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Museum of the Mountain Man

Address: 700 East Hennick, PO Box 909, Pinedale, WY 82941
Phone Number: 307-367-4101
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Ranked #1 of 19 things to do 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...
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Pinedale, Wyoming
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the best museum I have seen for telling the story of the mountain man. Many artifacts and a great weapons collection is to be seen here, much to learn. This area of the "Upper Green" River Valley is where many of the Rendezvous' were held, mountain men, Native tribes, trappers, traders and all sorts gathered once a year... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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161 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Driving from Jackson Hole to Rock Springs and I chose the route that would take us by this museum. Recommended and it was well worth the visit. Easy to find, plenty of parking and reasonable price. All and everything about the mountain men and there contribution to discovery and "opening" the west. Excellent descriptions of the history of the annual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Hey, this is well worth the time to visit. The displays are incredible the hosts are very knowledgable

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Sapulpa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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122 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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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9 helpful votes 9 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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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 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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