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Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site

4001 Fort Caspar Rd, Casper, WY
307/235-8462
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Casper
Type: Historic Sites
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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92 reviews 92 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Fort Caspar was the site of a bridge constructed for crossing the Platte River. The museum has preserved a lot of artifacts from the days the West was opened to the masses who traveled via the Oregon Trail. It is clearly worth stopping by for a few hours to see their collection.

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montana
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178 reviews 178 reviews
54 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Both the museum and the reconstructed fort were well done and interesting. We enjoyed all the artifacts on display in the museum.

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Valrico, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a nice small museum. There is also an outdoor section with log buildings set up to show life in the West for Calvary and telegraphy employees. If you are interested in the history of Casper this is a good place to stop. My teen and preteen found the museum interesting. Maybe not as interesting for young children although... More

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Colorado Rockies
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121 reviews 121 reviews
20 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Liked that they depict settings reasonably accurately, including replica weapons, clothing and such. But, some extra attention to detail would be nice, like not building replica 1800 bridges with galvanized nails or having bedside table guns pointing at the bed. (No self respecting soldier would have done that!) Take a stroll and enjoy some Wyoming history. Worth a stop and... More

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Lebanon, CT
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The fort and museum have retained the flavor of the old west. There are nice displays, many in outbuildings, relative to the life of the plains soldier and cavalryman. A good place to visit with or without children.

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Casper, Wyoming
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

When we have guest from out of state, we always take them to the Ft. Caspar Museum. It's a very nice little place, with great history of the West. The Fort itself is really neat, since it is the real Fort. Fun to walk around, but better when it's not so hot outside. At least the museum is nicely air... More

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Westminster, Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This peaceful and scenic site provides a lot for families and the history buff. The museum has several interesting displays. The staff is friendly. The reconstructed fort and bridge features enhance the experience. The historical signs provide a lot of history of the area. Take the time to walk the area and the well maintained grounds.

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Murray, Utah
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3 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I stopped in at the museum and it is an absolutely beautiful building. If you want to learn more about Casper's history and what the fort might've looked like 150 years ago, this place is a "must". For $3 you get to view the exhibits and view the reconstructed fort. It took me a good hour to get through everything... More

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Much of Casper history is here with many photo opportunities. One of the few great attractions here in Casper. Great for the kids.

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Bellvue, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The Old Fort buildings were locked for the season so could only observe thru windows, therefore the less than excellent. Everything seems to be well kept and were still nice to see. What was excellent was the Museum and bookstore. The Museum Manager, Richard Young, was great! He is very knowledgeable concerning, among other things, about old forts in the... More

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