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“Best Kept Secret In the Area; Far Away from the Maddening Crowds”

Crook County Museum
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Sundance
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: History doesn’t have a state line; the historical aspects of the west can be seen in the Crook County Museum &Art Gallery in picturesque Sundance, Wyoming right off of interstate 90. The History of Crook County is depicted in the many dioramas and exhibits, over 7000 artifacts, which are housed in the lower level of the Crook County Court House. The original court room where the Sundance Kid had his trial is on display in one of our permanent exhibits along with a gun exhibit that is phenomenal. Experience a walk through time in the replica barn and stable with its buggy and work tools. Glance in the bunk house that has all the amenities a cowboy bachelor could want. Listen for the sounds of stampeding buffalo hooves as you look at the Vore Buffalo Jump diorama with all its grand archeology discoveries. Go on an adventure of a lifetime with Custer and his men as they trek through the Black Hills in the Expedition of 1874. Follow the trails and the tribulations of his men as they fight for survival against nature, the illicit miners, and the natives.
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Do Yourself a Big Favor, while You are in the area, and make TIme to visit Sundance, WY (where the Sundance Kid got his name). In the County Court House is one of the Finest Western Museums around !! It is quiet, un-crowded, air conditioned, brimming with Ancestral Pride and Full of Treasures. Perhaps the Finest Treasure is the Curator, Mr Rocky. His Stories and Tales, Never Fail to bring History to LIFE!! The exhibits range from Pre-Cambrian to Current, with something of Interest for Every One !!!! DON'T Miss this Wonderful Resource!

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

good old time museum. travelling from rapid city to Gillette, we found this museum by chance, being sunday it was closed. We returned on Monday to find it was worth the trip. we spoke to the person there who was a volunteer and found him very interesting to speak to and he was most helpful and informative. A lot of very interesting exhibits and free, although they appreciate donations.

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is the "best lil" museum in Wyoming and I've been to dozens. Every bit of space is packed with historical artifacts and memorabalia from the bygone years of the 1800's. I go there once a year for the past four years and find something new every trip. And the curator has a heart of gold besides being a walking western encyclopedia!

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Stopped here on the way to Devil's Tower. There was no one in the museum (staff or visitors), but I spent twenty or thirty minutes poking around the exhibits. Lots of old rifles and an old poker table where Capone allegedly played. Be sure to see the statue of the Sundance Kid outside the museum, that was my favourite part of Sundance.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

We finally found this museum (in the basement), but it was worth looking for. The curator walked around with us, explaining different displays. There was a lot to see here. We particularly liked the displays of the Vore Buffalo Jump, since we had just visited it. Also liked displays about the Sundance Kid who was from here.

Thank OBX
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