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Wind River Heritage Center

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Much more than expected

After hearing about the Center for sometime, I decided to go there and take the tour. I was... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2019
Sageman
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Thermopolis, Wyoming
This Was Great!

The tour guide man who toured us through was VERY knowledgable. He answered all our questions... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
Elizabeth Z
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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The museum exhibits 62 full body mounts of wildlife plus 27 life- size wax figure historic scenes of the fur trade, western exploration, native Americans & early settlement of the west. We also have a number of horse drawn farm equipment. There is...more
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1075 S Federal Blvd, Riverton, WY 82501-4913
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+1 307-856-0706
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

After hearing about the Center for sometime, I decided to go there and take the tour. I was surprised and impressed with the number of quality exhibits, especially the wax museum that had been moved there from Thermopolis, WY. It is well worth the time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

The tour guide man who toured us through was VERY knowledgable. He answered all our questions! The exhibits were amazing!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Elizabeth Z
IvaK330, General Manager at Wind River Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

Thank you for visiting us and for the review.

Reviewed March 17, 2019

This place is very interesting. The exhibits are dramatic and tell a real story. The guide was very informative and patient--he had something to say about each and every item and answered questions with a lot of knowledge and insight. We thought we'd be about...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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IvaK330, Secretary at Wind River Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We try hard to make your visit enjoyable! Come back anytime!

Reviewed October 14, 2018

I went to the museum during their anniversary open house. This was the first time that I had been there, and I plan to go back when I have some visitors who would enjoy seeing a glimpse into the history of the Riverton, WY area....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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IvaK330, Curator at Wind River Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2018

Thank you. Please fell free to stop in anytime!

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

This was quite a surprise! Excellent docents, all 3 knew everything. Donation of $5 suggested. Tons of taxidermy of local critters in a well done display. Grizzlies, bison, moose, wolves, beaver, antelope, deer, black bear, linx, bobcat, others, elk, more! All done by a local...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Iva K, Manager at Wind River Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Thank you! We are glad you stopped in and enjoyed our displays!

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Heritage Center. It’s worth the stop and be sure to engage one of the elders to make it even more interesting. It’s small and quaint but full of history if you have the time to visit. We met...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Iva K, Manager at Wind River Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The place is full of Wyoming heritage and information. The displays are great and the staff is exceptional.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Iva K, Manager at Wind River Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed July 6, 2018

We recently stopped by the Heritage Center because we were interested in seeing what they had to offer. Going in we knew about the taxidermy/animals, but we left with so much more knowledge and more exhibits than we expected. We figured it would be a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Iva K, Manager at Wind River Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Thank you for visiting with us! We enjoy each and every visitor. We realize the building where the animals are in needs air conditioning. We are working on grants to help with this.

Reviewed June 8, 2018

The museum itself is not a high dollar museum. However the information passed on to us in an escorted tour was amazing. Every detail memorized but this gentleman was so interesting. His knowledge of the smallest details of the explorers and people that made our...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Iva K, Manager at Wind River Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Thank you for your visit and review. We enjoyed having you! We do know that we need air conditioning and are working towards getting it.

Reviewed May 11, 2018

We visited the center in 2010 and had the great honor of having Trapper Jake give us a personal tour and then sign his book for us. How Wonderful That Was !!! He was one of a kind. We hope to make a return visit...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Iva K, Manager at Wind River Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Thank you! Jake was one of a kind. He was friends with everyone he met and had interesting stories to tell (he lived through a lot of changes). The WRHC was a dream come true for him-he wanted all to see up close and personal...More

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