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“A must see for dino buffs”

Natural History Museum - Western Wyoming Community College
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Our family visited this some years ago and the kids loved it. We recently took our grandkids because they are huge dino fans. You will be delighted as you learn. The displays are local sourced. The curators are delighted to share their knowledge with you. The boys were entertained for hours. And, us big kids learned a few things too. Take time to visit. You will love it.

Thank Susan K
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Reviewed May 31, 2017

This is an active community college, with replica dinosaur skeletons scattered through the hallways. We have been both during a semester and off-semester. If you are there during the semester you have to realize this is a real school with students in the hallways. The exhibits include the dinosaurs, as well as some polished rock slabs and some various historical items - like cave art or mining equipment. There also is a rotating art exhibit and an excellent wildlife display. There's even an Easter Island "DumDum" statue on the grounds. The art and wildlife might be closed off-semester, so plan accordingly.

The museum is self guided using an brochure available at the entry (which you can offer a donation for). The hallways are not at right angles, so it is easy to get turned around, but that's ok, since there are displays just about everywhere.

And best of all, it is free - which turned this 3-4 rating into a five. Enjoy!

2  Thank Waukesha_Bob
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

There once was a time when this was a stellar exhibit. The dinosaur figures are still amazing, but the last time I visited the museum exhibits had been pulled and it was being turned into an art display. It may have changed in the last few months. See the beautiful slabs of assorted stone along one hallway and check out the huge fish in the atrium. It's worth the visit for little kids in love with fossils and dinosaurs.

Thank Anne Marie F
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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

I love that you can get close and really see the details of the fossils absolutely amazing self tour or in groups.

1  Thank destineyskorcz7
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Reviewed January 1, 2017

We were waylaid in Rock Springs, WY for a day in a half, because pieces of my wife's car started falling off. I'm not going to say I'm GLAD it happened, but at the very least, there's worse places we could've been stranded!

The "museum" is spread out throughout one of the college's buildings. There's a dinosaur in the dining hall, for example, and one right outside the college bookstore. There's also a lot of assorted other things here, too, like replicas of cave paintings; big slabs of geologically important rocks; and a room full of dead animals. That was probably the weirdest part of an already weird day--bleary eyed, we stumble into a room full of stuffed bears and lions and owls and, I swear to God, a mouse. The tiny head of a tiny mouse, mounted on the wall.

OH! And I forgot about the Easter Island statue outside the building. Maybe I should up my star rating; this place was actually great.

Thank chairduck
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