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“A glimpse of life 'on the frontier'!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Fort Laramie National Historic Site
965 Grey Rocks Rd, Fort Laramie, WY 82212
307-837-2221
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Type: National Parks, Historic Sites
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A glimpse of life 'on the frontier'!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We weren't sure what to expect from this site, but were pleasantly surprised! My one regret is that we didn't have more time to spend here! We learned a lot about life in the fort and the historical events that took place in and around it. I would definitely recommend this stop when you are in eastern Wyoming!

Visited September 2013
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Clarksville, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Interesting and Educational”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very interesting. This Fort had a brief but interesting part of the early frontier history. A lot to see and take in. They have done a fantastic restoring the buildings and creating an interesting experience. If had been cooler ( it was close to 100 degrees F) we would have spent 3-4 hours here but we ended up spending about 90 minutes. This is worth a visit if you are in an area.

Visited September 2013
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Georgetown, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Worth the trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Budget a couple of hours if you enjoy reading the information provided. The rangers were very friendly and if you are collecting stamps for your passport they have a stamp for each trail plus the site, five in all. Unfortunately Wyoming decided to get really hot and we could not spend the amount of time we needed to really explore this site.

Visited August 2013
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Kapolei, Hawaii
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Out of the way, but great way to spend the day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I first visited Fort Laramie National Historic Site in the late 70's and frankly it was a bit rustic back then. More recently we were there to enjoy and celebrate Independence Day "in genuine frontier style" with some friends. Not that we were into playing the old fashioned kids games like sack races, pole climbing, egg tossing, and foot races when it was near to 100 degrees, but it seemed like most all the kids who were there had a blast even in the heat. The park also had a Native American warrior program that day and there were a bunch of folks in period costume doing "Living History" all over the park. Made me appreciate air conditioning, indoor plumbing, and electric lights. Those folks who lived back in the late 1860's when this fort was in it's hey day must have had tougher stuff than me.

Visited July 2013
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Fruit Cove, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Very impressed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I really enjoyed this site. There were lots of interesting things to see. We appreciated the short film which gave the history of the site and facts about the Oregon trail. We did not allow enough time to see everything but it was well worth the drive. This is NOT an easy site to find. Thank goodness for our GPS.

Visited August 2013
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