List of museums in Wyoming


List of museums in Wyoming

This list of museums in Wyoming encompasses museums defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Location Region Area of study Summary
Anna Miller Museum Newcastle Northeast Local history Includes period displays, general store exhibit, one room school house, log cabin, fossils and local history displays
Bradford Brinton Memorial Museum Big Horn Central Multiple website, 1920s and 30s gentleman’s working ranch with collections of fine art, furnishings, historic and Native American artifacts
Buffalo Bill Historical Center Cody Northwest Multiple Complex of museums about history, Native Americans, natural history, Western art and firearms
Campbell County Rockpile Museum Gillette Northeast Local history website, includes rifles, saddles, Native American artifacts, fossils, quilts, and other memorabilia, coal mine video and exhibit, children's activities
Carbon County Museum Rawlins Southeast Local history website, exhibits include Union Pacific Railroad, pioneers, residents and outlaws, Native Americans, agriculture, and inventor Thomas Edison
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum Cheyenne Southeast American West Exhibits include Western horse-drawn carriages and wagons, Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo celebration, local history, pioneer artifacts and clothing, and Western and folk art
Chinese Joss House Museum Evanston Southwest Ethnic website, area Chinese immigration history from the 1870s through the 1930s
Chugwater Museum Chugwater Southeast History information
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum Cody Northwest Military website, opening May 2009, relic guns & other weapons from many time periods and locations
Colter Bay Visitor Center & Indian Arts Museum Grand Teton National Park Northwest Native American website, American Indian artifacts donated by the Rockefeller family
Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center Grand Teton National Park Northwest Multiple website, information, natural history, mountaineering, Western artifacts
Crook County Museum & Art Gallery Sundance Northeast Multiple website, exhibits include local history, period rooms, vintage clothing, weapons, arrowheads and art
Dancing Bear Folk Center Thermopolis Northwest Folk crafts Website
Devils Tower National Monument Hulett Northeast Multiple Visitor center exhibits about the geology, natural history and importance to area Native Americans of the monument
Dubois Museum Dubois Northwest Local history website, area Sheepeater Shoshone, petroglyphs, railroad, emigrants, geology, ranch furnishings and equipment
Fishing Bridge Museum Yellowstone National Park Northwest Natural history Wildlife found in Yellowstone National Park
Fort Bridger Fort Bridger Southwest Fort Restored barracks with museum, original buildings and reconstructed trading post
Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site Casper Central Military Includes reconstructed log fort buildings and a museum
Fort Fetterman Douglas Southeast Military Trail through fort ruins, restored officer's quarters and an ordnance warehouse with exhibits
Fort Laramie National Historic Site Near Torrington, WY Southeast Military Visitor center museum with exhibits, restored fort buildings
Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site Story Northeast Military Visitor center with exhibits, tour of fort remains
Fort Steele Museum Sinclair Southeast Fort Information, Website
Fossil Country Frontier Museum Kemmerer Southwest Local history website, information
Fossil Butte National Monument Kemmerer Southwest Natural history Visitor center features fossil exhibits
Fremont County Pioneer Museum Lander Northwest History website
Glendo Historical Museum Glendo Central Local history Information
Glenrock Paleontological Museum Glenrock Southeast Natural history Information, dinosaurs, fossils and paleontology
Grand Encampment Museum Encampment Southeast Open air website, timber, mining, and agricultural history, pioneer village and two-story outhouse
Green River Valley Museum Big Piney Southwest Local history website, exhibits include livestock brands, area coal mines, Wardell Buffalo Trap, restored homesteader cabin, ranching equipment, period displays
Guernsey State Park Museum Guernsey Southeast Local history Exhibits about the Civilian Conservation Corps and the natural and cultural history of the park
Hanna Basin Museum Hanna Southeast Local history website, coal mining town, ranching and railroad history
Historic Governors' Mansion Cheyenne Southeast Historic house
Homesteader Museum Powell Northwest Local history information
Homesteaders Museum Torrington Southeast Local history website, includes ranching and homestead artifacts, changing art exhibits
Hoofprints of the Past Museum Kaycee Northeast Local history information
Hot Springs County Museum & Cultural Center Thermopolis Northwest Local history website, exhibits include outlaws, Native Americans, oil & gas industries, coal mining, area wildlife, period Main Street business displays
J.C. Penney Homestead & Historical Foundation Kemmerer Southwest Historic house information, information, site of first J.C. Penney's store in the U.S.
Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum Jackson Hole Northwest History Website
Jim Gatchell Frontier History Museum Buffalo Northeast History Dioramas and artifacts of Johnson County and frontier history
King Saddlery Museum Sheridan Northeast History, Leather work Information
Laramie Peak Museum Wheatland Central History Information
Laramie Plains Museum Laramie Southeast Historic house Website
Little Snake River Museum Savery Southeast Open air website, includes a doctor's office, several cabins and historic houses
Madison Museum Yellowstone National Park Northwest Natural history
Medicine Bow Museum Medicine Bow Local history website
Meeteetse Bank Museum Meeteetse Northwest Bank information, information
Meeteetse Museum Meeteetse Northwest Local history website, information, includes Charles J. Belden Museum of Western Photography
Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting Greybull Northwest Aviation website, aircraft include World War II bombers and transport aircraft, and firefighting planes
Museum of the American West Lander Northwest Living website, umbrella for four museums: Fremont County Pioneer Museum, the Pushroot Living History Village, the Native Americans of the Central Plains and Rockies Museum and living history complex, and the Lander Children’s Museum
Museum of the Mountain Man Pinedale Southwest History
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center Dubois Northwest Natural history website, biology and habitat needs of the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center Casper Central American West website, story of America’s westward expansion, including Native Americans, explorers and mountain men, emigrants and Pony Express riders
Natural History Museum of Western Wyoming College Rock Springs Southwest Natural history information, replicas and casts of dinosaur fossils
National Museum of Wildlife Art Jackson Hole Northwest Art Fine art about wildlife
Nelson Museum of the West Cheyenne Southeast Multiple website, includes Native American, cowboy and rodeo artifacts, period room displays, weapons and military displays, natural history dioramas, fine Western art
Nici Self Museum Centennial Southeast Local history information, partially housed in a 1907 Hahn's Peak and Pacific Railroad depot, exhibits include local ranching, farming, and mining equipment and history
Nicolaysen Art Museum & Discovery Center Casper Central Art website, contemporary art
Norris Geyser Basin Museum Yellowstone National Park Northwest Natural history Geothermal geology, features of Norris Geyser and plant and animal life in thermal areas
Old Trail Town Cody Northwest Open air Includes over 26 historic buildings and artifacts, horse-drawn vehicles, Native American artifacts and memorabilia of the Wyoming frontier
Old West Wax Museum Thermopolis Northwest Wax website, information, over 50 life-size wax figures in 20 Western frontier historical dioramas.
Parco/Sinclair Museum Sinclair Southeast Local history information
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Jackson Hole Northwest Amusement
Riverton Museum Riverton Central Local history information
Rock Springs Community Fine Arts Center Rock Springs Southwest Art website
Rock Springs History Museum Rock Springs Southwest Local history website
Salt Creek Museum Midwest Northeast Industry information, history of the Salt Creek Oil Field and oilfield industry, period room displays
Saratoga Museum Saratoga Southeast History, geology website, exhibits include gems, minerals, Wyoming jade, fossils, pioneer home life artifacts
Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum Sheridan Northeast History Website
Shoshone Tribal Cultural Center Fort Washakie Northwest Native Americans Information
South Pass City State Historic Site South Pass City Southwest Open air
Stagecoach Museum Lusk Southeast Transportation website, information
Stolen Bell Museum Diamondville Southwest Local history information
Sweetwater County Historical Museum Green River Southwest Local history website
Tate Geological Museum Casper Central Geology website, part of Casper College, gems, fossils, minerals
Tecumsah's Old West Miniature Village & Museum Cody Northwest History website, indoor miniature village depicting the frontier history of Wyoming throughout the nineteenth century, located within Tecumseh's Frontier Trading Post
Ten Sleep Pioneer Museum Ten Sleep Northeast History information, pioneer life and artifacts
Trail End State Historic Site Sheridan Northeast Historic house website, website, mansion home of Governor John B. Kendrick
Trona Mining Museum of Bridger Valley Lyman Southwest Mining information, mining and uses of the mineral trona
Uinta County Museum Evanston Southwest Local history website, includes local history, ranching, household, railroad, fashion, military, Native American, and Chinese displays
University of Wyoming Anthropology Museum Laramie Southeast Anthropology website
University of Wyoming Art Museum Laramie Southeast Art Website
University of Wyoming Geological Museum Laramie Southeast Natural history website, fossils, rocks, and mineral specimens
University of Wyoming Insect Museum Laramie Southeast Natural history Website
Upton Red Onion Museum Upton Northeast Local history information
Warren ICBM & Heritage Museum Cheyenne Southeast Military website, history of F. E. Warren Air Force Base
Washakie Museum Worland Northwest Multiple website, fossils and Colby mammoth kill site display, Shoshone artifacts, art, pioneer and local history
Werner Wildlife Museum Casper Central Natural history website, part of Casper College, information
Western History Center Lingle Southeast Local history, paleontology information
Wright Centennial Museum Wright Northeast History Information
Wyoming Arts Council Gallery Cheyenne Southeast Art website
Wyoming Children’s Museum and Nature Center Laramie Southeast Nature center Website
Wyoming Dinosaur Center Thermopolis Northwest Paleontology
Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum Rawlins Southeast Prison Information, information
Wyoming Governor's Mansion Cheyenne Southeast Historic house
Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum Douglas Southeast History website, period displays, antiques and pioneer artifacts
Wyoming State Capitol Cheyenne Southeast Historic site
Wyoming State Museum Cheyenne Southeast Multiple website, includes Wyoming history, art, natural history and fossils, industry, Native Americans, pioneers and cultural heritage
Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site Laramie Southeast Prison website
Wyoming Transportation Museum Cheyenne Southeast Transportation
Wyoming Veterans' Memorial Museum Casper Central Military website, located at the Casper/Natrona County International Airport


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