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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

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History at your fingertips!

This historical trails center is fabulous for any age with a lot of interactive exhibits and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Casper, Wyoming
Excellent Historic Center

Went to Casper Wyn, specifically to see this Center and it did not disappoint!!! ALL EXHIBITS done... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Boulder, Colorado, United States
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1501 N Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601-1375
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historical trails center is fabulous for any age with a lot of interactive exhibits and knowledgeable people. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy.

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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Went to Casper Wyn, specifically to see this Center and it did not disappoint!!! ALL EXHIBITS done in an excellent educational manner. Ride the prairie wagon across the N. Platte!!! Also take a ride in a stage coach!! Spend as much time as you want....More

Thank LindaMattusch
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend this museum. The museum is located above Casper. It shows all of the trails that go throur central Wyoming. Very well done.

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper, Wyoming, is an 11,000-square-foot facility that commemorates Native American history, early explorers and the travel corridor of the Oregon, Mormon, California and Pony Express trails as well as the Bridger and Bozeman trails through hands-on interactive exhibits...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We were not planning to stop on our way home from the Badlands, but did. Very well thought out presentations and displays of the trails heading west. I had no idea that everything heading west went through Casper. Well worth the stop just for the...More

Thank SaltLakeCityTreeFrog
Reviewed 4 October 2018

I was reminded of John Cleese's character Basil Fawlty's instruction to staff "Don't mention the war." Other than avoiding the important issue of the conflicts involved in the great westward migration, this is an excellent museum. The layout of the building on the edge of...More

Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

This museum is very special. Full of interesting and interactive displays, visitors walk around counter clockwise through very informative accounts of history. Be sure to watch the movie. Parking was easy.

1  Thank maryalicet2014
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Excellent history of immigrants trails to the West. A great way to spend time in Casper and learn about the settling of the west and how the immigrants managed to travel west via life and death experiences. Staff was friendly and well informed about the...More

1  Thank Jimbo1937
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Apparently a remarkably fine museum but not open on Sunday. Our bad planning but we had planned to visit Casper museums on Sunday, including this one, then fly out in afternoon. Travelers should build this into their planning: much of Casper is closed on Sunday,...More

1  Thank SusanKayH
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit. Admission is free but they accept donations. Great for kids. A lot of hands on for all ages. They have a simulated covered wagon you can ride in.

1  Thank Betty B
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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