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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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Historical, informative with super staff

a must when you are in the area! My family enjoyed the exhibits and interpretive displays. We came away with a realistic understanding of pioneer experiences and challenges... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Bennington, Vermont
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Bennington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

a must when you are in the area! My family enjoyed the exhibits and interpretive displays. We came away with a realistic understanding of pioneer experiences and challenges. Wonderful staff who offered additional incite and took time to answer questions. I left my camera there and did not realize it until I was on the plane back to VT. When... More 

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Eatonton, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful exhibit with an outstanding introductory multi screen presentation! Nice blend of quotes and video along with convincing stories.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This museum does a great job of capturing the many trails and trail experiences of the pioneers who passed through Casper on their way west. Lots of great interactive displays, like the chance to push a Mormon handcart and ford the swollen North Platte River inside a conestoga wagon.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This museum covers some information about the four different National Trails that go through Casper. The displays are very well set up. There are several interactive exhibits throughout the museum as well. Worth a stop if in the area.

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Interpretive Center provides a concise, balanced overview of the 500,000 pioneers who traveled to settle the West in the mid-19th century and their challenges in making this perilous journey. The film that summarizes this era and their efforts is excellent. On a cross-country driving tour, we have been following trails such as the Oregon Trail and the Mormon trail.... More 

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Lomira, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Well worth the stop if only for the view. But there is so much more than that. Tons of info and hands on displays and friendly helpful staff. Great stop!!

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sandy utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a well put together museum that caters to all ages and interest levels. It has good exhibits for those who want a quick introduction, but enough information for people like me that have studied in depth about the trails west. If you are ever in Casper don't miss it

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Well worth it!!! Anyone remotely interested in history needs to see this attraction. ALL ages will enjoy this exhibit of pioneer history, guaranteed. Caveat: don't rely on Google for hours. Go directly to website:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This museum will teach you so much about the pioneers & the trail west. It has many interactive displays, including climbing into a wagon to cross the Platt River. The wagon moves & bumps along so that you feel like you are really in a wagon! Then you can go for a stage coach ride. There were many children there... More 

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Story, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Spectacular location overlooking Casper and lots of informational displays inside. I would have given it 5 stars but the center is heavy on interp and light on artifacts. I would have preferred if it had been a bit more museum-like. On the other hand, the staff was fantastic. Overall, a pleasant experience.

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