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Tate Geological Museum

124 College Dr, Casper, WY
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Casper
Type: Specialty Museums
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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Lebanon, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This university museum contains the skeleton of the largest Columbian Mammoth ever discovered. The other fossils and mineral displays were quite extensive for a relatively small museum. There are many hands-on displays for children.

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Casper, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Of course a donation is suggested upon entering the museum, but no one shames you for not donating if money is an issue. They have a very large whole Mammoth on display which was found in 2006 not far from Casper while clearing an area for oil work prep. If large equipment were not digging through the earth in WY... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a wonderful museum with an amazing variety of fossil displays of all of the forms of life that have inhabited Wyoming over the years. Dee the Mammoth greets you when you enter! A really nice assortment of t-shirts and other neat fossil and geology related stuff to buy in the store. Definitely worth a visit!!

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The Tate Museum is on the campus of Casper College, and focuses on the geology of the region around Casper. It presents a general geological history of the region, and shows uses of local minerals, such as Bentonite and other resources which, while not particularly glamorous, are still very useful. The museum's centerpiece is a well-preserved Mammoth specimen, and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Loved the artifacts and information. They are currently working on a t-Rex and they take you out to their warehouse to show you the process. Excellent!

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Definitely for the size of the museum and the size of the city, very nice and extremely interesting place to visit. Plentiful of fossils of many types of animals including a section of different types of early Homo sapiens that will keep you interested! Oh and they got ammonites for sale :) got to take some back to Mexico!

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Casper, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Located on the Casper College campus, the museum is relatively easy to find.(mapquest) A must for any rock hound, the staff is very informed and helpful. The Wyoming geology is rather fascinating and is the source of many dinosaur fossils. The cost is free and the museum is a great place to spend some educational time for children, young and... More

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