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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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Cherokee, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Casper, Wyoming
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

so this is a must see if you care about history at all. There are great interactive exhibits. The programs are excellent for both adults and children. Stop here for sure and bring your children. Plan maybe an hour

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We spent three hours at this museum. There were a lot of interesting displays, especially if you are really in to genealogy and history. The day we were there there was also a special presentation on historical clothing during the periods of the various trails going from east to west in the United States. The Museum was top notch in... More

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Georgetown, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

it's a rather quick breeze tour, but very interesting. Didn't realize Casper actually had a historic history.

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Wyoming
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The museum is an inexpensive and small (but well done) tribute to the many who crossed the trails west. Preserved relics, informative displays, and interactive and dramatic effects bring the journey to life. Handcarts, covered wagons and more. Very thoughtfully done - you'll leave knowing much more about the trail experience and glad you visited.

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Columbia, Maryland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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
81 helpful votes 81 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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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