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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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Can't beat the price!

Brought my family ages 11-15 and it was kinda cool. The inside exhibits were good. But they had the outside exhibits locked up. Don't know why it was a beautiful day. Anyway... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Humboldt, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Brought my family ages 11-15 and it was kinda cool. The inside exhibits were good. But they had the outside exhibits locked up. Don't know why it was a beautiful day. Anyway, learning anything about history is always good

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A relatively unknown story, the history of this fort on the Oregon Trail is splendidly retold at this historic site. The museum displays artifacts and original drawings of the Platte Bridge station, including a depiction of the July 26th, 1865 fight between Lakota warriors and U.S. Troops. A. Portion of the original 1,000 ft. bridge that enabled pioneers to cross... More 

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Ellijay, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A reconstructed US Army Cavalry Post from the Indian fighting days, the fort is on its original foundations using sketches made by Lt. Caspar Collins, after whom the Fort was named, in 1836. The museum opened in1936. Presently, the interior rooms of the forts buildings are filled with the accoutrements of an army barracks of the period, including uniforms, tack,... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We enjoyed looking through the outside areas! Unfortunately, we picked a day that was too hot and were looking for shaded areas as much as possible while outside. If you bring a stroller, make sure it's one with tires that can withstand a rougher terrain.

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Denver, Colorado
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204 reviews 204 reviews
97 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It only costs $1.50. You can't go wrong with the cost. There are a lot of interesting facts to learn about the History of Casper by visiting the Fort. They also have a few of the buildings from the Fort there at the museum site. Unfortunately, they were closed off when we visited due to the chance of having bad... More 

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Alamosa, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Being a living historian, re-enactor, and general history buff all my life, I try to visit as many historical sites as I can and have been to many, on three continents. Fort Caspar is small, unassuming, but, has quite the story to tell. You're walking hallowed ground. Very impressive book store, wonderfully friendly staff, great museum, and a visit to... More 

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australia
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162 reviews 162 reviews
52 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Enjoyed the little museum, was so disappointed that the outside buildings were all padlocked up. We peered through tiny windows to get a glimpse od something good inside. Asked why the buildings were locked up on such a sunny day, Oh it has snowed here on the 11th of September. This just didn't make sense, when the day here was... More 

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Sunrise, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Liked the exhibits in the buildings depicting military life at the time. It is spread out, so be prepared to walk a bit.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Our experience with the Fort Caspar Museum & historic Site was not quite as exciting as the one with the National Park Interpretive center. The old rebuilt buildings were interesting, and some of the posted material was enough to help you understand more about the history of the area. However, I'm not sure it was worth what we paid to... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

excellent site to learn about the events that happened in the Casper area. We toured with a large group and there was plenty of room for all of us to view the replica fort area and walk over to the river.

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