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Pioneer Memorial Museum

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Address: 400 West Center, Douglas, WY 82633
Phone Number: +1 307-358-9288
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Description: Explore Wyoming's pioneer history. Admission is FREE! The purpose of the...
Explore Wyoming's pioneer history. Admission is FREE! The purpose of the Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum is to collect, preserve, interpret and display historical and cultural materials related to westward expansion, to Wyoming pioneers in particular and the west in general. Come enjoy: the teepee from the movie "Dances With Wolves", historic photographs, pioneer history, WY State Fair history, Native American artifacts, one room schoolhouse, early day bar pioneer living, Dr.'s buggy, historic cabin, wagons, stock detective Tom Horn's saddle, rifles; such as once belonged to Nate Champion.
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Nice museum.

There is a lot of history in this museum. There are 8 different galleries filled with antiques, from rifles to clothing to toys to ranch items. The room full of American Indian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There is a lot of history in this museum. There are 8 different galleries filled with antiques, from rifles to clothing to toys to ranch items. The room full of American Indian items was cool to see. The museum is nicely set up, and is free. Worth a stop if in the area.

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North Redington Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The collection was interesting and it was close to downtown. The gift shop was fun. If you are in Douglas, you should go here.

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Glenrock, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The history of Wyoming is portrayed so well. I could spend so much time there reading all the descriptions of all that is included. It is a must see!

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Oroville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This was a good surprise, for small town, this was a very interesting and very extensive museum. In Douglas WY, Right off HY 25 in south central WY. at the fair grounds. Takes at least 2 hours to get thru, something for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My family has owned land in WY since 1886 and I love the pride in local history. Great place to stop into, very friendly staff.

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Story, Wyoming U.S.A.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This little museum is great. Lots of guns for the people that like guns, plus there is something for everyone here. Fun place for the kids also

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Douglas, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Museum is at the Fairgrounds, easy to find. The lady at the entrance was very nice. The museum is small. We thought the displays gave us a real view of what the old west was like, lots of cowboy stuff.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It would be worth the stop and visit this museum. It's located in the fair grounds in Douglas, just off one of the main roads. It's got all kinds of cool and interesting facts and items. It's got several rooms and two floors. The ladies that were working when we visited were very friendly and informative. The best thing is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We didn't want to leave Wyoming without seeing a Jackalope and getting our picture with it. Okay, it was a huge one outside the museum(made out of plaster). We walked in some of the trains in the area and the two people we met working there were so friendly and informative about the History around the area.

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WYPioneerMuseum, Manager at Pioneer Memorial Museum, responded to this review

Hi, Rosalyn! This review seems to be for the Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center/Chamber of Commerce. But, we're glad you enjoyed! Next time, come down the street to the Wy State Fairgrounds and give our museum a visit as well and we'd be glad to see you! More 

Hull, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This museum is located on the grounds of the Wyoming State Fair right in Douglas. It's really a must see if in the area. An impressive collection of artifacts fill many rooms in an expansive, clean and well-lit building. Even if you aren't a history buff, you will be impressed by the sheer amount and variety of the collection, encompassing... More 

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