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The Brinton Museum

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Superb museum in stunning location

The Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum is stunning. The location itself is wonderful, with the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anthony J
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St. Andrews
A gem, by any standard

The collection of Plains Indian clothing and paraphernalia is amazing. Well interpreted, it is so... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2019
JoAnne H
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Washington State
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The Brinton Museum is located on the historic 620-acre Quarter Circle A Ranch in Big Horn, Wyoming and features 19th, 20th and 21st century Western and American Indian Art in a setting that is art unto itself. The Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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239 Brinton Road, Big Horn, WY 82833
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum is stunning. The location itself is wonderful, with the local ranges full of cattle set against the steep-sided Big Horn Mountains imitating the high Alps of Europe set against green pastures. The museum itself is a relatively construction built...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 1, 2019

The collection of Plains Indian clothing and paraphernalia is amazing. Well interpreted, it is so beautiful. Also, some of the best historic and modern Western art imaginable. Plus, the setting is mind-blowing, at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains. While I have not done it...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

A very nice museum highlighting Native American and Western Art. I especially loved all the beautiful robes, war bonnets, beadwork.....gorgeous works of art. This is in the middle of nowhere, but worth it.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019

Lovely gem of a museum in a beautiful and tranquil setting, along with some tour-worthy buildings as part of the ranch estate. Good number of pieces by Russell and Remington, for the Western art-lovers. Plenty of Native American pieces, too. Take the time to tour...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank COGuest
Reviewed July 1, 2019

Our free day in Sheridan we headed out of town to the Brinton. This is a wonderful new modern facility that houses a wonderful collection of native american art and collectibles. There is also a very nice cafe on the premises. If you go, don't...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Judi N
Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

This museum is hidden from the main stream and off the beaten path but well worth the effort. Set your map for a wonderful artistic and culinary experience. You really want to stop. The art display was both indigenous peoples and local artists. The bistro...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank johnsF2157GU
Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

Off the beaten path for sure, but we’ll worth the drive! In fact, that drive through the little town of Big Horn combined with the scenery set at the base of the Bighorn Mountains makes it even better! The museum is world-class. The detail and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank ScottF1732
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

Brand new building in 2015. Very nice building. Nice art and Indian displays. There is a tour of the main house. Took us around 30 minutes to see both.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Gary1500
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I became fascinated with the Brinton Museum from the moment I learned that founder Bradford Brinton was born in Tuscola, Illinois, a small farming community south of Champaign. His father owned two plow companies which later were sold to the J. I. Case Threshing Machine...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed September 26, 2018

The collection of Plains Native American clothing and ceremonial regalia is absolutely stunning. Also paintings and sculpture of Indian life in the 19th century. A temporary exhibit of Fort Laramie and the broken treaties was excellent. My ancestors moved to Sheridan in the 1880s, displacing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JoAnne H
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Yes, there is an entrance fee. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors. Check the website for information.
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