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Address: 124 College Dr, Casper, WY
Phone Number: 307/268-2447
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Nice little museum

I have recently gotten interested in different types of rocks. This is a great little museum to learn about rocks. Especially the rocks of Wyoming. I was a little disappointed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2014
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Friend, NE
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Friend, NE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I have recently gotten interested in different types of rocks. This is a great little museum to learn about rocks. Especially the rocks of Wyoming. I was a little disappointed in their dinosaur display. I guess I was expecting more from the big buildup that I'd read on the Internet.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Wow. This is a very interesting and informative museum and it is free. The fossils are very well documented and the stories well told. You can even watch volunteers "clean" up fossils not yet on display. We talked with two different employees and both were excited to explain and answer questions. This little museum has a lot to offer. Well... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a great little geological museum on the grounds of the University of Wyoming. Admission is free, but a small donation is appreciated if you can spare it. Kids will love the fossil critters, but there is plenty of substance in the text on the exhibits. You can easily spend an hour or two here, and there are a... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I stopped here for a visit while in Casper. The staff was very welcoming and informative. I enjoyed seeing the various exhibits, especially the old dinosaur type bones displays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We took our three young children, expecting to do the obligatory museum walk-thru. We ended up with a great guide who enthusiastically answered our questions, allowed our kids to go 'off course' when they had questions, and made this one of the best museum tours yet. We'll done.

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Casper
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This little museum is amazing! There are tons of things to look at and touch (kid friendly adult approved)! We had a wonderful "guide" who provided amazing information and got the kids involved! We will be back!

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Denver, Colorado
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18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This museum is sort of tucked away on the Casper College campus, which is already itself a bit out-of-the-way, and it was really a treat to stumble upon it when I was on campus for some business. It's a bit on the small side, but I think it's pretty impressive given the size of the college. The variety of materials... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A cousin recommended the Tate Geological Museum at Casper College & mentioned specifically the huge Columbian Mammoth on display. We went out of our way to find the museum & weren't disappointed. The mammoth was there, lots of geological information, & of course, dinosaurs. Best of all, it was free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We got there just before closing but the staff was still warm and inviting. We did not stay long as we were sure the staff wanted to start their weekend but they were telling us to look at the huge teeth in a drawer and just so helpful. We wished we had more time to enjoy it better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I heard about this at the hotel and had to check it out. They told me that the mammoth was excavated in 2006 in the area. The museum is on Casper College's campus and is not difficult to get to. The mammoth definitely is the crowning glory at the museum - and you get to see a great deal of... More 

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