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The Brinton Museum

239 Brinton Road, Big Horn, WY 82833
+1 307-672-3173
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Breathtaking - building, art and view!

What a hidden delight. The art collection was diverse and well curated, especially the First... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cec M
Toronto, Canada
Doing More with Less makes for a Exquisite Museum

A modern building, tucked in the side of a foothill with the mountains towering behind it . . . The... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Thermopolis, Wyoming
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The Brinton Museum is located on the historic 620-acre Quarter Circle A Ranch in Big Horn, Wyoming and features 19th, 20th and 21st century Western and American Indian Art in a setting that is art unto itself. The Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building includes three floors featuring five galleries, a Museum Store, and the Brinton Bistro, offering indoor and outdoor dining with picturesque, 180-degree views of the Bighorn Mountains. Nestled into the hillside, the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building is anchored by a two-foot thick, 51-foot high, 209-foot long arced rammed earth wall, the tallest in North America. The design symbolically defines the space, bringing together the geological and spiritual nature of its Western and American Indian Art collections. Opened to the public in 1961, The Brinton Museum includes the historic Brinton Ranch House, built in 1892, well-kept grounds, gardens and outbuildings such as a carriage barn, saddle barn, milk house, and Little Goose Creek Lodge.
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
239 Brinton Road, Big Horn, WY 82833
+1 307-672-3173
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a hidden delight. The art collection was diverse and well curated, especially the First Nations section. I particularly loved the rammed earth building walls and the texture it added to the space. The dining space overlooks the mountains and I wish we had time...More

Thank Cec M
Reviewed 30 October 2017

A modern building, tucked in the side of a foothill with the mountains towering behind it . . . The Brinton Museum's architecture is just as artistically mesmerizing as the contents inside. That's enough to make it immediately appealing. After a long and unassuming drive...More

Thank AMRossi9242
Tod W, Public Relations Manager at The Brinton Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your visit. While our displayed collection is, indeed, modest, there is more to see during the summer months when the Brinton Ranch House is open for tours. We also try to rotate items from our extensive archives into...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

With a very wet, foggy day to spend in Sheridan, Wyoming, we were fortunate to be staying at a bed and breakfast that recommended a trip to the Brinton Museum. And, how thrilled we were to find this treasure. The museum is an institution dedicated...More

Thank ohsuzanna956
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We toured the earth-sheltered art museum during our visit to the Brinton ranch. The architecture of the building is stunning, with breathtaking views of the Big Horn mountains. The exhibits are striking. I was particularly taken with a 19th century Navajo blanket hanging on a...More

Thank circa2015
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A new modern building houses a good, not great, collection of western art and fine Indian artifacts. Layout of rooms and displays is excellent. Grounds are lovely, as is setting among the mountains, from the outdoor decks. The Brinton house tour is also a highlight,...More

Thank BunkyVA
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Modern Facility with galleries and gift shop. My wife took a tour of the old ranch house, I wandered the grounds to see the plants and trees. Located outside the town of Big Horn in a rural setting.

Thank mjhullah
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The museum is wonderful - who would have known such a lovely place existed. We had a tour of the original house and the young man was very knowledgeable and friendly. We thought we would eat at the museum-very nice place and the views are...More

Thank horses3440
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Brinton is a ranch near Sheridan WY with a trove of western art and usually some temporary art display. Beautiful grounds, fantastic western art with many original Remington and Russell pieces.

Thank Vern D
Reviewed 1 August 2017

THIS museum far exceeded our expectations! The new building is well-placed in a beautiful country setting near the Bighorn Mountains. The exhibits inside with the various original paintings from the Brinton collection (by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, etc) as well as others was superb...AND...More

Thank BonesAnderson
Barbara S, Development at The Brinton Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review the museum. I will pass your compliments on to Tyshon, he is an exceptional tour guide!

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

The museum had good collection of western art, with a saddle are that was unique. The property contains original house and a leather shop that was run by a man with over 40yrs of experience. Very interesting.

Thank rthau
Barbara S, Marketing & Development at The Brinton Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review and are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit!

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Judy T
17 July 2017|
Response from NewYorkWendy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an entrance fee. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors. Check the website for information.