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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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Description: The Pinedale region was at the heart of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade...
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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Wagh, here's to the shinning mountains!

If you're into the Mountain Man, Fur Trade Era, Rendezvous, Tipis, it's all here. One of the best collections of artifacts of this era I've seen. Great gift shop and the staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Alamosa, Colorado
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you're into the Mountain Man, Fur Trade Era, Rendezvous, Tipis, it's all here. One of the best collections of artifacts of this era I've seen. Great gift shop and the staff are super friendly and very knowledgeable. A must see while on your way to Yellowstone or the Tetons.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This museum is well laid out and very interesting - includes a good pronghorn exhibit as well. Lots of artifacts with good organization and background text nearby. Kids area with hands on exhibits spread throughout museum.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It was quite a surprise to find such a smartly curated museum in the middle of the prairie. It was intellectual and just plain fun at the same time. What surprised me most was that the mountain men existed - based on a fad to make mens' hats out of beaver - for such a short time yet live so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Hands down the best museum my husband and I have ever visited. Learned so much about the era of the Mountain Man and their role in our history. The museum displays are very complete covering the people, clothing, tools, and many other artifacts. This is a museum for the family (have a children's section in the lower level). The Staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The staff here are very friendly and helpful. This bright and airy museum does a great job of explaining the mountain man era. It has something for everyone...lots of old guns, a kids section, and even a rather complete display of antique clothing.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is one of the best museums I ever visited related to history. The 20 minute video is great but the best part was the information on the mountain men, their lives and their hardships. They have quite a collection of period clothing, rifles and other artifacts. Well worth the price of admission.

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Cameron, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A great stop when looking for local history of the area. The displays were well done and the information well presented. Jim Bridgers rifle was a nice treat for the mountain man lover.

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Marquette, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a must stop to learn about this area. Nice museum and a good place for a stop before going into Pinedale. Staff are very friendly and knowledgable. Definitely a place to visit with children.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Had been told by several different people to check this out as we were driving into Jackson. So...took an hour and learned a lot about the mountain men: the party's the weapons and a lifestyle that lasted a few short years. Great exhibits, full tipi, guns, fashion, trapping treasures. All lasting only about 16 years???

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We stopped here while passing through Pinedale. It is a small but excellent museum with lots of displays about mountain men like Jim Bridger, the local Indian tribes, rendezvous and quite a collection of rifles used in those days as well as modern ones. Friendly folks eager to share information! Small entry fee.

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