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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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Fascinating look into America's westward movement

It's easy to wander around and poke your head into the restored buildings. Lots of photo opportunities. I was pleased that I finally got there. For the mobility impaired, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

It's easy to wander around and poke your head into the restored buildings. Lots of photo opportunities. I was pleased that I finally got there. For the mobility impaired, the men's room behind the visitor center is four shallow steps down

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Do you like history, do you want to see authentic buildings Canon shooting, this place is amazing. I've been here twice and each time I can't believe how amazing this is. Take yourself take your kids this is truly a treasure and I'm sure you'll enjoy exploring the ground

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Hastings, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It you are expecting a stockade and large stone structures, you have let Hollywood misled you. This is a large and impressive site, well worth a through exploration. Be sure and stop at the 1875 iron bridge along the highway as cross the North Platte. it is amazing to realize that they carried all its components from the east to... More 

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Hastings, Nebraska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Well worth the visit for seeing well restored and preserved US Military structures. Went straight to the visitor's centre to get a map of the site and then visited all the structures. At the visitor's centre there is a nice little museum about the history and development of the property and a shop with a large collection of frontier literature.... More 

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Newark, IL
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great National Park Historical site visit. The visitor center and preserved and reconstructed buildings tell the story of the westward migration of people along the Old Oregon and Mormon Trails while dispelling some of the myths propagated in movies. Well worth the time.

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Marietta, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We spent some time here walking around looking at the old and restored buildings. Great historical stop on our trip back home.

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Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 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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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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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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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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