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Museum of the Mountain Man

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Address: 700 East Hennick, Pinedale, WY 82941
Phone Number: 307-367-4101
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The Pinedale region was at the heart of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade, which...

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 Sublette carved their legends here, and opened the way for the pioneers of the Oregon Trail. The Museum of the Mountain Man shares a comprehensive collection of Rocky Mountain fur trade journals, relics such as Jim Bridger’s Rifle and the finest Native American sheephorn bow still in existence. Opened May through October and winter season by appointment.

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A must see in Pinedale

Always a highlight of my 3 trips to Pinedale, always take my backpacking group here before hiking into the Bridger Wilderness. Excellent overview on the history of the "mountain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Always a highlight of my 3 trips to Pinedale, always take my backpacking group here before hiking into the Bridger Wilderness. Excellent overview on the history of the "mountain man" era and the opening of the west.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My biggest thrill was finally seeing Jim Bridger's rifle. There is so much history in this museum. It has a great collection of books for the time period.

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Thank Vicki S
Grand Bay, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Small, Quaint, Friendly Staff. We enjoyed it very much. The kids liked the treasure hunt and the kids area.

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Thank Gena O
West Richland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great. Highly recommended for adults and kids. Best Museum I've been on for a long time. The kids really enjoyed it. Everything you ever wanted to know about mountain men and Trappers.

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Bark River, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

When we arrived we unexpectedly found several of my husband's friends from the American Mountain Men doing demonstrations for school kids. Awesome! Beautiful displays, wonderful relics, great gift shop. The ladies that work there are the best!

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Thank Cindy A
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

I visited this museum while in Pinedale, WY. Easy to get to and well worth the $8 admission. It is a self-guided "tour" that includes a video history of the Mountain Men and the area. I very much enjoyed the displays, both indoors and out. Too bad I was a week late for the big Rendezvous!

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Thank CowgirlKathi
Fenton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The museum was a great history lesson. As a fur trade and mountain man fan, I especially enjoyed the museum. It had great exhibits and the descriptions of events and artifacts were genuine and factual. I encourage anyone travelling through Pinedale to take the time to visit and enjoy the museum!

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Thank MontanaBubba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Walked in a greeted by the front desk. Very nice people. The museum wasn't what I expected size wise. But the artifacts, animals, history presented was amazing. Enjoyed the Native American artifacts, pelts and Yellowstone photos. Great place to visit if you go through Pinedale

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Thank Mandie G
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Great community run museum. Excellent exhibits about the fur trappers (Mountain men) and the local native americans. $10 entry fee or $8 for seniors

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pueblo, colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

a complete encapsulated virtual encounter with the times, people, and fur trade of the Rocky Mountains, and especially of the Wind River Range area.

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