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Museum of the Mountain Man

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Address: 700 East Hennick, Pinedale, WY 82941
Phone Number: 307-367-4101
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The Pinedale region was at the heart of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade, which...

The Pinedale region was at the heart of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade, which supplied precious beaver pelts to the fashion industries of Europe and the eastern United States. Mountain men like Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Thomas Fitzpatrick and William Sublette carved their legends here, and opened the way for the pioneers of the Oregon Trail. The Museum of the Mountain Man shares a comprehensive collection of Rocky Mountain fur trade journals, relics such as Jim Bridger’s Rifle and the finest Native American sheephorn bow still in existence. Opened May through October and winter season by appointment.

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The Jackson Hole Homeschoolers Association came for a field trip that exposed us to the rich heritage of the six-time Green River Rendezvous as well as the overall culture and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Jackson, Wyoming
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Jackson, Wyoming
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379 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Jackson Hole Homeschoolers Association came for a field trip that exposed us to the rich heritage of the six-time Green River Rendezvous as well as the overall culture and history of the American fur trade era. Jim Bridger's gun is there! He is featured in the new Leo Decaprio movie on the big screen now. I especially appreciate the... More 

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Pinedale, Wyoming, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this museum. Excellent information and displays from the frontier and mountain man history. Museum has Jim Bridger's rifle on display.

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Thank Paula P
Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This is a tiny gem of a museum, all about the fur trapping mountain men who were the first whites to travel this far West. There are letters from actual trappers detailing the risks and hardships they endured, as well as tools, weapons and trade goods. The Indian artifacts are very high quality. Everything is well organized with easy to... More 

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Thank claire g
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a small but really well thought out museum. Packed with lots and lots great exhibits it really helps explain mountain men, rendezvous and how the West was explored in the 1800s Lots of great books and resources as well. Excellent museum

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Thank bhaforever
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

One of the highlights of our trip. very well arranged museum and so informative and accurate, stop and enjoy,

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Thank Hunter17963
Visalia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

If you are a Western US history buff you will enjoy this museum. The four of us drove to Pinedale from Jackson on a rainy morning. My wife wasn't overly enthusiastic about the trip at first but found it interesting after we arrived. The Winchester Comemorative rifle collection is awesome. Worth a the drive.

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Thank Novoman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in during a hiking trip in August. We really had no idea what to expect but we were impressed with this museum. The ladies running the counter were very friendly and seemed very passionate about the local history. Definitely worth a stop it you like learning about local history.

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Thank daintygirl
Dayton, Ohio
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

We found this museum very interesting. There was numerous interesting exhibits and a 20 minute video of the history of the mountain men. The pronghorn migration exhibit was interesting also. The frustrating issue was with the lighting. Several of the exhibits had lights that were not on and made reading them difficult and frustrating.

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Thank MountainlakeGirl
Madison, Virginia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We went to the museum as a break from hiking and biking. We both learned something new, and my husband enjoyed the fire arms collection. The museum appears small from the outside, but they have packed a lot of displays into the well organized space. It was worth the nominal entrance fee.

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Thank haywoodhoney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

its ok I would not go out of my my to strongly suggest to does a grand detour Visit only if passing through Pinedale

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