Laramie Travel Guide

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Laramie Things to Do

  • University of Wyoming: Art on Campus

    Another thing I like on many campuses is the abundance of art. There are a number of statues on the campus of the University of Wyoming ranging from old style to modern art and include the famous and the not so famous. They have a nice one of Benjamin Franklin (long a favorite person of mine) and a heartfelt one of a UW Graduate Tommy Thompson....

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  • University of Wyoming: Other Buildings...

    In addition to "Old Main" there are several other buildings worth seeing on the campus. One is the "Cooper House" which was built for English aristocrat and cattleman who came to Wyoming in the 1870s. He built a large cattle empire and sometime along the way built this home in Laramie. The home was purchased by the University of Wyoming in 1980....

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  • University of Wyoming: Old Main

    Like churches, universities frequently have some great old architecture. From that standpoint, the most interesting building on the campus of the University of Wyoming is the "Old Main". That building was completed in 1886 and is the oldest building remaining on campus. When Wyoming was forming there was a dispute between the three largest cities...

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  • Lincoln Statue

    At the same exit as the welcome center is a monument to President Abraham Lincoln formerly along the old "Lincoln Highway" made by Robert Russin, an Art Professor at the University of Wyoming in nearby Laramie, dedicated here in honor of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. There is also a monument here to Henry B. Joy the first president of...

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  • Women's History House

    Laramie was the location of many firsts in early women's equality including: The first woman to vote in an election and the first woman to serve on a jury. Add in the rest of the state and those firsts include: The first woman elected as a Justice of the Peace, the first woman elected to a state-wide position, and the first woman elected governor....

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  • First Female Juror

    In March 1870, Eliza Stewart Boyd's name was drawn from a list of registered voters to serve on a jury and thus became the first woman to be selected as a juror. There is a plaque down by the railroad depot commemorating where this historic trial took place.

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Laramie Restaurants

  • Very Good Fast Food

    $9 as of May 2015. Almanza's is a good choice if you are looking for food fast (that is better than most fast food) or you are looking for a late snack. They serve fairly typical Mexican fast food but they are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week so they are a good choice for a midnight snack. Good burritos.

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  • Another Good Chain Restaurant

    $15 as of May 2015. Chili's is a slightly upscale chain restaurant that is pretty consistent in decor and food quality. The hostess was nice and my waiter was good too. The food was well prepared. They have margaritas too. Cajun Shrimp Alfredo. Love anything Cajun!

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  • Great Family Chain

    $18 as of May 2015. Perkins is a family chain of restaurants known for good food and some great baked goods. The atmosphere is family oriented and the menu has some tasty items. My waitress, Falen was very good. Hours are 6 AM to 10 PM Tuesday through Saturday and 6 AM to 9 PM Sunday and Monday. Rajun Cajun Bowl

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  • Truck Stop Buffet

    $12 as of August 2013. The Iron Skillet is a restaurant frequently found at truck stops with a varied menu and a buffet. I had a good blackened whitefish. The buffet, however, sometimes leaves the food on line too long and it looks unappetizing. Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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  • Just Horrible People and Food

    Walked in and everyone staired at us as if we were aliens from another planet. We are spanish. Kinda sad for Aug 7th 2012. $10 bucks for a one kims portabello sandwhich that is the size of a McDonalds $1 Cheeseburger. accompanied by 8 Count them 8 Kettle Cooked potato chips. I asked to see if there was a mistake and the said this was the correct...

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  • Authentic and Updated Laramie Cuisine

    After eating corporate roadside junk food for two weeks, I had to walk into an old downtown for a locally prepared meal. Jeffery's had been recommended by a bookstore clerk, and I wasn't disappointed. The atmosphere of red brick inside that looks out past a canopy to the historic downtown was quite pleasant. I had a full meal for about $20, which...

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Laramie Nightlife

  • Nice College Hangout

    Hanging out at Bud's Bar after a University of Wyoming sports game (especially men's football) is an institution in Laramie. After the game the fairly small bar will be packed with current and former students celebrating the win or drowning their sorrows for the loss. Make sure you only say good things about the college and the team. The patrons...

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  • Nice Bar; Good Pizza

    Roxie's on Grand is a combination bar, restaurant, sports bar, and more located on Grand Avenue in the old part of Laramie. I was here in 2013 and did not get the chance to return in 2015. They served steaks, burgers and sandwiches, soups, and some pretty good pizza. Saw about the prettiest girl in Laramie here. Casual

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  • Oldest Bar in Town

    The Buckhorn is a combination sports bar and grill. They sometimes have live entertainment and dancing, they have big screen TVs with sports showing (like football and UFC). They have occasional fundraisers with pretty ladies in tint bikinis. I was here about 2 years ago and it was a lively bar with lots of pretty ladies mostly around college age...

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  • Say You Were at the Library

    The Library is a bar and grille located in old downtown Laramie. The food tends towards typical bar fare like burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and pizza. I had a couple of bites of the pizza and it was good. They have a variety of beers and mixed drinks. The crowd was fairly lively and friendly enough. One (possibly more) really cute girl working...

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  • One of Kind Bar in Laramie

    Bud's Bar is one of the most unique Bar's in Laramie. It is nostalgic in feel, kind of like you're going back in time. The drinks are the best value you can find in Laramie. If you've had a long day it's a fun place to come. The regulars are sure to make you smile with a quip, or funny story. The bartenders always give excellent service. Casual

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  • One of Many in Laramie's Great Bar Scene

    Tommy Jack's at 3rd and Grand Avenue is typical of the great food and bar establishments in Laramie. The university students and others who hang around make Laramie's downtown a lively place to be all summer long. I ate dinner and drank an iced tea at Tommy's because none of the other decent restaurants in the downtown area were still open, so...

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Laramie Transportation

  • Public Transportation Options in Laramie

    Laramie used to have a taxi company, but it closed down. Contact the Albany County tourism office for help in general (800) 445-5303 or (307) 745-4195. There is a bus company with a fixed route that goes from the truck stop area through to downtown once per hour. Call (307) 745-1511 for details and help on where to stand and wait for the bus to go...

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  • Truck Stops

    Besides being a major train depot for the Union Pacific Railroad, Laramie is also a major truck stop along I-80. I had the unfortunate experience of becoming stranded in the town for two days due to blizzard like conditions on I-80 both east and west of town. These are some of the images of the truck stop as I found it. The last image in this...

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  • Drive

    The University of Wyoming has shuttle buses going round the campus, but other than that you need a car to get around

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Laramie Shopping

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    The Second Story: Frontier Heritage Books

    by atufft Written Apr 4, 2008

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    On the corner of Ivinson and First, just across from the rail yard, is a two story brick building that once had a dance floor upstairs and shops at the street level. The owner of Second Story books leases out space on t\\\ and used bookstore. Second Story books itself fills the large open space of the second floor, selling new books of all genres. I talked to the clerk about the politics and history of Laramie and Wyoming in general, and I learned in the process that the building's upstair rooms built around the perimeter of the dance hall were used by Laramie whores until as late as the 1950's. Laramie is seems serviced rail yard workers, miners, and hunters who came into town. The collection of history books is to be as recommended as is a visit to this historic Second Story.

    Second Story Books Ivinson Street and Second Story Books Building
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    • Seniors
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Laramie Local Customs

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    Drive-in Liquor Stores

    by atufft Written Jul 20, 2008

    Wyoming is relatively unique in having liquor stores where a person can literally drive through. To me is seems odd as the pairing of alcohol and driving in very much taboo in most of the nation. I suppose it makes it easier for the person who would otherwise have to stagger into the store to buy their fifth. In Laramie, there are several such drive through liquor stores, and to make legal matters even more complex, some of these stores also sell alcohol for consumption on the premises. I saw college students right near the university drinking and whooping it up inside such a drive-through liquor store.

    Drive Through Liquor Store in Laramie Student Bicycles Parked at the Liquor Store
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    • School Holidays
    • Study Abroad

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Laramie Warnings and Dangers

  • Unexploded Ordinance

    The area around Vedauwoo (just outside Laramie) was once a military target range so there is a possibility you may find some unexploded ordinance if you venture off the regular paths and trails. If you do, do not touch them just call the U.S. Forest Service at (307) 745-3400 or the Albany County Sheriff's Department at (307) 721-2526

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  • Dangerous highways during winter

    Winters are very cold. Roads can get icy and dangerous. Snow and strong winds can create whiteouts with zero visibilty on Wyoming highways. Call ahead for road conditions before driving on a snowy day.

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  • Getting a hotel

    Make sure you reserve early for Laramie, WY. We have several colleges and one of them has a graduation every 3 months. This means that every three months for about a week, it's very hard to get a hotel room. Cheyenne frontier days and UW's graduation are aslo bad times to procure a room.

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Laramie Off The Beaten Path

  • Laramie Residential Neighborhood

    Laramie was a late comer in terms of residential architecture and so one must bicycle the neighborhoods to find vintage homes of significant architectural interest. These were the best of what I found on this trip. Note the variety of architectural styles I found, mostly along Custer Street.

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  • Walk Over the Railyard

    Off Snowy Range Road, there is an otherwise reclusive neighborhood of old homes, a church, and a pedestrian bridge that crosses over the rail yard linking the detached neighborhood with the historic old town center. When walking over the bridge, it's interesting to loik down and see the new rails and rail cars being moved around by the Union...

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  • Vedauwoo

    Only five minutes off Interstate 80 between Laramie and Cheyenne is this amazing sight. Huge boulders and a large number of smaller rocks are scattered over a sizeable area, carved by the wind into incredible shapes like mushrooms and giant loaves of bread.Vedauwoo (pronounced "VEE-dah-voo") means "Earth-born spirit" in the language of the Medicine...

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Laramie Sports & Outdoors

  • University of Wyoming Sports

    Laramie, and indeed the whole state, has few top level professional sports teams (no NFL or MLB) so natives of Laramie strongly support the teams associated with the University of Wyoming. They follow all the games and when the university makes a big win the whole town gets excited.

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  • Fly Fishing on the Laramie River

    Some good fly fishing is possible right in town as shown by this fisherman quietly enjoying this past-time. There are fishing outfitting stores in town. Periodically as one travels along the way, a modest store front or home will advertise hand tied flies for sale. Laramie is afterall a great base camp for fly fishing along numerous streams in the...

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  • Mountain Biking and Hiking Near Laramie

    I was just passing though, but it is clear that hikers, rock climbers, hunters, fisherman, and dirt bike enthusiasts have plenty to do in the area. I found two outdoor outfitters stores that were well stocked within the historic old downtown, as well as this funky bicycle store. There are also plenty of hunting and fishing supply stores in Laramie.

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