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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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Interesting little museum

This place is worth the visit if you are interested in the mountain men, trappers, traders, and Indians. The have neat vignettes showing the people of the time. Also explanations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Orange, California
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Orange, California
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This place is worth the visit if you are interested in the mountain men, trappers, traders, and Indians. The have neat vignettes showing the people of the time. Also explanations of how the fur trade, and the furs, was used. You can see it easily in an hour, more if you like to read all the display descriptions. Definitely worth... More 

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

If the history of the mountain men is your thing then this museum is a MUST! The staff are extremely knowledgeable on their history. Love this museum!!!! Kudos to their amazing staff!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Sublette County Historical Society et al. have done a terrific job with this museum. Its collections although small still give a sense of what the life and times of a mountain man were like. Worth spending a couple of hours.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Friendly welcome at the front desk, a quick introduction to the museum, lots of space to look at displays and read the information for the exhibits. Loved all the things to touch and 'feel', good explanations and interesting collections. Nice outdoor area for a picnic.

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very interesting display and tells the story of the mountain men and the hardships faced. Kids can interact with some of the displays and learn about tracking animals and frontier life in general.

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Wittmann, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Friendly little museum with some awesome artifacts that give a great snapshot of the are and its history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This museum has a great collection of items from a unique slice of early western American history. There are fun things for small children and interesting things for older kids and adults. The price of admission is readonable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was a very worthwhile visit.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This peculiarly specialized museum offers a wonderful introduction to the mountain man period (when the fur trappers were slaughtering animals for their fur so gentlemen could have beaver fur hats and other necessities). Certainly educational and interesting.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This museum is for every age and gender. Don't let the name fool you. The museum shows how the mountain men lived and worked. But it also has much about Native Americans - men, women and children lived as well as how white women lived and dressed on the frontier and in the towns. One of the best museums to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was actually quite a bit more interesting than I expected. I is great a giving backgroung to this area that was so unique in the early developing west. I didn't expect it to be as good as it is. If you have time, stop by!

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Additional Information about Museum of the Mountain Man

Address: 700 East Hennick, Pinedale, WY 82941
Phone Number: 307-367-4101
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Pinedale
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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