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Address: Thermopolis, WY
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Hole-in-the-Wall Saloon, the favorite watering hole of American legends...

The Hole-in-the-Wall Saloon, the favorite watering hole of American legends Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, is the star attraction of this museum.

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Lovely small town history

So much information on this small town. There were a lot of mementos and pictures donated by townspeople. Inexpensive price for a couple of hours spent there. Lots of Native... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
mcihawth
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Cody, Wyoming
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Cody, Wyoming
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much information on this small town. There were a lot of mementos and pictures donated by townspeople. Inexpensive price for a couple of hours spent there. Lots of Native American artifacts and the collection of arrow heads is amazing! Had a nice talk with a couple of ladies setting up a distillery display.

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Thermopolis, Wyoming
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

this is a very nice small museum it kinda of reminds me of what a museum in Mayberry would be like, the people that work there are friendly and they do the best they can to display some of their historical artifacts. I think the highlight of this museum is the hole in the wall bar which is very cool

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Thermopolis, Wyoming
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Small museums are, by their very nature, focused primarily on the local events and people that have made the community and area what it is today. This is true of the Hot Springs County Museum and Cultural Center. The focus is, and will always be, on local events and the people that have helped shape the lives of those who... More 

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Roseburg
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Such a small space with so much history!!! Worth the walk thru. It was the end of the season before the museum closed so it was not busy.

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Phoenix
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11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This local history museum surprised us, captivating us until closing time. We were kindly permitted to return the next day to finish. One thing that I have never seen before nor thought about was the use of oak carved covers that were placed over telegraph line insulators to keep bandits/Indians from breaking the glass conductors. Easy to spend a few... More 

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1 Thank Mike N
Medford, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Was passing thru town in an RV and spotted this museum. Took advantage of lots of curb parking and quickly stopped. This place is deceiving in that you wouldn't expect there is so much here. There is a ton of interesting exhibits and they've done a really fine job. You need to stop and visit.

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1 Thank Jim H
West Richland, WA, United States
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102 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

For a small town, this historical museum was very well laid out and very interesting. It was much bigger than expected once we were inside, There were areas segregated into specialties, such as barbershop, post office, doctor's office etc.Across the street was an original one room school house, a large agricultural building, etc. It was very worthwhile.

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Thank Ellen M
Thermopolis, Wyoming, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This museum is not your ordinary small town fare. It is the history of the area which is replete with stories of outlaws, horse thieves and the common themes of many Western stories, only true. Much larger then you think since much of it is underground.

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Del Rio, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is quite the museum. Lots of things to see and learn about the local area as well as life in the "olden days". There's a cabin downstairs as well as displays from WWI and WWII. Also downstairs there's a town with lots of little shops like a newspaper, bank, post office and a blacksmith shop. Also loved the geology... More 

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georgia
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56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The museum is far larger and more extensive than I had thought. The main building has two floors just jam packed with lots and lots of historical and old timey items. They also have an annex across the street that contains 4 more buildings with more items. One of the buildings is an old country school house. I thought we... More 

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