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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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Nice piece of history

Since i am not from the US I do not know all that much about American history and I found this museum to be very informative. Especially the movie (20 mins?) I can highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Since i am not from the US I do not know all that much about American history and I found this museum to be very informative. Especially the movie (20 mins?) I can highly recommend. The bookshop has a very good selection as well. Several building have been reconstructed and you can check out the inside. Worth the trip.

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being of the generation that grew up in England on a diet of cowboys and Indians this was a must to see. Some parts are still well preserved and others in ruins but you still get a sense of the place. While you are there get a sarsaparilla and cherry pie from the old bar.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent information using the Park brochure, or you can inexpensively rent an audio tour. This site is fab if you love history. Very interesting and one feels transported back in time. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love history, when I realized that I was only two hours away I had to stop. I'm so glad I did. Very clean and nice place to visit for history buffs. If anyone is in the area is a must.

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Thank Ayla M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it's a bit out of the way, we stopped here on our way from Rapid City to Denver, and it was a great stop! We mainly explored the buildings and fort area. There's a little visitor center with gift shop, a few exhibits, and a video. Since we had our dog (yay for dog-friendly parks!), we took turns exploring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was only planned as a short stop on our way to Badlands National Park, but it was so interesting to learn about all the history that took place here that we stayed there way longer than intended

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Warsaw, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

History buffs will really appreciate this site. It is 'out of the way', so a bit of planning works best. Several buildings and displays. Additionally, helpful staff are present to answer questions. It is not a lot of people, so you might have to hunt out individuals to answer your questions.

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Thermopolis, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Laramie was one of the first settlements in the state of Wyoming, a major stop for both the Pony Express and Oregon Trail, one of the first American settlements in the state, and continues to be a center of much historical and archeological investigation . . . I say this because you might not get the full breath of... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited mid September so I suppose we were out of season. There were buildings to look around once you'd found a map but it didn't seem to have any life somehow. No-one seemed interested to explain anything. We went out of our route to visit, not sure it was worth it. A shame really, I'm sure there's lots to... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on our National Parks of America Trip. Everything was very well signposted with lots of information boards. The supplies building had replicas of everything that would have been traded at the time. Rooms set up just as they would have been used at that time. Throughly recommend a visit here. Free entry

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