National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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The NHTC is a public and private partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and the NHTC Foundation a 501c3 created to promote and preserve the heritage surrounding the pathways to the West. The Center is dedicated to providing educational programs to increase public awareness to the historical trails and to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of visitors and residents. We are VERY family friendly; and have something to entertain any age. FREE ADMISSION OPEN seven days a week We host school classes/groups/ and tours. (call in advance please) Digital learning classroom with a Ranger and so much More! Call for details.
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Goofybarit1
San Diego, CA13 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Superb presentational and interactive experience of a critical period in American history. I thought this would be a good local or state museum refreshing my memory of the westward settlers’ trails. I was very wrong. This is a first-rate, national curated experience with multimedia, artifacts, creative interactive stations, and informed friendly staff. My mind was blown by the overwhelming amount of detail and work that went into this center. I walked away infinitely more informed, inspired, and encouraged than I walked in. If you are facing any challenge in your life whatsoever, pay this center a visit for an enlightening dose of perspective.
Written August 6, 2022
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bltbuf1989
10 contributions
Jun 2022
A must see for everyone interested in learning about the unforced migration of people to the West in the 1800's! It is one of the best, if not the best interpretive center that I have visited in the U.S. Be sure to read about the architectural design of the building on the sign placed outside the building. The exhibits immerse visitors in the lives of the people who emigrated to the West. I spent more than two hours and return again the following day. I would visit this center again. The staff were knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. No cost to visit the center.
Written June 13, 2022
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laurasl1957
Livingston, TX39 contributions
May 2022
I can't tell you just how much two old senior citizens enjoyed our visit to this National Historic Interpretive Center. The only thing that would have made our time there more enjoyable would have been having our grandchildren there with us. That way I would not have felt silly in the mock wagon trail ride as it crossed a river. Even so, it was a lot of fun and I was real glad that I didn't get my feet wet. Here is a shout out to the person who met and welcomed us as we walked in and to the interpreter who walked around with us pointing out particularly intersting tidbits about what the treacherous trip across the country entailed. Don't miss the opportunity to visit this Center if you are traveling anywhere near Casper, WY.
Written May 2, 2022
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Rusty G
2 contributions
May 2021
The Center is OPEN. They are now on summer hours, open 7 days a week from 8AM to 5PM until Labor Day. They have a summer schedule filled with Trail Treks, special guest speakers, and of course historical themed events. Their number is (307) 261-7700.
Written May 16, 2021
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Maureen Q
Philadelphia, PA13 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Cant believe this museum is free!? What a great way for kids and adults to learn about the trials and tribulations of the Emigrants of the Past who dared to go out West. Thought the Native American perspective was accurately portrayed rather than muted. A must stop if your making the drive through Wyoming.
Written July 22, 2021
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FrontierJ
Manitou Springs, CO504 contributions
Apr 2021
Told a friend of mine that she had to see this Museum even though I had been there a couple of years ago. It is a wonderful experience and now that we all stayed home for a year, due to Covid, it is great to get out now that we are vaccinated. Do not miss "Crossing a River in a Covered Wagon exhibit" This is just a terrific and exciting Museum even a second time. There is so much to read and enjoy! They are open on their Winter Hours until Memorial Weekend 9-4:30PM.
Written April 30, 2021
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Kathy T
Salt Lake City, UT12 contributions
Jun 2021
Probably the best museum for kids I have ever been to. After a long day traveling we were worried a museum might be a mistake, but not this one. It was a highlight of the whole trip across the country. Several interactive exhibits kept the kids enthralled and after 2 hours they still didn’t want to leave. Very interesting for adults as well.
Written June 11, 2021
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Laura G
South Weber, UT30 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Amazing and interactive museum. At the time of writing, this museum was free. Very friendly and knowledgeable volunteer introduced us to the museum. There was a perfect balance of reading, multimedia, artifacts, and interactive displays. Even as adults, we enjoyed trying to pull the handcart and riding the river crossing simulator. There was a great short documentary that utilized both multiple
screens as well as life-sized displays. Definitely, worth seeing.
Written August 7, 2021
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Jonathan J
30 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
This site offers a wealth of information regarding the historic Oregon/California/Mormon trails that went through the area. The location features exceptional animations, hands on exhibits, and written displays detailing the trails that led to western American expansion. Anyone interested in the history of the area or the early pioneer settlers journey across the nation would greatly enjoy this location. Allow yourself at least 2 hours to properly enjoy.
Written June 20, 2021
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Susan39
Manhattan, Kansas12 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
This is a must see! The museum is very well organized, in chronological order with an excellent flow. It starts with a nice 17 minute film that lets you experience the trials and tribulations of life on the trail. The museum takes you through the Oregon trail then the Mormon Trail, California trail and Pony Express. There are lots of interactive maps. There is a chance to get into a covered wagon to experience the crossing of the North Platte river. Great for all ages and it is FREE!
Written July 29, 2021
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