Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, Laramie

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The Wyoming Territorial Prison is a former federal government prison near Laramie, Wyoming. Built in 1872, it is one of the oldest buildings in Wyoming. It operated as a federal penitentiary from 1872 to 1890, and as a state prison from 1890 to 1901. It was then transferred to the University of Wyoming and was used as an agricultural experiment station until 1989. In 1991, the facility was opened to the public, and in 2004, it was designated as Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site.
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  • This is a do not miss attraction in Laramie, WY. The prison has been completely restored. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I strongly suggest you join a guided tour. You.....  more
    This is a do not miss attraction in Laramie, WY. The prison has been completely restored. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I strongly suggest you join a guided tour. You.....  more »
  • This site is really well done. There are great pictures of prisoners and their stories on the walls. Well restored with well educated volunteers at strategic locations. Second best prison tour after.....  more
    This site is really well done. There are great pictures of prisoners and their stories on the walls. Well restored with well educated volunteers at strategic locations. Second best prison tour after.....  more »
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  • This place is just so intriguing and interesting. The Christmas light display is fun. They should put a tree in the Warden's house window and the tour would be complete.
  • $9 dollar per adult. Totally worth it. There is a lot to see, everything interesting. The shop has great books and souvenirs. The staff was well informed and friendly. This historical site is a must.

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