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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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So glad this historical site has been preserved

The caretakers of this site have done a remarkable job of recreating the feeling of the prison... read more

Reviewed yesterday
beth w
Tenino, Washington
Great self guided tour

Butch Cassidy was at this prison. Great self guided tour and lots of information to see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sharon S
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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
975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070
+1 307-745-3733
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Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday 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 3 days 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family stopped here on the way home from Yellowstone. It's a great place to stop and stretch your legs while traveling on I-80. For $5.00 you can go through several buildings including the Warden's House, Prison, and Outbuilding where the prisoners worked. The Prison...More

Thank Kara P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, I'm not sure if it was summer when he was here, but Robert Leroy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, spent a spell of time in the Ft. Laramie hoosegow as a young man. You really get a sense of how isolated and "rustic"...More

Thank SamiamaGringoPaisa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place was much larger than I thought. Though the cells were extreamly tiny. One man would barely stand while another laid down. Never realized this place held women as well. Loads and loads of photos and personal property to look at and learn from....More

Thank Coloradogal2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While Grandma went to church, Grandpa (myself) and our 16-year-old grandson visited the prison site. We arrived in time for a guided tour and found it very interesting. Reenactors included a guard chasing an escaped prisoner. It wasn't overdone and was informative. Sadly, we had...More

Thank Roy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two hours walking the prison, reading just about everything within it. The place is like a window into the soul of a certain slice of the old west. It took all types to make it in the wide wild wilderness of the west...More

Thank BrienSz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a bad way to spend a couple of hours and priced about right. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the facility and offered some interesting insights. The prison was near self sustaining with all the usual laundry, kitchen and infirmary. Plus, this particular prison...More

Thank Michael M
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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.
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.
28 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,