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Description: The Laramie Union Pacific Depot officially opened at 7:00pm, September 6th, 1924. This station was built and served as Laramie

Medicine Bow National Forest

Phone: (307) 745-2300

Activity Phone: (307) 745-2300

Address: 2468 Jackson Street Laramie, WY 82070

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during winter)

Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/mbr

Alt Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mbr/recreation/wintersports/recarea/?recid=22842&actid=91

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Description: The Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests provide year-round recreation opportunities for you. These activities include hiking, biking, camping, horseriding, OHV riding, fishing and hunting, just to name a few. Beautiful vistas await sightseers and photographers. The topography varies greatly within the national forests. Elevation ranges from 5,500 to 12,940 feet. Happy Jack, Vedauwoo, and the Snowy Range.

Nici Self Museum

Phone: 307-745-3108

Activity Phone: (307) 745-3108

Address: 2734 Hwy 130 P.O. Box 201 Centennial WY 82055

Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day, Thursday through Monday, noon to 4 PM. In September, we’re open Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 PM.

Website: http://niciselfmuseum.org/

Alt Website: https://www.facebook.com/Nici-Self-Historical-Museum-56329718137/

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Description: The museum is partially housed in a 1907 Hahn's Peak and Pacific Railroad depot. Its exhibits depict the general history of the Centennial Valley. Topics include mining, lumbering, ranching, and railroading. A 1944 Union Pacific caboose and many large pieces of ranching, farming, and mining equipment are on site. We’re open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Thursday through Monday, noon to 4 PM. In September, we’re open Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 PM. Admission is always free, but donations are gratefully accepted. If you’d like to…

Snowy Range Scenic Byway

Phone: 307-745-4195

Activity Phone: 307-745-4195

Address: 158 Wyoming 130, Centennial, WY 82055

Hours: Memorial Day - November & Snowmobile Access November - May

Website: http://visitlaramie.org/brochure-snowy-range-scenic-byway

Description: History The Snowy Range Scenic Byway (Wyoming Highway 130) is located in southeast Wyoming and was originally a wagon road built in the 1870s. In the 1920s was widened and smoothed using horse-drawn equipment. The road was paved in the 1930s and designated as the nation’s second Scenic Byway in 1988. After six years of working on the road, it was completed and known as the “Great Skyroad.” The Scenic Byway over the Snowy Range is one of the shortest of Wyoming’s scenic byways, both in length and…

Summit Information Center

Phone: 307-721-9254

Activity Phone: 307-745-4195

Address: 137-143 Happy Jack Rd, Laramie, WY 82070

Hours: Open mid-May - mid-Oct.

Website: http://www.travelwyoming.com/listing/laramie/summit-information-center

Alt Website: www.visitlaramie.org

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Description: Summit Information Center is where the imposing Lincoln Monument was sculpted by University of Wyoming art professor Robert Russin in 1959 to commemorate the highest point on the Lincoln Highway. Look for the Henry Joy monument surrounded by a fence with four Lincoln Highway markers. There are interesting displays inside the building and great views outside. Pick up your cool Laramie, Wyoming sticker now!

University of Wyoming Anthropology Museum

Phone: 307-766-5136

Activity Phone: 307-766-5136

Address: 1236 E Lewis St Laramie, Wyoming

Hours: M-F 9:00-4:30

Website: http://www.uwyo.edu/anthropology/museum.html

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Description: The museum will open at the beginning of September. The museum has a wide range of exhibits. See displays on Native American materials from the Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southwest and Arctic, as well as displays on the material culture and artistry from throughout the world, including Africa, Polynesia, Australia, and Asia.

Description: The Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming has been an archaeological repository for over 50 years. Today the University of Wyoming Archaeological Repository (UWAR) is estimated to contain more than a million items from at least 25,000 sites found throughout the state, which represents the single largest assembly of archaeological materials anywhere in Wyoming. The University is a federally designated repository for archaeological collections recovered from Wyoming's public lands, which cover approximately half of the 97,014 square miles in the state. UWAR also houses extensive collections…

Description: 20 Miles east of Laramie, along I-80 are the towering rocks of Vedauwoo, an Arapaho word meaning "Earth Born". It provides backdrops for picnics, sight-seeing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, fishing, snow shoeing, and cross-country skiing. This is a fee area. Vedauwoo is best know for its varied rock climbing options. There are still many trails that offer amazing views and fresh air. Vedauwoo Glen Trail, Turtle Rock Trail and others range from under a mile to almost to three miles.

Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site

Phone: 307-745-6161

Address: 975 Snowy Range Road Laramie WY 82070

Hours: May 1 through Oct. 1, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. DAILY Oct 1-31, 8:00a.m.- 5:00pm DAILY

Website: www.wyomingterritorialprison.com

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Description: Built in 1872 and restored in 1989, the prison is the highlight of the WTPSHS. Pick up a brochure in the gift shop and head toward the prison for a self-guided tour. (Development of an audio tour system is in the works.) Plan to spend at least an hour inside. Stops along the tour include: furnished cells, the prisoners' dining area, guard's quarters, infirmary, women's quarters, laundry room, warden's office, and various exhibit galleries. New exhibit's include: Found During Restoration: Artifacts Uncovered (including items found during the History…

Description: Early in the morning of September 6, 1870, Louisa Ann Gardner Swain became the first woman in the world to cast a ballot under laws granting women the right to vote with full civil equality with men. This law was contained in the 1869 Wyoming Suffrage Act, the first of its kind anywhere in the world. The Wyoming Women’s History house was constructed in 2003 to memorialize these extraordinary events that gave Wyoming its nickname, “The Equality State”. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday during the summer…