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Fort Bridger State Historic Site

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Address: Fort Bridger, WY
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A Gem

This was supposed to be a quick stop on our trip to Yellowstone. It truly is a hidden gem. First this place is beautiful. Second, the history is addictive. Third, the people... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Thea L
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Kearns, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We go to the Mountain Man Rendezvous every Labor Day Weekend. Just for the day, it has become a family tradition. This is great for a blast to the pioneer past in its primitive form. Dress up in period clothing during this time and your entrance fee is free. But you have to dress head to toe. The more adventurous... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Easy to find right off highway - worth the stop. Learned some history, saw some deer and shopped fun nick-nacks. Best part was the history graphic on stagecoach wheel when first enter and the light-up depiction of all the routes in the area. Brings the mountain man Wild West idea to life.

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Thank Kathy G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This was supposed to be a quick stop on our trip to Yellowstone. It truly is a hidden gem. First this place is beautiful. Second, the history is addictive. Third, the people working there were great. Do yourself a favor; stop here and spend a few hours.

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Nortre Califonkneeonee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Fort is so middle class sterile it was nothing like the original. Worth a stop for the exhibits and the history of the surrounding area. A great jump off for those interested in Mountain Men of the past. When Jim Bridger founded the Fort in 1842 it was simply two log cabins about 40 feet in length connected by... More 

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College Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

It's not glitzy but Ft. Bridger never was. Some US Army fort buildings nicely restored but there are several other sites that offer that as well and a bit better (e.g. Fort Laramie). What makes Ft. Bridger unique is the story of mountain man Jim Bridger who originated the trading post here that became the fort. His "fort" has been... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This place was worth the stop. Interesting going through the buildings and the exhibits. It took me between 1-2 hours to take in everything.

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

It's like a visit to yesteryear. An authentic and well restored fort with a significant historical past. Well worth the time if you're willing to exit the freeway for a few momoments of historical happenings.

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the west
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We came to see the Mountain Man Rendezvous the last of August to the first of September. It is an experience worth doing at least once if you are in the area. It is a whole bucket load of Western Americana. From Native American dancers in full costume to some white guys in loin cloths, the rendezvous has a little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have read about Jim and the trading post in books for years. But, being there was the high light of our vacation. Just being in the old trading post on the Oregon trial and standing in the footsteps of the first folks to drive west was amazing. In the new Ft Bridger I felt a kinship with the soldiers... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

So there are two reasons why I say to keep time in mind when visiting here. 1) You may take longer than you thought you would to see everything. It doesn't seem like it would take a long time to see because not everything seems particularly memorable. However, if you are like me, you will likely wander from building to... More 

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