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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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Perfect for School Groups!

I worked with Rangers Joe and Eric recently to accommodate my group of 200 8th-grade students, parents and teachers. We had a FANTASTIC time at the fort! The students were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2015
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Denver
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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

I worked with Rangers Joe and Eric recently to accommodate my group of 200 8th-grade students, parents and teachers. We had a FANTASTIC time at the fort! The students were thrilled to see the old buildings and learn about how the fort changed over time, and Ranger Joe did a terrific job explaining the role of the fort's dry goods... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

A very interesting, well restored National Historic Site with major historic importance. Well worth the visit if you are interested in Western History BUT it should be visited when the weather permits you to leisurely walk around the restored buildings. This would be a marginal stop if the weather is not good. One can easily spend several hours, especially if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We took the short dive down here to check it out. We were impressed about the restoration and how you are able to visit inside of the buildings. It's November, but the weather was very nice for the walking you'll have to do. It's somewhere we'd like to visit again.

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Thank Amy M
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Really interesting historic site that has been well restored. There is a lot of walking (it is on the flat though) and not a lot of shade. You cannot buy food or drink so take plenty of water with you particularly if you are going in the heat of the summer. There is a very good visitor centre that sells... More 

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Thank Jane N
Whitewater, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A lot of history on one site. Do be prepared to walk. Many many buildings and they have done a great job of restoring and refinishing the buildings. Not all buildings are restored but there a lot that still remain. The fort was in use for many decades so a lot of stories there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Walking around the partial buildings and a couple of full buildings was kind of a step back. The atmosphere is there if you imagine what it was like in that time period. My husband is a real history buff...this is one stop he really enjoyed

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Fort Laramie, previously named Fort William then Fort John, was a 19th century trading and frontier post located near the Laramie River on the approaches to the Rocky Mountains. Originally a post for fur trading and a primary stopping point on the Oregon Trail it was purchased by the US Army in the mid 1800’s to protect wagon trains of... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Love this place...it's history, preservation, its story is the story of the west...great ghost stories like the lady in green at the fort...neat place for kids to see and feel the history in every wall, rampart, and building. Here the walls can talk!!! You just need to let yourself listen...

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Surprised at the size of this fort and how well it was restored. Very interesting glimpse into the life of soldiers and their families and the difference in the accom. for the officers and the enlisted men. Quite large tract of land with good descriptions. The nearby bridge is well worth a visit. Very hot when we were there and... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Our family (three adults) visited Wyoming and Nebraska to see historic and natural sites. The grounds at Fort Laramie National Historic are extensive – 833 acres in all. The National Park Service manages the site and has done a great job restoring many of the buildings. We were very impressed. There is a staffed visitor center with a small museum,... More 

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