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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 15 Attractions in Casper
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Casper, Wyoming
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Learned a lot about Wyoming and the pioneers an the Oregon Trail, my kiddos like the movie in the beginning of the tour and the museum you walk thru, would definitely recommend to someone who just moved into town

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Ellijay, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It is focused on the period of America's "Manifest Destiny", when the immigrant movement west on the Oregon, California, Mormon trails began and ended. Exhibits are arranged like none I’ve every seen before. They are especially designed for hands-on operation by children and adults but are there to educate, inform and glorify. One especially interesting exhibit was to ford the... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I had never visited and it turned into a perfect activity for family staying in town. Offered great views of Casper. Enjoyed the video and life-size figures. They even have loan display items from the smithsonian. The gift shop even offered a few unique treasures for tourists. We had a stroller, and had enough room to navigate through the exhibits.

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Casper, Wyoming
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The trails center is a wonderful slice of pioneer history. A must see for anyone passing through Casper, Wyoming.

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Springfield, IL
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175 reviews 175 reviews
95 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We hadn't planned on stopping here so hadn't done our homework to know what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised by this museum. It is very modern with lots of visual aids and hand on experiences. But those aren't just geared towards children. It begins with a film with various vignettes of the people who were on the trails... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Did not expect too much from this place as we had it in our vacation as a time filler. Boy were we surprised. Being a history buff, I learned more about the westward expansion of our country in 3 hours here, than in years of study. Every thing was well thought our and organized and the movie/video was very entertaining.... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a well organized and conceived museum with a lot of interactive exhibits that will interest kids and adults alike. Even though I grew up in Wyoming learning about the trails and their stories, I still learned some new and interesting information! Whether passing through or a Casper resident, this museum is worth a visit.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is an excellent museum, more than you would expect to find in a city the size of Casper. There is a wide variety of exhibits, both passive and interactive, and the kids really enjoyed "crossing the river" in the covered wagon.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Started with an 18 minute movie including real-life scenes and video combined. Then spent about an hour going through to read the history of the 4 trails. Interesting & interactive. Fun for history lovers.

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Cherokee, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Glad we took the tike to stop and check it out. I always wanted to know a little more about the wagon trains and all the different trails west. This is well laid out and organized without being overbearing. Our National Parks pass got us in. Helpful people.

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