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Wyoming Dinosaur Center

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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First thing to do!!

We went here for the first thing to do on our honeymoon and we were not disappointed. The gift shop... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
702katyr
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Awesome!

This is a great stop for dinosaur fans. The natural history presentations are excellent as are the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
wildfloweroftheWest
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Experience one of the top ten dinosaur museums in the world! The Wyoming Dinosaur Center has over 58 mounted skeletons of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, in addition to thousands of fossils from across Wyoming and around the world. Take a...more
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110 Carter Ranch Rd, Thermopolis, WY 82443-2457
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for the first thing to do on our honeymoon and we were not disappointed. The gift shop is pretty cool for fellow stone collecters!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 702katyr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great stop for dinosaur fans. The natural history presentations are excellent as are the actual dinosaur skeletons. You can sign up for a dig as well.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank wildfloweroftheWest
Reviewed March 11, 2019

My 8 year old son has been in love with dinosaurs for a couple years already so we decided to a do our family vacation with a dinosaur dig for a day at Wyoming Dinosaur Center. We hoped it would be fun and not too...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

An excellent collection of fossils and fossil-related items...the fact that you can also visit dig sites for a small additional fee is terrific. I need to return for the purpose of visiting a dig site, since we couldn't squeeze that in last time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nikolas R
Reviewed January 8, 2019

A world-class facility displays one of the largest and most unique fossil collections. It is one of the few dinosaur museums in the world to have excavation sites within driving distance, study the history of fossils and see them prepping a fossil. You not only...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rowena M
WYDinoCenter, Public Relations Manager at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Thanks, Rowena! There are a lot of fantastic dinosaur museums, but there's a reason the Wyoming Dinosaur Center is ranked among the best. Its a combination of our specimens and exhibits (including the Thermopolis Specimen of Archaeopteryx, said to be one of the best fossils...More

Reviewed December 16, 2018

I've been to the museum countless times. When I was teaching I would take my students there for a field lab where they investigated numerous questions relating to the fossils, so it became more than just a field trip. Some of the dinosaurs will probably...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeb S
Reviewed December 3, 2018

The family and I stopped here and it was amazing. Check this place out. So many dinos under 1 roof. Gift shop was great.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tdthatcher
WYDinoCenter, Public Relations Manager at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Surprise, Trevor T! Yes, surprise seems to big part of our museum. The surprise you felt is similar to the surprise our visitors have every summer during our Dig for a Days, as they dig through 150 million year old rock to discover the first...More

Reviewed November 27, 2018

Very nice museum with nice displays of fossils and skeletons. Some are original and some are recreations (They do a good job of pointing this out. The fossils come primarily from Wyoming, Germany and Morocco . Entrance fee of $10.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank keith830
WYDinoCenter, Public Relations Manager at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Hello, keith830! If there's one thing we pride ourselves on at the WDC, is showing the reality of paleontology - that often means that in order to have a full museum, replicas must be used. This is why we mark which of our specimens are...More

Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing and interesting!! Staff was friendly!! Exhibits were beautiful!! A lot to see and I love the window to allow you to see where the magic of taking care of these fossils happens! Enjoyable for whole family!!More

Date of experience: October 2018
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WYDinoCenter, Public Relations Manager at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Hello, BS D! There's a lot that goes into the science of dinosaurs, and you get to see and experience each part of the process at the WDC. Our staff is always available for questions and deep looks into the prehistoric past, and you can...More

Reviewed November 3, 2018

I visited Thermopolis primarily just to see this museum. It is one of the top 10 dinosaur related museums in the world and has been rated the overall #1 best in the USA. I totally agree after seeing it! It is really incredible. Besides all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OBIDOCRL
WYDinoCenter, Public Relations Manager at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Hey, OBIDOCRL! It seems you really enjoyed our museum! Yes, we consistently make the Top Ten lists of the world's dinosaur museums for our fantastic collection of fossils from around the world - including over 30 mounted dinosaur skeletons. Our Archaeopteryx is one of the...More

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GemmaC1853
June 20, 2018|
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Response from wydinosaurcenter | Property representative |
Thank you for the question, Gemma C! We are still in the master planning phases for our new facility. A building project of this scale and ambition requires a lot of intense planning. We hope to begin construction in the... More
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Allison D
May 6, 2018|
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Response from wydinosaurcenter | Property representative |
Hello, Allison! Our dig sites tours last about an hour and a half, including twenty minutes for travel to and from the sites. You will get a brief overview of the history and prehistory of the area, learn about the digging... More
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Leesa S
May 5, 2018|
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Hello, Leesa! Thank you for your question. The admission price for adults is $10 and we accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards. We hope to see you in Thermopolis!
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