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Dubois Museum/Wind River Historical Center

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Address: 909 West Ramshorn Street., Dubois, WY
Phone Number: (307) 455-2284
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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A Photographer's Dream

My husband and I had an opportunity to take a semi-private day trip through the local mountains to photograph Big Horn Sheep. The trip was arranged through The Wind River... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Kathie B
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San Diego, California, United States
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San Diego, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My husband and I had an opportunity to take a semi-private day trip through the local mountains to photograph Big Horn Sheep. The trip was arranged through The Wind River Historical Center. Sheep are just as moody as humans. Some days are better than others when it comes to taking photos of Big Horn Sheep. Patience is the key. Our... More 

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Tennessee
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25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

For a small town museum, this was rather alright. Especially since it's free. The displays were interesting and some were interactive. It was small but interesting. Definitely worth a stop to stretch your legs.

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Casper, Wyoming
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I especially like the outbuildings in this museum where you can see the first school in Dubois (where my husband's grandmother first taught!) and the tools of the trade of the local tiehackers. This region was originally home to the Sheepeater Indians and there's some good info inside the main building about the original peoples of the region. This is... More 

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California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Nice job of keeping old original buildings in good shape. Nice Exhibits inside and outside. People were very friendly and helpful

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Winters, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Free, well spaced exhibits and great great bathroom. Sally led us on a driving/hiking tour of tie hack history, but you could lead yourself with their brochure. The outside exhibits were extremely interesting - especially about tie hacks. A good place to stop with a park just outside for your picnic.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Pleasant surprise! Though the inside exhibits were very interesting, telling history of the surrounding area, my son really enjoyed running around the outside exhibits!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

There are exhibits inside and outside. Free - run on donations. This small museum tells the history of Dubois and the surrounding area. There are exhibits inside and outside. We were greeted warmly by a volunteer. After a nice chat, we had a look around. Outside there were some very old gas pumps that my husband liked. We took some... More 

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Fairfax, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This may be a small museum but don't let the size fool you -- exhibits are very informative and well-organized. As others have said, take time to look at the outbuildings because those are very interesting. I believe the admission was by donation only and it's well worth putting a few $ into the box.

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We stopped at Dubois to rest and stretch and were glad that we took the time to browse this museum. Dubois is a tiny frontier town on the way to Yellowstone or the Tetons. There is not a whole lot inside, but it is interesting and don't miss all the outbuildings that have been reconstructed to reflect frontier life in... More 

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Sterling Heights
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We signed up fo a geological walk in the wind river area. It was very fun! Hiked back to some beautiful falls and had a very knowledgable guide named Sally who was passionate about geology. The museum has many unusual displays related to the Sheepeater tribe of people. They also have some great taxidermied animals, we found it very interesting.

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