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University of Wyoming Geological Museum

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Address: 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071
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+1 307-766-2646

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Like Dinosaurs, this is worth a stop

They have one of the most complete Brontosaurus fossils along with other interesting specimens. Small museum worth a stop if you have kids with you or love fossils and dinosaurs.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 March 2016
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Denver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

They have one of the most complete Brontosaurus fossils along with other interesting specimens. Small museum worth a stop if you have kids with you or love fossils and dinosaurs.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Easy access on Campus, nice exhibits, pleasant staff. Several museums in the area so okay to park car and walk around. Beautiful campus. Also recommend going Down Town to look at the painted Murals on the Buildings. Nice walk as you look at shops.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Many visitors never learn to find this hidden gem that recounts the glory days of big dinosaur excavation In Wyoming at Como Bluff and elsewhere! Most specimens were carted away to big cities but casts remain and other surprisingly nice fossil examples have found a home here. I particularly like the life size T Rex facsimile out front looming over... More 

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jacksonville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

The other reviews mention the terrific computerized topographical sandbox and the flourescent rocks. The dino exhibits are great but don't miss the upstairs exhibits illustrating the Great Western Seaway that covered Wyoming, Colirado and other Western states around 100 million years ago. The pictures illustrate Africa bumping into America and there is also a skeleton for a mosasaur, an ancient... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

Free, interesting and on the campus of the University of Wyoming. Very nice collection and well labeled. This is something that you should visit you are in the area.

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Galion, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Parking is not good. Lots of stairs to climb and signing is not good. The signs have no arrows to point the way to the building. The exibits are good and show a good deal of how the earth was eons ago. They have some hands on exibits and things for children to touch and play with. This is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We have visited a few times with our young children. They love to explore the hands-on exhibits. There is a new one with sand that has a projector and is attached to a computer with a geological program. As the child moves the sand to make hills and mountains, the projected colors change the appearance of the sand box. Our... More 

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Laramie, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Very nice little museum. Great combination of art/science and good use of small space. Good stop with kids.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

So the girl at the information desk in the Union directed me here, and I am glad she did! A MARVELOUS geological museum!

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Montgomery, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Stopped here for the kids to see dinosaurs on our way through Wyoming. Was a little difficult to find as it is on the interior of the campus, I had to ask where to go. Was a nice stop, got through it pretty quickly. Can do it in a half hour.

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