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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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Houston, Texas
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159 reviews 159 reviews
69 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Its off the interstate a ways but well worth the visit. Very interesting visitors center with good film. Some of the buildings are well preserved especially the calvary barracks. Many of the officers quarters you can look in. We really enjoyed the visit, you could feel the history.

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california
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148 reviews 148 reviews
27 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was a interesting and fun way to see how the Calvary members and their families live during this period in history. The building are well maintained, the staff was helpful. We were lucky the day we were their because we say a actors playing the parts of various people.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you love History, many of these old Forts are SO interesting! Amazing how they were built and the soldiers they used to serve. They were out in the middle of nowhere to fight the Indians or whatever they needed to do to help establish land for the United States! The old buildings are just like they used to be... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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125 reviews 125 reviews
26 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Off the beaten path but well worth a visit. Be sure to purchase the audio tour which only costs $3. This is an American Automobile Association great experience for members recommendation.

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Cleveland, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The fort was well worth the stop. The audio tour is great, we learned a lot about the history of the fort and the area.

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Forsyth, Montana, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The historic site is one of the best restored and maintained I have ever visited, with the feeling of being there with the Army very strong.It also gives one a new understanding of the wagon trains crossing the plains as well as the local Indians life. Close your eyes as the bugles play and step back to 1860.s.

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Purdys, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was an impressive stop to make but it was nothing like the movies of the 1950's! No walls around it at all. Lots of buildings to go into, to see the life of the troops stationed there. Be sure to see the short movie in the Visitor's Center for perspective.

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Essex, England
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104 reviews 104 reviews
60 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have to say I was quite disappointed with this place. The staff give it their all but there's not that much to see and what you do see does not feel terribly historic. It just does not conjure up the atmosphere of its past. There are no walls, 1 chuck wagon, 1 cannon, a few houses and a few... More

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chicago
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264 reviews 264 reviews
89 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A visit to a site like this brings to life how incredibly difficult daily life was. Army duty here would not have been for sissies- no creature comforts here and you could get killed from disease or battling the Indians. Nicely laid out buildings to visit and an informative film at visitor center.

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Katy, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I absolutely loved this place. Along the route to the fort make sure you stop at the bridge on the North Platt river. There is some original parts on the bridge. We arrived just before the guards were to leave for the day however, you can stay until dusk. They give you a map. Just walk the grounds and allow... More

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