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Wyoming Dinosaur Museum

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Address: 110 Carter Ranch Road, Thermopolis, WY 82443
Phone Number: 307-864-2997
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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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Lots of fossils and mock ups of dinosaurs. Includes the flying reptiles, triloblites, underwater species. And I imagine if you're there when you can help on the dig, it would be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Fruita, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Just Ok. Nothing Special. I had hoped for so much more. A little outdated. We have a Dinosaur Museum in Fruita, CO that is so awesome.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Lots of fossils and mock ups of dinosaurs. Includes the flying reptiles, triloblites, underwater species. And I imagine if you're there when you can help on the dig, it would be even better. The person who said they'd been to better museums must have been a disgruntled former employee. I have never seen a better museum in a town this... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I'm not a fan of rude people and that's all I encountered at this place. I think it was overpriced and overall I didn't have a good experience here. I've been to other museums and have gotten better treatment elsewhere. Don't waste your time going here.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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46 attraction reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We spent two hours here and I didn't even get to the dinosaurs. This is a very well done, and up to date explanation of the progression of life on earth. With fossils for all the different phases and periods of earth life it was fascinating to someone who loved her prehistoric life on earth college class. Things have improved... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This museum was a nice surprise. I was expecting a small town exhibit, but was rewarded with a very well thought out collection that exceeded my expectations. The $10 admission was well worth it. I will most definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Having been to the Natural History Museum in Washington DC many times, this place brings home the fact that so many amazing finds happened right here in Wyoming! In fact many of the dinos and fossils in DC are from here! Cool history for everyone! Recommend it for any age!

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Gillette, Wyoming
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This museum had something for everyone in our family. The exhibits are fun, but the highlight was the tour of the dig site. A must-see if you are in the area.

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We came to this town on a whim. We just jumped in the RV and headed for it. We didn't know what to expect here. We thought the museum was very nice. Cool fact: there is a small rock shop in town and the owner is the one who found that big dinosaur in the main room. He had a... More 

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Riverton, Wyoming
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

this place has dirt parking lot.. dirt. so that is the first flag. second a old metal building. they changed too much and I have not been back . I probably will never go back. I like to have fun this place is boring

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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

World class museum in a small cozy town! It's a great place to spend an afternoon learning about the animals that once roamed the area

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