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Fort Laramie National Historic Site

965 Grey Rocks Rd, Fort Laramie, WY 82212
307-837-2221
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Historic Sites
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Thornton, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

A beautiful spot along the North Platte River for a fort. Many thousands of Wagon Train emegrants stopped here to rest and buy supplies. Lots of history here. Many buildings have been restored. Spend an afternoon soaking it all in. Anyone who loves history, will love this place. Self guided tour...you can go at your own pace. A small fee... More

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was surprised by this 'fort' -- not at all what I expected. And, such history! It was really a civilized little oasis for westward-bound pioneers. Recommend.

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Mansfield, TX
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We made sure to arrive before noon so that we could see the firearms demonstrations. Well, due to staff limitations they can not always do firearms demonstrations. Somewhat disappointing. There were not a lot of visitors during our mid-week visit in late June. Nevertheless there was one docent in costume who demonstrated clothes washing with a washboard. She did a... More

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Hot Springs, South Dakota
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Heard about the legendary Ft. Laramie our whole lives but this was our first visit. There was a small fee to enter, but we got in for nothing, using our Golden Eagle passes. Just to see the natural setting was reward enough, but it was far MORE than that! Because I have limited mobility, we were treated like royalty, driven... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

When we drove up to the entrance fee place, the fee was paid and we were given a map. No friendly greeting or suggestion on what to do first. We went to the visitor center and after wandering around for a bit, we had to ask to see the video. Good thing we knew about it ahead of time. We... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a good time learning about how things were in the old days. Good place to visit with family and learn new stuff. Must place to visit

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Stockholm, Sverige
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It was very intresting to come and have a look at this historical place. The guides was very good and had a lot to tell. I shadow a schoolclass...

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OLYMPIA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
37 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

For decades, Fort Laramie, or it's predecessor forts, were the first signs of civilization after pioneers left Independence, Missouri. Many of my ancestors came through this area on their way to a new life in the Oregon Territory and I wanted to experience the surroundings that welcomed them after weeks of walking. The fort was abandoned after the railroads were... More

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had a quick trip here as part of a road trip and it was well worth the stop off. There is an informative video in the visitor centre and then you can walk round the ruined and restored buildings. It's a large site and our quick visit didn't do it justice but it was worth it for the history... More

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Rock Springs, Wyoming
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is an amazing place to take the family - well worth the drive. All summer you will find volunteers dressed in historic costume talking about aspects of pioneer life. There is a canon demonstration as well. Check their calendar for events like the Creatures of the Night where guides will take you in search of bats and other nighttime... More

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