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Living in Laramie

While it may be considered a small town, Laramie is bursting at the seams with activities and adventures. Nestled between the Snowy and Laramie Mountain Ranges, Laramie sits at an elevation of 7,200 feet and offers access to outdoor activities, art, culture, restaurants, and local shopping. But it is only a quick trip to larger metropolitan areas for those seeking the occasional city experience. 

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Historic downtown Laramie was built in the 1860's next to the railroad which first gave life to the town. These old brick structures have now been converted into everything from chocolate shops, outdoor adventure stores, art galleries, and restaurants featuring delicious local fare.

Largely due to the University of Wyoming, Laramie serves as a cultural hub in Wyoming. Visitors can see visiting and permanent exhibits at the UW Art Museum, and the Geological Museum is a favorite of adults and children alike.   

The University of Wyoming also hosts a variety of campus activities including musicians ranging from The Fray to Yo-Yo Ma. Visit Laramie to experience the charm of a Rocky Mountain college town with opportunities surpassing its size!

A UW student draws a crowd with his music
Students are encouraged to express creative freedom in the Student Union Gardens, a popular lunch location for the UW community.

Downtown Laramie's Farmers' Market

The Farmer's Market is just one of the town events to take place in the downtown.
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School of Graduate Education

Knight Hall 250

Phone: (307) 766-6478


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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