Vibrant Downtown & Nightlife
Laramie has over 75 restaurants and bars with 35 of those located in our vibrant downtown. Catching a play, concert or performance can be a weekly occurrence with more than 25 live entertainment venues around town. In the summer, don’t miss the weekly farmer’s market.
Laramie is also home to a vibrant art community with art galleries, public art displays, and the Centennial Complex.
Outdoor Recreation in the Medicine Bow National Forrest
Laramie’s backyard is comprised of world-class recreation opportunities. In the summer, explore more than 1.5 million acres of Medicine Bow National forest, camp at one of the 46 trail heads and campgrounds, or blaze your own trail along the hundreds of miles of back roads the national forest has to offer. Want to explore on wheels? There are hundreds of miles of ATV trails and mountain bike trails within an hour of town. In the winter, get another glimpse of nature on skis, snowshoeing, or a snowmobile and explore 300 square miles of powder. Hitch a ride on the ski lift and enjoy the 245 inches of annual snowfall at Snowy Range Ski Area just 45 minutes from downtown.
Pole Mountain Area, Vedauwoo (Vee-da-voo) & Curt Gowdy State Park
Only 20 minutes from downtown is a site known internationally by experienced climbers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. With hiking trails for beginners or experts, Vedauwoo boasts some of the best views and recreation in Wyoming.
Pole Mountain Area and Curt Gowdy State park offer hundreds of miles of world class trails for mountain bikers, hikers, and runners.
University of Wyoming
80 Undergraduate Degree Programs
90+ Graduate Degree Programs
200+ Areas of Study
Serving as Wyoming’s only university and four-year post-secondary educational institution, the University of Wyoming adds a level of expertise to Laramie that’s hard to find elsewhere. Professors are leading globally noted research programs and teaching more than 12,000 students right here in our 30,000 person town. And business perks aside, you can catch all the collegiate sports a Division 1 school has to offer.