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Plains Hotel

Plains Hotel

We visited the Plains Hotel on 7/29/09.


The Plains Hotel was opened on March 9, 1911. It was a stopover places for cattle barons, oil tycoons, and leisure travelers to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.

Chief Little Shield, an Arapahoe is features in the Plains Hotel logo. In 1915, Chief Little Shield brought some of his people to Frontier Days in Cheyenne. Chief Little Shield was a guest at the Plains Hotel, but his friends stayed nearby at Frontier Park in teepees. His image has become an icon for the Plains Hotel.

The Plains Hotel is one of the taller buildings in the community of Cheyenne. It is five stories tall, has a basement, and 100 rooms for sleeping. It is located a few blocks away from the old train station and within eyeshot of the Capitol building. The Plains Hotel, old train station, and capitol building are connected via a system of underground tunnels according to rumors that we have not yet verified as fact.

Paranormal Reports:

Paranormal reports have been associated with a murder that is rumored to have occured on 4th floor. We have not verified whether or not a person was actually pushed out of a window on 4th floor or not. A variety of paranormal events are said to occur here including sightings of apparitions, feelings of uneasiness, doors opening and closing on their own, and reports of feelings of being choked while in bed.


Shadowlord (1998). The Shadowlands Index of Haunted Places. Retrieved August, 11, 2008 from

Providence Hospitality Partners. (n.d.) The Plains Hotel. Retrieved August 13, 2009 from

1600 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY Wyoming 82001, USA

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