List of museums in Wyoming
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This list of museums in Wyoming encompasses museums defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.
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|Name||Location||County||Region||Area of study||Summary|
|Anna Miller Museum||Newcastle||Weston||Northeast||Local history||Includes period displays, general store exhibit, one room school house, log cabin, fossils and local history displays|
|Brinton Museum||Big Horn||Sheridan||Central||Multiple||1920s and 30s gentleman’s working ranch with collections of fine art, furnishings, historic and Native American artifacts|
|Buffalo Bill Center of the West||Cody||Park||Northwest||Multiple||Complex of museums about history, Native Americans, natural history, Western art and firearms|
|Campbell County Rockpile Museum||Gillette||Campbell||Northeast||Local history||website, includes rifles, saddles, Native American artifacts, fossils, quilts, and other memorabilia, coal mine video and exhibit, children's activities|
|Carbon County Museum||Rawlins||Carbon||Southeast||Local history||website, exhibits include Union Pacific Railroad, pioneers, residents and outlaws, Native Americans, agriculture, and inventor Thomas Edison|
|Charles Belden Museum of Western Photography||Meeteetse||Park||Northwest||Photography||website, photographic works of Charles Belden, mostly from about 1914 to the 1940s, personal and family memorabilia of the photographer, his family, and the historic Pitchfork Ranch, photography gallery|
|Cheyenne Depot Museum||Cheyenne||Laramie||Southeast||Railroad|
|Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum||Cheyenne||Laramie||Southeast||American West||Exhibits include Western horse-drawn carriages and wagons, Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo celebration, local history, pioneer artifacts and clothing, and Western and folk art|
|Chinese Joss House Museum||Evanston||Uinta||Southwest||Ethnic||website, area Chinese immigration history from the 1870s through the 1930s|
|Chugwater Museum||Chugwater||Platte||Southeast||Local history|||
|Cody Dug Up Gun Museum||Cody||Park||Northwest||Military||website, relic guns & other weapons from many time periods and locations|
|Colter Bay Visitor Center & Indian Arts Museum||Grand Teton National Park||Teton||Northwest||Native American||website, American Indian artifacts donated by the Rockefeller family|
|Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center||Grand Teton National Park||Teton||Northwest||Multiple||Natural history of Grand Teton National Park, mountaineering, Western artifacts|
|Crimson Dawn Park and Museum||Casper||Natrona||Central||Geology||website, includes 1929 original log cabin home of artist Neal Forsling and her family|
|Crook County Museum & Art Gallery||Sundance||Crook||Northeast||Multiple||website, exhibits include pioneer and Western artifacts, Vore Buffalo Jump, General George Custer, trial of the Sundance Kid, art gallery|
|Devils Tower National Monument||Hulett||Crook||Northeast||Multiple||Visitor center exhibits about the geology, natural history and importance to area Native Americans of the monument|
|Don King Museum||Sheridan||Sheridan||Northeast||History||website, Western and cowboy memorabilia, wagons, coaches, Indian artifacts, guns, Western tack and original artwork|
|Dubois Museum||Dubois||Fremont||Northwest||Local history||Area Sheepeater Shoshone, petroglyphs, railroad, emigrants, geology, ranch furnishings and equipment|
|Evans Dahl Memorial Museum||Lander||Fremont||Northwest||Sports||Memorabilia of the area one shot antelope hunt|
|First National Bank Museum||Meeteetse||Park||Northwest||History||Early 20th century bank with furnishings|
|Fishing Bridge Museum||Yellowstone National Park||Park||Northwest||Natural history||Wildlife found in Yellowstone National Park|
|Fort Bridger||Fort Bridger||Uinta||Southwest||Fort||Restored 19th-century fur-trading fort barracks with museum, original buildings and reconstructed trading post|
|Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site||Casper||Natrona||Central||Military||Includes reconstructed log fort buildings and a museum|
|Fort Fetterman Historic Site||Douglas||Converse||Southeast||Military||Trail through mid 19th-century fort ruins, restored officer's quarters and an ordnance warehouse with exhibits|
|Fort Laramie National Historic Site||Near Torrington, WY||Goshen||Southeast||Military||Visitor center museum with exhibits, restored fort buildings|
|Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site||Story||Johnson||Northeast||Military||Visitor center with exhibits, tour of fort remains|
|Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site||Sinclair||Carbon||Southeast||Fort||Remains of the mid 19th century fort|
|Fossil Country Frontier Museum||Kemmerer||Lincoln||Southwest||Local history||website|
|Fossil Butte National Monument||Kemmerer||Lincoln||Southwest||Natural history||Visitor center features fossil exhibits|
|Fremont County Pioneer Museum||Lander||Fremont||Northwest||History||website, artifacts from prehistory through the 1920s from the Lander Valley, Fremont County and western Wyoming|
|Glendo Historical Museum||Glendo||Platte||Central||Local history||Local history, paleontology and natural history displays|
|Grand Encampment Museum||Encampment||Carbon||Southeast||Open air||website, timber, mining, and agricultural history, pioneer village and two-story outhouse|
|Green River Valley Museum||Big Piney||Sublette||Southwest||Local history||website, exhibits include livestock brands, area coal mines, Wardell Buffalo Trap, restored homesteader cabin, ranching equipment, period displays|
|Guernsey State Park Museum||Guernsey||Platte||Southeast||Local history||Exhibits about the Civilian Conservation Corps and the natural and cultural history of the park|
|Hanna Basin Museum||Hanna||Carbon||Southeast||Local history||Coal mining town, ranching and railroad history|
|Heart Mountain Wyoming Interpretive Learning Center||Powell||Park||Northwest||History||History of the World War II internment camp for Japanese Americans|
|Historic Governors' Mansion||Cheyenne||Laramie||Southeast||Historic house||Decorated to represent the 1905, 1937, 1955 and 1960s eras when it served as the home of the governor|
|Homesteader Museum||Powell||Park||Northwest||Local history||website|
|Homesteaders Museum||Torrington||Goshen||Southeast||Local history||Includes ranching and homestead artifacts, railroad and transportation displays|
|Hoofprints of the Past Museum||Kaycee||Johnson||Northeast||Local history||website, displays include Native Americans, Fort Reno, cattle barons and cowboys, Johnson County War, historic buildings|
|Hot Springs County Museum & Cultural Center||Thermopolis||Hot Springs||Northwest||Local history||website, exhibits include outlaws, Native Americans, oil & gas industries, coal mining, area wildlife, period Main Street business displays|
|J.C. Penney House||Kemmerer||Lincoln||Southwest||Historic house||Home of James Cash Penney, town is site of first J.C. Penney's store in the U.S.|
|Jackson Hole Museum||Jackson||Teton||Northwest||History||Website, operated by the Jackson Hole Historical Society|
|Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum||Buffalo||Johnson||Northeast||History||Dioramas and artifacts of Johnson County and frontier history|
|Lander Art Center||Lander||Fremont||Northwest||Art||website, hosts 8 annual exhibitions of paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other media|
|Lander Children's Museum||Lander||Fremont||Northwest||Children's||website|
|Laramie Peak Museum||Wheatland||Platte||Central||Local history|||
|Laramie Plains Museum||Laramie||Albany||Southeast||Historic house||Late 19th-century period Victorian mansion|
|Little Snake River Museum||Savery||Carbon||Southeast||Open air||website, includes Mountain man Jim Bakers two story log cabin, other buildings, cabins and historic houses, pioneer history, local ranching history, antique machinery, interactive exhibits, recreated bar and barbershop, gift shop|
|Madison Museum||Yellowstone National Park||Teton||Northwest||Natural history|
|Medicine Bow Museum||Medicine Bow||Carbon||Local history|||
|Meeteetse Museums||Meeteetse||Park||Northwest||Local history||website, consists of the Meeteetse Museum, Charles Belden Museum of Western Photography, and the First National Bank of Meeteetse Museum. Exhibits include the endangered black-footed ferret, the Meeteetse Mercantile, wild sheep of North America, Harry Jackson sculptures, a Forest Service cabin, local western cowboy tack and saddles, "Little Wahb" the grizzly, Olive Fell Art Gallery, First National Bank of Meeteetse memorabilia, Charles Belden photography and Pitchfork Ranch memorabilia|
|Mormon Handcart Historic Site||Alcova||Carbon||Southeast||History||website, history and artifacts used by the Mormon handcart pioneers|
|Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting||Greybull||Big Horn||Northwest||Aviation||website, aircraft include World War II bombers and transport aircraft, and firefighting planes|
|Museum of the American West||Lander||Fremont||Northwest||Open-air||website, includes pioneer village with 10 buildings, natural and cultural history of the South Pass, Sweetwater and Wind River valley areas|
|Museum of the Mountain Man||Pinedale||Sublette||Southwest||History|
|National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center||Dubois||Fremont||Northwest||Natural history||Biology and habitat needs of the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep|
|National Historic Trails Interpretive Center||Casper||Natrona||Central||American West||History of America’s westward expansion, including Native Americans, explorers and mountain men, emigrants and Pony Express riders|
|National Museum of Wildlife Art||Jackson||Teton||Northwest||Art||Fine art about wildlife|
|Nelson Museum of the West||Cheyenne||Laramie||Southeast||Multiple||website, includes Native American, cowboy and rodeo artifacts, period room displays, weapons and military displays, natural history dioramas, fine Western art|
|Nici Self Museum||Centennial||Albany||Southeast||Local history||website, partially housed in a 1907 Hahn's Peak and Pacific Railroad depot, exhibits include local ranching, farming, and mining equipment and history|
|Nicolaysen Art Museum||Casper||Natrona||Central||Art||website, contemporary art|
|Norris Geyser Basin Museum||Yellowstone National Park||Park||Northwest||Natural history||Geothermal geology, features of Norris Geyser and plant and animal life in thermal areas|
|Old Trail Town||Cody||Park||Northwest||Open air||Includes over 26 historic buildings and artifacts, horse-drawn vehicles, Native American artifacts and memorabilia of the Wyoming frontier|
|Old West Wax Museum and Dancing Bear Folk Center||Thermopolis||Hot Springs||Northwest||Multiple||Wax figures of famous people of the Old West, collection of teddy bears, historic documents, textile center|
|Paleon Museum||Glenrock||Converse||Southeast||Natural history||website, Wyoming dinosaurs, fossils and paleontology|
|Parco/Sinclair Historic District Museum||Sinclair||Carbon||Southeast||Local history|||
|Pathfinder Dam Intrepretive Center||Casper||Natrona||Central||Technology||History of the construction of Pathfinder Dam, open by appointment|
|Red Onion Museum||Upton||Weston||Northeast||Local history||website|
|Ripley's Believe It or Not!||Jackson||Teton||Northwest||Amusement|
|Riverton Museum||Riverton||Fremont||Central||Local history||website, city history, eastern Fremont County communities, the Eastern Shoshone peoples, the Northern Arapaho peoples and regional history|
|Robert A. Peck Arts Center||Riverton||Fremont||Central||Art||website, part of Central Wyoming College, includes a contemporary art gallery and outdoor sculpture exhibit|
|Rock Springs Community Fine Arts Center||Rock Springs||Sweetwater||Southwest||Art||website|
|Rock Springs Historical Museum||Rock Springs||Sweetwater||Southwest||Local history||website|
|Salt Creek Museum||Midwest||Natrona||Northeast||Industry||History of the Salt Creek Oil Field and oilfield industry, period room displays|
|Saratoga Museum||Saratoga||Carbon||Southeast||History, geology||website, exhibits include gems, minerals, Wyoming jade, fossils, pioneer home life artifacts|
|Science Zone||Casper||Natrona||Central||Science||website, hands-on science and engineering displays for children, live animals|
|Sheridan County Museum||Sheridan||Sheridan||Northeast||Local history||Website, operated by the Sheridan County Historical Society, exhibits include railroads, coal mining, Tongue River log flume, Battle of the Rosebud|
|Shoshone Tribal Cultural Center||Fort Washakie||Fremont||Northwest||Native Americans||Heritage and culture of the Eastern Shoshone|
|South Pass City State Historic Site||South Pass City||Fremont||Southwest||Open air||Over 30 historic structures dating from the city's heyday in the 1860s and 1870s|
|Stagecoach Museum||Lusk||Niobrara||Southeast||Local history||website, relics from the 19th-and 20th-centuries including a stagecoach|
|Stolen Bell Museum||Diamondville||Lincoln||Southwest||Local history|||
|Sweetwater County Historical Museum||Green River||Sweetwater||Southwest||Local history||website|
|Tate Geological Museum||Casper||Natrona||Central||Geology||website, part of Casper College, gems, fossils, minerals|
|Ten Sleep Pioneer Museum||Ten Sleep||Washakie||Northeast||History||Pioneer life and artifacts|
|Texas Trail Museum||Pine Bluffs||Laramie||Southeast||Local history|
|Trail End State Historic Site||Sheridan||Sheridan||Northeast||Historic house||Early 20th-century mansion home of Governor John B. Kendrick|
|Uinta County Museum||Evanston||Uinta||Southwest||Local history||website, includes local history, ranching, household, railroad, fashion, military, Native American, and Chinese displays|
|University of Wyoming Anthropology Museum||Laramie||Albany||Southeast||Anthropology|
|University of Wyoming Art Museum||Laramie||Albany||Albany||Southeast||Art|
|University of Wyoming Geological Museum||Laramie||Albany||Southeast||Natural history||Fossils, rocks, and mineral specimens|
|University of Wyoming Insect Museum||Laramie||Albany||Southeast||Natural history||Research collection and exhibit gallery|
|Warren ICBM & Heritage Museum||Cheyenne||Laramie||Southeast||Military||website, history of F. E. Warren Air Force Base|
|Washakie Museum & Cultural Center||Worland||Washakie||Northwest||Multiple||website, fossils and Colby mammoth kill site display, Shoshone artifacts, art, pioneer and local history|
|Weidner Wildlife Museum||Rock Springs||Sweetwater||Southwest||Natural history||Part of Western Wyoming Community College, mounted wildlife specimens|
|Werner Wildlife Museum||Casper||Natrona||Central||Natural history||website, part of Casper College|
|Western History Center||Lingle||Goshen||Southeast||Multiple||Local history, paleontology |
|Western Wyoming Community College campus displays||Rock Springs||Sweetwater||Southwest||Multiple||Includes an art gallery, five life sized dinosaur displays, nine replica Easter Island statues, other sculptures, fossils, geology and archaeological artifacts|
|Wind River Heritage Center||Riverton||Fremont||Central||Multiple||Mounted wildlife and wax figures depicting Wyoming history|
|Wright Centennial Museum||Wright||Campbell||Northeast||History||website|
|Wyoming Dinosaur Center||Thermopolis||Hot Springs||Northwest||Paleontology||Includes over 30 mounted dinosaur skeletons, fossil displays and dioramas, and a preparation lab with visitor viewing|
|Wyoming Frontier Prison||Rawlins||Carbon||Southeast||Prison||Tours of the 1901 former prison, history of the prison and current Wyoming State Penitentiary, Wyoming Peace Officer's Museum|
|Wyoming Governor's Mansion||Cheyenne||Laramie||Southeast||Historic house|
|Wyoming Pioneer Museum||Douglas||Converse||Southeast||History||website, period displays, antiques and pioneer artifacts, located on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds|
|Wyoming State Capitol||Cheyenne||Laramie||Southeast||Historic site|
|Wyoming State Museum||Cheyenne||Laramie||Southeast||Multiple||Includes Wyoming history, art, natural history and fossils, industry, Native Americans, pioneers and cultural heritage|
|Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site||Laramie||Albany||Southeast||Prison||Late 19th-century prison|
|Wyoming Veterans' Memorial Museum||Casper||Natrona||Central||Military||website, located at the Casper/Natrona County International Airport, stories of state veterans who have served in the armed forces spanning the Spanish–American War to the modern era|
- Old West Wax Museum, Thermopolis, closed in 2010, displays now at Wind River Heritage Center in Riverton
- Tecumsah's Old West Miniature Village & Museum, Cody
- Wyoming Children's Museum and Nature Center, Laramie, closed in 2010
- "Museum". Chugwater, WY. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
- "One Shot Antelope Hunt Foundation Evans/Dahl Memorial Museum". Wyoming Tourism. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Glendo Historical Museum". Wyoming Tourism. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Carbon County Museums". Carbon County, Wyoming. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "J.C. Penney House". Wyoming State Historical Society. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Laramie Peak Museum". Wyoming Tourism. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Facebook site". Laramie Peak Museum. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Medicine Bow Museum". Wyoming Tourism. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Old West Wax Museum". Wonders of Wyoming. July 25, 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Old West Wax Museum and Dancing Bear Folk Center". Ultimate Wyoming. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Pathfinder Dam Interpretive Center". Visit Casper. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Facebook site". Red Onion Museum. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Salt Creek Museum". Visit Casper. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Shoshone Tribal Cultural Center". Wyoming Tourism. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Stolen Bell Museum". Ultimate Wyoming. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Tensleep Pioneer Musum". Washakie GenWeb. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Facebook site". Ten Sleep Pioneer Museum. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Western History Center". Go Goshen. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Wind River Heritage Center". Wyoming Tourism. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Riverton, Wyoming: Wind River Heritage Center - Wax Museum". Roadside America. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/8452 Roadside America report, accessed 11/10/12
- http://county10.com/2012/05/08/heritage-center-breaks-ground-on-second-museum-building-in-riverton/ "Heritage Center breaks ground on second museum building in Riverton", County10, 5/8/12
- "Museum". Tecumseh's Trading Post. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
Museum has been sold and moved to California.
- "Children’s Museum closes". Laramie Boomerang. August 13, 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2015.