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Attractions

If you find yourself in Wyoming to experience the heart of the West and its attractions, look no further than Laramie. Between the flagship University of Wyoming, Wyoming Territorial Prison, historic downtown district, and expansive Union Pacific Railroad history, there is a little something for every interest in Laramie. Bring the whole family along as you immerse yourself in the dusty wild west, experience fine art in our museums and galleries, or take a step back in history with dinosaurs, pioneers, outlaws and suffragettes. Read below for some of our top recommended sites and attractions for a real taste of our bustling western town on the high plains.

Free Things To Do

Looking for fun things to do in Laramie that won’t break the bank? Laramie has many free things to do (or nearly free) that are sure to provide all ages and interests with tons of fun. There are some great free indoor activities for...

Things To Do With Kids

As a University community, Laramie is full of young families with plenty of activities both indoor and out. Whether you're an outdoorsy family or seeking to expend a little energy with family-friendly activities indoors, Laramie has the...

Must-See

Attractions

American Heritage Center

  • 2111 Willet Dr.
  • (307) 766-4114

The American Heritage Center (AHC) is the University of Wyoming’s (UW) repository of manuscripts collections, rare books, and university archives. Many universities have...

Ames Monument

  • 210 Monument Rd.
  • Wyoming Cultural Records 307-766-5323

Completed in 1882 at a cost of $65,000 this monolithic 60-foot high granite pyramid was built by the Union Pacific Railroad Company. It stands on the highest elevation...

Breakin' Through

  • 222 S. 22nd St.

The sculpture is displayed at the south entrance to War Memorial parking lot north of the Gateway Center.

Hidden Figures Alley

  • 41.3114027, -105.5942951

Started in 2015 in the alley between 211 Grand Avenue and 218 Ivinson Avenue, this project is a collaborative effort between several artists to hide lesser-known local...

Historic Laramie Union Pacific Train Depot

  • 600 S. 1st St.
  • (307) 399-7345

The railroad first arrived in what was then the newly created town of “Laramie City.” The original depot burned down in 1917, and the current depot was built in 1924. The...

Nici Self Museum

  • 2734 Hwy. 130
  • (307) 742-7763

The museum is partially housed in a 1907 Hahn's Peak and Pacific Railroad depot. Its exhibits depict the general history of the Centennial Valley. Topics include mining,...

University of Wyoming Anthropology Museum

  • 1236 E. Lewis St.
  • (307) 766-2208

The museum has a wide range of exhibits. See displays on Native American materials from the Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southwest and Arctic, as well as displays on the...

University of Wyoming Archaeological Repository

  • 1212 E. Lewis St.
  • (307) 766-3671

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming has been an archaeological repository for over 50 years. Today the University of Wyoming Archaeological...

University of Wyoming Art Museum

  • 2111 E. Willett Dr.
  • (307) 766-6622

The University of Wyoming Art Museum presents and collects world-class art and objects by regional, national and international artists, and art from the American West.As...

University of Wyoming Geological Museum

  • 200 N. 9th St.
  • (307) 766-2646

The University of Wyoming Geological Museum in Laramie functions to support both public education and scientific research. Wyoming is rich in geologic treasures and the...

University of Wyoming Insect Gallery

  • Agriculture Bldg. Room 4018
  • (307) 766-2508

The University of Wyoming Insect Museum is the only research collection of insects in the state of Wyoming. Present holdings are estimated at more than a quarter of a...

University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates

  • 10th St. & E. Lewis St.
  • 307-766-6227 & 307-766-6169

The University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates (UWYMV) is a rapidly expanding repository of historic and modern bird, mammal, amphibian, reptile, and fish specimens. The...

University of Wyoming Planetarium

  • N. 10th St. & E. Fremont St.
  • (307) 766-6506

The UW Planetarium is a facility of the University of Wyoming Department of Physics and Astronomy. The Planetarium offers shows for the public, as well as for K-12 and...

Williams Conservatory

  • 100 N. 9th St.
  • (307) 766-4336

Located in the Aven Nelson building at the University of Wyoming, the greenhouse is home to over 600 tropical, neotropical, temperate, and arid species from around the...

Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site

  • 975 Snowy Range Rd.
  • (307) 745-3733

Built in 1872 and restored in 1989, the prison is the highlight of the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site. Pick up a brochure in the gift shop and head toward...

Wyoming Women's History House

  • 317 S. 2nd St.
  • (307) 760-7771

Learn about Wyoming's changemakers at the Wyoming Women's History House. Located in downtown Laramie, Wyoming, you can tour the Wyoming Women’s History House for a small...

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