Before Wheatland became the place it is today, it used to consist of flat desert-like landscape. It wasn’t until 1883 when a local rancher and partners developed the Wyoming Development Company with the goal of irrigating the Wheatland flats to promote development and prosperity. To this day, the Wheatland Irrigation District is still the largest privately owned system in the United States.
When you book a private flight to the jet charter airport in Wheatland, you’ll be able to enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the infamous flatlands and the rolling hills leading to The Laramie Mountains. Outdoor enthusiasts will love hiking to Laramie Peak for even more awe-inspiring views.
The Fort Laramie National Historic Site was originally established back in 1834 as a private fur trading post. Over the years it evolved into one of the most well-known and largest military posts in the region. This historic site stood the test of time, witnessing America’s expansion to the west. The park is open year round welcoming visitors from all walks of life. The Guernsey State Park, Glendo State Park and Lewis Park are also worth a visit if you’re visiting the area.
Don’t forget to swing into the Laramie Peak Museum for a peek into the local history. And once you’re done, kick up your heels at the Windy Peaks Brewery and Steakhouse features the best Wyoming steak and coolest refreshments in Wheatland. No matter why you find yourself in Wheatland, you’re sure to find plenty of things to see and do.