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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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Cleveland, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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232 reviews 232 reviews
75 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
5 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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Huddersfield
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

*arrived after about 7 miles of rough dirt track *$3 each *$3 each for audio guide which helped to bring the place to life for us *picnic areas but no drink or food outlets and as it is literally miles from anywhere, go prepared with your own nourishment! *the site has tested positive for west nile virus_recommendations were to cover... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A large site to walk around but it gives you a good insight into the emergence of forts and their function in the West. The shope has some excellent items to buy including copies of the Fort LaramieTreaties (essential for understanding the final breakdown between the Indians and the US government). It also has a vast array of books too.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
57 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We sort of expected to see the typical archetypal wooden fort, with lookout towers at each corner. It is nothing like that, which was a bit of a surprise at first. There are buildings spread over a wide area, with no enclosed walls at all. However, once you start wandering around the site and learning more about the history of... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Outstanding museum and visitor center should be your first stop and then you will need time to explore the actual remaining ruins and restored buildings that make up the large fort very near the North Platte River. The intact buildings represent 1885 with authentic furnishings of the period. Cold drinks are available for purchase. There are benches to rest at... More

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