Laramie is a unique place to live and certainly has a lot to offer, if you know where to look that is. We have published a series of posts featuring the "Best of Laramie" to share our opinon on a diverse variety of local information. We have suggestions on everything from where to get the best cup of coffee in town to the worst intersections in the city. Browse our "Best of Laramie" series below and feel free to make your own suggestions in the comments sections of the post. Have a reccomendation for an article in our series? Let us know about it and check back often for our latest features around town!


Temperatures in southeast Wyoming have slipped below zero for many nights in a row now as winter moves in. When it gets cold outside, it’s pretty easy to become a hermit in an attempt to stay warm. Once you are warm, the challenge is to stay entertained. To help you escape complete and utter boredom while we wait out the latest freeze, here are some entertaining experiments you can try that are just right for the conditions outside.

Best Places Around Laramie To Get A Christmas Tree – Our Top 5

For many families some of the best Christmas memories come from adventuring out into a winter wonderland in search of the perfect tree. For others memories are made simply by decorating a tree purchased by a local vendor or an artificial tree purchased from a local store. Either way, Christmas trees are a fun part of the Christmas holiday and if you are thinking about getting a tree this year why not try out one of these five places in and around Laramie!

Best Facebook Pages to "Like" in Laramie – Our Top 6

Being a college town, Laramie is without a doubt a very dynamic city. It seems like there are a plethora of things to get out and do on a regular basis if you are able to figure out what is going on in the first place. Thankfully with the evolution of the internet and Facebook this task becomes easier each day. We picked 6 Facebook pages you should like in order to stay well informed on what is going on around town.

Best Places For Sledding In Laramie – Our Top 4

Winter weather has arrived and what better to do on your free time then spend some quality outdoor time sledding! Laramie is well known for having long winters and just outside of Laramie the Snowy Range offers some of the best terrain for winter sports. For many, snow means staying indoors, making some hot chocolate, and cozying up in a mound of blankets to watch the latest movies but for those who get the outdoor itch and are looking for something to do then try some of these fun spots to go sledding!

Best Laramie Flea Markets & Thrift Stores – Our Top 5

For being a small town, Laramie has no shortage of Pawn Shops, Flea Markets and other types of thrift stores. Perhaps this is because Laramie is a college town and quick cash can be very appealing. Each Laramie thrift store seems to fill its small niche, and if you are looking to save some money or find some treasures they can be great places to visit. Even though many times it can be hard to find specific items, it is the feeling of finding just what you were looking for at a bargain that makes thrift store shopping fun.

Best Places to Buy Halloween Costumes in Laramie – Our Top 5

Halloween is always a special time for all kids as they set out to fill themselves full of sugar. However before any of that happens one critical component must be taken care of; the costume. For kids and parents alike this can actually be quite stressful because it has to turn out just right or risk being the one character at the party who one can identify correctly. Not to fear we are here with some ideas of different places you can go to pick out or put together the perfect costume.

Businesses we wish we had in Laramie - Our Top 5

I moved to Laramie Wyoming 31 years ago. Our town has grown and local business as well as larger franchises has improved the business community in Laramie. Some of the companies and restaurants that we wished we had may or may not ever come true because of our population. When the University is in session our population grows and during summer it leaves. This is good for driving around town not good if you are starting a business depending on a mass of population.

Best Places To Go In Laramie After a UW Football Game - Our Top 5

College football season is here! With that said, if you're fan of the brown and gold then you surely know the pro's and con's of Laramie on a game day! The "Gem City of The Plains" becomes alive with die hard fans who at times travel several hours to enjoy all that is UW football! If you're a Cowboy fan then you more than likely also know the hassles of being in Laramie during a game day, from the traffic jams to the over crowded restaurants bars and stores.

Best Bars in Laramie – Our Top 5

Laramie has made a name for itself through a long history of rugged cowboys, outlaws, trappers and traders. Then, in 1886 came the University of Wyoming. UW is still the states only four-year state school and has gained national attention by providing an outstanding education at low costs and provides students with great opportunities. Indeed, Laramie has a unique mixture of old west feel and new age philosophy, and so do its bars.

Best Backyard Outdoor Games for Summer – Our Top 4

Summer is a great time of year especially if you love the outdoors. It always seems that some of my funnest and funniest memories are outside camping, hiking, watching sporting events and of course playing games with family and friends. I have found that even as I grow older some of those great backyard games I used to love have not lost their luster; actually I am just quite a bit more accurate now or I don't have to stand 5 feet in front of everyone else!