Activities & Attractions

Here are some suggested activities and attractions in the vicinity of Laramie.

  • Storyteller Fox Cinema: Six screens. 505 South 20th St in Laramie. Phone 307-742-2842.

  • Laramie Farmer's Market: Friday afternoons from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Grand Avenue at 1st Street in downtown Laramie.

  • Laramie Live: "Your source for everything Laramie" -- food, entertainment, shopping, services, etc.

  • Laramie Day Trip: Article from Sunset magazine with suggested activities & restaurants.

  • Snowy Range Music Festival: Three days of live entertainment on two stages at the Albany County Fairgrounds in Laramie, Friday (8/31) through Sunday (9/2).

  • Laramie Plains Museum: Housed at the historic Ivinson Mansion, the Laramie Plains Museum contains exhibits of pioneer life in Wyoming. Guided tours and gift shop. Phone 307-742-4448.

  • Wyoming Territorial Prison: The Wyoming Territorial Prison is a restored 19th-century prison. It was the home of outlaw Butch Cassidy for a short time. The historic site includes a recreated frontier town and exhibits. Prison break-outs and gun fights are reenacted on weekends. Phone 307-745-6161.

  • University of Wyoming Anthropology Museum: The main gallery follows the "Human Odyssey", from the evolution of humans in Africa several million years ago to the spread of our species throughout the world, and on to the Late Pleistocene entry into the New World. The Colby Mammoth Site, the Vore Buffalo Jump, and other Wyoming archaeology sites are featured, with much of the museum devoted to a celebration of the rich Native American heritage of the northern Plains region.

  • University of Wyoming Art Museum: The University Art Museum features a permanent collection of more than 7,000 pieces of regional, national, and international art, including impressive examples of Native American miniature paintings and 19th-century Japanese prints. The museum is located in the Centennial Complex, on the University of Wyoming campus. The building, designed by internationally renowned architect Antoine Predock, is built to represent a tiny village, poised on the edge of beautiful, steel man made mesa. FREE. Phone 307-766-6622.

  • University of Wyoming Williams Conservatory & Greenhouse: The Conservatory serves as a place of learning, an oasis of tranquility, and a working research facility. The plants in the conservatory represent a wide variety of genera. FREE.

  • Vedauwoo: Vedauwoo is a popular recreation and climbing area. It is locally known for its unusually-shaped pedestal rocks, which are composed of 1.43 billion year old Sherman Granite. Vedauwoo is a Native American word meaning "earth-born spirits". It is pronounced "VEE-duh-voo". [Photos].

  • "Big Boy": Big Boy Number 4004 is on permanent display at Holliday Park in Cheyenne. The world's largest steam locomotive, this powerful coal-fired engine was designed to pull a 3,600-ton train over steep grades between Cheyenne and Ogden, Utah.

  • Snowy Range and Snowy Range Scenic Byway: The Snowy Range Road, Hwy 130 from Laramie to the Upper Platte River Valley, is a popular recreation attraction with many picnic, camping, observation, and interpretive facilities. The mountain ranges of Colorado can be seen from the Libby Flats Observation Point. Krummholz vegetation associated with alpine ecosystems is located in this area, and a beautiful array of wildflowers can be seen from early June through July. A self-guided tour is available at the Ryan Park Campground which was the site of a WWII Prisoner of War camp. Medicine Bow Peak (12,013 feet), the highest point on the Medicine Bow Forest, is immediately adjacent to the Byway. There are several hiking trails accessible from the Byway, including a trail up to Medicine Bow Peak. A trip along the Snowy Range Scenic Byway is a must when you visit southeastern Wyoming!

  • Albany County Tourism Board

  • Laramie Chamber of Commerce

  • Downtown Laramie Partnership

  • Wyoming Tourism

Suggested activities list courtesy of Kathleen Brennan, Janet Tryson, Brooke Mann, and the Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce.

This Page Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 11:49