Organized Activities

Hiking (weather permitting) — Explore one of the hiking areas outside Laramie, led by a local outdoors enthusiast.

WIRO Tour (weather permitting, limited availability, ~$15/person, cash only) — Tour our 2.3 m telescope, which has been operational since 1977. The observatory is located less than an hour west and south from campus on the peak of Jelm Mountain at 9,656 ft elevation. The tour includes transportation up and down the mountain as well as presentations on observatory history and current practices and research. More information on the observatory and getting there from Laramie can be found at:

Planetarium Show ($4/person, cash only) — Newly remodeled in 2015, our planetarium hosts bi-weekly shows each semester on various topics for the public.  The show lasts roughly one hour and will be followed by rooftop observing.  Topic TBA. For more information, see:

Shell 3D Visualization Center — The EIC’s Shell 3D Visualization Center (Viz Center) proudly houses the only four-walled, 3D CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) in Wyoming. 3D visualization environments, virtual reality demonstration.

Geology Museum — Fossils and local geological history.  Throw a pine cone in the T-Rex’s mouth for good luck!

Anthropology Museum — Learn about local archeological sites and the history of the human species.

On-Campus Activities (on your own)

Art Museum

Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts — Now playing FACISM:  The Musical

American Heritage Museum — The mission of the museum is to preserve a clearly defined set of primary sources and rare books—reflecting the written, visual, and audio history of Wyoming, the Rocky Mountain region, and select aspects of the American past—and to make those sources accessible to all. Our diverse collections support causal inquiry and international scholarship; most importantly, we play an active and creative role in the teaching and research missions of the university.

UWyo Events Calendar

Off-Campus Activities (on your own)

Pub crawl — Laramie is home to many excellent microbreweries.  Stay tuned for more information.

Laramie Plains Museum at the Ivinson House

Women's Museum — Wyoming was the first Territory to give women the vote back in 1869. Laramie had the first woman juror and the first woman to vote in the national election.  Women were judges and justice of the peace in the late 1800’s much before the rest of the nation.

Explore the Train Yard:

Laramie River Greenbelt Park

Jogging Trails