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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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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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This is a great destination for learning Plains Frontier History. This place was a stop on the Oregon Trail and the Pony Express. You can walk the buildings and even have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ColinPK
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great destination for learning Plains Frontier History. This place was a stop on the Oregon Trail and the Pony Express. You can walk the buildings and even have a sarsaparilla in the fort's old bar.

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Thank ColinPK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

For those who appreciate the past, this is totally worth the time to visit. The buildings are being restored with great consideration and displays are within the time period. The people are very knowledgeable about the area and events of the past. It is a fantastic reminder of how this nation came to be what it is today.

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Thank Eric D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fort Laramie is a well-done historic site, featuring its role as a provisioning stop onthe Oregon Trail and as a military site during the conflicts with the Northern Plains Indians. The movie in the visitor center provided a good overview of the fort and its history. We recently visited Fort Larned, and Fort Laramie does suffer a bit by comparison.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were glad we stopped to visit, but it wasn't out of our way. No fee to enter;donation appreciated. Large area to walk around and get an up close view of life in the fort. The movie in the visitor center should be seen first to get an overview. Lots of parking and a place to picnic. Old time bar... More 

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Thank DallasCouple1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Nat'l Park was more of a "city" type fort. Lots of buildings here to check out, some remade but lots of old artifacts. Saw the movie about the area and then kids did junior ranger program. This one made them actually walk around to visit each site rather than complete just in the center. That was good and got... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem! It is a well preserved national historic site. We enjoyed the 18-minute film in the visitor center and then walked around outside and into the various buildings. Quite educational and the decorated rooms really let you see what it looked like back in the day. I have to admit that I was a little disappointed that three... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great stop on the way home from Yellowstone. We spent about 90 min at the site and wish we had more time. The Rangers were great with the kids. Great Stop!

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Waterbury, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site has original buildings and restored buildings. A walkthrough gives the visitor a sense of the hazards and excitement of living along the Oregon Trail. The National Parks rangers give guided tours if you want one. You get a strong sense of the challenges facing soldiers and residents of Ft. Laramie. There is explanatory signage outside of each building.... More 

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Laramie is an incredible chance to visit an important part of Wyoming history. Everything is well marked and many parts of the site are restored to authentic condition. There is so much to see. Plan to spend quite a bit of time there and learn.

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Thank Carol Jo B
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Laramie Natl. Historic Site is a partially-restored Army Post from the days of the Oregon Trail. There is an excellent visitors' center and period-accurate displays of life on the frontier. Parking is more than adequate and the entry fee is reasonable. Camping, groceries, and dining are not available, but are in the town of Ft. Laramie about 5 miles... More 

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