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Fort Laramie National Historic Site

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Address: 965 Gray Rocks Rd, Fort Laramie, WY 82212-7625
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+1 307-837-2221
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00

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This site is very interesting if you are at all into history. They have done a good job of setting up the buildings to show what life was like years ago along with a lot of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Torrington, Wyoming
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Torrington, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is very interesting if you are at all into history. They have done a good job of setting up the buildings to show what life was like years ago along with a lot of interesting historical facts. It is good for adults and children. It does required a lot of walking but nothing to difficult. You can visit... More 

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Bad Homburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I went to this site on purpose. It was a planned stop on my way from Keystone (SD) to York (NE). Since I was so close to Wyoming I wanted to go there and check out a site that was worth visiting. So I drove hours through Wyoming, villages with 200 inhabitants. Fort Laramie is a great place. Some of... More 

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Lake Butler, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We stopped here on our last day of vacation as a last minute excursion. How wonderful. It is truly a step back in time. The Fort is undergoing restoration and is truly a sight to see for all history lovers. From the officers homes to the military store etc. Try to arrive on a day with nice weather, there is... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We enjoyed stopping at Fort Laramie which has a visitors center and we took advantage of the self-guided tour. They are working and restoration of the site and it's easy to imagine the old west and the settlers while standing in the environment.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The historical site of Fort Laramie is a little way outside the town. There is a visitor centre which features a small theatre showing a video recounting the history of the fort and the renovation in progress. It tells of the part played in protecting the Indians and of the gold prospectors. There are plaques around the site detailing what... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The self guided tour was just right. Renovations and reclamation efforts were extremely well done. We absolutely enjoyed this visit and could really feel the old West come alive.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you have never visited one of the Historic Forts, Ft. Laramie is good way to start. The site is restored, the staff are very helpful and as you walk the grounds, you will feel those who were here. Both The Indian and The White Man used this place to trade, live and YES, die. Listen as you are here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Great experience and it feels like you are waking into history. Be aware that the area is filled with wasps and bees. Each building has a purpose and the plaques in front help you gain a better understanding of frontier life. The gift shop has artifacts from the time of the pioneers. Great stop on a family road trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Wow m so pleased we came across Fort Laramie, absolutely great place to visit with lots of history and fantastic displays for all to see, I'm only sorry we didn't have much time on our hands to stay longer, but if you're ever in the area be sure to visit, it was free entrance too so great place for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

If you ever happen to be on the east side of Wyoming, you need to stop here. This is where the west started. Trappers and people moving west traded with the Indians. Lots of great information and well preserved history.

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