- The Albany County Tourism Board
- 210 E Custer Street - Laramie
- Wyoming 82070 - United States
- 1(800) 445-5303
- [email protected]
The Laramie Area offers hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, guest ranches and cabins. There are 1,822 rooms available in the Laramie Area, of that, 503 rooms are brand new within the last 3 years. When choosing where to stay, think about if you want to be near the mountains, secluded by a river or centrally located between the mountains to the east and the mountains to west. The Laramie Area is very versatile when it comes to staying at a place that will make your experience everlasting!
The Laramie Area is full of activities to fulfill your family’s desires. If you like the outdoors, head east to the Vedauwoo/Happy Jack Recreation Area or west to the Snowy Range Mountains. Vedauwoo and the Snowy Range offer; hiking, biking, rock climbing, nature viewing, picnicking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sledding and snowmobiling to fit any outdoor enthusiast’s level of expertise. There are plenty of wide open spaces for off-road vehicles and non-motorized vehicles to explore. If you need to rent or buy equipment, the Laramie Area can accommodate your family with just about everything you need to make your experience everlasting! Museums and history are plentiful in the Laramie Area. There are 14 museums located in the area, from the first Territorial Prison, to a Children’s Nature Center, to the House for Historic Women.
This station was built and served as Laramie’s passenger station until 1996 when Amtrak ceased passenger service along the Wyoming corridor. By Union Pacific standards, the station is of unique exterior design; finished in red brick with a number of distinctive accents, the most prominent of which are the terra-cotta Union Pacific “Overland Route” roundels in the center of the east and west facing walls. The interior is also distinctive, finished in wood paneling with large wooden beams, and featuring indirect lighting around the perimeter of the cathedral ceiling over the waiting area. A Railway Express Agency office was located off the baggage area in the north end of the building, and served Laramie’s parcel needs throughout the hey-day of the railroads. This was one of the last Union Pacific stations to be built in the traditional style, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Historic Downtown Laramie District. The depot is now used for meetings, weddings and private and public functions.
During the summer months guests can take advantage of the horseback riding, hiking, fishing, river tubing, the great outdoors, evening entertainment, hayrides, camp outs, and more. These activities are offered through a 3 or 6-night guest ranch package. (Minimum stay required June-August). May and September come ride, hike, walk, and sightsee for any number of nights, any night of the week. During the winter months enjoy activities in the mountains-snowmobiling, downhill and cross country skiing, and snowshoeing, or just relax in your cabin in front of the fireplace!
The Woods Landing Resort is located on the Big Laramie River at the base of the Medicine Bow Mtns 27 miles southwest of Laramie on Highway 230. The Woods Landing Bar and Dancehall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its unique log construction and dancefloor on springs. Self-guided activities include fishing in the river or nearby lakes, hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.
Early in the morning on September 6, 1870 in Laramie, Wyoming, Louisa Swain, a 70 year old Quaker lady, became the first woman in the world to cast a ballot under laws giving women the right to vote with full civil equality to men.
Dining establishments are abundant in the Laramie Area. There are a variety of restaurants from, coffee shops, to steak houses, to Mexican establishments. If you like home-town cooking, you’re in the right place. There are home-town restaurants in Historic Downtown, Centennial, Albany and throughout the Laramie Area. Some of the dining establishments offer home-town microbrews and great dinner specials. If you are looking for something romantic or just dinner with some friends, the Laramie Area can make your dining experience everlasting!
Wyoming became a United States Territory in 1869, passed the nation's first women's suffrage legislation, and had the first jury with women members. In 1873, the economy was boosted with the discovery of gold and silver in the mountains. Plus, the university brought in a new era of growth that helped attain statehood in 1890.
Albany County Public Library - Available to the public: over 105,000 items including books, magazines, newspaper cassettes, large-print books, records, art prints, read-and-return books. Our additional services include reference service; display space; community meeting rooms; children's and club programming, outreach services, reserves, requests and inter-library loan. The Wyoming Room houses a reference collection of Wyoming related materials including back issues of the Laramie Daily Boomerang, local history, genealogy, and local environmental reports. Beginning in December 1995 there will be public access to WYLDCAT, the Wyoming on-line public access computer system(OPAC). This system provides access to our full collection, the CARL databases and statewide holdings, Expanded Academic Index and government databases.
As a memorial to his wife, Jane, Edward Ivinson financed the building of Ivinson Memorial Hospital in 1914 and it has been serving Albany County for 80 years. The original building at 10th and Ivinson Avenue is now being used by the University of Wyoming. The present location at 255 North 30th Street was completed in 1973. IMH is a non-profit, non sectarian community hospital and serves a tri-state area including Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado.
In 1994, an independent study named IMH "One of America's Top 100 Hospitals" Ivinson has a reputation of being a leader in quality heathcare. Our mission statement is more than words on a plaque, it's something we strive for each day: To provide leadership that improves our community's quality of life. Our vision is to be the world class organization for our size and scope. This simple, yet progressive, attitude at IMH ensures we are constantly updating our technology and taking a positive approach to future challenges in the heathcare industry.
IMH is a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA), Wyoming Hospital Association (WHA), and VHA- Mountain States Regional Health Care System. VHA provides shared services and helps reduce costs through group purchasing and distribution of supplies, equipment, new technology, education, consulting and joint projects.
Laramie Regional Airport is located approximately 3 miles west of Laramie on State Highway 130. The airport consists of approximately 1,130 acres, and the elevation is 7,272 feet above sea level. The airport is served by Mesa/United Express Airlines. There are four arrivals and departures to and from Denver International Airport (DIA) Monday through Friday, five flights on Saturday, and three flights on Sunday.
In 1982 the Laramie Comprehensive Plan; Parks Recreation and Open Space Plan was approved by the Laramie City Council and identified a possible route for an open space or Greenbelt. In 1989 Lee Erickson completed a study which detailed the proposed first phase of the Laramie River Greenbelt. To expedite Greenbelt development the Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce started this committee in the Mid '70's to act as a liaison between the city and local landowners. Since that time we have participated in annual cleanup days and have planted many trees and wildflowers along the existing Greenbelt areas.
The Laramie Greenbelt Project needs your support. This project has been a long-standing interest to members of our community and our City Council. However, many members of our community travel to other towns, cities and states to enjoy facilities such as the proposed Laramie Greenbelt. When people travel to other locations outside of Laramie for recreational greenway use, valuable money is spent out of town. Such money would normally be spent supporting our local businesses and economy. The Laramie City Council has appropriated Capitol Improvements funding for the 1996 fiscal year to develop Phase I of the Laramie Greenbelt. We need to let our City Council members know the Greenbelt project is important to all of us-a benefit to our communnity.
The Laramie Greenbelt Provides many ecological functions on both local and regional scales. Through the conservation and restoration of native vegetation the Greenbelt will serve to preserve biodiversity, provide habitat for wildlife and help improve the water quality fo the Laramie River. The Greenbelt will also serve as an outdoor classroom for the Laramie community and will include a nature interpretive area. Through the use of the Greenbelt as an outdoor classroom both young and old can learn about nature and better understand the ecological importance of the Greenbelt.
Albany County is an area rich in outdoor activities. While visiting Albany County, why not take a breathtaking trek in the majestic Snowy Range or climb and mountain bike in Vedauwoo. The excitement never ends. If you're into winter sports, then Albany County is the place for you. During our mild winters there is extensive snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing near Vedauwoo or in the Snowy Range, and the trails are well marked. The Snowy Range Ski Area offers a wide variety of slopes to choose from, if you prefer downhill skiing.
Many events occur in Albany County throughout the year. The most exciting is the Laramie Jubilee Days. Many of best shows happen during Jubilee Days. See the amazing Fire in the Sky fireworks display, or see a real west rodeo at the Albany County Fairgrounds. The parade is near the end of Jubilee Days as a way to wrap up a fantastic week.
There are many amazing attractions in Albany County. Pay a visit to the Old West at the Wyoming Territorial Park located off I-80 at Exit 311. Watch the West come alive with gun fights, saloon shows, and more. Don't pass up the chance to visit the University of Wyoming and numerous activities for the whole family. The American Heritage Center contains one of the largest collections of fine art in Wyoming. In addition there are many more museums that are all free to the public and are great fun. While in Laramie, why not visit many of the antique shops that do business here. View some of the finest collections of antiques in the west. Don't miss out on the numerous other attractions in Albany County. You won't regret it.
Laramie and Albany County are full of fantastic accommodations from upscale to rustic. Enjoy a stay at one of Laramie's many hotels or stay at an Old West Guest Ranch. Dining in Laramie is quite a treat, as well. More than 50 choices, from locally owned steak houses and vegetarian restaurants to well known national franchises, can meet any visitor's preference.