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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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A 'must-see' stop to start your historic journey

This interpretive center is well-done, and follows the journeys of real people on their quests westward on one of the four major trails. The volunteer and professional staff are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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LaPorte, Indiana
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LaPorte, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This interpretive center is well-done, and follows the journeys of real people on their quests westward on one of the four major trails. The volunteer and professional staff are amazing--so helpful and friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is the best museum in Casper and very nice. It covers the migration westward with an excellent variety of documents, displays, and hands on things to do. It also has a superb view of Casper Mountain and the city of Casper.

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layton, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Hey what a great way to intoduce you, travelers, to the area. Great starting point if you have a free hour to just stop by and get some historical facts and direction. Like how to find this trail or that trail...what to look for as far as artifacts etc. The BLM really does a great job with utilzing the lands... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Was very interesting to learn a little more in depth, about the Oregon trail, and what these people went through. Very hands on, with great photo ops inside and a terrific view of Casper down below. Free to active duty military!!

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Torrington, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My husband and I had the opportunity to visit the Interp Center and were incredibly impressed with the caliber of the exhibits, This is a wonderful place to become acquainted with the history of the area as well as participate in the interactive exhibits. If you have children you won't want to pass this by!

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Lake Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My husband and I are more into the great wide open spaces rather than museum type touring while we are on vacation, but we decided to give this a go and boy were we glad we did. The exhibits flow nicely and they are very interactive and geared to all ages. The staff is extremely friendly. Highly recommend this to... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I've been here many times, and it's always fun! It's informative, attention grabbing and interesting. The employees here are wonderful as well. If you get a moment, definitely buzz through here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were only spending 1 day in Casper, and had intended on seeing 3 museums. We spent literally all day at National Trails. My younger son has a learning disability and HATES museums. I was extremely happy to hear his protests when it was time to leave. There are a number of interactive exhibits that really help make the decisions... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The setting of this modern museum is incredible. On a bluff, the verandah offers visitors get a great view of Caper below them. The staff is knowledgable and helpful. A good bookstore and good exhibits make his a great place to get local history.

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

As a native of Casper (born and raised), I love seeing a facility that tells our story. It seems that most children learn about the Oregon trail in school, but few if any truly understand the complexity of traveling across country in nothing but a wagon or the fact that there were many many trails. All of these trails serving... More 

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