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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

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Address: 1501 N Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601-1375
Phone Number: +1 307-261-7700
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Fascinating Place

This is a fascinating place with stories of the west and the history of the US. I love the displays and the family activities! I have taken students here from grades K-8, and my... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a fascinating place with stories of the west and the history of the US. I love the displays and the family activities! I have taken students here from grades K-8, and my family as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum gives a very good overview of the American migration westward in the mid 1800's. Definitely worth seeing as you pass through central Wyoming.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The National Historic Trails Center has something for everyone. There are hands-on activities for young people, beautiful artifacts related to historic personal stories and dedicated guides who bring history to life.

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really weren't expecting to spend more than an hour. It is packed with information about the trails people used to cross the U.S. They had a lot of detail about the Oregon Trail, the Gold Rush Trail, and the Mormon Trail. There are interactive displays. Very interesting and we really enjoyed it. Where it is provides a nice view... More 

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Rawlins, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We did an afternoon walk through of this center and it was fascinating the information that the displays offered. There are a couple displays that are offered that are interactive. Much of the information is about the trails that cross Wyoming such as the Pony Express and the Oregon Trail. Definitely a must see for those wanting to learn about... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Very interesting & well planned out. A wonderful gift store & presentations throughout the year. Nice way to spend the afternoon.

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Pittsburg, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

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 October 21, 2016

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 October 20, 2016

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.

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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.

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