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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

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Address: 1501 North Poplar Street, Casper, WY
Phone Number: 307-261-7700
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Very interactive even for adults!

Great stop! So much to see and try. Rarely to you find a museum that you have to rear your kids away from. Thank you to the staff who took the time to notice my daughter's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Joliet
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Great stop! So much to see and try. Rarely to you find a museum that you have to rear your kids away from. Thank you to the staff who took the time to notice my daughter's intrigue on the painted buffalo and came over and showed her some of the more hidden paintings on it.

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Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a really great Interpretive Center. They show a very interesting movie, with statues of pioneers and wagons and various Pioneer scenes, which light up as each is mentioned in the movie. Exhibits are interesting and very educational about the Oregon, California, Mormon and Pony Express Trails. They have other various interesting talks and events there. The day I... More 

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Casper, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you are taking the kids on a trip through the American West, don't miss the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper, Wyoming. Its interactive displays emphasize the challenges and real-life experiences of the pioneers, including pulling a Mormon handcart and crossing a river in a covered wagon. The displays are very "hands on." Even as an adult, I... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you're in town for a few days I highly recommend taking time to go to the Interpretive Center. Wyoming history is rich and the center really helps you learn about "how the west was won"

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Wellington, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I recently visited the Center for a book signing by author Rinker Buck. It was one of the best experiences. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, the displays well organized and concise, and for those who like to shop a lovely gift shop. The center hosts special events with guests throughout the summer and is open all year, with a change... More 

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What a way to learn the history of the various emigrant groups making their way west in the mid 19th century. I thought I knew my history, but the combination of multi-media exhibits, replicas of written material, logical path through the museum all combined to add real knowledge to what I had plus made for an extraordinarily pleasant experience. This... More 

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Traveling
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you are following the trails this is a great stop. The displays are very interesting and interactive which is unusual in museums. Plan to spend at least a couple of hours at the minimum to get the full experience.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our stop here was kind of an afterthought, we saw it and had some free time and decided to go. It was very informative and interactive. Our kids (ages 2, 5, and 8) loved it and it provided some interesting context to the area's history. Put it on your list of things to do in Casper if traveliing through the... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My grandchildren LOVE spending hours roaming and wide variety of interesting displays, programs and "nooks" of the Center.

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Casper, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A great place to start learning about the Casper local history with all of its historic trails. The museum has interactive exhibits and offers something for everyone to enjoy. Allow yourself a minimum of 2 hours to take it all in (however you might be able to speed through it in 1).

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Additional Information about National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

Address: 1501 North Poplar Street, Casper, WY
Phone Number: 307-261-7700
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Casper
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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