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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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The trails west ... well explained.

This is a chance to understand the Oregon trail, the California trail, the Mormon trail, and the Pony Express. All the stories are told and integrated into historical timelines... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a chance to understand the Oregon trail, the California trail, the Mormon trail, and the Pony Express. All the stories are told and integrated into historical timelines that show how each passage west effected another. Definitely worth a stop.

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The center gives a great feeling for what pioneers experienced as they traveled on the trail through Casper.

Thank SuzyFR
Cupertino, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a great place to learn about why people went west using the Oregon Trail and the learn about the hard life they lead during the journey.

Thank Jerry T
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I really thought this was going to be a 15 minute, maybe half hour tops type of stop, a literal drive by if I needed to stop for moment to stretch my legs. NOPE!! I spent a good three hours here. This interpretive center was very educational and well put together. There was gallery for each trail that went over... More 

1 Thank Amy W
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a great center to learn history of trails, oregon, mormon, CA gold rush and pony express. It also has simulations for wagon rides. If you have the America the Beautiful pass it is free. We learned a lot about the history of these trails. Very interesting. Highly recommend it!

1 Thank leo88copper
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I didn't know that Casper was the crosswords of the Oregon Trail, California Gold rush stop, Pony Express route and Mormon trail. The key was the Platte River which runs east-west for about a third of the way from midwest to the west coast. It provided grazing and water, making covered-wagon logistics easy. At what is now Casper, the settlers... More 

1 Thank SantaFeDiva
Orderville, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This museum is really worth the visit. It is very kid friendly and such a great learning experience. We had so much fun here. I would definitely visit again.

1 Thank Suzie H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Would like to visit again, it had fantastic information about the area and the history of Casper and the settling of the west.

1 Thank Shane W
Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

The day we went here there was an outdoor event going on with lots of displays We had to park next door at the events centre and were taken across the field by covered wagon, this was a great bonus. The outdoor events included a Mormon handcart display that you could whell around and a tent portaying the lives of... More 

1 Thank Terry E
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

This museum, which we totally stumbled upon, is one of the best interpretive museums I've seen in a long time. Your Nat'l Park Pass will get you in free (and if you bought the Western Nat'l Parks Assn card, you'll get a discount at the bookstore). There is so much to see, to read, to do at this museum. Life-size... More 

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