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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. Laramie is only a quick trip to larger metropolitan areas for those seeking the occasional city experience. Many of the incredible opportunites Laramie has to offer have been highlighted in About Laramie.
Historic downtown Laramie was built in the 1860's next to the railroad which first gave life to the town. The old brick structures have now been converted to chocolate shops, bookstores, breweries, coffee 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 also a favorite of adults and children alike.
Did you know, we were voted #1 on the list of 50 Best Small College Towns in America by College Value Online!
The University of Wyoming campus is at the center of Laramie, Wyoming. The University is most often considered a focal point of our small community with a population of around 32,000 throughout the academic year.
While summer and autumn in Laramie can be glorious, winter often comes earlier to Laramie than most places. Laramie winters can be quite harsh at times, but also full of beauty and the opportunity for winter activites. Be sure to pack a warm winter coat, sweater, hat, and boots. There are plenty of second hand stores to stock up on neccessities on a budget, too. Be sure to go early in the semester for the best selections. Dressing in layers is reccomended so you are prepared for the cold outside and also the cozy warmth of the classroom.
Since winter in Laramie is a bit longer than most places, many outdoor enthusists flock to Laramie for access to a variety of outdoor activities. If this sounds like something you may want to try, visit our Ourdoor Progam to get involved.
The University of Wyoming also hosts a variety of campus activities. There is often something for everyone to enjoy. Visit Laramie to experience the charm of a Rocky Mountain college town with opportunities surpassing its size!
Our graduate programs pride themselves on offering a supportive and collaborative environment that allows students to florish during their time on our campus! Visit with your department to learn more.