Home to the only university in Wyoming, Laramie is a vibrant college town brimming with western history, modern art and quaint accommodations.
History buffs can step into the past at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, where the infamous outlaw, Butch Cassidy, was once held. Go back further in time at the University of Wyoming’s Geological Museum, Wyoming’s very own “Jurassic Park.” Outdoor enthusiasts can explore Laramie’s picturesque surroundings of Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and the Snowy Range Mountains. From climbing gravity-defying rock formations in Vedauwoo Recreation Area to downhill skiing at Snowy Range Ski Area, Laramie offers year-round outdoor adventure. Be sure to explore Laramie’s historic downtown with a walkable brewery or mural tour; downtown Laramie features brilliant full wall murals created by local artists. Then, grab a bite to eat at any foodie hotspot, such as Sweet Melissa Café, Altitude Chophouse and Brewery or Roxie’s on Grand.