Laramie Live Cam

A city in and the county seat of Albany County


Hosted by:
  • Albany Lodge
  • 1148 Highway 11 - Laramie
  • Wyoming 82070 - United States
  • 307-745-5782
  • [email protected]

The perfect location to begin that scenic drive

Laramie not only retains exciting and entertaining glimpses of the past, but as home to the University of Wyoming it offers all of the diversity and cultural sophistication associated with a major university. The setting and this rustic mountain community provides unsurpassed year-round recreational opportunities and entertainment. Laramie is a great place to live and work because there are no state corporate or personal income taxes, no state inventory taxes and low property and sales tax.

Laramie & Albany County Attractions

Laramie Plains Museum - Located in historic Ivinson Mansion, at 603 Ivinson, built in 1892 by Edward Ivinson, Laramie businessman and philanthropist, the museum houses a valuable collection of items actually used in the Laramie area during pioneer days. Also on the spacious, beautifully landscaped grounds at 603 Ivinson Ave., are the carriage house and a one-room log schoolhouse. Guided tours only, given hourly. Admission: adults, $4; students of all ages, $2; and children 6 and under free. Family rate, $12. Hours: Mid-June to late-August: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m. late-August to early-June, Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. (The last tour starts one hour before close.) Closed December 15 to February 1.

Wyoming Children's Museum and Nature Center - The Wyoming Children's Museum and Nature Center at Ft. Saunders Building, 968 N. 9th, Laramie, has a variety of exhibits and hands-on displays, primarily designed for children ages 3 to 12. An adult must accompany all children.

Historic Downtown Laramie Walking Tour - This is a self-guided walking tour of the Historic Downtown Laramie Area with its beautifully maintained Victorian architecture, unique shops, fine arts galleries and excellent restaurants, is available at the Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce, 800 S. Third St., or at the office of the Downtown Development Authority, 316 S. Third St.

Snowy Range National Forest Scenic Byway and Scenic Drives - The Snowy Range National Forest Scenic Byway, Wyoming Highway 130, winds through the heart of the Snowy Range of the Medicine Bow Mountains, providing a well-engineered, pleasant driving experience through some of the Rocky Mountains' most striking country.

Other interesting highways and byways include the Happy Jack Road, an alternate route to Cheyenne from the area of the Visitor's Center on the Summit of Interstate 80, and old U. S. 30, what was originally the Lincoln Highway, that runs out of Laramie to Rock River and Medicine Bow. The Happy Jack Road has access to the National Forest Campgrounds, Vedauwoo Recreation Area and Curt Gowdy State Park.

Nici Self Museum, Centennial, WY. - Housed in the railroad depot building built in 1907, the small museum contains exhibits on the Centennial area's mining and logging history and is open weekends, 1-4 p.m., mid-June through Labor Day, or by appointment the rest of the year. Exhibits include the 1907 depot, a 1914 caboose, beehive burner, and ranching equipment from the Centennial area. Centennial is located on Wyoming Highway 130, the Snowy Range Road, near the national forest boundary.

Rock River Museum, Rock River, WY - Antiques, dinosaur bones and other fascinating relics, a blown safe from an old train robbery orchestrated by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid can be found in this museum at Rock River on Highway 30, 39 miles northeast of Laramie.

Sybille Research Center - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Sybille Research Center is located on Wyoming Highway 34 between Bosler and Wheatland. It is home to the Game and Fish Department's black-footed ferret reintroduction program and features a visitor's center, wildlife viewing area, short nature walk and picnic tables. The visitor center is open May 1-Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Highway 34 turnoff is on U.S. 30, 18 miles west of Laramie.

Ames Monument - The monument is a 60-foot limestone pyramid built in 1881 to honor Oliver and Oakes Ames, influential in the construction of the transcontinental railroad. The Union Pacific Railroad built the monument despite a scandal about the brothers and mismanagement of railroad money. The monument can be reached via exit 329 off Interstate 80, between Laramie and Cheyenne.

Lincoln Monument - Wyoming's Lincoln Monument was commissioned in 1959 to stand on top of Sherman Hill between Laramie and Cheyenne, at 8,835 feet, the highest point on the Lincoln Highway, which was the first transcontinental highway. In 1969 when Interstate 80 was completed, the monument was moved approximately one mile to its present location. The monument is a 12 1/2- foot bronze bust of Lincoln by noted sculptor Robert Russin, then a professor of art at the University of Wyoming. The bust sits on a 30-foot stone base made from native granite. The State of Wyoming's Summit Rest Area and Visitor Center is located on Sherman Hill near the monument.

Prairie Rides - Prairie Rides is located on a ranch established over 150 years ago. The ranch is home to six generations of Johnson's. Activities include horseback riding, hayrides, a ranching club and much more.

Vedauwoo - Twenty miles east of Laramie along I-80 (exit 329) are the towering rocks of Vedauwoo (pronounced VEE-dah-voo), an Arapaho word meaning "earthborn". Vedauwoo provides an excellent backdrop for picnics, sight seeing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, and rock climbing. There is a small fee for camping inside Vedauwoo, however, camping is free at other nearby areas.

Laramie River Greenbelt = The Laramie River Greenbelt consists of over 1 mile of newly constructed hard surface pathway with expansion planned for 2001. Park your vehicle at Optimist Park and enjoy your time walking, running, roller-blading and bicycling on the Laramie River Greenbelt. Along the way you can enjoy shelter/picnic tables, fishing, benches and the natural beauty of the Laramie River ecosystem. The path is also ADA accessible.