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Museum of the Mountain Man

700 East Hennick, PO Box 909, Pinedale, WY 82941
307-367-4101
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Pinedale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Laramie, Wyoming
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Amazing museum for a small, mountain town. Very well done and worth a stop. Start with the film and then explore. Priced very reasonably for the quality of the Museum. Definitely worth it!!

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Bend, OR
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95 reviews 95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our landlord gave us two passes to the museum. We had to pass it on the way to the resort. The exterior was clean, neat and inviting so we stopped by. By the time we passed the entrance desk we were in open-mouth amazement at the displays. The entire life style of the early Mountain Men of the era was... More

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Eagle Mountain, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very interesting displays, learned about the history of the mountain man. The rifle collection was intereesting.

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Casper, Wyoming
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was a great museum. It is a smaller museum but had a lot of history and how the territory grew into what it is today. I believe it is a must stop.

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harrisburg, pa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Only $7 per person. Nice place to stop if you are on your way north to Yellowstone. Only takes about 1 1/2 hours to go through. Nice collection of guns. I would not drive way out of my way to see it though.

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Long Island, NY
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151 reviews 151 reviews
54 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This Pinedale attraction is much better than the rating I was originally going to give. The reason is my wife and I stopped at three local museums on this particular travel day and The Museum Of The Mountain Man was our third, and final, stop. My energy level had plummeted. Consequently, my attention span shortened considerably. The museum's exhibits are... More

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Parker
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

One of the highlights of our visit to Pinedale, WY was the Museum of the Mountain Man. Very well done without a lot of fluff. The artifacts are amazing and tell the story of Wy's history quite accurately.

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Plainfield, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This museum has some very exciting and high quality exhibits. We were very pleasantly surprised!!! Full of western history not only mountain men, but everything from arrowheads to barbwire and firearms to women's clothing. The staff very helpful and pleasant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We decided to stop at this little town on our way up to Jackson Hole and glad we did. This museum was like no other, especially loved the John Wayne display. Definitely worth the stop.

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Laramie, Wyoming
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Small but very nice museum with a little bit of history and something for everyone. The building was built specifically for this museum and it boasts two housing reconstructions inside, a huge teepee and a twig house. Lots of great displays showcasing various aspects of western life modern and ancient. Good for the whole family.

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