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Hot Springs Historical Museum

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Address: Thermopolis, WY
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Hole-in-the-Wall Saloon, the favorite watering hole of American legends...

The Hole-in-the-Wall Saloon, the favorite watering hole of American legends Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, is the star attraction of this museum.

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We love small town museums and this is one of the best.

We always try to see same, local museums because they feel so real and have so many different items in them. This place didn't disappoint. Five buildings full of donated and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Leon67203
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Wichita, Kansas

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always try to see same, local museums because they feel so real and have so many different items in them. This place didn't disappoint. Five buildings full of donated and found items with a good dose of history spread throughout. Families donate pictures of their relatives and you somehow connect with those people upon viewing uncle Frank. The have... More 

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McDonough GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to stop in here. There are so many things to see. A highlight is the simulation of a western street, with board sidewalk and storefronts to look into. Be sure to cross the street and check out the other exhibit buildings as well.

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Thank burns41
Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice local historical museum. The displays, as you would expect, are all about local people, places, events, and general stuff. There's a nice collection of stone artifacts from around the area. Very worth visiting!

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Thank Maupinman
Jackson, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We went to this museum when we had family visiting for the Midwest...very reasonable price and veterans go free.....We paid alot of money in a more expensive museum; but enjoyed this one much better....

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Thank DLewis_10
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a nice place to stop for the weekend and visit the old west of the past. This museum is bigger than you might think with lower level artifacts and collections of what used to be here 100 yrs or more ago. There is a small gift shop with local artisans work in Wyoming materials. The sage brush jewelry... More 

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Cody, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

So much information on this small town. There were a lot of mementos and pictures donated by townspeople. Inexpensive price for a couple of hours spent there. Lots of Native American artifacts and the collection of arrow heads is amazing! Had a nice talk with a couple of ladies setting up a distillery display.

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Thermopolis, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

this is a very nice small museum it kinda of reminds me of what a museum in Mayberry would be like, the people that work there are friendly and they do the best they can to display some of their historical artifacts. I think the highlight of this museum is the hole in the wall bar which is very cool

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Thermopolis, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Small museums are, by their very nature, focused primarily on the local events and people that have made the community and area what it is today. This is true of the Hot Springs County Museum and Cultural Center. The focus is, and will always be, on local events and the people that have helped shape the lives of those who... More 

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Roseburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Such a small space with so much history!!! Worth the walk thru. It was the end of the season before the museum closed so it was not busy.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This local history museum surprised us, captivating us until closing time. We were kindly permitted to return the next day to finish. One thing that I have never seen before nor thought about was the use of oak carved covers that were placed over telegraph line insulators to keep bandits/Indians from breaking the glass conductors. Easy to spend a few... More 

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