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Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site

975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070
+1 307-745-3733
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Excellent Western Museum

This is, without doubt one of the best preserved examples of an Old West Prison The State has... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paul G
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Tucson, Arizona
Living piece of "old west" history

So glad that this example of an old prison has been preserved. The self-guided tour was rich with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
beth w
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Tenino, Washington
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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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  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070
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+1 307-745-3733
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is, without doubt one of the best preserved examples of an Old West Prison The State has done a magnificent job to inform, entertain and preserve. The stories, the photos, the cells, The Boom Factory, The Guard Towers, all of these combine to make...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad that this example of an old prison has been preserved. The self-guided tour was rich with interesting history about incarceration in a late 1800's facility. Exhibits throughout the buildings show the realities of the life and work of a prisoner during this time....More

Thank beth w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed taking the tour of this historic prison where many notorious people were incarcerated. It was very interesting....the information the tour guide gave was interesting and informative. The exhibits are excellent and there is a great little gift shop there...a side note we were...More

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best laid out museums of any kind that I've been to. Only one problem for "old" people--there needs to be an occasional bench to sit and read the interesting material!

Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The TA description gives a lot of information so I won't repeat that but this site is well put together and the exhibits are excellent. The buildings have been restored and the cells etc have maintained there "real life characteristics ". The upstairs has been...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful tour guide provided stories and background. Learn how a NYC born and educated woman changed the whole way prisoners were treated resulting in greatly reduced recidivism .

Thank playmakerNyc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The caretakers of this site have done a remarkable job of recreating the feeling of the prison setting in the late 1880s. The history comes alive as you follow a self-guided tour of the grounds. Butch Cassidy was incarcerated here and the history of female...More

Thank beth w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Butch Cassidy was at this prison. Great self guided tour and lots of information to see. Inexpensive. Enjoyed very much.

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a painstakingly restored / reconstructed late 19th - early 20th century prison that once held Butch Cassidy and some of his associates. When you arrive you are issued with a pretty good self-guided tour, but my advice would be to tag along to...More

Thank WHWhite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here even though we had visited the prison in Rawlins earlier. Enjoyed this one so much more. Almost all the buildings are original, just remodeled. The tour is self guided but they give you a brochure that has numbers to match the stops along...More

Thank TobyRyane
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sberger47
4 September 2017|
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Response from Marty M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no clue. I'm sure they have a website for that kind of stuff.
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sharonlc2016
30 September 2016|
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Response from reneeslider | Property representative |
The last day of operation is October 31st. After that the prison is closed for the winter until April 1st when it re-opens for the season. The website has the information.
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Dolldee
27 February 2015|
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Response from murkam1 | Reviewed this property |
A veryear minimal price. Under 5.00 adult 2.50 for kids. The prison tour is awesome. There is no places to buy food but you can bring something in and have a picnic. There is a gift shop,
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