Wyman Living History Museum

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Wyman Living History Museum

Wyman Living History Museum
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Dookie62
Erie, CO59 contributions
Worth a stop if you've never fed an elk
Jul 2021
The big attraction here is Junior the Elk. The folks are gracious and friendly and happy to lead you to Junior's pen and provide you with his favorite snacks. He never seems to refuse any of them. You can also get a guided tour of an old General store, and there is also a huge barn filled with Mr. Wyman's "one of everything" collection. It is FREE, but you might miss it if you aren't really attentive. If you are traveling west, there is a small sign on Highway 40 almost immediately before the entrance. Much more obvious is the huge "Museum" sign on the roof of the barn--after you have passed the entrance.
Written July 4, 2021
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Satisfaction7
Las Vegas, NV231 contributions
Wonderful Local Museum
Jun 2021
As I was leaving Craig heading east on highway 40 I saw the sign for this museum. I'm glad I did! What a great stop on my road trip. The museum houses so many artifacts, I could have spent all day there. Think "American Pickers." It was a treat to talk to the folks at the museum about some of the famous and infamous incidents in the area's history.

I bought my friend, who collects knives, an authentic knife forged-- by the Wyman blacksmith-- out of a railroad spike.

Some unusual items in the BIG museum include a funeral coach car (stage coach), taxidermy specimens of local fauna, a tin soldier collection, and lots of archival items for those with the time and inclination. I loved the friendship quilts from years gone by.

Be sure to check out the old schoolhouse and general store. Authentic!

The museum is free. Donations are accepted. Well-supervised kiddos would enjoy this stop to see all the old cars, trucks, tractors, and a even a tank. And they can interact with a bull elk up close.

Support small regional museums and cultural sites!
Written June 29, 2021
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Mark S
Tomah, WI82 contributions
Must See!
Nov 2020 • Friends
Super interesting, free will offering. Would definitely recommend you stop to see the museum & live elk. Great activity for families!
Written November 13, 2020
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Wes C
Rifle, CO129 contributions
Great place
Sep 2019 • Solo
This is a Nicely organized museum. Great collection of stuff.
I like to see things and not read a book while standing there.
Plus where else can you pet a bull elk!
Written September 20, 2019
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Ann J
Lochbuie, CO112 contributions
Disappointed
Sep 2019
I was on a road trip with a friend and this museum was on our list of places to visit while in Craig. Their hours said they opened at 10 am, we arrived at 10 on Sat 9/14 and building wasn't opened so we walked around the property looking at the other attractions. There was a tractor pull that day so other people with children were around waiting for the museum to open as well. Since we had other locations to visit that day we only waited 30 minutes and left... Very disappointed this place wasn't opened as we didn't have time to return after viewing other places in town. .
Written September 15, 2019
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clairann2000
Colorado600 contributions
SO. MUCH. FUN!!..and FREE!!!
Sep 2019
We almost didn't go because the sign we thought should say 'OPEN" didn't ...but we spent a really fun hour plus inside and outside looking at every kind of historical, odd, interesting item one can imagine...From animals, to vehicles, to a live elk out back...a blacksmith making things out of horseshoes in a smithy shop out back too...antique hearse, fossils, you name it, it is here and if you don't learn something inside then you aren't reading the little blurbs...it was our favorite museum of three we visited on our trip. We understand Mr. Wyman is 86 and we only hope this little gem stays afloat as his passion has been brought to life beautifully.
Written September 12, 2019
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connie j
Loveland, CO55 contributions
Great museum with lots to see
Sep 2019
We found this gem while visiting Craig for a weekend get-away. It is suitable for family visits too. They have lots to see. While we were there we visiting with the blacksmith that was making several items. It was very educational to see the items being made.
Written September 9, 2019
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Tracydcamp
Houston, TX12 contributions
MUST SEE
Aug 2019 • Family
Awesome experience! So much to see. You could literally spend hours here. Everyone there was extremely friendly and greeted us and showed us around. I must say that meeting Junior was truly a once in a lifetime experience. This is a definite must see!
Written August 9, 2019
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Geri P
Grand Junction, CO10 contributions
So much to see
Jul 2019 • Couples
We were on our way home from a month long trip and took a break in Craig. DO NOT MISS THIS MUSEUM! There is so much history here and it's FREE! They ask a donation, whatever you want to give and it is well worth it. They also have a 7 year old bull elk named Junior who comes when called (for cookies) and let's you scratch him through the fence! You can spend hours there looking at all the things from our past! "American Pickers" has been there.
Written July 26, 2019
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Doreen A
Tucson, AZ248 contributions
Fun History Museum
Jun 2019 • Couples
Don't pass this place up if you enjoy looking at old items from the past. Lots of history here! Amazing private collection tanks, replicas of old country kitchen to a school house filled with books and desks. This place was actually on TV, the History Channel.
Written June 15, 2019
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