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Laramie, WY

Travel Guide
Laramie showing tranquil scenes and a monument

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.

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Motel 6 Laramie, WY
2 out of 5
621 Plaza Lane, Laramie, WY
The price is $64 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 5
Situated in Laramie, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Laramie Plains Museum, War Memorial Stadium, and Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site. Fort ...
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"Great staff"

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Motel 6 Laramie, WY
Days Inn by Wyndham Laramie
Days Inn by Wyndham Laramie
2 out of 5
1368 Mccue St, Laramie, WY
The price is $85 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 5
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, Laramie Plains Museum, and WyoTech. Arena-Auditorium ...
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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 $139 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
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! (951 reviews)
"Everything was perfect, will stay here everytime I travel to that area"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

AmericInn by Wyndham Laramie Near University of Wyoming
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Laramie Studio in Great Location!
Laramie Studio in Great Location!
Laramie, WY
The price is $45 per night from Aug 13 to Aug 13
Situated in Laramie, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Laramie Plains Museum and Arena-Auditorium. War Memorial Stadium and University of Wyoming ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Nice spot close to downtown
"This was a perfect spot for a single person or couple to stay. It was within walking distance of several restaurants and coffee shops. I honestly would’ve been happy staying here another night and exploring the are more. My only small complaint is that there was some trash leftover in the bathroom ..."

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Laramie Studio in Great Location!
Charming Home In The Heart Of The Tree Area, 4 Blocks To University Of Wyoming!
Charming Home In The Heart Of The Tree Area, 4 Blocks To University Of Wyoming!
Laramie, WY
This family-friendly Laramie cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Laramie Plains Museum, University of Wyoming Art Museum, and University of Wyoming. War Memorial ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (52 reviews)
Family wedding
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Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Charming Home In The Heart Of The Tree Area, 4 Blocks To University Of Wyoming!
NEW Red Gates Cottage 3 Miles to University
NEW Red Gates Cottage 3 Miles to University
Laramie, WY
Situated in Laramie, this vacation home is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Laramie Plains Museum. ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Nice quiet place to stay
"Good location, nice neighborhood. Great place to stay!"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

NEW Red Gates Cottage 3 Miles to University
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