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Wyoming Dinosaur Museum

110 Carter Ranch Road, Thermopolis, WY 82443
307-864-2997
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Thermopolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Science Museums, Children's Museums, Hot Springs/ Geysers, Tours
Activities: Dig (archeology), Arts and crafts
Owner description: The Wyoming Dinosaur Center displays over 30 mounted dinosaurs, hundreds of displays and dioramas, a preparation lab with visitor viewing and active... more » 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. « less
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Sauk City, Wisconsin, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

If you are anywhere near Thermopolis, WY it is well worth the time and effort to visit this museum and dig site. The museum has a large display of dinosaurs and fossils found in the area. The museum area is self guided. The gift shop has a good supply of anything you could want related to dinosaurs along with the... More

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San Anselmo, California
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Our boys (9 and 12) loved this museum, with its impressive number of dinosaur skeletons. Very educational. The one-hour dig site tour was a mixed experience, run by a sweet, well-meaning guide who knew very little about the site and paleontology. But just seeing the bones in the ground, and the footsteps in between layers of soil, was worth it.... More

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Newington, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

A very interesting museum with some fossils that are ONLY seen here. The trip out to the dig site was well worth the time/money. All staff were very knowledgeable and very helpful. A nice daytrip.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The best part of this was taking forced perspective pictures of my husband that looked like he was being eaten by dinosaur skeletons. We are a couple in our early 40's and knew that this would probably be better suited to families. It probably was. But they did a great job with the displays and it was fun to buy... More

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DC Metro
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112 reviews 112 reviews
24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I'm new to Wyoming so this was a trip to learn more about my new home state. I had no idea there were so many dinosaurs found here! The museum was full of incredible fossils. We also went to look at some of the dig sites (this is an add-on to the entrance fee). That was interesting too, but the... More

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Niagara Falls, New York
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you make the drive, you must do the Dig Site Tour. The museum itself is pretty lame, mostly replica bones (which is just disappointing to me). However, the dig site tour was amazing!! The views were great, it was exciting riding the van up to the top of this mountain to see all of these covered area's where dinosaurs... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a pretty interesting stop. Was a cool place to see more history. Was well worth the time to take this all in. The hospitality was great too

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Hazen, North Dakota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It was ok not alot to see the workers did involve the kids and showed them bones and answered questions they had, very friendly.

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Biggin Hill Kent
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Most natural history museums do it better. Ok to visit but don't make a special trip. The dig site not far away probably more interesting

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THORNTON
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

People told us to go and we fortunately did. Excellent displays the whole family will marvel at. You can even look through windows and see technicians working on the bones. A lot of things are interactive. The gift shop is excellent. Worth going out of your way. This is a neat town. Great people.

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