Wyoming is big in size and small in population, which might lead one to believe there is not much to do here. How wrong!

Our assignment is to identify 125 unforgettable Wyoming experiences because 2015 is our state’s 125th anniversary. There is no shortage of activities, sights, exhibits,trails, sports, eateries, shopping and anything else under that sparkling sun.

Let’s start with Wyoming’s firsts, like national park (Yellowstone), national monument (Devils Tower), national forest (Shoshone), major rodeo (Cheyenne Frontier Days), women’s voting or even the first JC Penney Store (Kemmerer). Or the amazing Red Desert with the largest unfenced area in the United States. Or wildernessareas like the Thorofare between Dubois and Cody, which is the most isolated place (farthest from the nearest road) in the lower 48 states.

Visitors can experience Wyoming’s wildlife and enjoy the wild side of life in two big ways:

• We have the most abundant examples of wildlife for viewing enjoyment in the continental United States. You can see antelope, deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, bison and wild horses. If you try a little harder, you can see wolves, mountain goats, beavers and coyotes.

• You can enjoy all the wonderful bars, brewpubs, eateries and amazing downtowns where people kick up their heels to country music.

Wyoming is famous for road trips. You can find wonderful scenic loop drives like Chief Joseph Highway north of Cody, the bighorn sheep south of Dubois and the towering Squaretop Mountain north of Pinedale. Not to mention those amazing Wyoming Black Hills, where not only Devils Tower resides, but where you can journey back in time thousands of years at the Vore Buffalo Jump. Or the gaping Fremont Canyon south of Casper, the gangplank west of Cheyenne featuring a magical area called Vedauwoo or the mysterious Adobe Town east of Rock Springs plus the Bighorn Medicine Wheel (known as the Stonehenge of America) between Sheridan and Lovell. History resides here in ghost towns, the longest stretch of untouched Oregon Trail and our trueto-life Cowboy and Indian heritage.

Beauty is Wyoming’s number-one secret starting with the most beautiful mountains in the world, the Tetons northwest of Jackson. Experiencing the high plains on a crisp morning or during a spectacular sunset can leave you speechless with unparalleled memories.

Wyoming people are the friendliest in the country. We don’t just practice the Code of the West -- we live it every day.

-BIll Sniffin