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Address: Laramie, WY
Phone Number: 3077424448
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Housed in the Ivinson Mansion, this museum contains exhibits of pioneer...

Housed in the Ivinson Mansion, this museum contains exhibits of pioneer life in Wyoming.

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Great museum + mansion!

Great history about the entire plains area, showcased in a beautifully-restored mansion, with tours conducted by wonderfully-trained local student volunteers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Flagstaff, Arizona
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The web site states that they open at 9 a.m. However, they do not open until the afternoon. Be sure to call ahead before you visit to confirm hours they are open. Guided tours are led by jr. high and sr. high students.

2 Thank Pete B
Flagstaff, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great history about the entire plains area, showcased in a beautifully-restored mansion, with tours conducted by wonderfully-trained local student volunteers.

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Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Spend a pleasant hour or two at this elegant museum. You'll see 19 pieces of beautifully carved chairs, tables, and cabinets, done by a prisoner who was serving a 3-year term for cashing a bad $25 check. You'll see a shower purchased at the Chicago Worlds Fair - never mind that they only used it twice because the water pressure... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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76 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The University has a wonderful museum of Dinosaurs and would be a great place to take children. The center piece is a huge one almost the length of the room, there are many more around some in glass cases there are, small and large ones of various animals. Upstairs you can get a close up view of the main one... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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114 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautiful grounds and mansion. We arrived at 4:15, they normally start the last tour at 4, but they were nice enough to give us a tour with one other couple. There are a lot of interesting antiques and items in the mansion and well as some interesting stories to go along with it.

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330 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

great tour through all floors of this restored mansion, like many of these houses the original owners furniture was all gone, however many of the Iversons possesions have been sourced or donated. through great fundraising and donations the house is full of many period pieces, also the third floor is a treasure trove dedicated to local history. nice shop as... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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219 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My wife and I visited the Mansion and it was a wonderful experience. When we arrived we were the only two guests but the former curator, Mr. Dan Nelson was very kind to take us on a tour. The Mansion was beautifully restored be volunteers and generous donations and the antique furnishings were incredible. The displays of history of the... More 

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Laramie, Wyoming, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I love this museum! Not only for its vast collection, beautiful grounds and of course, the Ivinson Mansion, but for the passionate staff and volunteers! From the HS junior docents to the retired seniors, everyone you encounter here is a representative of the Laramie community who is doing his or her best to give back. Take the time to take... More 

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Shepherd, Montana
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264 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Great museum, beautiful mansion, well worth the $10.00. Such a history of the Ivinson's life and how much they accomplished in Laramie. The tour was wonderful and the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Also learned that Laramie was the first town to hold a municipal election, on September 6, 1870. So, the first woman who voted in the United... More 

2 Thank Patricia R
Burgess, Virginia
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The Ivinson's Mansion is well worth a visit. The guide was friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgable and the house is beautiful. The furnishings inside the house reflected the wealthy's mode of living in the 1800's. The top floor of the house contained settings and artifacts reflecting the way of living for the early settlers. There was a barber shop, doctor's office,... More 

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