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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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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on they way to Cody. It was a great stop. It was a great history lesson. The boys loved seeing the old cavalry barracks with bunks, uniforms, and weapons still present. The entire place was like taking a step back in time, you actually felt like you were there. There is nothing around to spoil the view,... More

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Casper, Wyoming
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were driving from Cheyenne to Casper on I25 and decided to make the side trip to the Fort. It's really worth the visit! I would recommend watching the video in the visitor center to get an idea of the history just in case they are limited on staff that day. When we went we were able to talk to... More

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Thornton, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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
82 helpful votes 82 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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