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Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Must see!

Wow! They told us it would take 45 minutes: we spent 90 minutes totally engrossed. 100 of vintage... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
jhughban
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Very good museum

We have managed over the last couple of weeks to visit a lot of battlefields and museums and this... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
cr159
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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100 Fort St, Buffalo, WY 82834-1801
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

Our family of four passed through Buffalo on our way from Casper to Sheridan and decided to stop for the museum and lunch. This museum is THE place to learn about the interesting history of Johnson Co, WY. It is housed in the 1909 Carnegie...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Wow! They told us it would take 45 minutes: we spent 90 minutes totally engrossed. 100 of vintage photos, authentic historic relics, a gift shop with booKS and quality souvenirs. Great for all ages!

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JGMMRegistrar, Manager at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you for the review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time spent at the museum.

Reviewed September 20, 2018

We have managed over the last couple of weeks to visit a lot of battlefields and museums and this ranks pretty high up. It’s very good and extremely well laid out, certainly worth a visit.

Thank cr159
JGMMRegistrar, Manager at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you for your review! We hope your history-themed tour was excellent and appreciate your time spent here.

Reviewed September 10, 2018

This is not a large museum, but one of the most enjoyable I have visited. It is large enough to keep you interested throughout, but not so large to get boring. The wide variety of subjects and artifacts keep your interest up.

Thank BillM3558
JGMMRegistrar, Manager at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you for your review! We particularly appreciate your understanding of the size - we do our best to work within the confines of our facility (which we love - especially the 1909 Carnegie library front entrance).

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on a camping trip. The museum was well worth 1 hour of our time. Even though we live about 1/2 hour away, we had never been. Nice exhibits.

Thank Susie M
JGMMRegistrar, Manager at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are especially happy to see folks from our region come tour the museum. This part of the world has enough history and attractions to keep people occupied for quite some time.

Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

A great museum about living in the West and particularly in Buffalo. It has some nice items and the staff is great (Nancy!!!). Nice shop as well where you can buy souvenirs made by local artists.

Thank demoensj
JGMMRegistrar, Manager at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you for your review! Especially for the good thoughts regarding museum staff and the store. We are blessed with amazing community support and Nancy in particular is gem!

Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We really liked the Jim gatchell museum and memorial. The ladies were so well informed about local spots, and particularly, how to make the most of a one day visit to Yellowstone.

Thank Christina L
JGMMRegistrar, Manager at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Yay! We are so glad to hear that the museum staff was able to help provide info for your trip. We appreciate your review and your time spent here.

Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t have much time to go through the museum because it was close to closing but what we were able to see was very interesting and should have planned better! There is a lot of history about the area and the displays are well...More

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JGMMRegistrar, Manager at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are sorry to hear that we were closing as you came in but sincerely appreciate your understanding. Hopefully you will return and visit the museum again!

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Alot of history shown in this museum! It is bigger on the inside, than it looks! It is about $7 for adults and $5 for Seniors. It took us about 2 hours, most people may do it in an hour ! We found it very...More

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JGMMRegistrar, Manager at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you for your detailed review! We appreciate feedback about what our visitors think of the museum, and we appreciate your time spent here.

Reviewed July 3, 2018

Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Lots on information and things to know about Buffalo and Wyoming in general. Takes 30 to 45 minutes to go through and worth it if you have the time.

Thank R W
JGMMRegistrar, Manager at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you for your review! There is such a rich history in this region - we are happy to hear that the museum was able to provide information about Buffalo and Wyoming.

Reviewed June 28, 2018

We spent a couple of hours at this museum and it was a great overview of the area . There was more inside than you would think as it looks very small . They have a good progression of history so you can see fossils...More

1  Thank john m
JGMMRegistrar, Manager at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are glad you were able to come back and visit Buffalo and the museum. Cheers!

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Response from JGMMRegistrar | Property representative |
We are indeed open in October! During the month of October we will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
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