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Best Places to Cool Off in Cheyenne This Summer — Our Top Five

With warm weather here and warmer weather to come, we thought you would like to know some places you can get out of the heat and cool down!  Here are our top 5 places to cool off in Cheyenne this summer. Presented by Katrina Petersen and Dawn Priest.

1. Cold stone creamery

2315 Dell Range Blvd.  (map) Website or 638-9293.

Yum. Who doesn’t love the cold, creamy, delicious ice cream at Cold Stone? We though Cold Stone is the perfect place to go on a hot summer day and cool down with some ice cream. They have a multitude of ice cream flavors and mix-ins that will make your palate very pleased. Flavors like cake batter, sweet cream, coffee, strawberry and cheesecake are some of their most popular. Then you can mix-in a variety of things including: gummy bears, sprinkles, almonds, cookie dough, blueberries, brownies, caramel, peanut butter and granola to name a few. Cold Stone is able to make your ice cream dreams come true! Extra bonus this weekend: Dad’s get free ice cream on Father’s Day! Hours: 10am — Midnight Daily


2. Brewfest

The Depot Plaza (map) Cost: $20 cover includes 7 beers Website, Facebook or 432-5395.

The Wyoming Brewer’s Festival. Need we say more? Yes, we know we thought this would be a great place to take dad for Father’s Day, but we also thought it would be a great place to cool down this weekend.  Can you turn down an ice cold brew on a hot summer night?  I sure can’t! There will be a total of 80 different brews to taste. How will you ever choose which ones to get?  Along with enjoying your beers, you will be entertained with live bands and fed by great food vendors!  Cool down with chilled brews and fun people this weekend at the Brewfest! Hours: 5pm — Midnight, Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th


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3. Ruby Juice

113 E. 17th St. (map) Website or 634-3022

Smoothie and Cool!

For a refreshing, healthy treat, stop into Ruby Juice on E 17th Street in downtown Cheyenne.  Take your taste buds to the tropics with slushy Tropical Fuze, or sip Alota Kolada while you stroll.  Kick back in the shade with a Ruby Relaxer, or kick off errand running with a Blueberry Blitz.  Whatever your plan for the weekend, Ruby Juice has your flavor of frozen, fruit treat to help you cool down.  They’ll even let you create your own myriad of flavors!  Ruby Juice offers health AND fun in a cup!  Grab a light bite to eat there, as well.  It’s a kickin’ way to cool down!


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4. Capitol City Stadium 12

3410 Concord Rd.  (map) 638-7469

It seems whenever you go to a movie in the winter the theatre is too cold, but in the summer it is the perfect place to go cool down! It is always refreshing to walk out of the heat and into a nice, cool, dark place and Capitol City Stadium is the place to do that. They set the thermostat at 72° F, which is certainly going to be better than a hot summer afternoon. While you are there, you can catch some flicks.  Some movies you might want to check out are: Super 8, Bridesmaids, Cars 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, or Cowboys and Aliens.  Get a refreshing drink, sit back and enjoy the movie, and appreciate being in a dark 72° F instead of baking in the scorching sun!


(Dawn Priest/TSM)

5. Fall Hall

FE Warrent Air Force Base (map)

Beat the heat, get off the street!  Go to Fall Hall @ FE Warren Air Force Base!  Fall Hall has it all with a rock climbing room, dance studio, batting cage, laser tag, ping pong, billiards, foosball, and gaming consoles complete with game seating and 55″ LCD screens for X-box 360, Wii, Playstation3, and PC.  There’s no room for boredom here, and plenty of room to burn off energy while staying cool!  Free Wi-fi is on site.  Send the fast and furious off to play, while the calm and quiet seek sanctuary at the Extreme Beans coffee shop.   Several computers are provided there to surf or study.  Enjoy a frosty frappuccino while your there, too.   Military ID is required, so join up!  Naw – just jokin!  But, if you aren’t military,  find a military friend to sponsor you on base.  They are really friendly folks!  Remember, retired military can sponsor as well!

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