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Laramie, Wyoming: Wyoming Territorial Prison

1872 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.
May-Sep daily 9-4, Oct-Apr W-Sa 11:30-2:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $9.
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Wyoming Territorial Prison

It's like a mini town and really cool to see. You pay a small fee ($7) to view how Butch Cassidy lived while incarcerated. Self-guided tour, so you can take as long as you want.

[Shannon and Ashley, 06/13/2019]

Guided tours

Hard time.

Wyoming Territorial Prison

Great place to stop with the family. Amazingly restored prison and many outbuildings. Dog friendly on the grounds; they are unfortunately prohibited from all buildings but the gift shop. Totally worth the $5 per person!

[brett and buster, 07/05/2017]


Wyoming Territorial Prison

Very nicely done and exceptionally interesting. Could easily spend the best part of a day. Dogs also permitted on grounds via the welcome center.

[Kathy & Ron - On N X NW Expedition, 09/09/2014]
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]
Wyoming Territorial Prison

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]

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