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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

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Address: 1501 N Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601-1375
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:30

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Incredible Museum of American Pioneer History

Well worth the visit, whether you take young kids, teenagers, or both, like I did. This will be a visit the whole family enjoys.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Casper, Wyoming
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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the visit, whether you take young kids, teenagers, or both, like I did. This will be a visit the whole family enjoys.

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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As a historian, I like to visit museums that I haven't been to, and I'm very glad we went to this one! We were greeted at the door by a staff member, who gave us a quick run down on what we would see, and then escorted us to the main area where we watched and informative 18 minute video,... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a three year old through the Center. The wagon trip and interactive exhibits are very well done. There is a lot of information available. The have talks occasionally and the ones I have been to have been informative. They have a gift shop as well for visitors to Casper.

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Casper
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a cool set of displays. They have done a great job and the interactive part is the best. Kids really like this place. We love to take visitors and grand kids. Great place to go on a windy day, makes you feel like a real explorer.

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Hamilton, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would highly recommend for both a historic and geographical perspective of the area. Allow plenty of time for this activity as once you get there, it's hard to leave.

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Casper
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are so lucky to have this Trails Center in our community! History of the trails that came through our area (most of them did) with information about the settlers and the native americans at that time. Well worth the time to go through.

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in any of the western trails that passed through Wyoming, this is the place for you. The various galleries provide information for people of all ages. Many of the interesting exhibits in the galleries are interactive. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and very willing to answer to answer questions. Don't pass up this gem in... More 

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Tom Empey was one of the strongest supporters of the establishment of the "Trails" Center. He was in on all aspects of its development and one of his children did the incredible theater lighting design. When Tom passed away in early December, this seemed like the perfect venue for a memorial celebration. The staff was extremely helpful in the planning,... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The Historic Trails Center has something for all ages. From the hands-on activities to the theater presentation of traveling West from St. Louis . There are also many displays showing the trails West and the encounters of those brave souls who left everything, including their homes, and moved West in search of a new life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a fascinating place with stories of the west and the history of the US. I love the displays and the family activities! I have taken students here from grades K-8, and my family as well.

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