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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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montana
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178 reviews 178 reviews
54 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The displays were very well done. It helped to see the artifacts and time lines so well interwoven. A very nice, modern and clean facility.

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Valrico, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

My family and I enjoyed our stop at the National Historic Trail museum. Excellent exhibits. This is a small museum but it sure packs a lot inside it's walls. We enjoyed the presentation about the pioneers, the wagon ride across the Platte River, and the stage coach experience. We learned some interesting information about the Poney Express and about the... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We were heading west towards Grand Teton National and spent 1 night in Casper, WY. We had a few hours to kill and noticed that this National Historic Trails Interpretive Center was just up the street from our hotel (Hampton Inn) and dropped in. What a pleasant and tremendous surprise. This was very informative. Exhibits were very well done especially... More

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Mosinee, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This museum was an unexpected gem! It was a good mix of information and interactive exhibits that highlighted the importance of the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails along with the Pony Express. Although I knew about all of these routes, I was unaware that the Casper area was an important confluence. This was a wonderful chance to learn a little... More

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Fremont, California
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585 reviews 585 reviews
253 attraction reviews
667 helpful votes 667 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were in Casper and enjoyed going to the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center. The museum is so nice with a wonderful view of Casper and the nearby mountains. The trails museum is so interesting - very well done. Quite interesting and enjoyable. The morning we were there (June 2014) the Pony Express National Organization was doing their annual horse... More

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Dallas, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

To begin your visit, you watch a little film that is very well done. It gives you an overview of how the emigrants migrated along the trails. There are several life-like exhibits displaying the life of the emigrants. There is a little section that explains the pony express as well as the telegraph. There is also a ox-drawn wagon you... More

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Casper, Wyoming, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a must do when in Casper it is an interactive museum, it takes you back to the early pioneer days and travel across the high plains desert for the Mormon, Bozeman and Oregon trails. You get the whole experience.

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Westminster, Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The center is well worth a visit. It is located on a hill with a wonderful view of the city and area. The exhibits are very interesting. The docents are friendly and provide insights that add to the learning experience. The highlight is the diorama with audio-video narration that is well presented. The visitor shop is well stocked with books... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It's a good interactive museum that includes info about Mormon migration to Utah, Oregon Trail pioneers, Calif gold rush, Pony Express, Iron Horse etc. because the Platte River was so important to that history.

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Casper, Wyoming
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you are a tourist or even a WY resident visiting Casper stop in the Trails Center. It is so fun, informative, and just plain awesome! You cannot go wrong! This is seriously fun and interesting historical information, the likes of which you seldom have an opportunity to explore. If you are passing through, on your way to Yellowstone, or... More

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