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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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What a nice surprise. We were greated warmly at the gift shop entrance and took the self guided tour. It was like stepping back in time to see the restored territorial prison. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

What a nice surprise. We were greated warmly at the gift shop entrance and took the self guided tour. It was like stepping back in time to see the restored territorial prison. The exhibit about their most infamous prisoner Butch Cassidy was nicely presented and very informative. The prison workshop was also a treat as a docent in prison garb... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Since we were in Laramie anyway we decided to check this out. We did the self guided tour which gives one an excellent feel for how things were in the Old West. Took about an hour and was worth the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

WOW this a a super cool walking tour of the territorial prison seeing where Butch Cassidy was housed. This was make you want to look for more Wild West history in Wyoming and other western states. It is well worth the $5 cost for the tour and a must stop when you are in Laramie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a great place to visit. The prison does big events for the families throughout the year and they are definitely events to put on the calendar. We love going to the prison and walking around. Every time it's been amazing and we go a couple times a year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I took the prison tour and it was fun and interesting. Learned some great old history. The staff is real friendly and fun. Nice souvenir shop. A great little piece of history to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We decided to cruise up here on the whim for something "different" to do. The tours of the prison were well run. Our tour guide was well-informed and was VERY open to questions. The history as things were explained was helpful by way of plaques, literature and of course, the guide herself. It didn't last too long which was nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Not only does the outside give you the chills, the inside gives you a real sense of what life was like inside the prison. The re-creation of various rooms inside the prison as well as some volunteers in character offering great insight and prison life stories make this a must-see. We did the self-guided tour and found the markers and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We arrived about 2:00. The hours stated they were open til 5. I don't know why though because they "tour"only twice a day. Idk what they do the rest of the day. Got to see the museum. It was a little creepy. Anyway, it's a little pricey but we will try again if we return to Wyoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We toured the prison in August not knowing quite what to expect. Upon our arrival we were told we could wait for a group tour or just take the self-guided tour - we opted self-guided and found the maps and markers to be very helpful. While you are surrounded by modern Wyoming on the outside, in the inside you step... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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