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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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The Museum

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Sheridan, Wyoming
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Sheridan, Wyoming
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Lapeer, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I had no idea that so many pioneer trails passed through this area. Everyone has heard of the Oregon Trail, however, the trail that caught my attention was the Mormon trail. With no Ox or horse to pull their wagons they pulled and pushed the carts with their own "man" power. Each cart had all their worldly belongings and family... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
95 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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