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Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site

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Address: 975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY
Phone Number: +1 307-745-3733
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Description: 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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Old prison that has been renovated to tour. Kids will enjoy going into jail cells. You are given a criminal to learn about as your tour through. Butch Cassidy stayed here along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Old prison that has been renovated to tour. Kids will enjoy going into jail cells. You are given a criminal to learn about as your tour through. Butch Cassidy stayed here along with other famous western criminals. The broom factory was neat as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The prison is very different from other prisons in its structure. It resembles more of a hotel or museum than a prison. The cells are the same, however. There were a couple of docents describing the prison and some of the infamous prisoners. What I found interesting is that one side was for men and in the other wing were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited on the day in July that entry was free (we made a donation anyway). We spent a few hours there, but could have stayed longer. I really liked the large photos of the criminals with the histories of what the crime was and punishments given. There was also lots of factual info regarding the wardens and staff. If... More 

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ROCKY MOUNTAINS,CO. USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place is a step back in time, if you have an interest in Old West history check it out. It is a self guided tour on a large property. Well laid out and descript in details as you go through everything from the actual refurbished prison to seeing a live demonstration of how they manufactured brooms on site. Plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was such a fun stop for us. My wife is a huge history but so being able to hear the stories of inmates was great for her. The prison has many great areas for unique photo ops as well which made it totally worth it. If you are looking for something out of the norm this is great. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This museum was much more impressive than I expected. Walking the prison grounds and going through the prison is neat, but the information about individual inmates is what makes this a must see. There is also a nature walk along the river!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Yes, he did,this is the only time Butch Cassidy was incarcerated. What an interesting place! You won't be disappointed if you take an hour or more to visit the Wyoming Territorial Prison. You could spend hours here but even a quick stop will satisfy history buffs. The employee at the front desk was friendly. This is a self guided tour... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Really nice site with some very interesting history. Kids loved it and the staff was very informative and friendly.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The title doesn't do justice to this beautifully renovated facility. Tales of inmates, guards and local personalities make for an entertaining couple hours of wandering the prison blocks. Add in the Nature Trail and agricultural exhibits and you'll have a great time.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Beautifully preserved. More history and information then you can absorb in one visit, but so fascinating!! The docents are well informed and love what they are doing. The broom shop was a highlight and you really want to try making one. Volunteers make them for sale. Good place for kids to tour. Very hands on and you can even lock... More 

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Additional Information about Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site

Address: 975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY
Phone Number: +1 307-745-3733
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Laramie
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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