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Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site

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Address: 975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070
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+1 307-745-3733
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site has an incredibly rich...

The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site has an incredibly rich history. Run as a federal (territorial) and state prison from 1872 to 1903, it then became the Agricultural Experiment Station for the University of Wyoming after the State Prison relocated to Rawlins. The site is now operated as a Historic Site by the State of Wyoming.

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I had lower expectations but was pleasantly surprised. This is a gem, from the physical buildings to the stories of inmates. Excellent job of communicating the harsh experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lower expectations but was pleasantly surprised. This is a gem, from the physical buildings to the stories of inmates. Excellent job of communicating the harsh experience of prison life. The volunteers obviously enjoy their role. Highly recommend this if you care anything about history of the area.

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Iowa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent stop on I-80 that takes you back in time to the1800's. You learn about frontier justice and how butch Cassidy created his gang.

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Prattville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to visit. We were here working from Louisiana and it was a very nice place to learn about a piece of Laramie's history. Very educational about the prison and why it was there. The best part was the Broom Factory. Shows how old fashion straw brooms were made and that the inmates made them to... More 

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Fun and educational tour. A great place for tourists. Prisoner wagon like one used in the movie "Hang Em High". Can go in the prison cells.

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Was nice about an hour tour.. Something new to see while I was on town.. سجن تراثي عندهم يسوى ينشاف.. رحلة مدة ساعة بالكثير

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Thank you very much for your visit. We appreciate you stopping by! More 

Laramie, Wyoming
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This prison is one of two remaining US territorial prisons. It has been restored to a high level of accuracy, and depicts 19th and 20th century life in prison. The Wyoming Territorial prison has housed Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid and many other famous outlaws. It is conveniently located just off I 80 (snowy Range Road exit), and there are... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

What a great stop on a road trip. You can spend 30 minutes or 3 hours since the admission is quite reasonable. If you are a Butch Cassidy fan, there is a lot of information and displays regarding him. I thought we were being followed by security until I realized it was some one role playing a sheriff. Plus you... More 

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Jacksonville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is truly a step back in time...kids and adults alike will enjoy this historic site, just off of Interstate 80 in Laramie. This is a beautifully preserved part of our old West history, complete with a rare view into the life of Butch Cassidy and the Hole In The Wall gang. The grounds are well-maintained and the small store... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This was our favorite stop on our road trip from Chicago to Park City. This was right off the I-80. Cool history with Butch Cassidy. The staff was friendly and engaging with the kids. It was a great way break up the long day of travel allowing us to stretch and walk around, without throwing off of schedule (30 minutes... More 

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Lovettsville, Virginia
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

This was a cool stop. It's designed to be self-guided (my preference), and there's plenty of good info along the way. Reading the biographies of the inmates, then their dispensation of justice, is fascinating.

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