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Wyoming State Museum

2301 Central Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-7022
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Ranked #3 of 33 Attractions in Cheyenne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Swansea, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Plan at least 2-3 hours to see everything. Tremendous information on settling Wyoming, even dinosaur bones. A lot of Native American and old west pieces. The beadwork on moccasins and a horse head covering were amazing! Right across the street from the capitol building which is open for tours (but we didn't make it over there.)

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We are from Texas and have been teaching our kids American history this year as we homeschool. On our vacation to Colorado, I happened to see this museum on Trip Advisor and thought it might be a good "educational" stop. When we arrived, they were very friendly and asked our kids if they wanted to participate in a museum scavenger... More

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Houston, Texas
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159 reviews 159 reviews
69 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

probably expected more but good displays of state's geology, mining and other industry. Lots of Indian artifacts and museum takes you from the beginning to the present. We spent about an hour.

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Seattle, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I've never lived in Wyoming, but while on holiday we spent a day in Cheyenne. The museum has some interesting items on display that I've never seen anywhere. It is well worth a visit if you're in town. Heck just to able to park on the street for free was a bonus. We really enjoyed our visit. Local folks are... More

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Calgary, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My wife and I wanted to visit this museum to get some insight into the history of Wyoming and we were not disappointed. There are several exhibits on 2 floors exploring all facets of information of the life from Prehistoric to the wild west to modern day life. Very interesting and learning experience and the State Capitol Building is very... More

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australia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
47 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This museum offers a wide variety of displays. Enjoyed the Dinosaur exhibit. Mining, and of course the cowboy displays, past and present displays of household items. The campfire display were you can listen to hunting and camp tales was clever. Entry is free.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, Usa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The museum has an extensive collection of items dating back to before statehood to the recent past displayed in an attractive manner.

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Washington DC
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I am a historian by training, so I especially appreciate a museum that is well done, not overloaded with facts and artifacts, and gives you a good dose of information in a condensed way. Wyoming has a rich historical background of which I knew nothing about prior to my visit. After spending about an hour at the museum, I feel... More

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Bellefontaine, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Wyoming thru the years. A thorough museum with something for everyone. The upstairs housed an art gallery and travel exhibit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A great museum to learn about the West and what shaped it during the 19th C. I really liked the interactive buffalo where you could remove the body parts to learn how the Indians used each piece of it. Helpful staff.

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