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Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site

975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070-6719
+1 307-745-3733
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Ghost Tour

Very nice. Very interesting. Not scary...wish there was more information on more prisoners. It... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
karedmn
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Laramie, Wyoming
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Worth the Price

We had some time to kill, so we visited the prison. Unfortunately we missed the tour, which I am... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Diane K
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Englewood, Colorado
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The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site has an incredibly rich history. Run as a federal (territorial) and state prison from 1872 to 1903, it then became the Agricultural Experiment Station for the University of Wyoming after the State Prison relocated to Rawlins. The site is now operated as a Historic Site by the State of Wyoming.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070-6719
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+1 307-745-3733
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice. Very interesting. Not scary...wish there was more information on more prisoners. It would be nice to see more pictures of prisoners also.

Thank karedmn
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had some time to kill, so we visited the prison. Unfortunately we missed the tour, which I am sure would have added to our visit. It's only $5 for admission. The surrounding property is interesting too.

Thank Diane K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible museum for inexpensive cost. We'll set up and guided tour for $5. Friendly and informative guide. Well restored.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parked at the truckstop and walked over. The prison has been very well remodeled and is full of historacle stories. Admission was $5 but is worth $20.

Thank Karl R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like U.S. History, the Wyoming Territorial Prison is worth a visit! Interesting to see where some of America’s most notorious bad (and not so bad) actors, including Butch Cassidy of “Wild Bunch” fame did penance for their crimes! A couple hours is about...More

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very interesting and informative tour. The tour is self guided so you can spend as much time as you like. Reasonable rates and friendly people working there. Only takes an hour or so!

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

It was quite fascinating to go back in time to learn what prison life was like. I was actually surprised as to the conditions of the prison. It actually didn't seem that bad. I have been so some old jails in the south and this...More

Thank Maria R
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped with my wife at Laramie while on our way down to Denver. Came across the territorial prison and decided to check it out. The place has a very old Wild West feeling to it and the staff was very warm and welcoming. To tour...More

Thank graemesinko
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Very interesting museum with lots of great information on the life of an inmate. Maybe it was due to the time of year, but it was cold in there. The tour is on your own (no guides), and there is lots of signage telling you...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We decided to go as a family when my daughter said she needed to go and write a paper about her experience. Turns out this is a great place, with awesome tour guides! I wasn’t sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by the...More

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Stacy B
12 April 2018|
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Response from Renee S | Property representative |
The dates are $5 for adults. $2.50 kids 12-17 and 11 and under are free. Hours are: Mon-Sat 8am to 5pm (Last ticket sold at 4pm). But starting May 1 hours are 8am to 7pm (Last ticket sold at 6pm) seven days a week.
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feeserfamily
20 October 2017|
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Response from Robin S | Reviewed this property |
it really depends on how much of the information given you read. if you read every story and fact posted as you tour the prison, you could be there 2/3 hrs.
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sberger47
4 September 2017|
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Response from Nmla N | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea sorry
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