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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

1501 N Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601-1375
+1 307-261-7700
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Good family fun

The trail center has excellent displays, knowledgeable staff, and some interesting videos. If you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
judytroh
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Casper, Wyoming
FREE Great for young and old alike=fantastic paintings of life on the trails until June 27th 2018

Go before June 27th if possible or follow artist Julie Rogers "Heroes of the Emigrant Trails... read more

Reviewed yesterday
tomcatnicol
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Casper, Wyoming
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1501 N Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601-1375
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Reviewed yesterday

The trail center has excellent displays, knowledgeable staff, and some interesting videos. If you have time, bring good walking shoes and walk outside to get a feel for the countryside. They also have a nice gift shop with lots of historical books and fun items...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Go before June 27th if possible or follow artist Julie Rogers "Heroes of the Emigrant Trails" series. The paintings are fantastic and the stories that go along with them are interesting and heart breaking. This is a great place to go to before exploring Casper's...More

Thank tomcatnicol
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely stop and learn about the western migration. Extremely helpful staff, and great exhibits of the pioneers and fantastic display on the perspective of the American Indians.

Thank Carl B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What luck to have stopped here on a road trip from NY to Yellowstone. I am now eager to learn more about the emigrations to the west, especially the handcart journeys. Sitting in a simulation of a wagon crossing a raging river was amazing. The...More

Thank Betsy M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like history and want to know more about the pioneer trails to the west, be sure to stop here. A video approximately 15 minutes long is shown and there are many other displays and information about the opening of the west from when...More

1  Thank susieQ304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place. There are so many exhibits and multiple videos and we spent almost two hours here.

Thank Patricia N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were welcomed by a staff member the moment we walked in. Everyone there was eager to share their knowledge and give helpful information. A great place to get a glimpse into the history of Casper and the surrounding areas.

Thank LFarks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four different treks west went through Casper, WY, and the Interpretive Center examines each of them. Each trip took place at different times, with different destinations, and different technology. Very interesting and well presented. Even better? It's a free exhibit. The view of Casper from...More

2  Thank Bucky D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought I knew some about the western migrations in the 1800’s...not really. What a remarkable interpretive setting. A bonus was an art exhibit of paintings by an artist who took written histories of participants and represented them in beautiful paintings. WELL worth several hours...More

1  Thank AirstreamR
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing - so much information and history that I didn't know. Learned so much about the pioneers - the interactive exhibits were great - even went the next day to see the Oregon Trail wagon ruts in Guernsey, Wyoming. The staff was...More

1  Thank suzette24
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L 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.
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franks775
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
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