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Natural History Museum - Western Wyoming Community College

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Address: 2500 College Dr, Rock Springs, WY 82901-5802
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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If you need something to do in Rock Springs, here it is!

We were waylaid in Rock Springs, WY for a day in a half, because pieces of my wife's car started falling off. I'm not going to say I'm GLAD it happened, but at the very least... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2017
Brooktondale, New York
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Rock Springs, Wyoming
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

There once was a time when this was a stellar exhibit. The dinosaur figures are still amazing, but the last time I visited the museum exhibits had been pulled and it was being turned into an art display. It may have changed in the last few months. See the beautiful slabs of assorted stone along one hallway and check out... More 

Thank Anne Marie F
Rock Springs, Wyoming
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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

I love that you can get close and really see the details of the fossils absolutely amazing self tour or in groups.

Thank destineyskorcz7
Brooktondale, New York
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Reviewed January 1, 2017

We were waylaid in Rock Springs, WY for a day in a half, because pieces of my wife's car started falling off. I'm not going to say I'm GLAD it happened, but at the very least, there's worse places we could've been stranded! The "museum" is spread out throughout one of the college's buildings. There's a dinosaur in the dining... More 

Thank chairduck
Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

This museum at WWCC was especially interesting in the animal section, but there wasn't much information on each species or behaviors. The dinosaur bones and collections were enormous and very awe-inspiring. I would recommend for a quick walk through the museum/campus.

Thank Emmy B
Thousand Oaks, California
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Reviewed August 12, 2016

The museum only had three dinosaurs, a stegosaur, triceratops, and the largest, most complete ichthyosaur I've ever seen. I had hope for more natural history items, but was thrilled with the three dinosaurs. Still worth the stop.

Thank Muguvian
Lusk, Ireland
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Reviewed August 6, 2016

This museum is not your typical museum. Some objects are in a "room" but others are around the building. Having a tour guide made the experience more informative.

Thank Joyce1953
Medford, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Not only are they replicas of dinosaur skeletons scattered around, but there are some highly polished slabs of rock with embedded fossils. The story behind the Pendulum is fascinating. Certainly one of the best collections of stuffed animals we have seen. The caretaker was just full of stories. Too bad the display was in such a small room. WE enjoyed... More 

Thank cf m
Rock Springs, Wyoming
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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly first rate natural history museum. Many fossils and complete dinosaur skeletons. There is also a room containing a large number of mounted big game animals. No fees

Thank WyoBobert
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Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

It was cool to see some of the Dino skeletons and the gift shop was nice, but it was odd to be walking through a busy community college with classes in session. The Dino bones are displayed throughout the school, but not a ton of details. It was neat, but honestly pretty underwhelming. If we are ever back this way-... More 

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Reviewed April 6, 2016

This is a small well done museum on the Community College campus. Copies of Dinosaurs extracted form Como Ridge now sitting in the American Museum in Natural History are the Highlight, but I loved the Eocene Fossils from the surrounding are amazing. the 13.5 ft. Enchodus fossil from Kansas was among my favorites. Did I mention IT'S FREE

1 Thank rockhound13

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