Things to Do When Visiting Your Kids At University of Wyoming
Are you visiting your kids or grandkids at the University of Wyoming? With a multitude of things to do in the Laramie area, we invite you to stay a little while after the visit or after dropping them off at the dorms to explore all there is to see and do here. The list below has been curated just for you to highlight a wide variety of things to do during your time in Laramie.
1. Drive the Snowy Range Scenic Byway
If you are visiting between Memorial Day and the fall, going for a drive over the Snowy Range Scenic Byway is a must. You’ll crest the byway at just over 10,000 feet elevation where you’ll be able to take in dramatic peaks surrounded by alpine lakes and wildlife viewing opportunities. The drive from Laramie to the best overlooks is only
2. Visit the Wyoming Territorial Prison
One of the top attractions in Laramie, a visit to Wyoming’s oldest frontier prison that housed the infamous Butch Cassidy is a must. Learn about the outlaw past of the hell-on-wheels town that Laramie once was.
3. Go for a Hike or Snowshoe
The Laramie area is home to miles of wide-open spaces, offering amazing opportunities to go for a hike in the warmer months or snowshoe in the winter months. For more on types of outdoor recreation available here, click here.
4. Sample New Foods Downtown
Take a culinary tour downtown where you’ll be able to try everything from international cuisine to the classic Wyoming steakhouse.
5. Try all 5 of our Microbreweries Downtown
If you’re a fan of beer, Laramie is home to 5 different microbreweries within a small walkable 3 block radius. Don’t miss your chance to try a flight or a pint of beers brewed only here in Laradise.
6. Tour the Laramie Plains Museum
Travel back in time with a tour through the historic Ivinson Mansion. You’ll learn about the history of Edward Ivinson, an important figure in Laramie’s history, and a history of the area.
7. Walk the Mural Tour
If you need to stretch your legs, we suggest one of our walking tours like the Laramie Mural Tour. This tour highlights over 20 pieces of public art, all painted locally, blending the historic past with a vibrant community of the present.
8. Discover Dinosaurs at the Geology Museum
Did you know that the UW Geology Museum is home to one of only a few complete Allosaurus skeletons in the country? This is a great stop for those with families or kids and is a great way to see UW’s campus as well as a popular local museum.
9. Attend a Sporting Event
If you’re visiting us in the fall, checking out a home football game for the Wyoming Cowboys is a must. Join in on the fun with a tailgate party, a trip to a local bar to watch with friends, or watch from inside War Memorial Stadium along with 30,000 other fans.
10. Check out Monuments, Memorials, and Historic Sites
The Laramie area is rich in historic sites and monuments. We recommend a visit to the Ames Monument along I-80, a tribute to the Ames brothers and the Union Pacific Railroad days, and the Lincoln head on I-80 signifying the highest point on the interstate and the historic Lincoln Highway.
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