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Museum of the Mountain Man

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Address: 700 East Hennick, Pinedale, WY 82941
Phone Number: +1 307-367-4101
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The Pinedale region was at the heart of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade, which...

The Pinedale region was at the heart of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade, which supplied precious beaver pelts to the fashion industries of Europe and the eastern United States. Mountain men like Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Thomas Fitzpatrick and William Sublette carved their legends here, and opened the way for the pioneers of the Oregon Trail. The Museum of the Mountain Man shares a comprehensive collection of Rocky Mountain fur trade journals, relics such as Jim Bridger’s Rifle and the finest Native American sheephorn bow still in existence. Opened May through October and winter season by appointment.

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Very Cool and Interesting Museum!

We came through Pinedale specifically to see the Museum of the Mountain Man and we were not disappointed. The displays were was a well thought out and informative. The museum was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came through Pinedale specifically to see the Museum of the Mountain Man and we were not disappointed. The displays were was a well thought out and informative. The museum was interesting for people of all ages. Would absolutely go back!

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Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting mountain man stuff, not the most engaging museum I've seen but not bad. $10 per person seemed a little high for the experience.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Museum is first rate---very informative with good information, great exhibits and a friendly staff.

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Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

After spending the night in Pinedale I figured it would be a pity not to stop by this Museum. I'm glad I took the time. The museum is not super big so you can actually stay motivated to read all the information ;) There's also a movie on loop. Great stop and very friendly ladies at the counter.

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Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the museum and were able to get the most out of all the information panels (we know there are a lot!) We hope you can come visit again! :) More 

Sturgis, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stopped at the Museum of the Mountain Man while visiting Pinedale, WY. It is a first class museum with many interesting exhibits. A really wonderful look into the era of the Mountain Man - what it was like, how it began, and how it ended. Highly recommend to anyone who loves history.

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Farmerville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Really enjoyed the entire presentation. Loved the isolation of the area and all of the displays in the museum. Was snowing while we were there and made the whole experience even better. Beautiful country.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This museum focuses on the short period (about 1800-1840) when "Mountain Men" roamed the west for beaver. It does a good job of integrating a lot of history and has varied displays. We spent about an hour at the museum. The Green River Rendezvous was the yearly resupply for the Mountain Men, and there was quite a bit about the... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is the 2nd time we have visited this lovely small museum. The displays are authentic and the sculptures are very nice Don't miss this little gem.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My 9-year old daughter loved this museum. I also learned a lot about the mountain men and their relationship with the native americans. Do visit if you are in Pinedale. This museum is affiliated with the Sommers Ranch Homestead (7 miles of out town and only open Fri/Sat in summer) - and the 2 visits fit together well if you... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Visited on my own while my friends were backpacking. I kept seeing signs for it and the town is pretty proud of it, so I went. Glad I did. Very interesting and informative displays. I didn't really know much about the rendezvous events for trappers and the history behind it. My friends went when they got back and they were... More 

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