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National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center

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Address: 10 Bighorn Lane, Dubois, WY 82513
Phone Number: +1 307-455-3429
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The National Bighorn Sheep Center is located close to the largest herd of...

The National Bighorn Sheep Center is located close to the largest herd of wild sheep in the US. The exhibit explores these rare and fascinating animals, and the habitat. Discover their world of high mountains and behaviors; why they butt heads, how they climb sheer cliffs, and more. Film, self guided and guided tours, gift shop.

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Very authentic small museum

This is a small museum with information on the bighorn sheep herd that resides in the hills south and slightly east of town. They sheep can often be seen from Highway 287. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2016
Kristin B
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Lander, Wyoming
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Lander, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

This is a small museum with information on the bighorn sheep herd that resides in the hills south and slightly east of town. They sheep can often be seen from Highway 287. The north side of the highway are the beautiful Dubois Badlands. The museum has a small gift shop and some nice exhibits. The money the museum raises helps... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

The dioramas and displays here brought to vivid life for my children the history of the region's first human residents and the way their lives were linked to the bighorn sheep so much more than what is possible from only reading from a book. This is a small facility but it's educational impact is huge. Especially when you realize you... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We traveled over from Jackson for the day and it was a great decision. Call and reserve a tour for the trip into the mountains to view the sheep--$75 per person and worth every penny. Sara, our guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw so many sheep and learned so much. A great activity!

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The center is a great stop if your passing through Dubois and have some extra time. You will learn a bunch about this amazing animal .

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Bassett
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I was quite impressed with the life-like mounts and interpretive panels about this wild creature. Visiting gave me a better understanding of this species - and when I was traveling out of the area - what did I see - but 3 sheep high on a hill above. Wish I had my camera. Great place to visit - especially with... More 

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We stopped here after having the museum recommended by a friend in nearby Lander. It is small but has some nice displays as well as a short video about the history of the Bighorn and how they are endangered in the few areas they still live. As most places out west it is run by friendly helpful local folks. Well... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Very informative with impressive displays. Highly recommended to those with any interest in the animals and nature in the area.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I learned a lot about bighorn sheep, but it wasn't much for the entrance fee. More irritating, though, was that all the exhibits seemed to assume some knowledge of the area -- the exhibits and maps could help tourists by adding a "you are here" feature, because even though I now know the migration pattern, I don't know where it... More 

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Livingston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Great displays mounts and an interesting film. See all US and international Big Horns. Dubois is a neat town and US 287 is a super scenic highway. Nice place for a lunch stop or picnic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The small museum costs $4.00 to get into. Lots of info about how important the Big Horn Sheep are and have been to this area. Videos enjoyable and nice little gift shop. Also don't miss the Dubois Museum behind it.

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