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Combination store and museum

This store is still an operating JCPenney location. In addition they have many historical... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
Worth a stop

I had always wondered about J.C. Penny's first store. It is still in operation and sells current... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2017
Steve J
Nephi, Utah
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722 J C Penney Dr, Kemmerer, WY 83101-2936
+1 307-877-3164
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All reviews jc penney on display a lot of fun worth a stop clerk merchandise pulley mezzanine shelving museum
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Still a functioning J C Penney store. The interior still has the original wood shelving, dressing room, three way mirrors, floors. It has a pulley system that was used to deliver cash receipts upstairs. Be sure and speak to Jo. She was a wealth of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mary W
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Even if it’s small they still have a great selection the staff are friendly and helpful too! Definitely recommend visiting it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bri82930
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This store is still an operating JCPenney location. In addition they have many historical artifacts on display. The architecture of the building itself is also interesting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Emerald1125
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Who knew that JC Penney started his empire in Kemmerer! Just down the street is his home ( note...only open in summer). Reminds me of when you go to Seattle and see the original Starbucks...just a non-descipt place where a dynasty was born. Plus, Jo,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
5  Thank csrockclimber
Reviewed October 23, 2017

I had always wondered about J.C. Penny's first store. It is still in operation and sells current merchandise. Store still has original cash/sales sling system to centeral cashier on mezzanine (no longer used, but works). Merchandise of the period displayed about shelves. Clerk gave us...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Steve J
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Historical and wonderful. Interesting store and historical home. A short visit, friendly staff who are happy to share a piece of americsn history!

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank MelindaD214
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to see this iconic store started in 1902 and was greeted with a history of James Cash Penny from the store manager. James was truly an outstanding person with a great business sense and love of human kindness. If ever in this area...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Robert K
Reviewed June 18, 2017

To be honest, there's not much to see at the see at the store site. There are some antique cash registers and such on display, but mostly, this is a functional store versus a museum. The better exhibits are down the street at the JC...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank FLtallguy
Reviewed May 23, 2017

If you'd like an off the beaten path experience and you're going to be anywhere near Evanston, Wyoming drive a it north to see the orignianl J.C. Penney Store, known s the Mother Store ! The staff is very knowledgeable and willing to share written...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank smlhsr
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

We happened to be driving by Kemmerer, WY on US 30, so went about 5 miles out of our way to see the "Mother" store. It's really nothing to get excited about --basically a small JC Penney store with a few historical exhibits. It's certainly...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank CMN14
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November 27, 2018|
Response from bri82930 | Reviewed this property |
I’d call the store and ask