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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

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Address: 1501 N Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601-1375
Phone Number: 307-261-7700
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Tough Pioneers

Amazing place. If you ever thought you could walk from Ohio to California, you need to ck here first. They cover all the trails, California, Washington, Morman, Oregon and Pony... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Pittsburg, TX
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Pittsburg, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing place. If you ever thought you could walk from Ohio to California, you need to ck here first. They cover all the trails, California, Washington, Morman, Oregon and Pony Express. Plan to spend at least two hours here. If you want to get wild, they will show you where to drive the road beside the wagon ruts and see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is more for kids. Very hands on, but still enjoyable for all ages. Lots of mining, wildlife, native peoples, and covers all of the different trails to the west.

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Lomita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This center tells the harrowing story of the Oregon Trail is epic detail. Fascinating presentations which depict the 'saga' of moving west. Our grand daughter became immersed in the interactive exhibits. Don't missing the ride in the covered wagon crossing the river.

Thank Robert H
Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Even the walkway into the building is fun, with quotes from settlers. Lots of stations with fun activities. Climb in the stage coach, trail maps that light up, a handcart to pull and a covered wagon river crossing. We take every visitor. They all love it.

Thank siri446
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

really enjoyed this place. ive been interested in the trails west for a long time, so it was great to learn more and be absorbed in it all. really interesting. I think that the photos don't do it justice. the interactive displays help, and are suitable for all different ages. there is also a mixture of quotes from the real... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for something to take up a few hours before heading to our next destination and stumbled on this as we were leaving the hotel. Really interesting and informative. So glad we found it.

Thank lpricesipes
Strathaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passing thro Casper looking for something interesting to do for an hour or so. We're not disappointed. Could have spent a lot longer. Good amenities. Good parking. Extremely pleasant and helpful staff. Learned a lot.

Thank ACandC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing museum. So much for history buffs and children. We never thought about the trials of crossing rivers on the trails west. They have a virtual wagon river crossing. The kids have a chance to play with wagons crossing the rivers in play sets. We learned a lot about the perils the pioneers faced. Thanks BLM and the people who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was helpful and knowledgeable. It was entirely wheelchair accessible. The center has a great 20-minute movie with a "Panorama" of life-sized "People" and animals in a setting of the wagon train wilderness. This movie talks about some of the diaries - quotes from diaries - from the pioneers, then talks about the pony express. It closes with the... More 

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Riverton, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a small museum, this has exceptional information and displays. You can actually pull and handcart! The exhibits are life-like and you leave the museum feeling like a pioneer and understanding the lifestyle of the trails. Exceptional museum!

Thank Alleta B

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