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Hot Springs Historical Museum

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Incredible collection!

I stopped here while in Thermopolis which is about an hour's drive southeast of Cody, WY. While... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
OBIDOCRL
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Amazing Place

Totally blown away by how much was in this place. It’s the best $5 value around, so many different... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Pandora5862
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East Midlands
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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...more
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700 Broadway St., Thermopolis, WY 82443
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

I stopped here while in Thermopolis which is about an hour's drive southeast of Cody, WY. While researching my trip to the area, I had read about the museum on the Thermopolis town website which is quite good. The town may be small in size,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Pete C, Director, HSCM at Hot Springs Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Thank you for your review of your visit! We appreciate your comments, and thanks for taking the time to check us out. We hope you get to visit Thermopolis again soon.

Reviewed September 10, 2018

Totally blown away by how much was in this place. It’s the best $5 value around, so many different things to see. Start down stairs first it’s a revelation. For those of you who know Dr Who, this place is like the TARDIS a lot...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Pete C, Director, HSCM at Hot Springs Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and appreciate your taking the time to post a review. From the outside, it doesn't look like there are two floors, and we're thankful for a dedicated staff that keeps it together. We change and add exhibits from time...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018

We were very surprised when we visited this museum, due to the extensive collection of 19th & 20th century western/pioneer memorabilia. The local community should be very proud of themselves given the depth, breadth and mint condition of the collection. Whoever is the curator should...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Pete C, Director at Hot Springs Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thanks for visiting and thanks for your review; our community rocks in terms of preserving the local history. We're glad you stopped in, and hope you'll get a chance to visit again!

Reviewed August 6, 2018

Museum was a pleasant suprise and so much to see. They had great exhibits and so much information. The whole family enjoyed the variety and caliber of the exhibits. The staff was very helpful and informative and made us feel very welcomed!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Pete C, Director at Hot Springs Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank you for visiting, and thank you for your review!

Reviewed July 30, 2018

I live in milwaukee , wi. and this museum puts ours to shame.this place has alot of different and some hands on displays. The first tme I took my husband there he was amazed. He liked the train cars in the third part , as...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Pete C, Director at Hot Springs Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank you for your comments! We hope to add more hands-on features to our museum in the coming year.

Reviewed June 25, 2018

One of the best museums I have been to. They have a large array of historical artifacts, including Native American and Old West. Gotta see the downstairs and its collection of old Thermopolis businesses. The area containing the reassembled "hole in the wall bar" was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Pete C, Director at Hot Springs Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thanks! We are in the process of updating our historic photos collection and making it available on line through our web page, we hope you'll check it out!

Reviewed June 18, 2018

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!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Pete C, Director at Hot Springs Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank you! We have fun adding and changing things around. With close to 50,000 artifacts it's a challenge, so we really appreciate your kind words!

Reviewed June 12, 2018 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Pete C, Director at Hot Springs Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Glad you made the stop...Thermopolis is a colorful town with quite a past, and we have fun sharing it with our patrons!

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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.

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

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