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Downtown Laramie

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Vibrant!

Thirty years ago when I graduated from the university of Wyoming, downtown seemed in trouble. I... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
jesse o
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Jackson, Wyoming
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What a Friendly Place!!!

Downtown Laramie is the way so many towns in the US used to be. A diverse selection of good... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
DB_Denver
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Denver, Colorado
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We are a railroad town. It was here, in 1860's, the Transcontinental Railroad put us on the map. Nearly overnight we grew from a tent town to a city of over 2,000. Today, the Union Pacific is our link to the world and we watch the trains that pass through our downtown with the awe of knowing the role we play in connecting this great nation. We are a western town. We are proud of our Cowboy culture where we do what has to be done, we live each day with courage, and we always finish what we start. We look to our surroundings with the respect and wonder that inspired the first settlers: our clear blue skies, our snow capped mountains, and the sweeping plains that surround us. We are a progressive town. It was here that Louisa Ann Swain became the first woman to cast a legal vote in the United States decades before it became a right throughout the country. It is here that people from all cultures and backgrounds still gather to learn, to explore, and to work. We are a college town. We are home to Wyoming's institutions of higher learning where the young people of the Equality State and places from across the country and the world gather to learn. We are Poke Pride and the welcoming host to the UW family that returns here each year to celebrate the teams in brown and gold. We are all of these things and more. We are a vibrant downtown where sophisticated shops and restaurants mesh comfortably with relaxed places and down home dives. We are an authentic place with deep appreciation of our past and the role we play to this day. We are Laramie, Wyoming: Spirit of the Bold West.
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Laramie, WY 82070
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Thirty years ago when I graduated from the university of Wyoming, downtown seemed in trouble. I enjoyed then a variety of shops which seemed to be doing okay but there were a lot of boarded up businesses and failing infrastructure here and there. Over the...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Downtown Laramie is the way so many towns in the US used to be. A diverse selection of good restaurants and bars, from Vegan to steak to sushi. Lots of free parking. Nice sized crowds. Not too much. Not too little. Just right. Many little...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This is a cute little town that looks like it is set back in time. A very relaxing and delightful experience.

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jessicaeromero, Public Relations Manager at Downtown Laramie, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you for your kind words about Laramie, John. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The old downtown has several restaurants. Of the three or so different restaurants that I have tried I would not go back to. There are several I have not tried, so who knows. The ice cream parlor is decent and worth the visit. Good ice...More

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jessicaebrauer, Public Relations Manager at Downtown Laramie, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

John, thank you for taking the time to leave such kind words about some of our downtown businesses. You'll be glad to hear that the grocery co-op is expanding this spring and will have even bigger selections! Thanks for visiting!

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

We had a list of things to do in Laramie; we spent way too much time driving around to find places to park so we missed out on so much.

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jessicaebrauer, Public Relations Manager at Downtown Laramie, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Leslie, I am sorry to hear that you ran into issues with parking when you visited. If you're ever back, feel free to reach out to Laramie Main Street and we can provide you with a map of the free, all-day parking within the district.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We did an overnight in Laramie on a recent road trip and went "downtown" for a bite to eat. A number of interesting shops caught the wife's attention and I enjoyed watching the train activity at the rail yard right across from 1st Street. Parking...More

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jessicaebrauer, Public Relations Manager at Downtown Laramie, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! Game days are always extra exciting for us. We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable time on your visit!

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Downtown Laramie is a can't miss destination. The folks in the businesses are genuinely kind and helpful, truly interested in you and in meeting your needs. The Depot is one of my favorite places in the world! The sense of history fills me each time...More

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jessicaebrauer, Public Relations Manager at Downtown Laramie, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Jeanne, thank you for your kind review! We love the history the trains bring to town. There are so many incredible stories to be told that happened in our little town. We hope you visit again soon!

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Laramie has a vibrant downtown, with many retailers and restaurants. It also has both a historic and today a very busy rail yard. We go to Western wear stores, outfitters, a wonderful bookstore for both new and used books, etc. Parking is easy. There are...More

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jessicaebrauer, Public Relations Manager at Downtown Laramie, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Nancy, thank you for sharing what you enjoy about downtown. We love to hear that visitors are experiencing all that Laramie has to offer when they stop by! Hopefully we see you again soon!

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Good thing is, downtown is small enough you can just walk from one place to another. Bad thing is, there is very little to walk to and from .... it's just not a very big city with lots of sights.More

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jessicaebrauer, Public Relations Manager at Downtown Laramie, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you for visiting and spending some time walking in downtown. We like to think we are small but mighty, but certainly not for everyone! If you come again be sure to check out the Laramie Mural Project, historic Ivinson Mansion and Train Depot, our...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

This is our second time in Laramie and it is usually a stop over on the road but enjoy the downtown area every time. Walk across the railway yard pedestrian bridge for a great view.

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jessicaebrauer, Public Relations Manager at Downtown Laramie, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you for visiting us again! We hope the bridge treated you to a good view while you were with us!

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While many of the shops are closed on Sunday, there is still plenty to see and experience in Laramie. It is worth the short drive from Centennial to see the downtown murals, walk the elevated footbridge over the railroad... More
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