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Fremont County Pioneer Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Super museum for a small town-very clean and organized well

Often small town museums are dated and a little smelly but not this one! Learned so much about... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
tomcatnicol
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Casper, Wyoming
Very impressed

I don’t think I was expecting much, but I spent a delightful hour and a half going through this... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
LuP1000
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Excelsior, Minnesota
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The Fremont County Pioneer Museum in Lander is located at the foot of the Wind River Mountains in west central Wyoming and is Wyoming's oldest history museum. Beginning in 1916 the collections of artifacts include amazing Native American collections...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1443 Main St, Lander, WY 82520-2649
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+1 307-332-3339
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

This small two-story museum packs a big punch... Its exhibits document the settling of the area around Lander, including the history of the Mountain Men... There are lots of pioneer artifacts, including a live-in covered wagon you can climb up into, and some mock-up pioneer...More

Thank michaelgG8296LJ
ScottG3304, Manager at Fremont County Pioneer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for the great review, we very much appreciate it and are very glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 7 October 2018

Often small town museums are dated and a little smelly but not this one! Learned so much about Lander and the surrounding areas. Wyoming has so much great history that few people realize. Spent 2 hours but could of spent more if I had the...More

Thank tomcatnicol
ScottG3304, Manager at Fremont County Pioneer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit to the Pioneer Museum and thanks for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor.

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I don’t think I was expecting much, but I spent a delightful hour and a half going through this museum. I learned a lot and would highly recommend a visit here

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Scott G, Manager at Fremont County Pioneer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

So happy you enjoyed your visit to the Pioneer Museum. Thanks very much for the nice review!

Reviewed 8 July 2018

The pioneer museum is superb. It gives you the history and shows what it was like to live in Wyoming for the pioneers. The displays are informative and interesting. The lady on the desk was friendly and helpful and we had the museum pretty much...More

Thank Barry and Nicol... G
Scott G, Manager at Fremont County Pioneer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit. We are glad you enjoyed the visit and very much appreciate such a positive review.

Reviewed 14 June 2018

We like to visit small town museums so we stopped here for a look. It was two stories which seemed large for a small town. We enjoyed our brief visit here looking at the local artifacts and would have liked to spend a little more...More

Thank houstonnative47
Scott G, Manager at Fremont County Pioneer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thanks for stopping. You are welcome back any time.

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We stopped to view both museums and was very impressed with both. The museum has excellent displays of life for the pioneers. would highly recommend. Plan to spend at least a couple of hours.

Thank vernon h
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This not-so-small local museum sets out the growth of Lander and the surrounding area. VERY well done.

Thank Tom K
Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thanks very much for the kind words, we are pleased you enjoyed our museum and our history.

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Local non-profit. Staffed by locals who really know what they are taking about. Great insight into old west railhead, cattle town.

Thank MinshallFamily5
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We spent a very good hour looking through this well done Museum. It has a wide variety of History items including local history and Native American items. There are adjacent Pioneer cabins, buildings and homes though they are not technically part of the museum. Do...More

Thank TheSpear
Management response:Responded 29 August 2017

Thanks for the kind words regarding our museum, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We are very proud of the staff at the Pioneer Museum, they work hard to ensure everyone has a worthwhile experience. If you are back in the area, Fremont County...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Very nice 2-story museum with alot of local history. displays nicely done. It appears the locals have really supported the museum with alot of memorabilia

Thank Beverly Y
Management response:Responded 5 May 2017

Thanks for stopping. We are glad you enjoyed the museum. We do receive good support from our community for the Pioneer Museum. Fremont County has two other County supported museums, the Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center and the Riverton Museum. Thanks again for visiting.

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John F
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Response from ScottG3304 | Property representative |
Hi John The Wild Horse sanctuary is not affiliated with any of the Fremont County Museums but they charge $35 per person and are open Monday-Friday10-2 and Saturday 11-2. Their phone number is 307-438-3838. Hope this helps
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