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If you’re looking for a vibrant college town full of endless outdoor adventure, rich in western history, and overflowing with art and culture, look no further. The Laramie area’s unique blend of these characteristics, attractions, and amenities creates a one-of-a-kind community for its size and opportunities for every type of visitor to the area.

Situated on the high plains in southeastern Wyoming, the Laramie area is surrounded by forests, mountains, lakes, and streams in most directions with the Medicine Bow National Forest to the south, Snowy Range Mountains to the West, and Vedauwoo, Pole Mountain, and the Laramie Range to the east. The historic downtown showcases the western architecture of days past intertwined with locally owned shops, public art and murals, restaurants with international and eclectic cuisine, and a growing list of award-winning microbreweries. Museums highlighting our western history dot the area, from the Wyoming Territorial Prison to the Laramie Plains Museum, mixing with cultural museums on campus at the University of Wyoming. Visit us on game day and you’re likely to experience the electric atmosphere that gives us our college town vibrancy. Visit the Laramie area today, where every type of adventure awaits you around every corner, and to see why Laramie is like no place you’ve ever been.

The ideas below are created to help spark your next story focused on travel, adventure, and the wild west in the charming small town of Laramie, Wyoming.

Outdoor Recreation

Famous for our wild and wide open spaces, come take in the vast expanses of the mountain west and rediscover your spirit of adventure. With hundreds of miles of trails, rivers and streams, and groomed winter trails to suit your style of adventure, the possibilities are endless. Adventure awaits in the Laramie area of southeast Wyoming.

History & Western

Immerse yourself in the western lore and historic sites in the Laramie area. Travel back in time at the Wyoming Territorial Prison or the Laramie Plains Museum, or go for a drive to see the Ames Monument or the ruts left from the Overland Trail. Experience a true Wyoming rodeo during Laramie Jubilee Days, Wyoming’s hometown celebration, or go for a walking tour of downtown’s most historic architecture. Laramie’s rich western history can be seen and felt at every turn. 

Arts & Culture

Soak up the growing arts and culture scene in Laramie, Wyoming. From the mural tour to live music, and the locally owned shops and restaurants to the brewery tour downtown, come discover why Laramie is the culture capital of Wyoming. 

Sports & Education

Come experience the college-town vibrancy that makes Laramie unique. Home to the Albany County campus for Laramie County Community College, WyoTech, and the University of Wyoming, Laramie is overflowing with educational opportunities and the atmosphere that comes with a college town. Attend a football game in the fall at War Memorial Stadium or a basketball game in Arena Auditorium. We invite you to come experience Wyoming’s only university town.

Media Contact

Scott Larson, Executive Director
Visit Laramie | Albany County Tourism Board

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