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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
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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Minneapolis, MN
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154 reviews 154 reviews
100 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
22 helpful votes 22 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 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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219 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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5 helpful votes 5 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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2 helpful votes 2 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This museum is a great place to learn about the Mountain Men, the people who were the first to open up the trails west. There are too many exhibits and artefacts to mention but one of the highlights are the letters written by the Mountain Men which give an insight not only into their lives but of those left at... More

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Conestoga, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It was simple and self-guided but very interesting. Lots of original artifacts including maps, letters and gear.

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Madrid, Spain
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

First time in Wyoming,I was not well informed about the history of this beautiful state.The museum taught me a great lesson about the native americans life and the explorers and mountain men arriving from the east All kinds of remarkable art pieces and artifacts show you how life was back then The main criticism? Too many things and too little... More

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