Museums

Description: The American Heritage Center (AHC) is the University of Wyoming's (UW) repository of manuscripts collections, rare books, and the university archives. Many universities have primary source repositories. Few have repositories as extensive and significant as the AHC. More importantly, few universities have such repositories as welcoming and accessible to undergraduate and graduate students. Internationally known for its historical collections the AHC first and foremost serves the students and citizens of Wyoming. The AHC sponsors a wide range of scholarly and popular programs including lectures, symposia, and exhibits. Not…

Description: Completed in 1882 at a cost of $65,000 this monolithic 60-foot high granite pyramid was built by the Union Pacific Railroad Company. It stands on the highest elevation (8,247 feet) of the original transcontinental route. Until 1901, when the railroad was relocated several miles to the south, it passed close by the north side of the monument where once stood the rail town of Sherman.

Historic Ivinson Mansion

Phone: 307-742-4448

Activity Phone: 307-742-4448

Address: 603 E. Ivinson Avenue Laramie WY 82070

Hours: Tues - Sat 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Website: www.laramiemuseum.org

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Description: Set on the property of the magnificent Ivinson Mansion, the Laramie Plains Museum is one of the region's finest historic house museums. Thousands of visitors from around the country and the world view its collections each year. Located between 6th and 7th Streets on Ivinson Street, it is a must-see when visiting Laramie, Wyoming, 45 miles west of Cheyenne on Interstate 80. The Ivinson Mansion was saved from demolition in 1972, and has been fully restored to its original opulence because of the Laramie community. It is the…

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

Nici Self Museum

Phone: 307-745-3108

Activity Phone: (307) 745-3108

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

Hours: Mon: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Thu - Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Website: http://niciselfmuseum.org/

Alt Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/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…

Summit Information Center

Phone: 307-745-4195

Activity Phone: 307-721-9254

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

Hours: Open mid-May - mid-Oct.

Website: http://www.wyomingtourism.org/travelguide/detail/Summit-Information-Center/4374

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: uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/anthropology/museum/

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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…

University of Wyoming Art Museum

Phone: 307-766-6622

Address: 2111 Willet Drive Laramie WY 82071

Hours: Hours: Mon: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Tues – Sat: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Website: www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum

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Description: Bringing the world of art to Wyoming through collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting the highest quality visual art by national, regional, and international artists, the University of Wyoming Art Museum is an educational institution that provides leadership in the arts and serves Wyoming's academic community, citizens, and visitors. The museum is located in the dramatic Centennial Complex on the university campus in Laramie, Wyoming, an award-winning facility designed by the internationally acclaimed architect Antoine Predock.

University of Wyoming Geological Museum

Phone: 307-766-2646

Address: UW Campus 10th and Lewis (Geology Museum) Laramie WY 82071

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am- 4 pm CLOSED SUNDAYS

Website: www.uwyo.edu/geomuseum/

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Description: The University of Wyoming Geological Museum in Laramie functions to support both public education and scientific research. Wyoming is rich in geologic treasures and the Museum presents to the visitor some glimpse of this geologic diversity. Housing more than 50,000 cataloged fossil, rock, and mineral specimens, it is an important source of information for researchers throughout the world. The UW Geological Museum is open Tuesday thru Friday 1 pm to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 2 pm.