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“Great Museum”

Museum of the American West
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Lander
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a great museum. It is very well done. It is definitely worth a visit. All the displays are designed and displayed very well. The museum is run by volunteers and they were very friendly and helpful. The relocated and preserved buildings outside in back are great examples Old West buildings and worth seeing. We also attended the Wednesday night Indian song & dance that was outstanding. The Chief explained the dances before they were performed. There is no fee for any of this but donations are accepted. They do pass a hat at the end of the Indians' performance.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

We arrived here at 4pm just as they closed but thank you to the wonderful Maggie Appleby who insisted on opening up to show us the buildings and tell us the history about the area. She really put herself out to show us around which was really appreciated. They have done a fantastic job recreating these historic buildings. A visit to remember! Thank you Maggie.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

I am pleased that I could add this museum to the list. This is one of those places too easily overlooked by the casual tourist and it needed to be added to the TripAdvisor listing. There are several outstanding examples of First Nation artwork on display modern and historic. both the exhibits inside and outside are worth going through and spending time viewing. There is an old camp wagon on the first floor that teaches you more about the subject in a few short minutes than you could ever believe. This museum is a great example of what can be done to make Western, American history come alive and be something to go wow over.

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