3420 E. Grand Ave.
Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: (307) 721-8856
Fax: (307) 721-5166
A part of the Albany County School District, the Whiting High School believes in preparing young children for a continually changing world of the 21st Century. To achieve this aim, the school adopts a comprehensive, holistic approach to education, by designing an extensive curriculum, focusing on problem-solving, fluency in reading, and thinking capabilities. It is this approach and dedication to the all-round development of students that has earned the school accreditation by North Central Accreditation Quality Assurance Team. See the website to know more.
A city that has seen the brunt and glory of the Wild West, Laramie has survived its wild and uncertain years to emerge as an important city. Its history dates back to the early 1860s, when the railroads brought in people, money and businesses. However, with prosperity, came lawlessness, and in the mid-to-late 1860s, there were murders and a general disobedience to law and order. Fortunately, the town cleaned up, thanks to vigilantes backed by the government, and the city prospered economically and politically, being also the first city in the world to give women equal political rights as men. Today, Laramie is a thriving tourist destination with a lot to offer travelers, including annual events like Laramie Jubilee Days. See the website to know more.
The historic downtown area of Laramie remains much as it was in the 1870's, however modern shopping, dining and entertainment offer a modern advantage. The downtown area hosts many annual events and the summer Farmer's Market.
The Wyoming Territorial Prison was built in 1872 and spread across almost 200 acres. Known to impersonate some of the most notorious and dangerous criminals of its time, it is mostly known to be the only prison that Butch Cassidy had been held captive in. The original cells with prison graffiti on the walls are still there and attract huge crowds of tourists. There are group tours available but the prison can be explored without a guide too. After you pay a nominal tour fee, you are handed over a mug shot of a prisoner and you are required to research the history of the criminal throughout your visit. Hence, the interesting stories and exhibits are bound to win over the imagination and fancy of adults and children alike.