10 Best Museums in Wyoming

There’s so much you can learn about the world simply by exploring the incredible wilderness of Wyoming. If you want to take your knowledge up a notch, though, there are plenty of museums throughout the state with all the learning opportunities you could want. Check out these top Wyoming museums.

Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, WY

If you want to know about the Wild West, there’s no better place than the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Named after Cody’s most famous former resident and a legend of the American West, this museum is a fantastic experience for anyone to enjoy.

National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY

Wyoming is known for its spectacular wildlife and landscape, so naturally, this has led many artists to come to Wyoming for the inspiration of these amazing animals’ beauty. You’ll find some of the most famous and awe-striking artwork in this category at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Museum of the Mountain Main, Pinedale, WY

One of the most instrumental parts of the history of this region was the fur trade. The Museum of the Mountain Man is dedicated entirely to the Wyoming-area fur trade and the way it contributed to the region as it stands today.

Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY

Residents of Cheyenne may not know what a rich history there is below their feet and in the buildings around them. The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is a treasured place to explore the past and understand the history of the city.

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Casper, WY

The country has had a long love affair with the journey of the pioneers in the West, and at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, you can take a deeper dive into these incredible stories and how they’ve shaped our world.

Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Thermopolis, WY

Who isn’t fascinated by dinosaurs? They’re a larger-than-life part of our planet’s history and they offer a glimpse into the way our Earth once was. Find out all about them at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center.

Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, Cody, WY

The Cody Dug Up Gun Museum gives you an in-depth look at guns and weaponry through time and how it has impacted the region and beyond. With over 1000 relic guns from numerous eras of history including the Civil War, this museum has plenty to see.

Cheyenne Depot Museum, Cheyenne, WY

The Cheyenne Depot Museum is a specialized railroad museum that provides a look at history from the perspective of this transportation game-changer. It’s located within a historic railroad depot from the 1880s, creating an especially immersive experience.

Brinton Museum, Big Horn, WY

The Brinton Museum is an art museum located on a ranch that was part of the foundation of the area, built in the 1890s. This artistic haven features collections from artists throughout the region and beyond, prioritizing Native American artists and artists of the American West.

Mangelsen Images of Nature, Jackson, WY

Thomas D. Mangelsen is a contemporary photographer who homes in on the majesty and breathtaking beauty of nature. Naturally, with its incredible landscapes, Wyoming is a center point of the natural art world, and the Mangelsen Images of Nature gallery is a place you can take it all in.

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