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Fort Bridger State Historic Site

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Address: Fort Bridger, WY
Phone Number: +1 307-782-3842

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A Gem

This was supposed to be a quick stop on our trip to Yellowstone. It truly is a hidden gem. First this place is beautiful. Second, the history is addictive. Third, the people... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Thea L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This was supposed to be a quick stop on our trip to Yellowstone. It truly is a hidden gem. First this place is beautiful. Second, the history is addictive. Third, the people working there were great. Do yourself a favor; stop here and spend a few hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Fort is so middle class sterile it was nothing like the original. Worth a stop for the exhibits and the history of the surrounding area. A great jump off for those interested in Mountain Men of the past. When Jim Bridger founded the Fort in 1842 it was simply two log cabins about 40 feet in length connected by... More 

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College Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

It's not glitzy but Ft. Bridger never was. Some US Army fort buildings nicely restored but there are several other sites that offer that as well and a bit better (e.g. Fort Laramie). What makes Ft. Bridger unique is the story of mountain man Jim Bridger who originated the trading post here that became the fort. His "fort" has been... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This place was worth the stop. Interesting going through the buildings and the exhibits. It took me between 1-2 hours to take in everything.

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

It's like a visit to yesteryear. An authentic and well restored fort with a significant historical past. Well worth the time if you're willing to exit the freeway for a few momoments of historical happenings.

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the west
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We came to see the Mountain Man Rendezvous the last of August to the first of September. It is an experience worth doing at least once if you are in the area. It is a whole bucket load of Western Americana. From Native American dancers in full costume to some white guys in loin cloths, the rendezvous has a little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I have read about Jim and the trading post in books for years. But, being there was the high light of our vacation. Just being in the old trading post on the Oregon trial and standing in the footsteps of the first folks to drive west was amazing. In the new Ft Bridger I felt a kinship with the soldiers... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

So there are two reasons why I say to keep time in mind when visiting here. 1) You may take longer than you thought you would to see everything. It doesn't seem like it would take a long time to see because not everything seems particularly memorable. However, if you are like me, you will likely wander from building to... More 

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Orem, Utah, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is close off the road from I-80 and is not very well advertised. It is worth seeing but there is not a lot to see.

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Waldport, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This was a very interesting stop for us on a road trip with the grandsons. We especially enjoyed the museum and the video about the history of the fort. Jim Bridger's Trading Post was a nice touch for the boys, but I enjoyed seeing the houses of the past.

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