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“Dino-topia!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of University of Wyoming Geological Museum

University of Wyoming Geological Museum
Ranked #5 of 32 things to do in Laramie
Certificate of Excellence
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Dino-topia!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

This small museum on the campus of the University of Wyoming is well worth the time to see it. When you first walk in you see life size skeletal replicas of dinosaurs that are found at archeological sites in Wyoming. There are lots of fossils, rocks and minerals that are found in the region. One of my favorite displays was the luminescent rocks that glowed in the dark under a black light. This attraction is free and worth the time to see it. Your kids will love the dinosaurs!

Visited December 2013
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Houston
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128 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Impressive specimens”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

This pocket museum displays impressive local specimens...dinosaurs and other. It is true to its focus on the Wyoming region.

Visited October 2013
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Laramie, WY
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun museum for kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

The UW Geological museum is wonderful for kids, especially if they are at an age when they are absolutely fascinated by dinosaurs. It's relatively small with a fair number of real dinosaur skeletons--perfect for the attention span of tykes my grandson's age. It's also free, so there's no worry if the kids get fidgety and have had enough. The Museum was recently renovated and some exhibits are still a work in progress. In addition to the Geology Museum, there are some other intriguing fossils and rocks hidden in small cases throughout the Geology building which the staff will tell you about if you ask. The Museum is currently open Monday through Saturday from 10 to 4. As with virtually all college campuses these days, parking can be problematic on week days. There are paid parking meters available behind the Student Union within easy walking distance. There is also an information counter in the Union where they can direct you if you are unfamiliar with the campus.

Visited August 2013
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Laramie, Wyoming, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“2 hours of fun and science for the kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

This is a great stop for a family. It take about 2 hours to experience it all, and you could make it in an hour if you hurried along. It's free, but student staff is usually available to answer questions. Parking can be difficult to find. You'll either need to use the metered parking lots on the east side of campus or find street parking on the north or west side of campus. Either way be prepared for a couple of blocks walking to reach it. Don't forget to throw a pinecone into the T-Rex's mouth on your way out - It's tradition!

Visited August 2013
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229 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“A great way to spend a few hours with kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

The museum had 2 floors and real dinosaur skeletons. We really like the black room where you can see rocks that light up when the light goes off. There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted. My grand kids love it there.

Visited June 2013
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