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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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If you like dinosaurs and their history through time, visit here.

A very comprehensive museum. There is an easy to follow path as the exhibits take you from the beginning of time through the times of the dinos. For an additional charge you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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West Richland, WA, United States
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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Cost was appropriate and displays were great. It took about an hour to see. Gift shop was pricey. I liked other places Better but if you have time it is good.

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West Richland, WA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A very comprehensive museum. There is an easy to follow path as the exhibits take you from the beginning of time through the times of the dinos. For an additional charge you can take a tram to the dig site to learn how historic bones are dug up. It's a wonderful education for adults and children alike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

When I first found this place online I was a little concerned because the building doesn't look like much. Well as the saying goes "Don't judge a book by its cover". As you walk in this building there is an Alasaurus (sp?) looking over a wall at you. It made me say "Wow!". For 2 adults and a 12 &... More 

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great little museum with a good number of real dinosaur skeletons as well as replicas. They have a large display of fossils and bone fragments and very knowledgeable people working there to answer questions. I believe you can also purchase a package that lets you work in the lab on a real dinosaur bone and tour a dig site as... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This may not be a big or modern museum but the pieces that are in its rooms are very unique and amazing. They have fossils that look like paintings, as well as, fossils of animals and plants that you won't find in other museums. This is a private collection that includes fossils from the area like the huge "dinosaur" found... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Seen the center about ten years ago and it was nice I recently returned and it seem to not have change much. I think they should invest more money to make the whole place more enjoyable like carpet, side walks, parking lot. nice place but I think u can spend money more wisely else where.

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

As a family we have been here a couple of times, my 10 yr old daughter just did a dinosaur dig and absolutely LOVED it!!

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Laramie, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wow, what a museum! I have never seen fossils like this any where else. This museum has to be one of the best out there for Dinosaur remains and fossils. Very affordable and worth every penny!! I plan to come back soon!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

There are so many artifacts packed into a relatively small area. There are many different sizes of preshistoric plants/animals ranging from the small plants to the large Supersaurus. Not only are the artifacts on display fascinating but there is much to read about the artifacts and the history of the time. Don't forget your reading glasses. Photography is allowed.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very nice exhibits, some real and some replicas but this is a working museum and they have some exciting things going on. Our three year old loves dinosaurs and she didn't want to leave.

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