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Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Address: 965 Grey Rocks Rd, Fort Laramie, WY 82212
Phone Number: 307-837-2221
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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625 reviews 625 reviews
276 attraction reviews
365 helpful votes 365 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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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242 reviews 242 reviews
134 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
88 helpful votes 88 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
54 helpful votes 54 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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149 reviews 149 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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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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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126 reviews 126 reviews
27 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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