2.2 million acre park, some of the most popular attractions include Old Faithful Geyser and Mammoth Hot Springs. Hike the established trails or explore the backcountry for rivers, waterfalls, ravines, lakes, and rivers. There's plenty of wildlife to spot, including wild bison, bears, wolves, elk, antelope, and bald eagles.