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Fort Laramie Fort Laramie

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Fort Laramie
965 Gray Rocks Road
Fort Laramie
WY
82212
Tel: 307 837 2221

Directions

By Motor Vehicle - The park is located in Southeast Wyoming. From I-25 take exit 92 to U.S. Highway 26, proceed east to the Town of Fort Laramie, turn right on State Highway 160 and travel 3 miles to the park entrance. From U.S. Highways 26/85, proceed west from the town of Lingle on Highway 26 to the Town of Fort Laramie, turn left on State Highway 160 and travel 3 miles to the park entrance.

Where are we going today?

This "grand old post," established as a private fur trading fort in 1834, witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America's western expansion and Indian resistance to encroachment on their territories. Indians, trappers, traders, missionaries, emigrants, gold seekers, soldiers, cowboys and homesteaders would leave their mark on a place that would become famous in the American West. Activities include bird watching, fishing, hiking, and Interpretive Programs
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When can we go?

The park grounds are open from dawn until dusk every day of the year. The Fort museum and Visitor Ce

Doing our bit

This is the warmest area of Wyoming. Summer days can get quite hot (over 100 degrees F) with average temperatures in the 80s and 90s, though nights are mostly cool. The region is semi-arid with a very distinct winter dry season. About 70% of the normal annual precipitation falls during the spring and early summer. Winters are cold and breezy with sub-zero days not being uncommon..

What people are saying?

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    A hidden treasure in "plains site". Plan to spend enough time here to understand the feeling of isolation and individual insignificance that overpowers plains travelers and residents alike. Continue to Guernsey, get out of the car, stand in the Guernsey Ruts, view the rock inscriptions. This was the superhighway of two exploding cultures, one destroyed, one ascendant. Then get ten miles off the river and see how little impact man's machinations really have on God's creation. Awesome place.

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    Really nice park property. Ranger staff was very helpful and informative. The kids loved getting a sarsaparilla in the saloon after earning their Jr. Ranger badges.

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    This is a terrific place to stop. So much of western history passed through here. From French fur traders to what some refer to as the beginning of the war with the plains Indians, Fort Laramie was a primary focal point as Americans expanded on the frontier. Knowledgeable, friendly rangers and docents provide valuable insight into life at this remote frontier fort. It is well worth your time to visit this well preserved piece of American history.

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    Quite an interesting place to visit. The people there were very helpful and quite informative about all the history of that area. A few of the old buildings had been restored and you can see what they would have looked like back in the day.

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