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National Museum of Wildlife Art

2820 Runguis Rd, PO Box 6825, Jackson, WY 83001
307 733 5771
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Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: From the outside, this museum looks like a natural rock outcropping; inside this building lies some of the world's finest wildlife art.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to spend at least 3 hours if you want to adequately cover the whole museum. The buildings and exhibits are extraordinary with western themed art work from throughout the world. If you are lucky you may be able to spot an elk from the observation and outside viewing areas of the museum. The children's area affords young people... More

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Houston, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We drove by this location twice and decided to give it a try. We were not sure what to expect but found it to be worthwhile and very different for a museum. Not only did it have art, it had galleries of artists from acrylics to oils to watercolors and sculptures of stone and bronze. The galleries were set up... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Great activity for the whole family. We went for a tour of the museum and a late lunch. It's not a huge place so it only took a few hours but time well spent.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We live in Washington, DC and enjoy world class museums. This museum is a match for any both here and other top quality locations we have visited. We highly recommend that you visit this very lovely, well-designed, impressive place.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

An art museum that I live going back to again and again. I love western art and they have quite the collection. It's a great way to spend time especially if the weather outside isn't the best. There's a nice cafe.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A definite do. We enjoyed the wildlife museum very much. Beautiful art in all mediums plus a hands on room for kids to color and stamp. We did not have kids with us so we enjoyed doing the stamp art ourselves. Don't miss sitting in the stately sitting room and gazing out the window at the elk preserve.

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Birmingham< Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We might have missed this had the weather not been rainy, and it was a highlight of our trip. The museum is beautiful both outside(take time to see the sculptures) and inside. The various rooms offer beautiful art of wildlife both native to Wyoming and around the world. Take time to read the history of the artwork and their artists.... More

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Villa Rica, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We loved the exhibit! Some of the best wildlife art we have ever seen. It was so large we could hardly believe it, the rooms just continued on and on!

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a fine, but small, art museum specializing in works featuring wild life, particularly that of the American west. One and a half floors with a small sculpture garden. While all works include wildlife, some are by artist famous for depictions of Native americans/Cowboys and feature such scenes. We spent an hour visting it as part of a busy... More

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Roy, Utah
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you're an artwork afficionado, plan to spend a few hours here. I love Albert Bierstadt's paintings - I think this museum has more paintings than many others - but I also fell in love with Carl Rungius' work after viewing it "in person" here. The museum is laid out well, with plenty of places to stop and sit for... More

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WildlifeArtJH, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Wildlife Art, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are big fans of Bierstadt, and just acquired a new piece this month! So glad you enjoyed the work of Carl Rungius. Did you know the National Museum of Wildlife Art holds the largest public collection of his work in America? More

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