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Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

100 Fort St, Buffalo, WY 82834-1801
+1 307-684-9331
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An unexpected treasure

This museum is much more than it appears. It contains an impressive collection of Native American... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
shelly v
Packed with history

This museum may seem superficial at first because it is housed in an old building. The fact is... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
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100 Fort St, Buffalo, WY 82834-1801
+1 307-684-9331
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

This museum is much more than it appears. It contains an impressive collection of Native American artifacts, historic photographs, items from the Johnson County Cattle War, and displays pertaining to the Basque culture. There are also interactive displays for kids and some natural history exhibits...More

Thank shelly v
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This museum may seem superficial at first because it is housed in an old building. The fact is, it is a comprehensive and professional quality historical archive. Despite being a museum about Jim Gatchell they have a pretty complete history of the Wyoming range wars,...More

Thank Emerald1125
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This museum is located near corner of Highway 16 (Fort St) and Main Street. It has a nice selection of displays on history of Buffalo, Johnson County Wars and Native American culture in this area. There is a homestead cabin outside you can peer into....More

Thank mermaid82001
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This museum really had a lot to offer; history, artifacts, interactive displays, etc. It is well worth your time to visit, taking time to read as much as you can along the way. So much information and the staff was really friendly. They also have...More

Thank Brenda J
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Visit this museum first if you are going to visit the many historic sites in the area. Great gift shop as well.

Thank Qn44
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

A really neat museum. Lots of information, artifacts, and interactive displays. We learned a lot in just over an hour. Held the attention of our 15 and 19 year old.

Thank Karl T
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Visited here August 2nd 2017 Very interesting museum Most of it is from the private collection of a local druggist Jim Gatchell. If you're into western history like I am you will like this place. The exhibits cover not only the turbulent history of Johnson...More

Thank roadbumSWMich
Reviewed 11 July 2017

You can't visit Johnson County without learning a little something about the Johnson County Cattle War and this is the place to get the story. In addition to the local history of the cowboys, indians, and cattle rustlers, they've also got a great display about...More

Thank April P
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I moved to Buffalo almost a year ago and had wanted to visit the museum. They recently had their Free Day so we decided to go. Unfortunately because it was free it was crowded and everywhere we went we kept running into...More

Thank judystine
JGMMRegistrar, Manager at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Hi judystine! Thank you for your feedback, and also for giving us another chance on a day that won't be so crowded. Please know the gentleman you ran into is not a museum representative, and welcome (a year late) to Buffalo! Sylvia Bruner- director

Reviewed 2 July 2017

We happened to be there when they had a special function and it was free to the public plus they had old time skills that you could try outside the museum, i.e. tomahawk throwing; leather stamping; riding horses, etc. plus the Basque presenting their folk...More

Thank Pat S
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14 May 2015|
Response from JGMMRegistrar | Property representative |
We are indeed open in October! During the month of October we will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.