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From in-depth interpretive centers to museums of wildlife art and Western heritage, visitors will have plenty to see and do in The Real America's museums. The region is proud of its pioneering heritage and offers some of the most unique and worthwhile museums and American cultural attractions in the country.


Casper, Wyoming

992 N. Poplar St.
Casper, WY 82601

Toll Free: (800) 852.1889
Phone: (307) 234.5362
Fax: (307) 261.9928
Email: [email protected]


Casper's diverse history and modern culture come together in a unique assembly of museums. 

FORT CASPAR is a reconstructed 1865 frontier army fort, 1859 Guinard bridge, museum and an 1847 Mormon ferry situated on the original site of four intersecting pioneer trails. 

THE SCIENCE ZONE is where education is fun!  Kids and adults alike are drawn to the interactive stations which focus on science, math, and technology. 

THE TATE GEOLOGICAL MUSEUM is located on the Casper College campus, and houses over 3,000 fossil and mineral specimens.  Exhibitions include touch/feel fossils for personal investigation.

THE NICOLAYSEN ART MUSEUM and DISCOVERY CENTER features contemporary art of the Central Rockies and the High Plains, with more than 25,000 square feet of galleries, classrooms and the kid-oriented Discovery Center.

THE HISTORIC TRAILS INTERPRETIVE CENTER offers the latest in interaction-designed museums, featuring state-of-the-art technology.  The museum allows the visitor to experience what pioneer life was like for the early emigrants traveling on the Oregon Trail, California Trail, Mormon Trail, Bozeman Trail, Bridger Trail, and the Pony Express Trail.

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Deadwood's Adams Museum

Explore three floors of captivating exhibits featuring the geological, natural and cultural history of Deadwood and the Black Hills: Now featuring an exhibition of select items from the City of Deadwood’s Wild Bill Hickok Collection, including Wild Bill’s gun. View a rare plesiosaur, Potato Creek Johnny’s gold nugget and a vast collection of historic photographs, maps, gold mining ephemera and American Indian artifacts. Visit the Adams Bros. Bookstore, hailed the best in the Black Hills. The Adams Museum was named one of the top 10 best Western History Museums for 2008 by True West Magazine.  Summer hours: (May – September) daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Winter hours: (October – April) Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission by donation.

54 Sherman St.
Deadwood, SD  57732
Phone: 605-578-1714
Email: [email protected]

Historic Adams House

This fully-restored Queen Anne-style Victorian mansion is a virtual time capsule of Deadwood’s turn-of-the-century upper class. The home is filled with original artifacts – from monogrammed silver, family photos and furnishings to cookies in a cookie jar -- that chronicle Deadwood’s transition from a rough and tumble mining camp to a stable center of industry and commerce.  Families welcome. Summer hours: (May – September) daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Winter hours: (October – April) Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tours: $7 for adults, $2 for children 10 and under.

22 Van Buren Avenue
Deadwood, SD 57732
Phone: 605-578-3724
Email: [email protected]

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