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“Very impressed”

Fort Laramie National Historic Site
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 23, 2013

I really enjoyed this site. There were lots of interesting things to see. We appreciated the short film which gave the history of the site and facts about the Oregon trail. We did not allow enough time to see everything but it was well worth the drive. This is NOT an easy site to find. Thank goodness for our GPS.

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We did not plan enough time for our visit here with our grandson -- make sure you give yourself at least 90 minutes! And take the ranger-guided tour. Will H., the ranger who did ours, was incredible for his knowledge of the history of the Fort and the legends about it. We had to leave way too soon, but plan to go back, and certainly hope that Will can be our guide again.

The site is well-restored and has many artifacts of interest to children and adults alike. It is an amazing piece of history!

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We visited today with small children. It was hard for the youngest to be patient while we read information about each building, but the older kids found it interesting. The quality of reproduction of the houses and furnishings was really neat. We were there early in the morning, before the interpretive staff were working. I wish we would have been passing through at a later time -- I suspect the ranger-led tour would be worth doing!

Thank ColoradoM0m
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

If you are a history buff, as my husband is, this is a must see. Very interesting to even someone who isn't that much into history, such as myself. A note, it is $3 per person and the booth was closed when we were there, so you had to "self pay" and take a receipt. Make sure you have the correct change.....

Thank C'Ann F
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

The fort itself is not spectacular, but a visit to this site is humbling and staggering at the same time, as you consider the travels of pioneers, with many passing through this point as three major trails diverge from here – Oregon, California, and Mormon.

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