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Tate Geological Museum

124 College Dr, Casper, WY
307/268-2447
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Casper
Type: Specialty Museums
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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 via mobile

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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4 helpful votes 4 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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montana
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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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Clinton
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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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