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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Being able to tour some of the buildings was fantastic. I was here 20 years ago and it's almost exactly the same as it was. The furnishings of the buildings helped you imagine how life may have been back then. We went to the original saloon, had a root beer, and listened to a story about Calamity Jane from the... More

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Off the beaten path and totally worth the drive. A mix of preserved and largely degraded buildings. The location made it a critical location for a long time. The rangers were helpful and polite. The saloon was open for sarsaparilla and the barkeep was a wealth of info on the fort. Jr ranger program was a good one that pulled... More

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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196 reviews 196 reviews
83 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Fort Laramie was built in the mid 1830's and for fifty years was at the crossroads of American expansion. It was the site of trading posts, Native American gathering and famous treaties, a stop for the Pony Express, a post along the first transcontinental telegraph, a stop for travelers during more than one gold rush and one of the only... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is the Wild West at it's best. One of many stops for us and we were glad we decided to do it. We loved that you get to go in the old buildings that are set up in the time period and it left us with a feeling of how it must've been back then. Lots of walking here... More

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Chas
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33 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

At the last minute we decided to stop here and I'm glad we did. Rangers and volunteers very helpful and friendly. You can spend as much time as you want--we stayed about an hour and a half, but I think you could easily visit twice that long. Very interesting. My grandchildren earned a Jr. Park Ranger badge--fun for them.

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Ottawa, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Fort Laramie is a wonderful historic site that anyone could enjoy. There are many building with period furnishings as well as ruins of building that were dismantled over the years of private ownership. The volunteers and staff are wonderful. My 3 year old thoroughly enjoyed the wide open spaces. The beauty of Fort Laramie is you can spend as little... More

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De Soto, Missouri
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63 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited with our 2 boys who earned their Jr Ranger badges here. The buildings are being restored and many back in great condition with period furnishings. The interpretive signs are great, the grounds very well kept, and the staff were wonderful and very helpful. We really enjoyed our visit.

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