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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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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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Very well done

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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125 reviews 125 reviews
46 attraction reviews
311 helpful votes 311 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I am no archaeologist, but this is a well designed, entertaining, and not too expensive place to take the entire family. I'm a computer buff that is hard to impress, and I absolutely loved this place! They dedicated a little too much space to the souvenir shop, but a must if you're trying to experience the West and all it... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was an excellent small museum. Very informative, very bright, very well laid out, very clean. It is a good one for all ages, our group ages were between 75 and 12 and we all enjoyed it. Nice gift shop, also.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a great dinosaur museum. Well worth the trip! Very nice displays and very educational! A must see for dinosaur enthusiasts.

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