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Fort Laramie National Historic Site

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Address: 965 Grey Rocks Rd, Fort Laramie, WY 82212
Phone Number: 307-837-2221
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Very well preserved site. Provides a good view of how life was in a fort during the Pioneer times. The foundation has done a good job a reconstructing the buildings to look like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Brentwood, TN
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Brentwood, TN
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very well preserved site. Provides a good view of how life was in a fort during the Pioneer times. The foundation has done a good job a reconstructing the buildings to look like they did. If you are interested in learning about life during the Pioneer times - this is a must see.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We teach about the Oregon trail in our UK history lessons, so whilst out here I wanted to see some of it for myself. Fort Laramie is an excellent example of what *should* be done with historical sites. It has been sympathetically renovated without overdoing it; it has been cleaned up just enough to make it safe but also to... More 

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Kuna
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Fort Laramie is worth visiting. You can see where the soldiers mustered each day. Visit their barracks, and even buy a cold sarsaparilla at the soldiers bar room. History buffs beware, you'll want to spend all day at the Fort!

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New York City, New York
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89 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a worthwhile destination to get a sense of how important this fort was to settlement of the west. For 30 years some 500,000 settlers passed thru here on their way to CA, OR & UT. For birdwatchers, be sure to carry your binoculars. And there's a shady nice picnic ground too. The experience was only marred by a... More 

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Fulton, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

just a few miles off i 80,was fort laramie.the fort was still there,and perserved well.gives a glimpse into the history of wagon travel,and of the infamous donner party,who stopped there almost 175 years ago.WORTH THE TRIP

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Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A bit off the beaten path, yet you will find restored buildings that give you a glimpse into frontier life for military personnel protecting the frontier. Several buildings have been restored, including enlisted men barracks and officers living quarters. They have been restored with the furniture, clothing and comforts from the time period. You can walk through the ruins and... More 

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Dalton
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This was an amazing piece of history that has been preserved for the public to enjoy. It is in a beautiful part of Wyoming and should be enjoyed if in the area. It was part of the Pony Express and so many in those days enjoyed being part of the fort.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Our family ended up at the Fort Laramie National Historic Site on a very rainy day. But, we made the best of the situation. It is a very unique place to visit for a history buff. The buildings that have been restored and furnished like they were back in time, were impressive. Just walking the grounds where so many amazing... More 

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Colorado, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I had no idea this existed until my son's fifth grade field trip last week. What an amazing historic site. Great exhibits, wonderfully restored buildings, lots of history.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A place in history, see how the US Army lived and worked at this historic site, learn about how the early settlers set off on their long arduous journeys. As a visitor to the USA I really enjoyed this step back in time. Some of the buildings are really well restored and I hope in time that more of them... More 

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Additional Information about Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Address: Address: 965 Grey Rocks Rd, Fort Laramie, WY 82212
Phone Number: 307-837-2221
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Fort Laramie
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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