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Wyoming Dinosaur Museum

110 Carter Ranch Road, Thermopolis, WY 82443
307-864-2997
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Thermopolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Children's Museums, Science Museums, Hot Springs/ Geysers, Tours, Museums
Activities: Dig (archeology), Arts and crafts
Owner description: The Wyoming Dinosaur Center displays over 30 mounted dinosaurs, hundreds of displays and dioramas...
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Type: Educational Sites, Children's Museums, Science Museums, Hot Springs/ Geysers, Tours, Museums
Activities: Dig (archeology), Arts and crafts
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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liberty112
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I have always heard great things about this museum so when my husband and I found ourselves in Thermopolis for the weekend, we decided to go. When we walked in there was only one person working at the desk and we were ignored for a good 3-4 minutes while she helped another couple "shop" the items under the glass display... More 

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Parker, Colorado, United States
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a really good dinosaur museum. They have a lot of fossils and information about them. It's not very kid friendly, but great for couples. They have a good gift shop and the staff is friendly. A must see when your in town.

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Kinnear
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Have to say the museum itself was wonderful, would recommend it to anyone, old or young. The only thing I would suggest is, make sure what you are told is what you receive. We had paid to have our Secretary Conference registration at the museum, with the understanding that we could view the museum. As the ladies arrived and started... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lots of different dinosaurs and an imaginative layout. Loads of info really well presented. There's also a window to look in to see the palaeontologists working (also children there, so it must be possible to get a kids experience ticket?). Lots of fantastic fossils there as well. It's not cheap though - $10 to get in and then another $8... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Wow....that's all I can say wow! You've got to see this one without fail. They have a Brontosaur fossil on display that is truly awesome. From the tip of its nose to the tip of its tail....60 feet. From the floor to its back 30 feet. Estimated weight 20-30 tons. Now folks that is some lizard!!! And that's not all... More 

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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Excellent collection of dinosaur fossils and casts. I liked the way they made a point of distinguishing between the real fossils and casts. The archeopteryx is real, of course, and an impressive specimen. Video showing competition in early dinosaur collecting was both interesting and informative. Worth the time spent. Very nice discount for 60+ visitors.

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Preston, MD
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Consistently rated one of the best dinosaur museums in the world, and with good reason. You could spend a whole day and not really digest all the information...we know! Would have liked to see one of the dig sites but did not have the option so late in the season. Highest recommendation.

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Andover
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

LOVED IT! Went on the dig also. FUN!! Great time.The guide for the dig was great! It was hot outside but other than that was well worth it.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Museum is a wonderful adult & child activity. Many specimens & some hands on activities for kids. Go on a dig w a paleontologist for an extra fee. One of the only archaeopteryx fossils in North America is here. A giant Supersaurus covers the entire length of the space. T-Rex, Stegosaurus, raptors, you name it. They are here.

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Casper, Wyoming, United States
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114 reviews 114 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you have children, this is a must see. The Wyoming Dinosaur Museum is an amazing experience with all sorts of dinosaurs and a lot of history. There is a gift shop as well. Don't miss this museum.

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