Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Fort Laramie
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Fort Laramie National Historic Site is located in Fort Laramie. Put Fort Laramie National Historic Site at the forefront of your travel plans using our Fort Laramie trip builder.
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If you have never visited one of the Historic Forts, Ft. Laramie is good way to start. The site is restored, the staff are very helpful and as you walk the grounds, you will feel those who were here. ... read more »
Great experience and it feels like you are waking into history. Be aware that the area is filled with wasps and bees. Each building has a purpose and the plaques in front help you gain a better unders... read more »
Wow m so pleased we came across Fort Laramie, absolutely great place to visit with lots of history and fantastic displays for all to see, I'm only sorry we didn't have much time on our hands to stay l... read more »
We loved visiting Fort Laramie. We arrived before the Visitor Center opened, but a maintenance ranger was very helpful and got us started exploring. My daughter loved the Junior Ranger program, which was really cool in that it encouraged Junior Rangers to explore both Fort Laramie and nearby Guernsey State Park, picking up two Junior Ranger badges and a collectible coin as well. Definitely worth exploring while on a road trip across Wyoming.
My husband and I had our first date here and 16 months later our wedding! I love it here! The history is rich, the nearby town is small, but everyone there has HUGE hearts!!
This is an outstanding place for a family or individual visit. Fort Laramie has a rich history that spans the eras of the Plains Indians, the Fur Trade, the Oregon & California migration trails, and the frontier Army. The National Park Service has done a great job of preserving and interpreting the site .In addition to the fort's buildings and historical interpretation, you're within a few miles of visiting the Register Cliff (where emigrants carved their names over 150 years ago) and the Oregon Trail Ruts, where the wheels of the wagons cut deeply into the limestone formations along the river. NPS staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. Frequently there are reenactors, speakers, and musicians to help bring the Oregon Trail back to life. There's a great gift shop/bookstore, and the old saloon still serves root beer and sarsaparilla to quench your thirst. The nearby towns of Fort Laramie, Guernsey, and Torrington have friendly folks, good restaurants, and ample lodging. Do NOT miss this milestone in American history!
This place is a hidden gem...from its history, beautiful setting, state of preservation, and ghost legends. Don't pass it up if you love western history. Ask the rangers about the legend of the Lady in Green...it's fascinating!
J Paul Hill
Had no idea this place existed. Very glad we "accidentally stumbled" on it. It was late so the visitor center was closed but the park ranger was very helpful and informative. 2-3 hours is needed to fully explore this hidden gem. You will not be disappointed!
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