Laramie, Wyoming: Wyoming Territorial Prison1872 prison, once home to Butch Cassidy and said to be haunted, is restored and open for tours.
- 975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY
- I-80 Exit 311 east on Snow Range Rd., prison is on left.
- Daily 8-7, May-Sep. (Call to verify)
- Adults $5.00
Visitor Tips and News About Wyoming Territorial Prison
The Wyoming Territorial Prison is a state historic site. It was in operation in the late 19th century as the penitentiary for Old West Wyoming. The old prison has been meticulously restored. You can take a guided or self-guided tour through the old cellblocks, get locked in a cell, and help make a prison broom (The prison made handmade brooms in the 1890s and volunteers keep the crft going today). The rest of the site includes old horse barns, agriculture exhibits, and a collection of frontier buildings relocated to the site.[MeanderMan, 10/29/2012]
Free during certain times. We went on a weekday at noon and got in free. Most of the things you get to see are not authentic, because the original prison was destroyed. Would probably be fun for kids. There's another prison museum in Rawlings which was more interesting for adults.[Janki, 07/11/2012]
The Wyoming Territorial Prison in Laramie, Wyoming has been restored and visitors can now take tours. The prison is rumored to be haunted and at one time housed Butch Cassidy.
There is also a small frontier town which has been built around the prison. It's a fascinating tour, definitely a lot of fun.[Melissa, 07/19/2010]