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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 18 Attractions in Pinedale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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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.

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Sapulpa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The museum was a surprise, but a pleasant one. We enjoyed our visit and learned things about the era of mountain men that we did not know. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The gift shop was very small with limited merchandise, but that was fine with us we weren't there to purchase but observe and learn. The displays... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Museum well reviewed by everyone so I will talk about the MM Rendezvous that occurs in early July. We timed our visit up from dinosaur natl monument stopping there on the way to Yellowstone. Double your pleasure double your fun! Seriously though, this brings the experience to a whole other level because it is live, up close, and personal. The... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Small, entertaining museum. Interesting letters from early mountain men and an extensive collection of guns and period pieces.

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Minneapolis, MN
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156 reviews 156 reviews
101 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I've always had a fascination for the Mountain Men of the Old West, especially as glamorized in the movies and on TV. So when I heard of this place I started planning to visit, but it wasn't easy. It's about 100 miles south of Grand Teton National Park, and about the same from Rock Springs on I-80. The roads don't... More

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Seal Beach, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very nice muesem that gave a good overview of the time when the mountain man roamed the Wind River Range in search of beaver pelts. Friendly and informative staff.

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Sugarcreek, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Don't miss this if you love western history. The Jim Bridger rifle is one of the most important pieces here. Lots of glass artifact display cases. Some video. There is also a research library for the serious scholar.

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Bella Vista, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were not expecting much; however, this is a very well done and modern museum with many exhibits. You will come away with a greater sense of who the mountain man was and what he added to the history of the country.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The museum was smaller than I thought it would be, but I still learned quite a bit. There is a 10 minute film that plays continuously. There are many displays on tools the mountain man would use, Indian artifacts, and information on the fur trade gatherings that happened in the early 1800s. Worth a stop if you're in the area.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Unique experience providing the history of the West. Excellent, helpful staff! I recommend visiting. We purchased several books and gifts.

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Surat, India
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Museum is a great place to learn about the Mountain Men. The people who were the first to open up the western trails.

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