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Wyoming State Museum

Address: 2301 Central Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone Number: 307-777-7022
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Ranked #4 of 26 Attractions in Cheyenne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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210 reviews 210 reviews
71 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Touring our state museum is very aggravating. There is so,so,soooooo much rich history in this building. It. Is as thou the museum is for the purpose of appeasing staff and tolerating the public. It is not organized in a manner to enrich the public with its wealth of amazing history. The gal that runs the museum is so outgoing and... More

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277 reviews 277 reviews
149 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

nice museum , over two floors with a gift shop, free parking available. Covers a lot of information about the state and its people and history. Some interesting dinosaur and fossil stuff, as well as the cowboys and Indians. Nice and friendly staff, well worth combining with the Capitol Building across the road. Free museum but donations expected.

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Springfield, IL
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175 reviews 175 reviews
95 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This state museum does the usual of covering a lot of subjects. That means not much time is given to any one thing. There was some nice Plains Indian beadwork on display. Some of the exhibits seem to have a corporate spin to them. Part of what we had hoped to learn here was about Wyoming's geology. Couldn't find one... More

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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185 reviews 185 reviews
52 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is really a nice museum where you can take in the history of Wyoming as a territory and a state. There is an area that has displays of works of locals. Very neat. We were there just an hour and could have spent much more time. The lady at the front desk was very pleasant and informative. If you... More

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Swansea, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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160 reviews 160 reviews
69 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
48 helpful votes 48 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
87 helpful votes 87 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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