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Wyoming Dinosaur Museum

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Address: 110 Carter Ranch Road, Thermopolis, WY 82443
Phone Number: 13078642997
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Dig (archeology), Arts and crafts
Description: The Wyoming Dinosaur Center displays over 30 mounted dinosaurs, hundreds...
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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We detoured to visit this museum when we heard about it at Cody, WY. My husband is a dinosaur fan, and he really enjoyed the museum (me too!). It was a small museum, definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Salem
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of information about fossils and geology before getting around to the dinosaurs. It was interesting, but the first part was more than I wanted to read/see. The dinosaur models were awesome and the videos excellent. The excavation sites were closed when we got there, which was a disappointment, but that was our fault for arriving at the wrong time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We detoured to visit this museum when we heard about it at Cody, WY. My husband is a dinosaur fan, and he really enjoyed the museum (me too!). It was a small museum, definitely not NYC Natural History Museum or the Smithsonian, but you got to see specimens displayed at the place where they were found. Many original specimens, and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A clear, comprehensible, and lively (for dead fossils...) review of planetary prehistory. The staff was friendly, and administrator was polite when I pointed out spelling error(s) in the "tombstones". Fee was fair and restrooms adequate.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We drove several hundred miles out of our way to go to the museum. We thought the kids would enjoy the dig site tour as well. When we got there the girl behind the counter was literally picking her nose and seemed bothered to have customers. Apparently the tour was full, so all we could do was walk the museum.... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum to visit. Lots of original dinosaur mounts and replicas. You can view an actual work area of workers working on fossils and their finds. A museum worth visiting.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wow, this was an unexpected treat! The archeopteryx and other real fossils were fascinating and the supersaurus was spectacular!! Definitely a must-see attraction with beautiful exhibits plus a window showing the lab where the fossils are cleaned for display. Don't let the spare warehouse-style building fool you, this is a world class museum.

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orange county, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

One of the highlights of our trip was a visit to the Wyoming Dinosaur museum. It is a fantastic museum and is on par with the dinosaur museum at Thanksgiving point in SLC. The Wyoming museum has the added benefit of being near an active dinosaur dig site where you can visit and see the bones in the ground being... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had heard of this museum but this was our first visit. We were amazed at everything available to look at, read about, and how many different dinosaurs there were. A short dig is also available. Good gift shop.

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Crystal River, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a great stop for a few hours. We took the package desl, museum and field tour which was both informative and fun. A very fair price 23.00 for my wife and I. Displays are first rate, about a mile off the main road ,go through town over the tracks and follow the dinosaur signs. Easy access and parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It's been forever since I can remember my last Thermopolis visit and saw the museum. The staff seemed like any normal staff and did there best to get people into the museum. The collection of fossils and skeletons is of course limited, but it's really the only dinosaur museum in Wyoming. You pay a small price to enjoy the museum... More 

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Additional Information about Wyoming Dinosaur Museum

Address: 110 Carter Ranch Road, Thermopolis, WY 82443
Phone Number: 13078642997
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Thermopolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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