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Tate Geological Museum

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Address: 124 College Dr, Casper, WY
Phone Number: 307/268-2447
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Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great Museum

Great museum with a lot of fossils and an area for kids to dig up their own hidden treasures. The museum staff is very friendly and knowledgeable

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sherri P
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Casper
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Casper
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great museum with a lot of fossils and an area for kids to dig up their own hidden treasures. The museum staff is very friendly and knowledgeable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum will surprise you! It's at a community college but it's better than the one at the University. If you like rocks and paleontology it's well worth your time. They have many samples and they are quite informative. To top it off, it's completely free!

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Tate is a great place to learn about fossils, and particularly some of the flora and fauna around Wyoming. There are kid-friendly displays and helpful staff to explain exhibits. Dee the t-rex is an amazing display in itself!

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Thank judytroh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped for our grandson as he loves dinosaurs. He really enjoyed all the fossils of sea life, huge elephant skeleton and small horse skeleton. The hands on experience was very enjoyable for him. They had some beautiful rocks as well as crystals. The gift shop was reasonably priced I thought. It was a fun place as well as educational;... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You need to stop & see this! Our GPS took us in circles, so you should really just follow the signs to the museum. It is located right on the college campus. It's not a large museum, so it's very doable as a short pit stop on a long trip. The staff was pleasant & very accommodating, it was free... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tate is located above Casper College on a hill with a very pretty view of the city. I grew up with Dinosaurs in the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh and I think they are magnificent, so the Tate for me, is just reliving my childhood wonder. I am just so flabbergasted at the amount of dinosaurs that are in the... More 

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Thank SantaFeDiva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The kids really enjoyed this place. It's not huge. It won't take but a couple hours to see everything, but it's well worth the visit.

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Lehi, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were glad that we took the time to stop at the Tate Museum on our way out of Casper. The staff was very helpful, and the volunteers who were working on prepping new fossils were really enjoyable to talk to. We had a good time here!

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Thank Nathan B
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is an excellent place to learn about the geological features of Wyoming and to see some wonderful fossils. We loved how they have a spot marked to take a selfie with Dee the Mammoth! The museum is FREE which is great for families on a budget. Unlike many museums where everything is behind glass and you can't touch, children... More 

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Thank Jennifer M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

This small gem packed museum is part of the Casper University. They have incredible fossils of pre-historic mammals including a huge mastodon. Lots of great informative displays of the development of the earth through millions of years. Worth the short stop while in Casper, WY.

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