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Wyoming State Museum

Address: 2301 Central Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone Number: 307-777-7022
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Ranked #3 of 26 Attractions in Cheyenne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Not only were the kids entertained for over 2 hours but we were able to learn so much about Wyoming and it's history. Clean and well put together displays were great. Some Indian bead work, geology and information about cowboys were nice displays. Gift shop is amazing, a little of the local art, some food and bath items and some... More 

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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
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130 helpful votes 130 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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95 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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192 reviews 192 reviews
54 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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116 reviews 116 reviews
31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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