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Fort Laramie National Historic Site

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Very informative

This was a convenient place to visit en-route from Denver to Mount Rushmore. It would not have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Inverness, United Kingdom
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Worth a stop for a few hours

Upon arrival we saw an informative short movie about the history of the fort,then we went to meet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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965 Gray Rocks Rd, Fort Laramie, WY 82212-7625
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a convenient place to visit en-route from Denver to Mount Rushmore. It would not have featured in our itinerary otherwise but it is certainly well worth a visit of a couple of hours or so. The free admission provides you with a very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival we saw an informative short movie about the history of the fort,then we went to meet the ranger for a guided tour,not sure what happened but ranger either left without us/didn't show/or started late,anyhow we looked round on our own and since we...More

Thank rob-t-35
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nicely preserved fort with several buildings to tour as well as numerous information boards describing what you are seeing. The rangers and staff were very friendly and helpful. Spent at least 15-20 minutes talking history with Ranger Eric on the grounds. Be prepared for...More

Thank mrpbody2482
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This original stop on the Oregon Trail is not to be missed! There is a lot of history, from Old Bedlam where the Fort officers lived, to the barracks for the enlisted men. Often there are volunteers dressed in period costume who will answer questions...More

1  Thank czechcheeks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the area, this is well worth your time, Many restored buildings, well maintained grounds, and the solitude of the location allow you to travel back in time to imagine life on the expanding prairie. As ridiculous as it may sound, we...More

1  Thank 3booths
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is now a FREE national park. Many buildings have been restored and a few are "as is" from old times. You can take a long hike to see the entire complex. There is also a nice book/gift shop. A must stop for the history...More

1  Thank MJGoldfarb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take the time and make the extra drive to get there. You will be glad you did. Very impressive preservation and restoration ! Done so well it’s easier to imagine what it was actually like when it was an active fort of the U S...More

Thank Marlin M
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

A pretty cool look at frontier fort life of a plains cavalry post. You are able to see what each ranks daily life was like from the captain to recruits. Really neat step back in time and well worth the visit! Don’t forget to stop...More

1  Thank cls4hurricane
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We came here with a one year old. As most parents know on a scorching hot day you get a solid hour before a small bear cat consumes you. My husband and I agree if you were to come on a nice cool day and...More

Thank Grussingtravels
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Walk around the fort for free, watch the short film about the fort's history and visit the saloon for a cold beverage.

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June 12, 2018|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
You can cover the fort in two hours, then go down the road to Guernsey and see both the inscription rock where the people on the trail scratched in their names and the date of their passage and nearby the ruts left in the... More
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October 21, 2016|
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Response from vintagetrailer | Reviewed this property |
You can walk around to everything or just get an overall view. See the movie though
October 12, 2016|
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Response from Mark C | Reviewed this property |
You should plan on a few hours. There is a lot to see. We were in kind of a hurry so we skipped through some of the stuff. It is very interesting reading, and when I go back next year, I will try to see some of the stuff I... More