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Fort Laramie National Historic Site

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Address: 965 Gray Rocks Rd, Fort Laramie, WY 82212-7625
Phone Number: 307-837-2221
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Great ranger talk

We were super rushed at this, our third stop on the second day of our Oregon Trail trip. My sons were trying to complete the Junior Ranger program but we couldn't resist the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sarah S
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were super rushed at this, our third stop on the second day of our Oregon Trail trip. My sons were trying to complete the Junior Ranger program but we couldn't resist the ranger talk about canons. Really good! We then watched the video, and ran (literally) through the fort, checking out the buildings and filling out the Junior Ranger... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visted this outstanding place my family. I feel Fort Laramie has a rich history that spans the eras of the Plains Indians, and the Fur Trade, the Oregon & California migration trails, and the frontier Army. I am a vister to this ara however; I feel The National Park Service has done a great job of preserving and interpreting... More 

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

We recently visited this Historic Site with our grandsons. We had the pleasure of having one of the rangers explain to us about 'Crimes and Punishments' at the fort, using each of our grandsons to demonstrate. It was very interesting and an unexpected pleasure for our trip.

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Thank Connie C
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting and portrays the journey west and fort life through the 1800s well. Being restored. Spread out over a large area means you need at least and hour to see it all

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Thank Stephen B
Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well maintained national historic site that shares information about the Oregon Trail, the Pony Express, and the Native Americans and treaties with Washington, DC. Start with the visitor center and short video about the Fort. Interpreters help explain about the wagon trains that stopped at Fort Laramie, showcase the cannon, and share local stories beyond the video. Several buildings have... More 

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Elwood, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is a great place however I am disabled and don't walk as well as most. The visitors center was quite far from the parking lot thus too far for me to walk. Their idea of handicap access was a long sidewalk with wheelchair signs. There is plenty of room for a road to the center with parking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped off here on route from Thermopolis to Cheyenne and what a pleasure it was to visit. This area was a vital part of the whole history of the development of the West with the military base that developed here also being the major supply route for all the key wagon trails across the country bound for Oregon, California... More 

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Johnsburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The historical events that took place here are almost too many to mention. Use the audio tour offered by the park service. Names of Crazy Horse, Red Cloud, Spotted Tail. Are mentioned. Seeing in ones imagination the European migration west, the native Americans trying to co exist brings history to life. Was disappointed to find out there was no marker... More 

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Deltona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to expand your knowledge of frontier life for a soldier in the 19th. century West. Lovingly, but not completely, restored. Certainly worth a stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the area of Ft. Laramie, I recommend a stop. The fort is partially restored and very interesting. An enlisted barracks and several officer's houses are furnished. There is a visitor center and a stockade for prisoners. It is worth an hour or two for anyone interested in history.

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