Centennial, Wyoming, is a historic town that has been frozen in time. The village is a huge hit with the tourists as many of the buildings have been restored to their original glory when Centennial was a mining town. The magnificent Snowy Range mountains and the wooded foothills also lure people to this hamlet.
While Centennial, Wyoming, is very small and does not offer dog-specific attractions. However, there are plenty of things for dog owners to see and do in the neighboring city of Laramie, which is also located in Albany County.
There is an off-leash dog park in Laramie, Wyoming, which are also available for citizens of Centennial: the Sandy Aragon Dog Park. This new park used parts of the old off-leash dog park, the Optimist Park, and is part of the Sandy Aragon Softball Complex. A great way for your furry pal to have some much needed “me” time as well as socialize with other dogs.
Dog owners that are interested in a challenge should check out the Medicine Bow Rail Trail. This route takes its passengers through the Medicine Bow-Routt forest and offers a glance of the Old West. The trail might be man-made but is rugged enough to be quite the challenge.
People planning to visit Centennial, Wyoming, with pets should check into one of the pet-friendly hotels in Laramie.
Sheep Mountain offers unparalleled views of the surrounding area, as well as a mountain top forest with creeks and streams. But you will have to pay the price to access such beauty; the climb to the top is steep. If you have an athletic pup with a thirst for adventure, head over to the trailhead and begin the climb. The trail is 15 miles round trip, and makes a great overnight backpacking destination. If you don’t want to go the whole distance, your pup will still have plenty of room to roam free. Keep your eyes open for wildflowers and wildlife. And, of course, bring lots of water!
If your pup likes exploring the outdoors, but prefers sleeping indoors, book a room at one of Laramie’s pet friendly hotels. Laramie is only a 30 minute drive east of Centennial, so you still have access to the rugged beauty of the Snowy Range. For a small fee, two pets of any size can drift off to dreamland at the Days Inn. Best Western is also in this neighborhood. This hotel welcomes two pets up to 80 pounds, for an additional fee. If you have small to midsized pups, Super 8 is another option. Dogs up to 40 pounds can bunk at this hotel.
South Laramie is home to a couple pet friendly restaurants, so leash up your pup and head out for a night on the town. This neighborhood is located in Laramie, just a 30 minute drive from Centennial. If you are in the mood for a sandwich, stop by McAlister’s Deli. With a menu full of scrumptious sandwiches, salads, and soups you’ll have a hard time choosing what to eat. This restaurant has nine outdoor tables that welcome four legged diners. If pizza is more your thing, hop over to Mr. Jim’s Pizza where the pies are covered in mounds of fresh toppings and gooey cheese. Your pooch can join you at one of the outdoor patio tables.