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“Well worth a 1-hour detour”

University of Wyoming Geological Museum
Ranked #5 of 34 things to do in Laramie
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Willow Grove, PA
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Well worth a 1-hour detour”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

The Geology Museum on the beautiful University of Wyoming campus is worth at least an hour's visit to see two complete, mounted dinosaur skeletons if nothing else. And, there's plenty more to see, too. The museum is in the midst of renovations, so some of the displays were not complete when we visited in July 2013, but there was more than enough to keep my wife and me interested during our 1-1/2 hour visit. The museum is free--even more of an incentive to visit--and the graduate student who greeted us when we visited was friendly and very knowledgeable.

Visited July 2013
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Erie, Colorado
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A must stop.”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

This place is great, if your driving past this area you should stop. Open on the weekend. was very impressed with my visits. Staff was nice and helpful. Plus it was free!

Visited July 2013
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Greeley, Colorado
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Small but worth the visit”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

The date on our visit is wrong. We visited this a long time ago. At that time is was a delightful little museum tucked away on campus. It's well worth the visit. It's small enough to make for a quick filler in your schedule and is right on campus to allow for visits to other interesting sites.

Visited October 2012
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Lansing, Michigan
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150 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“geologists wet dream”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

great displays of Wyoming geology, fossils, and history. Amazing exhibits and well maintained and run. Too bad that the state doesn't fund this place any more, it's a real draw.

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Round Rock, Texas
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73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not available at the time.”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

We came to Laramie to see the Geological Museum but it had not reopened yet. The reopening had been delayed until November. But with all of the work being done it will be even better than before!

Visited September 2012
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