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Wyoming Dinosaur Center

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A superb, world class selection of dinosaurs and other important fossils

I've been to the museum countless times. When I was teaching I would take my students there for a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jeb S
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Thermopolis, Wyoming
I had no idea this place was so cool.

The family and I stopped here and it was amazing. Check this place out. So many dinos under 1 roof... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Experience one of the top ten dinosaur museums in the world! The Wyoming Dinosaur Center has over 50 mounted skeletons of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, in addition to thousands of fossils from across Wyoming and around the world. Take a...more
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110 Carter Ranch Rd, Thermopolis, WY 82443-2457
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Reviewed yesterday

I've been to the museum countless times. When I was teaching I would take my students there for a field lab where they investigated numerous questions relating to the fossils, so it became more than just a field trip. Some of the dinosaurs will probably...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeb S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The family and I stopped here and it was amazing. Check this place out. So many dinos under 1 roof. Gift shop was great.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trevor T
WYDinoCenter, Public Relations Manager at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Surprise, Trevor T! Yes, surprise seems to big part of our museum. The surprise you felt is similar to the surprise our visitors have every summer during our Dig for a Days, as they dig through 150 million year old rock to discover the first...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice museum with nice displays of fossils and skeletons. Some are original and some are recreations (They do a good job of pointing this out. The fossils come primarily from Wyoming, Germany and Morocco . Entrance fee of $10.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank keith830
WYDinoCenter, Public Relations Manager at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, keith830! If there's one thing we pride ourselves on at the WDC, is showing the reality of paleontology - that often means that in order to have a full museum, replicas must be used. This is why we mark which of our specimens are...More

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing and interesting!! Staff was friendly!! Exhibits were beautiful!! A lot to see and I love the window to allow you to see where the magic of taking care of these fossils happens! Enjoyable for whole family!!More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BS D
WYDinoCenter, Public Relations Manager at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Hello, BS D! There's a lot that goes into the science of dinosaurs, and you get to see and experience each part of the process at the WDC. Our staff is always available for questions and deep looks into the prehistoric past, and you can...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018

I visited Thermopolis primarily just to see this museum. It is one of the top 10 dinosaur related museums in the world and has been rated the overall #1 best in the USA. I totally agree after seeing it! It is really incredible. Besides all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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WYDinoCenter, Public Relations Manager at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Hey, OBIDOCRL! It seems you really enjoyed our museum! Yes, we consistently make the Top Ten lists of the world's dinosaur museums for our fantastic collection of fossils from around the world - including over 30 mounted dinosaur skeletons. Our Archaeopteryx is one of the...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018

Come early, stay for a time and view the exhibits leisurely. Many real dino relics and some 'creations'. One particular specimen is the only one in the americas and only one of a few in the world. A visit to this museum is an excellent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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WYDinoCenter, Public Relations Manager at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you, George H! Thermopolis is an undiscovered gem of Wyoming (an undiscovered gem in its own way) and we're thrilled you decided to take in the other wonders of the region. Our museum does have a mixture of real fossil specimens and replicas from...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018

Very well done museum. They have an extensive display of fossils from every era, and have done a bang-up job with their life sized displays of various dinosaurs. A must for any Dino affectionado😀 I learned a lot.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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WYDinoCenter, Public Relations Manager at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Surprise, hatleary! In many ways, our museum is like the process of finding dinosaur bones. At first, you're unsure what it is and whether it's worth the time and energy. But once you dig in and explore the discovery, you realize how fantastic it is,...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018

Allow yourself plenty of time to see this! The displays are comprehensive, well-lit, and really well-explained. It was a pleasure to spend part of a day here. The current building barely houses the displays, and I hope the Center's plans for a new facility can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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WYDinoCenter, Public Relations Manager at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hey, Seaside653437! It seems you had a great time with out museum! When the WDC first opened in 1995, nobody knew what it was going to become. Now that we know what we are, our goals for the future of our museum and specimens are...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018

This was a hidden gem for us. We had driven by before, but never stopped. Dinosaurs in Thermopolis, no way. Well, yes WAY. Great display of dino's dug from this site and the surrounding areas, along with some more obscure items. All and all the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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WYDinoCenter, Public Relations Manager at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hey there, Ride A H! Thermopolis wasn't typically thought of as a dinosaur destination, so we set out to show the world the richness of our little town. We seem to make quite the impression with you! But we wouldn't be able to build such...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

It isn't often that you find a world-wide attraction a small town such as Thermopolis. But the Wyoming Dinosaur Center (which could be called the World Dinosaur Center if it so desired!) is a world-class institution. True, there aren't many centers devoted to Dinosaurs but...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Richard H
WYDinoCenter, Public Relations Manager at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thanks, Richard H! It's a honor to be one of the world's top dinosaur museums, and and even higher honor to bring Wyoming the recognition is deserves as the true "Jurassic Park!" There's something special about seeing dinosaurs in a museum, then stepping out the...More

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GemmaC1853
21 June 2018|
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Response from WYDinoCenter | Property representative |
Thank you for the question, Gemma C! We are still in the master planning phases for our new facility. A building project of this scale and ambition requires a lot of intense planning. We hope to begin construction in the... More
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Allison D
7 May 2018|
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Response from WYDinoCenter | Property representative |
Hello, Allison! Our dig sites tours last about an hour and a half, including twenty minutes for travel to and from the sites. You will get a brief overview of the history and prehistory of the area, learn about the digging... More
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Leesa S
5 May 2018|
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Response from WYDinoCenter | Property representative |
Hello, Leesa! Thank you for your question. The admission price for adults is $10 and we accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards. We hope to see you in Thermopolis!
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