Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday in Wyoming -- June 26, 2013

Today's the day to reveal the location where you can find all of the exhibits I've highlighted this month.  Is it a new museum?  Not exactly.
It's actually the "welcome to Wyoming" visitor center on Interstate 25 just south of Cheyenne.  In addition to providing the usual tourist information that you'd expect from a welcome center, this one (as you've seen) has exhibits that help to bring the state's rich history to life.

If you look closely at the sign, you'll see that the base appears to be layers of different colored rock.  It's actually something called rammed earth, which is a highly efficient building material.

The welcome center was designed to use minimal energy.  In addition to the rammed-earth walls, it has a living roof and windmills to generate much of the power that it uses.

Those of you who've read my bio know that I'm an avid traveler and that much of that travel has been by car.  As a result, I've visited many, many visitor centers, and I can honestly say that this is one of the best.

So, welcome to Wyoming!

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