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“A must visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
1501 North Poplar Street, Casper, WY
307-261-7700
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Casper
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This is a MUST visit if you visit Casper.

The staff are most helpful and very knowledgable indeed.

With the virtual reality Waggon and Stage Coach (never realised they were so small), you get a real feel for the period.

It is tinged with sadness with the telling of the Hand Cart Companies.

A must visit and a credit to the BLM.

Visited July 2012
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Cody, Wyoming
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A Nice Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

enjoyed the video presentation, and the interactive displays. Enjoyed "crossing a river in a covered wagon," and getting to try and work a hand-cart. The stage-coach display was fun, but after riding in a real one have to say it was too comfortable compared to the real thing (the real ones were REALLY cramped, this one was just sorta cramped.) Not too keen on how much emphasis was put on the Mormon Migration... I know it was important and that many moved through this particular area, but felt that there was too much emphasis on that one group when so many groups came through the area. Liked that the center discussed the whole western movement from the perspective of the native Americans (more time could have been spent on that) I really did enjoy the Museum.

Visited July 2012
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A very nice surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This museum was excellent. It will keep you and your children engaged and interested. Very hands on. It is worth a visit. It was one of the best museums I've ever been to. I really enjoyed learning about all the early pioneers, and what brought all the different groups west.

Visited August 2011
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Manassas, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great and must do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Very nice place with much to see and learn. Rode the wagon across the river and toured for a couple hours.

Visited July 2012
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“fun for a family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

This is an interactive museum set up with hands on displays and it is informative. Entertaining and not boring, overburdening you with facts.

Visited July 2012
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