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Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site

975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY
+1 307-745-3733
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Laramie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
5 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Well informed guides, great buildings and exhibitions added to the experience, we really enjoyed strolling around site and chatting with the staff.

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Rocky River, Ohio, United States
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95 reviews 95 reviews
40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The tour is self-guided, which allows visitors to spend more or less time at their own pace. In addition to a pamphlet explaining the history of the prison and the function of the various buildings and rooms within the prison itself, there are lots of displays and signage. We spent just slightly less than 2 hours on our tour, and... More

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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Friendly staff, very informative museum, nice layout, interesting stories, even though we don't have small children I think it is done in a way that the whole family could enjoy.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This museum was very historical and ton's of interesting information about the prison, the prisoners who were kept there and the general area. It was nicely laid out with many fascinating exhibits both inside and outside. Great for the whole family.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a real slice of Western life as it was both in the main prison building and the surrounding buildings collection. Loads of free parking and ridiculously cheap admission price.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is one of the best historical museums I've ever been to. The cost is so reasonable (I would even say cheap!) for what you are treated to. Many of the buildings of this old prison have been reconstructed to give you a feel for what prison life was like back then - not only for the prisoners, but also... More

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Gordon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I stopped here while in town for a graduation. I gotta say not what I expected at all. Everything was so interesting and loved learning about the history behind it all. If you come Laramie this is a must see

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a very good preservation of an old territorial prision. The tour is worth the time. It is interesting to find out "WHO" stayed here in the past; some well know characters. This is a great place to bring the family as the park and other buildings are well preserved and of historic interest as well. Bring a lunch... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great exhibits , well curated.Lots to see......Great gift shop and helpful staff and volunteers Go there ! :)

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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited this old prison site on our trip to Laramie. It is a self guided walking tour that has occasional characters along the way. The prisons claim to fame is that Butch Cassidy was incarcerated here for a couple years. Very interesting account of his life is covered in many areas of the prison grounds. The inmates worked in... More

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