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ACTIVITIES:

FORT LARAMIE-  FORT LARAMIE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
State Hwy 160, Fort Laramie   307.837.2221
COST:  $3 per adult (age 16 +), under 16 Free
HOURS: Daily 8 am - dusk
This fort was originally built by a fur trading company in 1834.  It would later be bought by the military to establish a military post along the popular Oregon Trail.  Many of the original structures still stand and have been repaired so you can see how they might have looked in the mid-1800s.  Other buildings only have bits of the walls and foundations.  Informative handout is available at the visitor's center, and I would recommend taking that along with you as you walk around.
FAMILY FRIENDLY PROS-   Educational and interesting for children of a variety of ages.  The kids and parents thought it was amazing to be able to walk through the old buildings and learn about the fort's history.  On some weekends in the summer there are activities available.  The price makes this friendly for any budget.  Restrooms available along the walk through the fort.
FAMILY FRIENDLY CONS-  Not particularly stroller friendly.  Many areas of the path would not be easy for a regular stroller to follow and there are steps or stairs on many of the buildings.

GUERNSEY-  OREGON TRAIL RUTS HISTORIC SITE
US Hwy 26, Guernsey   307.864.2176
COST:  Free
HOURS: Daily sunrise to sunset
Over 100 years after wagons cut cross the Wyoming countryside on the Oregon Trail, wagon wheel ruts remain.  This reminder of a bygone era is easily accessible by a paved trail which leads through a scenic area. There is sufficient parking and an informational chart explaining the significance of the area.
FAMILY FRIENDLY PROS-   Well-kept walkway up to the ruts.  Stroller friendly.  The size of the ruts was impressive for kids and adults.
FAMILY FRIENDLY CONS-  We did not see any restrooms.  In the winter, expect the walkway to be snow-covered.


LODGING:

LITTLE AMERICA HOTEL:  CHEYENNE
2800 West Lincolnway, Cheyenne    800.445.6945
www.littleamerica.com/cheyenne

This family resort style hotel is set on 80 acres and features a 9 hole golf course and olympic sized outdoor pool (open seasonally).  Rooms are scattered throughout several lodge buildings.  There is a playground located convenient to most of the lodges.    Room are large and most feature high speed internet access and a mini-fridge. 
FAMILY FRIENDLY PROS-   The kids love the inexpensive ice cream cones available in the main lobby.
FAMILY FRIENDLY CONS-  No breakfast included.

Family Friendly Travel Tip:
Older children can use time in the car or airplane to learn a new craft.  There are some great books about learning to knit, crochet and cross-stitch.  Your child will be occupied and have a sense of accomplishment when they have completed a project by the end of the journey.

 

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