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Fort Laramie National Historic Site

965 Gray Rocks Rd, Fort Laramie, WY 82212-7625
+1 307-837-2221
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A very interesting site

We only found out about this late in our stay and only managed to spend half a day here. We found... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nick O
Bradford, United Kingdom
Famous role in western U.S. history

Became a fort in 1849 because of its location along the Oregon Trail and two strategic rivers... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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965 Gray Rocks Rd, Fort Laramie, WY 82212-7625
+1 307-837-2221
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We only found out about this late in our stay and only managed to spend half a day here. We found it very interesting and informative and would've liked to have spent more time here. The visitor explains the history of the fort and it...More

Thank Nick O
Reviewed 5 days ago

Became a fort in 1849 because of its location along the Oregon Trail and two strategic rivers. Free admission. You enter, see buildings, a parking lot, rest rooms and picnic tables. There were no signs or directions showing where the Visitor Center is. Somewhat tricky...More

Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 6 days ago

Relive the history of the Old West along the Oregon trail. Start at the Visitor Center and explore the well preserved adobe buildings. Well done!

Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free admission and a wonderful stop to learn about the "white man" and the Indians. A short film and various live demonstrations make the fort days come alive! Worth the stop. Lovely area as well.

Thank MagicMarla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Laramie was establshed to protect wagon trains and gold rushers during the 1850s and 60s and consists of restored buildings, good history lesson and a video. For those who had relatives go west by wagon train, a meaningful site; for others a good history...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit old Historic Forts all over the country, this one is very well done - there is a good mix of preserved buildings as well as ruins, so you get a real feel for what it was like in its prime, as well as...More

Thank AdrienneM61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have passed this sign off the exit traveling between Denver and Casper. This time we decided to explore on our return trip. It was interesting to listen and watch the video in the gift shop. The tours were lively. It was interesting to see...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an important part of history that's been rescued. Very informative but not overdone. Nice natural setting. It is a work in progress but we loved it. Sitting on the porch of the CO's quarters gave a beautiful view down the parade grounds. There...More

Thank Marysland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wouldn't call myself a history buff but I enjoy checking out old Forts & Towns. To look back and see how things were made, the craftsmanship, without all of today's technology. Ft Laramie is a great example, plus you get the History lesson. Its...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely historic park. Stop at the visitors center for a worthwhile video. Video will give context and background for the self guided stroll through the buildings. Walking around the grounds, one could imagine life at the fort - the military, trading, and wagons heading...More

Thank alwaysplanning50
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Rodger M
A visitor to Fort Laramie Natl. Historic Site can see most of the Old Fort in a few hours. Or one could spend the whole day if western history is of interest. A visit will entail a good bit of walking, so comfortable shoes are recommended. There is a gift shop, but very limited food and drink concessions on-site. The nearby town of Fort Laramie (which a visitor will pass through to get to the Old Fort) has a couple of small restaurants, but no grocery or convenience store.
22 October 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
How long does it typically take to visit Ft Laramie? All day - or a few hours - or something else?
13 October 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