Laramie Attractions


Whether winter or summer, Laramie has a variety of outdoor activities bound to make both locals and visitors happy. In the summer months, rent a mountain bike from one of the expert bike shops and use it to explore the many mountain bike trails in the area. Or take your fishing gear to the Big and Little Rivers and the Plains Lakes to try your hand at catching a variety of trout. When it turns colder, participate in snowmobiling at the Snowy Range, which is one of the top places to do so in the country.

Because Laramie is the location of the University of Wyoming, there are tons of cultural, athletic and educational activities to take part in. The university has its own art museum featuring different types of art from all around the world, with a focus on contemporary art, American western art, and ethnographic art. Or if geology is more your forte, visit the UW's Geological Museum featuring dinosaur skeletons, including a full brontosaurus skeleton, one of only five in the world. The university is also the perfect attraction for the sports fan due to its participation in NCAA Division One athletics. Depending on the season, residents and visitors can buy tickets to attend a football game, basketball game, or other sporting event.

Due to its location in the western United States, this Wyoming city has a number of attractions dedicated to the history of the western frontier. The Wyoming Territorial Prison is a State Historic Site and has a place on the National Register. The stone prison building once held western outlaws, including Butch Cassidy. Visitors to the museum are given their own convict ID and are given a tour of the cells that prisoners used to stay in. The Plains Museum is another historical attraction located in the Ivinson Mansion, featuring stories and artifacts from the railroad, cowboys and the Girls' School.

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