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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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How I wished my sons and grandson had been with us. This little gem was such a surprise. We saw many outstanding examples of fossils and dinosaurs. Had no idea how amazing this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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108 reviews 108 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

How I wished my sons and grandson had been with us. This little gem was such a surprise. We saw many outstanding examples of fossils and dinosaurs. Had no idea how amazing this place was. This is do not miss if in the area for anyone interested in Dinosaurs.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

An excellent, well organized museum perfect for all ages. And magnificent scenery in every direction. Next time, we hope to participate in a dig! We traveled 500 miles from our home in Denver and felt it was not only well worth the trip, but worthy of a repeat visit.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is a nice place seen it about ten years ago and came back. I probably should have waited a few more years cause I was kinda bored. My kids liked it but I think they liked gift shop more. They have nice stuff we spent more time in gift shop than museum go figure. People there were nice but... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I'm not too into dinosaurs, but this was pretty interesting for me! My husband and friend were way into dinosaurs when they were little, so I think they had a great time. Some of the older fossils and explanations of what might have happened - why the fossils were found like they were -- were really interesting to me in... More 

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Riverton, Wyoming
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I had my hopes up for a great museum but was disappointed in size and thought it was a little pricey. The staff was friendly and gift shop was cool.v. Wish they had a movie theater there with a dinosaur movie to livin that place up. I was I guess bored. Imax would work

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Fruita, Colorado
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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
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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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