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Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site

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Address: 4001 Fort Caspar Rd, Casper, WY
Phone Number: 307/235-8462
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Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A nice spot to stop. The kids (6 & 12) enjoyed looked at the buildings in the fort and walking on the grounds. The indoor exhibits gave a nice look at Wyoming history and life... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Fort Collins
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice spot to stop. The kids (6 & 12) enjoyed looked at the buildings in the fort and walking on the grounds. The indoor exhibits gave a nice look at Wyoming history and life. Worth the time to stop. Overall it took less than 2 hours to see.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a cool place with reconstructed buildings like those you would have encountered on 1865. There is tons of Oregon Trail, Wyoming, and Casper history in the main museum. Allow 1 to 2 hours. Best if they are reenacting an event like Christmas 1865.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We stopped here after a day of driving from Denver. It was extremely good value, and I enjoyed learning some wider history about the area, as well as the local history of the fort and the local military experiences in the context of the wider conflicts at the time. Well worth a stop for an hour or two.

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Thank henmanfan
Whitewater, Kansas
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51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

A lot of info for low price admission. Helpful staff. Basic info on the Platte River Crossing at Casper and about Fort Caspar.

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Lubbock, Texas
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74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

If we hadn't stopped at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center to pick up a map, we might have missed this! The Fort was reconstructed using sketches by Lt. Caspar Collins. Originally named Platte Bridge Station, the Army changed the name to Fort Casper to honor the fallen lieutenant. The Fort was the crossroads for the Oregon Trail, California Trail,... More 

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Thank Sharon G
Northeast CT
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Had fun talking with staff about history of area before we went into exhibit. They were very informative.

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Casper, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Fort Caspar is very interesting. I love the Christmas walk which shows how the fort would have celebrated Christmas.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The Oregon Trail, Morman trail and Pony Express all crossed at this location and each is well represented in the museum.

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Thank KMBow
Casper, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We had out of town guests this summer so we took them to the 100 year re-enactment and then to the native dance later on. It was a great time.

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Thank Scott M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A great place to take your family. would recommend it for 10 and up, younger aged kids would be bored. A lot of history to learn.

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