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Wyoming Dinosaur Center

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Address: 110 Carter Ranch Road, Thermopolis, WY 82443
Phone Number: +1 307-864-2997
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Wyoming Dinosaur Center displays over 30 mounted dinosaurs...

The Wyoming Dinosaur Center displays over 30 mounted dinosaurs, hundreds of displays and dioramas, a preparation lab with visitor viewing and active dig sites. Take a one of a kind tour to an actual dig site and see dinosaur bones preserved in the ground. Go on an adventure and participate in our Dig for the Day program. This program is for families and individuals. There are no age restrictions however children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. We also offer a Shovel Ready dig for an afternoon of fun.

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Awesome Museum and Displays

We traveled here as a family and are so glad we stopped. It has awesome geological displays and full size dinosaur skeletons. There's a lot of history and geography, especially... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tim A. D
Saint Joseph, United States
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Cody, Wyoming
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a nice stop. There are a couple of cool dino parts there. I just wish that this building was bigger and they had more to this museum like 3 times the size with more displays then I think this would be a world class museum enjoyed it

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Saint Joseph, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled here as a family and are so glad we stopped. It has awesome geological displays and full size dinosaur skeletons. There's a lot of history and geography, especially Wyoming specific, here to see. Our children really enjoyed it, and so did we.

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Worland, Wyoming
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is by far the best of it's kind and one of the best in the world for the types of specimens that it contains. It's not only fun it's educational for the whole family.

Thank Hutchsky
Thermopolis, Wyoming
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends and I went to the dinosaur center it was very nice. the people were friendly the place was clean I just thought it was kind of small but it's great for such a small town like Thermopolis . some of the displays were really cool but if you know anything about dinosaurs is very hard to read some of... More 

Thank jannet s
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very educational and fun. They did have a great gift shop with all kinds of fun things. My son will definitely need to be a little older next time we go. He enjoyed it, but is still a little young to understand the fossils.

Thank Brandy D
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whether you're a dinosaur fan or not, you're sure to find the Wyo Dino exhibits interesting. The sheer number of fossils packed into the fairly modest space is impressive, and the breadth of fossils excellent. Lots of "assembled" fossils to help visualize how large the animals were in real life, plus they are organized in a way that conveys the... More 

Thank HopLeggett
Firestone, Colorado
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Before leaving on our trip, I did my research on activities as many do. I noticed mixed reviews on the Wyoming Dinosaur Center, but we decided to give it a chance, and are glad we did. Note that this venue is located in a small town in Wyoming, so you can't go there expecting to see some "Disney-level" attraction. What... More 

Thank philbyco
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Very nice place I enjoyed walking around looking at the bones but I was only there for about a half an hour it was really good but I don't think I'll go back for a while just because it didn't seem to change much from the first time I seen it like 10 years ago but its pretty nice if... More 

Thank Jim L
Kane, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This was one of our stops while in Thermopolis. I think $10 admission is a bit high, but then I am not into dinosaurs either. You can probably tour the place in an hour before boarding the bus to the dig site. Children touring were especially excited. Our tour guide was knowledgeable during our bumpy ride. Several emerging fossils were... More 

Thank MayaMia203
Gillette, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Was OK for kids . you go through different time periods , they have a collection of dinosaurs from Wyo that have been found at a ranch in Wyo ,they offer a family dig day ,it was not available this time of year. But it was OK all in all it was a good day with kids

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