Discover history, outdoor adventure, roadside attractions, and fine dining unique to Wyoming in Laramie, the “Gem City of the Plains”.
A French Canadian fur trader and mountain man, Jacques La Ramee, arrived in what is now the state of Wyoming in 1815. In 1820 or 1821, he departed for a season of trapping along the river that now bears his name and was never seen or heard from again. Details surrounding his disappearance are still unknown; but the town of Laramie, two rivers, a fort, a county, and a mountain peak bear his name today. Located in historic Downtown Laramie, The French Place features authentic French cuisine along with homemade baguettes and pastries.
Originally established as a military post on July 19, 1866, Fort Sanders was first known as Fort John Buford and later named for General William P. Sanders. Very little of the mostly wooden fort exists today other than some of the original stones of the guard house. This fort was built to protect travelers on the Overland Trail and workers who were constructing the Union Pacific Railway from hostile Indian attacks. Remnants can still be seen three miles south of Laramie on Highway 287. The Cavalryman Steakhouse is located on the parade grounds of historic Fort Sanders and features quality service and signature menu items.