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Museum of the Mountain Man

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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If you grew up watching Westerns this is a must

This is an absolutely wonderful little museum.It chronicles the story of the Mountain Me n .The... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Davy1950inv
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Fascinating story of the Mountain Men featuring recreated camp life

This clean, excellently curated museum tells the story of the Mountain Men who hunted beaver in the... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
michaelgG8296LJ
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Medford, Massachusetts
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The Pinedale region was at the heart of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade, which supplied precious beaver pelts to the fashion industries of Europe and the eastern United States. Mountain men like Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Thomas Fitzpatrick and William...more
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

This is an absolutely wonderful little museum.It chronicles the story of the Mountain Me n .The exhibits are well laid out and in particular show the clothing, equipment and weapons of that era.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

This clean, excellently curated museum tells the story of the Mountain Men who hunted beaver in the Green River Valley from 1820 - 1840 and of the beaver trade itself (you can learn how beaver pelts were turned into beaver hats)... the main exhibit features...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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MindiC23, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the Mountain Man, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Hi Michael, Thank you so much for your detailed review! We are so glad that you enjoyed the museum and hope that you will be back soon. As you said, we rotate and update exhibits regularly so that your next visit will be worthwhile. Happy...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018

We have wanted to go here for a long time, but never took the time to stop when travelling to/from Yellowstone. It is work taking a trip to Pinedale just to go here. Very informative. scavenger hut worksheets for kids, lots of artifacts, as well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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MindiC23, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the Mountain Man, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you for your nice review - we are so glad that you were able to come visit us! Our American Mountain Men friends are always a highlight when they stop in. A whiff of woodsmoked leather adds plenty of authenticity :). We hope to...More

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Excellent detailed exhibits—not only mountain men but Native Americans too. Actual relics of that era. See the documentary first which sets the tone for the exhibits. Downstairs are fashions of men and women of the time and Remington paintings. Extensive gun collection (commemoratives and actual...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MindiC23, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the Mountain Man, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for your kind review Linda! We update our displays regularly so hope to see you again.

Reviewed September 27, 2018

Great collection of historical documents, maps, weapons and “day in the life of early settlers” materials.

Date of experience: September 2018
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MindiC23, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the Mountain Man, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Hi Kim, thank you so much for stopping in to see us! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit, and hope that your adventures in the Winds were memorable and will bring you back!

Reviewed September 25, 2018

This museum is well worth a visit. It was so informative and we spent an enjoyable morning there. Spend time watching the documentary.

Date of experience: September 2018
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MindiC23, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the Mountain Man, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review! We agree that the film is well worth the time. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Recommended by a friend. One of the best small museums we've ever visited. Don't miss it if you're in the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
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MindiC23, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the Mountain Man, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for your kind words Judy - we are so glad that you enjoyed our Museum and hope that you come back soon!

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

In the middle of beautiful downtown Pinedale Wyoming you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover this first rate museum. Wonderful professional exhibits with interesting settings and information. You’ll be impressed. Great gift shop with a good selection of books.

Date of experience: September 2018
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MindiC23, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the Mountain Man, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Hi Carolyn, Thank you so much for your kind words - we appreciate you taking the time to visit, and to post your review! We hope that you will come again. Pinedale has lots to offer!

Reviewed September 13, 2018

We were amazed to find such an excellent, informative museum in such a small town. what a nice surprise!

Date of experience: September 2018
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MindiC23, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the Mountain Man, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Hi Rosalyn, Thank you for your nice review; we are so glad that you enjoyed our museum!

Reviewed September 8, 2018

This is an excellent small museum. We visited on a weekday with friends who live close by. The museum takes up two floors and had many interesting exhibits. Most noteworthy is the detailed information on beaver trapping and the excellent exhibit on rifles and long...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MindiC23, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the Mountain Man, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Thank you for visiting, and for the nice review! We are so glad that you enjoyed the museum. We update our exhibits regularly so hope that you'll come again next time you visit your local friends. Safe travels!

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