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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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Pleasant visit

There is more history in Casper or Caspar than I thought. You can learn it all, see preserved fort buildings and tour the well-done museum all in an afternoon. I was pleasantly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Casper, Wyoming
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a great place to visit with grade school age children. A ton of history and accurate rebuilds of a plains fort. Some of the displays are very old though. And the buildings are frequently locked. If you've never visited such a place, it's worth a visit. But be on the lookout for other forts around the state which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

There is more history in Casper or Caspar than I thought. You can learn it all, see preserved fort buildings and tour the well-done museum all in an afternoon. I was pleasantly surprised to the point that I would even go back.

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Humboldt, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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103 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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7 reviews 7 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
51 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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