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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

1501 N Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601-1375
+1 307-261-7700
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More than a museum

This is a great place to take kids of all ages. We had a 15 year old and even he was interested... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Cheyenne, Wyoming
via mobile

This is a beautiful museum! Before you enter the building, theirs a panoramic view of Casper... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Marissa G
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1501 N Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601-1375
+1 307-261-7700
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to take kids of all ages. We had a 15 year old and even he was interested. Lots of hands on exhibits and interaction. Adults will enjoy it as much! Great history lesson. It's better if you have time to...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful museum! Before you enter the building, theirs a panoramic view of Casper mountain. I couldn't help but stop and look at the view. Crisp cool air just took my breath away. The museum is free! Theirs an 18 minute video that...More

2  Thank Marissa G
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This museum tells the story of the Mormon, California, and Oregon Trails, which all pass through Casper and were used to settle the west. It also honors the heritage of the early Native Americans, and the Pony Express. The exhibits are set out in a...More

1  Thank Bitesize36
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This free museum beautifully tells the story about the different trails that passed through this area with people migrating across the country in the 1800s. It covers the Oregon, California, Morman trails and the Pony Express. There is a moving multimedia presentation, sections about each...More

1  Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I stopped here with my elderly mom and sister for a couple of hours as a driving break from our MT to CO trip. To our delight, entry was FREE! We explored the history and read the personal journal accounts of pioneers and settlers who...More

1  Thank Jana A
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

If visiting the area, anyone would be remiss not to visit this wonderful FREE center. They had a really nice 18 minute film in their theatre which was terrific and the the guide was so accommodating to us and friendly. The displays were among the...More

1  Thank jeannem284
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The interpretive center sits a hill providing a wonderful view of the landscape. The building is beautiful and the washrooms are very clean. The staff was helpful in providing information to sites throughout the state and provied a nifty coupon book. While the inforamtion is...More

1  Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

It's a good overview of western emigration in the mid 1800s. Allow about an hour and a half, we had an hour and I felt rushed.

1  Thank lynnieBH
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

They have a great displays of covered wagons and anything related to settlers that were challenged by the Oregon and California trails.

Reviewed 31 May 2017

We were late getting there and only had maybe 20 minutes and only got to "skim" through. There is quite a bit of history here worth taking your time.

1  Thank Connie Moeller H
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6 March 2017|
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Response from SM_Renaissance | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this is a worthwhile stop, and conveniently located minutes from I25, 20/26 and 220.
27 May 2016|
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Response from Bill C | Reviewed this property |
I am not familiar with the Baker site but assume its in Baker City Oregon? The Casper Historic Trails Center is unique in that it show cases the several main East-West immigrant routes that went through the Casper area in... More