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Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site

975 Snowy Range Road

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.


Jackson Engelbrecht

Friday, July 6, 2018
We had a really good time visiting this place and learning about the history of the prison. The restoration was well done and you get a sense of what it was like back in the wild west. We really enjoyed the biographies of the inmates. Just like today, there were some crazy dudes back then. Allow yourself a good 2-3 hours to really take your time to walk through and read about everything. 5 dollars a head was a good value for what you get to see. The Butch Cassidy exhibit was also well done. Grounds are clean and well maintained. Having an RV dump station on site probably helps bring folk in.

Drew King

Friday, July 13, 2018
We happened upon the Territorial Prison by accident. What an amazing find. from the actual grounds to the restored buildings to the old-time Homestead and old western storefront it is amazing place to visit and you can dive head-first into a little bit of Old West history. the prison gives you a really good idea of how horrible it must have been to be in jail back in the late 19th century. the museum has many amazing displays that feature artifacts and great write-ups about different people and things that happened at the jail. You can even stand inside of a cell and get your picture taken. make sure you check out the settlers Homestead which is on the further end of the property to give you a real idea of what Frontier living was all about. The Visitor Center has a nice little gift shop with some really cool affordable items. This site is run by the Wyoming parks department and they do a really good job. if you're anywhere near Laramie it's definitely worth the visit and expect to spend at least 2 hours there.

Ron Sterk

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
We stopped here to stretch our legs while driving out to the east coast for vacation. It ended up being a great place to have a picnic lunch and learn some history. It was very cheap to get in and the grounds are well maintained. It is a self guided tour, so you can go at your own pace, staff is also around and very knowledgeable and helpful. There are also Pokemon Go pokestops and gyms around to keep kids (or in my case, a wife) entertained.

Christina L

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
The tour was an hour and a half long (not just 20 minutes). The tour guide, Bud, was knowledgeable. He gave a good picture of what daily life for a prisoner was like. I learned why the prison was built and how it changed over the years. It was interesting and fun. If you are visiting Laramie, Wyoming, don't forget to stop by here. It is worth the 5$ per adult cost.

Brandon Hunt

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
I enjoyed visiting this place and reading about its history. The inmate biographies were pretty cool as well. The grounds are well maintained and pretty. The gift shop is cool too. Admission price is very reasonable as well.

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