The 10 Best Things to do Good for Kids in Laramie, Wyoming (WY)

October 23, 2021 Lashaunda Abraham

Formerly a lawless frontier town, known for wild saloons and vigilante justice, Laramie is now a quiet college town, popular with outdoor enthusiasts as well as history buffs. Over twenty sites in and around Laramie are on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Wyoming Territorial Prison, which once held Butch Cassidy. The town is conveniently located between the Laramie Range and the Medicine Bow Mountains, making the area a paradise for mountain bikers, climbers and campers.
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1. Medicine Bow National Forest

2468 Jackson St, Laramie, WY 82070-6535 +1 307-745-2300 http://www.fs.usda.gov/mbr
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5.0 based on 338 reviews

Medicine Bow National Forest

Range of mountains close to Laramie which offer a wide variety of outdoor sports.

Reviewed By DillonM1905 - Eldersburg, United States

Less than an hour from Laramie, the national forest is a must see for hikers and other outdoors lovers. We took the loop trail to Medicine Bow Peak (clockwise) and it was fantastic; the views were amazing and the hike was a challenge. We were happy we brought our poles for crossing a large snowfield and coming down the steep trail near the peak. Get early for parking in summer as the lot filled up quick, as did parts of the trail.

2. E & H Guide Service

80 French Creek Rd, Laramie, WY 82070-9718 +1 307-399-0236 [email protected] http://www.ehguideservice.com/
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5.0 based on 32 reviews

E & H Guide Service

Private horse back rides on a working cattle ranch in the Centennial Valley of Wyoming. Activities, 2hr ranch ride through the mountain pasture or Moving of cattle in a management Intensive grazing system.

Reviewed By ifrosch - Denver, United States

A wonderful experience out on the range. Even as an inexperienced rider, I felt welcome and right at home within 5 minutes. We did the cattle drive to make sure we had the true cowboy experience. It was worth the time and some great conversation and horse riding. The whole staff was welcoming, friendly and encouraging. Highly recommended for a morning or afternoon escape from the hustle and bustle of the times.

3. Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse EcoSanctuary

599 State Highway 11, Laramie, WY 82070-9720 +1 307-399-9956 [email protected] http://www.deerwoodranchwildhorseecosanctuary.com/Welcome.html
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5.0 based on 41 reviews

Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse EcoSanctuary

Reviewed By paul1962964 - Hackettstown, United States

The ranch was easy to find and our guide/host Jana was a jem. My friend who is a professional horse photographer and I spent the afternoon/early evening capturing the horses in all their splendor. The variety of horse types/coats made for interesting compositions. Jana was so accomdating and helpful spotting groups or individual horses, as well as moving us around the ranch to take advantage of the light as it changed thru the time we were there. The highlight of the visit was seeing the herd spontaneously run from one portion of the ranch to the other past us. Jana mentioned that it was rare to experience this occurrence and we cherished the experience. The visit was truly the highlight of our trip out west to photograph wild horses.

4. Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site

975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070-6719 +1 307-745-3733 http://www.wyomingterritorialprison.com/
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4.5 based on 495 reviews

Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site

The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site has an incredibly rich history. Run as a federal (territorial) and state prison from 1872 to 1903, it then became the Agricultural Experiment Station for the University of Wyoming after the State Prison relocated to Rawlins. The site is now operated as a Historic Site by the State of Wyoming.

Reviewed By K3064XXpaull - Lincoln Park, United States

We were on our driving vacation out west and saw the sign, thought we would stop. Am I glad we did!! What a wonderful museum and historical site to visit. We did the self guided tour, so we were free to roam at our own pace, and it was fascinating. Everything is well maintained, the staff was super friendly. And the gift shop was very nice, not just your usual stuff, but some truly interesting items. If you are in the area, don't miss this gem.

5. University of Wyoming

1000 E University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071-2001 +1 307-766-1121 http://www.uwyo.edu/
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4.5 based on 132 reviews

University of Wyoming

Wyoming's only 4-year institution of higher education.

Reviewed By 28joanid

Great people, great town, great school spirit, great value for your money, great classes and professors, great outdoor activities, gorgeous area, cold as balls

6. University of Wyoming Geological Museum

1000 E University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071-2000 +1 307-766-2646 http://www.uwyo.edu/geomuseum/
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4.5 based on 85 reviews

University of Wyoming Geological Museum

Reviewed By egeraldm - Laramie, United States

A visit to the Museum is both educational and inspiring. There are many exhibits with excellent descriptions. They depict the Wyoming area as a function of time beginning with the dinosaurs. And BTW there is a complete skeleton of a large dinosaur standing guard over the Museum. The exhibits are interactive and hence provide the most in self=education, There an a knowledgeable attendant to answer questions. The museum is located as an adjunct to the S.H. Knight Department of Geology building on the University of Wyoming campus.

7. Vedauwoo

Laramie, WY +1 307-745-2300 http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mbr/recreation/recarea/?recid=22872&actid=31
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4.5 based on 310 reviews

Vedauwoo

Reviewed By Curly_in_Colorado - Edwards, United States

Very scenic park with hiking trails that are easy to moderate. There is a campground. Trails are very well marked. Turtle rock trail is a three mile loop with beautiful rock formations to view throughout the hike

8. Laramie Mural Project

207 E Grand Ave, Laramie, WY 82070-3004 +1 307-760-3355 [email protected] http://www.laramiemuralproject.org
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Laramie Mural Project

Since 2011 the Laramie Mural Project has worked with local artists and the UW Art Museum to paint a series of large scale murals through the historic district that are reflective of Laramie's cultural and social assets. Take a walking tour of each mural by picking up a guide at the Laramie Main Street Alliance, 207 Grand Ave. or the Tourism Board (Visit Laramie) at 210 Custer. When taking photos, be sure to use the hash tag #laramiemural

Reviewed By EricaDH - Rochester Hills, United States

I love the murals. There are so many to see and they also make great photo ops for fun pictures with friends. Take some time and check them out when you're in Laramie. A must see on your trip list!

9. Downtown Laramie

Laramie, WY 82070
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Downtown Laramie

We are a railroad town. It was here, in 1860's, the Transcontinental Railroad put us on the map. Nearly overnight we grew from a tent town to a city of over 2,000. Today, the Union Pacific is our link to the world and we watch the trains that pass through our downtown with the awe of knowing the role we play in connecting this great nation. We are a western town. We are proud of our Cowboy culture where we do what has to be done, we live each day with courage, and we always finish what we start. We look to our surroundings with the respect and wonder that inspired the first settlers: our clear blue skies, our snow capped mountains, and the sweeping plains that surround us. We are a progressive town. It was here that Louisa Ann Swain became the first woman to cast a legal vote in the United States decades before it became a right throughout the country. It is here that people from all cultures and backgrounds still gather to learn, to explore, and to work. We are a college town. We are home to Wyoming's institutions of higher learning where the young people of the Equality State and places from across the country and the world gather to learn. We are Poke Pride and the welcoming host to the UW family that returns here each year to celebrate the teams in brown and gold. We are all of these things and more. We are a vibrant downtown where sophisticated shops and restaurants mesh comfortably with relaxed places and down home dives. We are an authentic place with deep appreciation of our past and the role we play to this day. We are Laramie, Wyoming: Spirit of the Bold West.

Reviewed By Wrldtravel_13

The downtown area is small enough that you can walk around without getting tired. There are plenty of shops and restaurants.

10. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Monument

136 US Frst Service Rd 705 A Medicine Bow National Forest, Laramie, WY 82070 http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lincoln-monument-buford#stream/0
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Abraham Lincoln Memorial Monument

Reviewed By MonteRicardobalm - Denver, United States

Was wondering why my MPG was 15 and also why I was feeling cold and buzzy. Pulled over at a rest area and saw a sign indicating highest elevation on I-80; 8500 or so. Anyway, very nice large rest area with the Babraham Lincoln sculpture and a room with lots of glass windows and a separate room it’s a video celebrating Wyoming State sparks and Sites. Did some form of yoga and hung-out for 30 minutes. Lots of displays with pictures and descriptions of the National Parks and sites in this state. No WIFI but a fairly strong cell signal.

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