Fodor's Expert Review Laramie Plains Museum at the Historic Ivinson Mansion
This impressive, Queen Anne–style mansion is home to a growing collection of historical artifacts that help tell the history of the Laramie plains area. The home itself is a big part of the city's past. Its first owners, Edward and Jane Ivinson, were on the very first passenger train in 1868, and later constructed the mansion during Edward's run for governor of the new state of Wyoming. The home was saved from demolition in 1972, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours are offered by informed docents.