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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

1501 North Poplar Street, Casper, WY
307-261-7700
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Casper
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Columbia, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

So, you do have to pay. But kids under 15 are free, so that helps! Note: I went early on a Sunday morning so it wasn't hardly crowded at all, it might've been a little harder to navigate during a peak time, it might be worth calling ahead a little and seeing when they are most crowded, if you want... More

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De Soto, Missouri
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214 reviews 214 reviews
63 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stopped here on our way along the Oregon Trail and were very impressed by the quality of the the exhibits. They had a great visual presentation that used full size dioramas of different aspects of trail life and the people travelling them. The exhibits were comprehensive, regarding Native Americans, families, Mormons, 49ers, and Pony Express. They had a stage... More

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Ponca, Nebraska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I didn't know this place existed. Stopped while driving through. It's well worth the stop. Well designed for all ages. Highly recommend.

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is one of the best museums I have visited in some time. It has lots of interactive and fun things to do. The staff is very knowledgeable not only on what the museum offers but also on the history of the old west.

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Felton, Northumberland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This isn't a massive museum but we all really liked it. The guides were interesting and informative, the displays were well put together and had some interactive parts. We liked the stagecoach and the wagon over the river! Nice views from outside as well. Just watch out-closed on Mondays!

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What a great little museum! It isn't large but it is highly interactive and the perfect place to take small kids. Don't miss the interactive stagecoach ride and the river crossing. My 5 and 7 year old boys actually got concerned during the "river crossing"! Stop by the welcome desk and get the kid's activity book. Five activities completed means... More

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Denver
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We really enjoyed the museum. Lots of interesting history about the Oregon Trail, etc. Many great exhibits.

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The museum is housed in a beautiful facility with really high-quality displays. The information conveyed was pretty in-depth and very interesting, and I thought there was enough variety to the displays that it never got boring as you were walking around. The short film was good, too--not corny!

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Nice clean facility, with a great location that looks over the city, positioned closely to the four trails. Film narrated by Wilford Brimley was excellent, as was the mechanical/filmed stage coach ride, filmed by Bessemer bend near the original (1st) cabin built in the state. Very knowledgable staff. Would be a great start for anyone headed west to independence rock,... More

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Detroit
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

An excellent experience. Great exhibits. They even have a "ride" that is a simulation of a river crossing in a wagon! Don't miss the movie!

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