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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: Historic Sites, National Parks, Cultural
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Iron Mountain, MI
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I was expecting this to be a full fort with lots of buildings and history. There is indeed a lot of history here and you can read about it on the plaquards or use a headset for an audio tour but a lot of this place is no more...just ruins of buildings. There are several buildings that have been renovated... More

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Springfield, IL
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175 reviews 175 reviews
95 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Fort Laramie is an important part of the history of the west. Not only was it a fort during the Indian wars but it was a trading post for trappers before that and a resupply stop for the wagon trains before they hit the mountains. If you're expecting a stockade fort, this isn't it. The only time there was a... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I was completely caught off guard as I thought this was a different kind of Fort. I had no idea as to the vastness of this important community in our U.S. history. The location is completely out of the way and not close to anything, but WELL worth the time it takes to get there. The scenery was stunning and... More

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Houston, Texas
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160 reviews 160 reviews
69 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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
64 helpful votes 64 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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