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Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Definitely visit!

We certainly enjoyed our visit and learned a great deal about western history and outlaws, law... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sarahsvermont18
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Shelburne, Vermont
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Cool place definitely recommend seeing it

Very cool historic site that even teenagers will want to stop at. Great history and great info... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
johnpQ3760TH
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Lake Orion, Michigan
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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...more
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975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070-6719
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We certainly enjoyed our visit and learned a great deal about western history and outlaws, law enforcement and criminal justice. Well defined exhibits, great pictures, so much to see and do. Well worth the time! The Butch Cassidy exhibit is very good, too!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool historic site that even teenagers will want to stop at. Great history and great info about butch cassidy. If your in the area or passing through I would recommend stopping and spending some time.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Learned a lot about the beginning of taming the west through law enforcement. It was crazy to read how some of them ended up in prison. Theres plenty to read and see here. You can do a self guided tour or wait for a group...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped while on a road trip. We did a self guided tour, not very big but very interesting and educational. Lots of interesting Prisoner stories. Very few visitors there.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Renee S, Public Relations Manager at Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This (in my opinion) is one of the major attractions in Laramie - in fact, I would say it is fabulous. Worth a stop - you might spend an hour+. Has a good selection of books in its shop

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here on our way back to Colorado from Mt Rushmore trip. Very interesting tour and well laid out. Worth the trip for the history. Bonus broom making tour too. Butch Cassidy tie in was fun.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss this , we did a self guided tour but were able to ask questions of staff as we walked around . Very well maintained and signed . We ended up being there for over 2 hours. Nice little gift shop too.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank GunnHa
Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

I loved reading the stories of some of the convicts that were there. It was interesting seeing the prison. It has been restored nicely.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank smokydusty
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

You will find a lot of interesting history here. The tours are really interesting and you will learn a lot about the history of this prison and also the history of Laramie. Not boring at all!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 20, 2019

I'll admit that I first visited here after seeing a billboard on I-80 with Butch Cassidy's mugshot. As a fan of the 1969 film starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, I figured this would be a fun excursion. There's a great display about Butch and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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April 12, 2018|
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Response from Renee S | Property representative |
The dates are $5 for adults. $2.50 kids 12-17 and 11 and under are free. Hours are: Mon-Sat 8am to 5pm (Last ticket sold at 4pm). But starting May 1 hours are 8am to 7pm (Last ticket sold at 6pm) seven days a week.
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feeserfamily
October 20, 2017|
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Response from 912RobinS | Reviewed this property |
it really depends on how much of the information given you read. if you read every story and fact posted as you tour the prison, you could be there 2/3 hrs.
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sberger47
September 3, 2017|
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Response from Nmla N | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea sorry
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