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Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site

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Address: 4001 Fort Caspar Rd, Casper, WY 82604-2923
Phone Number: 307/235-8462
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Many Western Forts did not have walls.

Movies always show Western Forts with walls, but many did not. Fort Caspar was a small collection of log cabins. The original fort is long gone, so what you see to today is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
John C
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Ames, Iowa, United States
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Ames, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Movies always show Western Forts with walls, but many did not. Fort Caspar was a small collection of log cabins. The original fort is long gone, so what you see to today is a replica built in the 1930's.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our group had youngsters as young as two and four and our grandfather in his 70's. All participants enjoyed the indoor and outdoors displays. There were some interactive displays where you could hear morse code or see what movies were made in Wyoming. I enjoyed the gift shop and bought two toys for my nephews. There were a few other... More 

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Thank Autumn B
Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went early in the morning, and had the best guide, he explained everything to us, & to a 4 & 6 year old. Second time there for me, but I know when I make it back to Casper, I'll return to Fort Casper Museum.

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Thank Jeanie2360
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good little museum with information about migrants and the Oregon Trail. Casper was a key spot on the trail and this is the location of a key river crossing. Some of our not so glorious past with the native Americans can be learned about here.

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Thank Tomas D
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small but good. You can walk through the whole thing in about 1.5 hours. Great information about the history of Casper and how it has thrived and survived. The forts out back were pretty cool.

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Casper
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little museum. Caspar Collins Days have reenactments of military formations on horses, and interesting talks.

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Thank Sherri P
Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

After visiting the National Historic Trail Centre and our Wagon ride we visited this Site. We found it very informative and interesting to see how the early soldiers lived.

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The folks at Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site know their "stuff." It's a great place for kids because, in addition to the museum, there is an opportunity to let off some steam outdoors.

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Thank ZorroAhora
Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

After visiting the Historic trails interpretive center this was a bit of a let down. It is a very nice museum and fort but not unlike many we have visited before. The walk through the fort to the river was very nice.

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Salinas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Had a day off from our travels an decided to pop in and have a look around. The museum is not very large but was quite informative. Takes about an hour to go though and worth a visit.

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