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Pioneer Memorial Museum

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Address: 400 West Center, Douglas, WY 82633
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+1 307-358-9288
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 05:00
Sat 10:00 - 05:00

Explore Wyoming's pioneer history. Admission is FREE! The purpose of the...

Explore Wyoming's pioneer history. Admission is FREE! The purpose of the Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum is to collect, preserve, interpret and display historical and cultural materials related to westward expansion, to Wyoming pioneers in particular and the west in general. Come enjoy: the teepee from the movie "Dances With Wolves", historic photographs, pioneer history, WY State Fair history, Native American artifacts, one room schoolhouse, early day bar pioneer living, Dr.'s buggy, historic cabin, wagons, stock detective Tom Horn's saddle, rifles; such as once belonged to Nate Champion.

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Good things in a small package

The Pioneer museum on Douglas is a moderately sized building filled with artifacts from the surrounding ranches, fort (Fetterman) and archeological digs. It has one of Tom Horn's... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Pioneer museum on Douglas is a moderately sized building filled with artifacts from the surrounding ranches, fort (Fetterman) and archeological digs. It has one of Tom Horn's saddles on display which would be of great interest to those "Wild West" history enthusiasts. The firearms displays are interesting in that they include sidearms and long arms from area ranchers as... More 

Thank Trumpetprof
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Triple A book is correct, this museum is worth stopping for. Great history lesson. The exhibits are well marked, although, a few need to be reprinted.

Thank Gottrips
Los Angeles
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you want to see how Wyoming residents have lived and shared their cultures and lifestyles, this is the place to visit

Thank sfw
North Platte, Nebraska
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a free Museum! they do except donations. Its a bout a hour self guided tour. there are items from the early 1800's to the mid 1940's the exhibits were labeled well. They had several antiques Fire Arms, Cowboy articles, Ladies clothing articles. The extra is the teepee from Dances with Wolves movie. we enjoyed it very much.

Thank elflongshanks
Rockford, Illinois
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We are not typically museum people but we both really enjoyed pottering around several galleries of this museum. The staff were most friendly and happy to see us. The rooms all have so much stuff in them, it is impossible to take in everything but to be able to dip here and there into an area of interest is a... More 

Thank Pam C
Shamrock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Being history buffs, this is the type of place we love to visit. Everything is well laid out and easily accessible. The have added several rooms over the past few years and need all the space they can get. There is something here for everyone, especially their old rifles and WWII gear. The locals have contributed some very nice artifacts... More 

Thank Retired_in_MX
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

The guide was very nice. It is a self tour, but so well laid out you can see and enjoy all. The quilts were beautiful. Full room displays of early times. A saloon..Native Indian information. Outstanding photos. Dishes, etc displays. Well, worth the time.

Thank Grandma1087
Berea, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The price is certainly right: free. But that doesn't mean this isn't a good museum. The artifacts are varied -- one room takes you from the late 1800s through World War I to World War II. Another room shows ladies fashions from different eras. Another room is devoted to Native American artifacts -- but they are mostly Navajo because the... More 

Thank Martin R
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

This museum is huge! Plus it is free admission. SO worth the stop, but allow plenty of time as this place is large! If you like to look at everything and take your time, allow at least 1-2 hours, if not more.

Thank J T
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Stopped at the museum while my daughter was in the area for business. Was not prepared for the amount of artifacts and displays to see. I was there for hours and still barely finished seeing everything. Extensive collection of guns and rifles, clothing, uniforms, artifacts from wars and daily living from the last 200 years. Very impressive and it's free!!... More 

Thank 4cheerysmile

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