We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hot Springs Historical Museum

700 Broadway St., Thermopolis, WY 82443
+1 307-864-5183
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Superb - one of the most authentic I’ve been to.

This small town has a BIG TOWN museum. Very detailed. Much local history. All well documented... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pat S
Museum

Great place , don't miss this stop. Great variety of history that really documents the life of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
norwalk
via mobile
Read all 49 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The Hole-in-the-Wall Saloon, the favorite watering hole of American legends Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, is one of the main attractions of this museum. We also have a Yellowstone stage, one-room schoolhouse, and a replica of Old-town Thermopolis.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
700 Broadway St., Thermopolis, WY 82443
CONTACT
Website
+1 307-864-5183
Write a ReviewReviews (49)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"hole in the wall"
in 7 reviews
"two floors"
in 3 reviews
"native american artifacts"
in 3 reviews
"small town"
in 6 reviews
"local history"
in 3 reviews
"stage coach"
in 2 reviews
"in town"
in 4 reviews
"dentist"
in 3 reviews
"annex"
in 3 reviews
"jail"
in 3 reviews
"doctor"
in 3 reviews
"exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"recreating"
in 2 reviews
"photographs"
in 2 reviews
"treasure"
in 2 reviews
"yellowstone"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This small town has a BIG TOWN museum. Very detailed. Much local history. All well documented. I have been in many large town museums, and this beats them. Congratulation to the curators!

Thank Pat S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place , don't miss this stop. Great variety of history that really documents the life of the west. I was very surprised at the Scottish heritage of the area.

1  Thank norwalk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 29, 2017

We are staying in Thermopolis & while my husband fishes I like to walk around town. I found this museum & was totally thrilled. It is inexpensive & has a lot of amazing things to see. The Indian information & artifacts are the best I...More

Thank Dottie P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete C, Co-Director at Hot Springs Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

We're glad you found us, and that you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for checking us out, and thanks for your review! We hope you get to visit again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed September 21, 2017

This was like the Tardis on Doctor Who once you got inside it was huge with an annex over the road with some more displays. The history was all geared to the local area with some excellent exhibits , there are recreations of shops and...More

Thank toad69
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete C, Co-Director at Hot Springs Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Thanks so much for your review! We appreciate being able to share our local history, and we're glad you stopped by. If you make it back this way, we'd love for you to stop in again! We hope you'll also check out the historic photo...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 26, 2017

This is a nice little museum. It has a ton of stuff in it and it is not expensive at all. Lot's of local history. Indian artifacts. Local artifacts.More

Thank K3468OVlindar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete C, Co-Director at Hot Springs Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Thank you for sharing your visit, we appreciate our patrons! We are certainly little on the outside and big on the inside! Our lower level is not apparent from the exterior, and many people are surprised on how many artifacts we have. Hope you can...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Very reasonable entry fees, huge two floors to explore, some of the best native American artifacts and art I have seen anywhere. Many historic displays, rooms that evoke the history of this area.

Thank Gail L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete C, Co-Director at Hot Springs Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Thank you for your comments! We certainly enjoy sharing history with our patrons, and we're glad you decided to visit us. Next time you are in the area, please stop in to see what's new!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

There are many small town museums out here in the west. This is one of the best. If you have any extra time after visiting the springs It really is worth it.

1  Thank Gregory S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete C, Co-Director at Hot Springs Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2017

Thank you for your feedback! We strive to make history fun and inviting. We look forward to having you visit again!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 24, 2017

These folks were so great and friendly. They even took us around a bit and showed us some exhibits, especially the bar from the Hole in the Wall. I would go back.

1  Thank Chapparral
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete C, Co-Director at Hot Springs Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Thank you for your comments! We're glad you enjoyed the museum and hope you get to visit again! Feel free to keep up on the updates here with Facebook and the web.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 4, 2017

We went on a slower day which made it great so that we could take our time!! I thought we'd only be about an hour but ended on being a couple of hours!! There was so much to see!! Two levels but thankfully no stairs....More

1  Thank MarshaW3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete C, Co-Director at Hot Springs Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2017

Thank you for your review and your comments! We are glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope you get to stop in and see us again.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 22, 2016

I love going to the museum while in town. It is spacious and so many interesting things to see. It's a don't miss when in Thermopolis!More

1  Thank luvtotravelSanDiego
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KD5GHJ, Co-Director at Hot Springs Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2016

Thank you for your review! Our goal is to make each visit as fun and informative as possible. We are looking forward to adding some rotating exhibits so that items gathering dust in our archives get to occasionally make their way into the public eye....More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 hotels in Thermopolis
Fountain of Youth Inn
37 reviews
.08 miles away
Roundtop Mountain Motel
98 reviews
.26 miles away
Rainbow Motel
37 reviews
.38 miles away
Paintbrush Inn
82 reviews
.44 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
One Eyed Buffalo Brewing Company
247 reviews
.14 miles away
Black Bear Cafe
274 reviews
.19 miles away
The Front Porch
170 reviews
.15 miles away
Bangkok Thai Restaurant
130 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Wyoming Dinosaur Center
456 reviews
.72 miles away
Hot Springs State Park
586 reviews
.59 miles away
Thermopolis-Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
12 reviews
.53 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Hot Springs Historical Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit