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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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Really enjoyed seeing the fort

Not knowing allot about American history, we found this quite fascinating to visit and learn a little more about the olden days. Many hours spent here and can easily recomend

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Not knowing allot about American history, we found this quite fascinating to visit and learn a little more about the olden days. Many hours spent here and can easily recomend

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Yet another well preserved and/or reconstructed gem in our National Parks system. Fascinating history, well preserved here. Staff was very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. The self guided tour with audio is well worth the few dollars it costs. For a western history buff this is a great place to visit and we highly recommend it, but plan on at least... More 

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New York City, New York
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646 reviews 646 reviews
285 attraction reviews
399 helpful votes 399 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Strategically located on the Oregon Trail, Old Fort Laramie (1834-1890) has seen it all: Pony Express Riders, Indian Chiefs, Army units, fur trappers and traders, homesteaders, cowboys, lawmen and criminals, gold chasers and gold finders, they all passed through here. The fort got its name from Jacques La Ramée, a French Canadian Mountain Man and fur trader. Presumably, he was... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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246 reviews 246 reviews
137 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Not sure what we were expecting to see (maybe wooden walls forming a rectangle around a small cavalry outpost with guard towers and a main gate...like you see in western movies), rather Fort Laramie is a sprawling site with the remains (restored ruins in some cases) of the military outpost here. It was a cavalry outpost in the early 1800's... More 

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Iron Mountain, MI
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
95 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
69 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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