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Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site

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Address: 975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070
Phone Number: +1 307-745-3733
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site has an incredibly rich...

The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site has an incredibly rich history. Run as a federal (territorial) and state prison from 1872 to 1903, it then became the Agricultural Experiment Station for the University of Wyoming after the State Prison relocated to Rawlins. The site is now operated as a Historic Site by the State of Wyoming.

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Interesting self-guided tour

The old territorial prison has been very nicely renovated, and the self-guided tour let's you see the various parts of the prison complex at your leisure. The prison is just west... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The old territorial prison has been very nicely renovated, and the self-guided tour let's you see the various parts of the prison complex at your leisure. The prison is just west of downtown Laramie on the road to the Snowy Mountains. The old cell blocks are fascinating, as are several other rooms and offices, as well as the warden's small... More 

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The prison visit was amazing. All laid out in great order and easy to understand history of Wyoming. And, amazing to think that Butch Cassidy was an inmate there. When you look at his prison number makes me wonder if that where California police code for murder comes from.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids loved it and so do my husband and me. The museum is extremely well done. There's an entire exhibit dedicated to the history of Butch Cassidy who is as imprisoned there for two years. Also, the broom factory is fascinating. The kids got to try making a broom. The volunteers are very informative and cater to young ones.... More 

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Waldport, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an interesting place. We visited with our grandsons while on a road trip tour of the 'Old West'. It really helped set the stage for us. The boys enjoyed seeing the inside of the prison and being 'locked up'. It was a wonderful addition to our trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. The staff throughout are very kind and helpful. The displays are informative about the history of the location. It is great tour with a lot to see and the price is very reasonable for a family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for a friends birthday who had never been. We had s great time. We enjoyed the volunteers and the prison breaks they had. The kids had fun helping the guards catch the escapees. We spent 3 hours walking and reading the info cards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son is 7 and he had the best time. He loved learning about the history of the prisoners and seeing the old stuff. His favorite part was in the back where they make real straw brooms. There were some older women who volunteer and they were more than happy to show him how they were made and let him... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lived here a while before visiting, but very glad I got around to it. This is a really nice restoration of a site that may not have been important to history but its cool that people cared enough to bring it back. The cell blocks are really well done and the literature does a good job of telling the story... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inexpensive activity for the whole family. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Lots of free parking.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. It was great for kids of all ages. Something for everyone. Highly recommend checking it out!

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