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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

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Address: 1501 N Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601-1375
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+1 307-261-7700
09:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:30

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The Interpretive Center is free! Excellent displays. Many interactive displays. My grandchildren participated in the Junior Explorer program and loved it. Staff friendly and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Little Falls, Minnesota
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Green Bay, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had some time to kill after a work meeting. So went and took a tour through the museum. It is very hands on. It is very informative. I liked the experience a lot. I think my 8 yo son would love it too. However, I was expecting to get to actually walk on part of the Oregon trail. Nope.... More 

Thank klvaile
Little Falls, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Interpretive Center is free! Excellent displays. Many interactive displays. My grandchildren participated in the Junior Explorer program and loved it. Staff friendly and helpful. Great for families!

Thank 96sherryb
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent attraction. Lots to do for children and adults presented in a fun and interesting way. The interactive wagon ride fording the river and stagecoach ride across the prairie are highlights. The staff is friendly and well trained. You can spend a minimum of 45 min to see the film made on location on the Oregon Trail for a good... More 

Thank Patricia N
Ovid, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went and had a great time, one of the projectors was broke so it was free. They had really good displays and a treadmill that told how fast you had to walk with your cart to beat the winter snow.

Thank rickandnetteovid
Casper, Wyoming
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is an awesome place to learn about the people who passed through or stayed in Casper. And the best thing? it's interactive so whether you have children with you or not there's something for everyone!

Thank Cory Z
Casper, Wyoming
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Well worth the visit, whether you take young kids, teenagers, or both, like I did. This will be a visit the whole family enjoys.

1 Thank SM_Renaissance
Greeley, Colorado
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

As a historian, I like to visit museums that I haven't been to, and I'm very glad we went to this one! We were greeted at the door by a staff member, who gave us a quick run down on what we would see, and then escorted us to the main area where we watched and informative 18 minute video,... More 

1 Thank MrsPennyB
Casper, Wyoming
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I took a three year old through the Center. The wagon trip and interactive exhibits are very well done. There is a lot of information available. The have talks occasionally and the ones I have been to have been informative. They have a gift shop as well for visitors to Casper.

1 Thank Robert S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

What a cool set of displays. They have done a great job and the interactive part is the best. Kids really like this place. We love to take visitors and grand kids. Great place to go on a windy day, makes you feel like a real explorer.

1 Thank Wyoming Y
Hamilton, Indiana
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Would highly recommend for both a historic and geographical perspective of the area. Allow plenty of time for this activity as once you get there, it's hard to leave.

1 Thank D H

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