Promoting Wyoming's obscure tourist destinations
Laramie, WY – Tourism is Wyoming's Number two industry - but tourism officials worry too many travelers limit their visits to Yellowstone National Park.
So they're brainstorming ways to promote Wyoming's more obscure sites for so-called niche tourism, or tourism that appeals to smaller groups of travelers devoted to a single topic.
Ideas include a ditch-and-dam tour near the Wylie Canal. Or a visit to the Heart Mountain internment camp that housed Japanese-Americans during World War II. Tourism officials say there really people who would travel great distances to see these things - if Wyoming promotes them the right way.
The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund says it working to tie lesser-known attractions together to present travel ideas for well-heeled visitors.