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LaramieUnited States of America

In this classic western town, the main street is lined with flat, brick-faced façades. Wander around town to get the feel of being an early high plains Westerner.

The big skies above lend to the western atmosphere of the town of Laramie as trains clatter through this historic railroad community. Saunter through downtown with its stereotypical pioneer stores that conjure up stories and legends. Look for the many interesting plaques around town providing historical information.

Visit Ames Monument, a 60-foot (18-meter) granite pyramid, dedicated to Oakes and Oliver Ames who were pivotal and controversial railroad figures. The transcontinental railway was finished in 1868 linking the east and west coasts. Pursue your train interests at the Laramie Railroad Depot Museum.

Journey to the Wild West by touring the prison that held the infamous Butch Cassidy and other lawless types who roamed the plains. The Wyoming Territorial Prison is now a museum with several restored areas. Re-enactments featuring some of its more notable inmates are frequently staged. The University of Wyoming used the prison until the late 1900s when the state took it over. Spend a few hours on campus at the visually dramatic UW Centennial Complex that houses the Wyoming Art Museum and American Heritage Center. Enter the structure to get an in-depth look at Wyoming’s pioneers and American Indians.

The Ivinson Mansion was built in 1893. Inside, the Laramie Plains Museum depicts regional life in the late 1800s. Satisfy your curiosity about dinosaurs at the University of Wyoming Geology Museum, which houses one of the world’s five full brontosaurus skeletons.

View the Lincoln Monument East, a 4,000-pound (2,000-kilogram) bronze sculpture of the head of American President Abraham Lincoln. It was completed in 1959 to mark the 150th year since his birth and erected beside a highway just outside Laramie.

Relive an important part of American history in Laramie for a much better understanding of the area and this former “hell-on-wheels” town. Its interesting history provides a unique form of tourism for visitors of all ages.

Top Hotels in Laramie

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Garden Inn Laramie
Hilton Garden Inn Laramie
3 out of 5
2229 Grand Ave, Laramie, WY
The price is $93 per night

Located in the heart of Laramie, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of War Memorial Stadium and University of Wyoming. University of Wyoming Art Museum and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (703 reviews)

"They allowed dogs and the rooms were clean. Over all we were happy with our stay."…"

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Laramie
AmericInn by Wyndham Laramie Near University of Wyoming
AmericInn by Wyndham Laramie Near University of Wyoming
2.5 out of 5
4712 Grand Avenue, Laramie, WY
The price is $65 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of War Memorial Stadium, University of Wyoming, and University of Wyoming Art Museum. Arena Auditorium ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,214 reviews)

"Very clean, nicely decorated in the rustic style of the area, and the BEST, soft mattresses ever."…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

AmericInn by Wyndham Laramie Near University of Wyoming
Hampton Inn Laramie
Hampton Inn Laramie
2.5 out of 5
3715 E Grand Ave, Laramie, WY
The price is $94 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of War Memorial Stadium, University of Wyoming, and Arena Auditorium. Laramie Plains Museum and WyoTech ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (907 reviews)

"All staff members were friendly and competent. Annie, who served us our breakfast, was especially gracious and willing to help. We enjoyed our time in Laramie."…"

Reviewed on May 30, 2020

Hampton Inn Laramie

Popular places to visit in Laramie

Bamforth National Wildlife Refuge
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Bamforth National Wildlife Refuge

4/5(10 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Bamforth National Wildlife Refuge, a lovely green space in Laramie. Amble around this family-friendly area's college campus and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Snowy Range Ski Area
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Snowy Range Ski Area

5/5(16 reviews)

Hit the slopes at Snowy Range Ski Area, a top ski area in Centennial. Take in the museums and mountain views in the area.

Reviews of Laramie


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5 - Excellent
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2/5 - Disappointing

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May 19, 2020

for a college town it was something out of the past, very few dining choices

5/5 - Excellent

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May 18, 2020

we love Laramie, its where our son went college.

4/5 - Good


Mar 17, 2020

Just be sure your room is not beside the elevator. Otherwise a good place

4/5 - Good

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Mar 13, 2020

brief stay over for Business. Enjoyed the Town and the people - Very Friendly. will come back to explore

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 1, 2020

Super adorable little gem hidden off I-80. Worth a Day or two while traveling.

4/5 - Good

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Feb 3, 2020

Nice cowboy/college town

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