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Cheyenne, WY on the Cheap

Updated: Sep 18, 2019

As full time traveling RVers and penny pinchers we are always looking for ways we can experience a place on a budget. Lucky for us Cheyenne has plenty of free things to do and good cheap eats. PLUS FREE RV parking and boondocking near by.


We were able to spend several nights in the Cheyenne area, eat out, try out a brewery or two and see the sights for less than $40 for two people. Read on to learn how you can do Cheyenne on the cheap.


We started our Cheyenne road trip with FREE overnight parking plus free RV dump and water at the WY welcome center just outside Cheyenne. There were several other RVers there as well as truckers to take advantage of the free overnight RV parking. We had a good night's sleep. Other than our neighbors generator is was pretty quiet. You can find this spot at GPS



The next morning we dumped our tanks and filled up with water and made the short drive of about 10 minutes into Cheyenne, WY where we enjoyed a day of free activities and cheap eats.


We started the day off at Cheyenne Luxury Diner which is located in an old rail car. Legend has it, the Luxury Dining Car was an operating trolley car on the streets of Cheyenne from 1894 to 1912. It has been used at the Luxury Diner since 1964.

This Cheyenne diner is rated as the number 1 restaurant by TripAdvisor. The Luxury Diner is decorated with old railroad signs and knick knacks.

They are known for their biscuits and gravy using the same recipe for 30 years. So of course we went with what they are known for. I got a half order of biscuits and gravy for $4 while Wade ordered the full order plus egg and potatoes for $7.50, which we split. The food was good and there was plenty of it. We couldn’t even eat it all. I had a coffee and Wade a water making the total with tip $17.

Full serving of biscuits and gravy

The Luxury Diner offers breakfast and lunch specials Monday-Friday. This was a good meal at a great price and we recommend it for breakfast!


After a hearty breakfast we made our way to the WY State Museum. This museum is located at 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne. We had no trouble finding parking for the RV right behind the museum for free.

Admission is free and they are open Mon. - Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and closed State and Federal Holidays.

They had lots of interesting exhibits that kept us entertained for a couple of hours. Outside they have a pair of big boots and a teepee the kids can get in.

One of our favorite exhibits was one of the original Yellowstone tourist couches. They did a great job explaining how it was used and later restored.

We both enjoyed playing in the interactive area. As the volunteer said “it’s for big kids too.” We could have spent all day playing with the watershed exhibit.

I also liked seeing this old “RV” or as they called it a sheep herding wagon. That herders and sometimes their families used to travel with their flock.

There was also great information on the dinosaurs that roamed the area including actual dinosaur bones.


This is cowboy country and you can imagine how it was in the old west here. That’s why I wanted to visit the Cowgirls of the West Museum. A small attraction maintained by local volunteers.