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Historic Laramie Union Pacific Train Depot

Phone: 307-399-7345

Address: 600 S. 1st St., Laramie, WY 82070

Hours: Mon: 9 am - 2 pm or by appointment

Website: http://www.laramiedepot.org

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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

Oxford Horse & Cattle Ranch

Phone: 307-760-2599

Address: 866 N. US-287, Laramie, WY 82070

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 am - 6 pm; Sat & Sun: 9 am - 1 pm

Website: http://oxford-ranch-wyoming.com

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Description: The historic Oxford Horse Ranch was established in 1887 and is now a working cattle ranch, bed and breakfast, and venue. Come enjoy the ranch life style viewing cattle, horses, and the 150 foot log barn This national registered historic landmark boasts a wonderful piece of Wyoming history. Bring your horse and come experience the western way of life.

Description: Fort Sanders was a wooden fort constructed in 1866 on the Laramie Plains in southern Wyoming, near the city of Laramie. Originally named Fort John Buford, it was renamed Fort Sanders after General William P. Sanders who died at the Siege of Knoxville during the American Civil War. This was the second fort to be named after Sanders, the first being in Knoxville, Tennessee. The fort was originally intended to protect travelers on the nearby Overland Trail from Indian attacks

Cavalryman Steakhouse

Phone: 307-745-5551

Address: 4425 S. 3rd St., Laramie, WY 82070

Hours: Sun-Thur: 4 pm - 9 pm; Fri-Sat: 4 pm - 10 pm

Website: http://www.wyomingsteakhouse.com

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Description: “Cavalryman Steakhouse is located on the parade grounds of historic Fort Sanders, established in July of 1866. In its heyday, the Fort Sanders Military Reservation protected the Overland and Lodgepole Creek emigrant routes, the Denver-Salt Lake City stage route, and the construction crews for the Union Pacific Railroad. Ruins of the fort’s powder keg are visible just southwest of the restaurant’s main building. The building was built in 1925 to serve as the clubhouse for the local country club. Just to the east, remnants of the nine-hole golf…

WyColo Lodge

Phone: 307-745-3098

Address: 4039 Hwy. 230, Laramie, WY 82070

Hours: Thur: 11 am - 8 pm; Fri: 11 am - 9 pm; Sat: 8 am - 9 pm; Sun: 8 am - 8 pm

Website: http://www.wycololodge.com/

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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.

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.

Nici Self Museum

Phone: 307-742-7763

Activity Phone: 307-745-3108

Address: 2734 Hwy. 130, 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/

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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…

Deerwood Wild Horse Ecosanctuary

Phone: 307-399-9956

Address: 599 Hwy. 11, Laramie, WY 82070

Hours: Everyday: 8 am - 5:30 pm; Tours with 48-hour in advance reservation ONLY. Check our tour dates listed.

Website: http://www.deerwoodranchwildhorseecosanctuary.com

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Description: The Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse Ecosanctuary is the first Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sponsored wild horse ecosanctuary in the United States. The ecosanctuary is located on a 4,000-acre, family-owned ranch approximately 30 miles west of Laramie in southeastern Wyoming. There will be tours to visit the horses in the summer of 2013. Please contact the Wilsons wilsoncattle1997@aol.com if you are interested in viewing the ranch and seeing the wild horses. This is a private ranch so tours will be by appointment only.

American Heritage Center

Phone: 307-766-4114

Address: 2111 Willet Dr., Laramie, WY 82071

Hours: Mon: 8 am - 7 pm; Tues-Fri: 8 am - 5 pm; Sat: 10 am - 5 pm; Closed Sunday

Website: http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/index.html

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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: Summit Information Center is where the imposing 13-foot Abraham Lincoln Memorial Monument stands. It 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. The bust of Abe Lincoln now stands proudly at Sherman Summit, the highest point on Interstate 80. Click Here to read about the historic Lincoln Highway or…

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…

Snowy Range Scenic Byway

Phone: 307-745-4195

Address: Hwy. 130, Centennial, WY 82055

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

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

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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…

Historic Ivinson Mansion

Phone: 307-742-4448

Address: 603 E. Ivinson Ave., Laramie, WY 82070

Hours: Gift Shop & Grounds: Tues-Sat: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm; Closed Sunday & Monday (Closed January & February); The museum is currently closed to tours due to Covid-19

Website: http://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 thanks to the Laramie community. It is the…

Description: The Buckhorn Bar in downtown Laramie is Laramie’s oldest standing and most historic bar. Established in 1900, the Buckhorn has hosted people from all corners of the world. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing drink, a fun night out dancing, or the love of your life, the Buckhorn is the home to it all and much much more.

University of Wyoming Archaeological Repository

Phone: 307-766-3671

Address: 1212 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82071

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 am - 5 pm; Closed Saturday & Sunday

Website: https://wyoarchaeo.wyo.gov/index.php/about/uwar

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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: Curt Gowdy is located just 24 miles west of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 24 miles east of Laramie, Wyoming on State Route 210 (Happy Jack Road). Curt Gowdy State Park has seven sections of richly varied landscape. There are three reservoirs, Granite, Crystal and North Crow. Granite offers excellent rainbow trout and kokanee salmon fishing as well as space for water sports. Crystal, the smallest of the reservoirs, has shoreline fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout and kokanee salmon. Also, enjoy boating while at Crystal (15 horsepower limit). North…

Ames Monument

Phone: Wyoming Cultural Records Office 307-766-5323

Address: 210 Monument Rd., Buford, WY 82052

Hours: 24/7

Website: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2259

Alt Website: http://www.over-land.com/ames.html

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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. Exit 329 off I-80 near Laramie

Wyoming Women’s History House

Phone: 307-760-7771

Address: 317 S. 2nd St., Laramie, WY 82070

Hours: June 14th - September 6th or by appointment

Website: https://www.thelouisaswainfoundation.com/our-team

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University of Wyoming Anthropology Museum

Phone: 307-766-2208

Address: 1236 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82070

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 am - 5 pm; Summer hours are 7:30 am - 4:30 pm (Mid-May - Late August)

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

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Description: 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.