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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Fort Caspar Museum
Fort Caspar Museum

(307) 235-8462

4001 Fort Caspar Rd
Casper, WY 82604   Directions Website

It's not often that a museum possesses the impressive scale and multi-dimensional impact that the Fort Caspar Museum does. This museum defies the conventional concept of a museum as it is a collection of reconstructed buildings on the original location of Platte Bridge Station and Louis Guinard's Platte Bridge. These structures amazingly replicate their original appearance, and in addition to this stunning display, the museum also features various cultural and natural history exhibits of Central Wyoming.

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

(307) 261-7700

1501 N Poplar St
Casper, WY 82601   Directions Website

Casper's National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is one of the area's most popular attractions for several good reasons. This venue offers a chance to learn about the role that various trails played in the development of Wyoming and the western part of the country. Learn in detail about some of the area's most significant trails that include the Oregon, California, Mormon, Bridger and even the Pony Express. In addition to seeing visually arresting exhibits about the history of these trails, visitors can actually experience the trails themselves by follow the BLM signs outside the center. The National Historic Trails Center gives you the unique opportunity to walk through the same trails that have been used since the late 19th century.

Tate Geological Museum
Tate Geological Museum

(307) 268-2447

125 College Dr
Casper, WY 82601   Directions Website

Dig deeper into what makes Casper such a unique place when you visit the Tate Geological Museum. The facility houses over 3,000 fossil and mineral specimens, and the helpful staff is always ready to answer any questions you may have. The museum frequently hosts various classes from different schools so that they can learn more about the fascinating field of geology. The museum is located on the Casper College campus and prides itself in being an excellent resource to the community.

The Nicolaysen Art Museum
The Nicolaysen Art Museum

(307) 235-5247

400 E Collins St
Casper, WY 82601   Directions Website

Foster the spirit of creativity in your kids when you bring them to the Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center. Not only will they get to see some of the world's most iconic artwork by such renowned artists as Andy Warhol, they will also view Western-themed and contemporary work from regional, national and international artists. And if all that art moves your kids to want to create something of their own, there are several hands-on exhibits and attractions that await them in the discovery center.

Werner Wildlife Museum
Werner Wildlife Museum

(307) 235-2108

405 E 15th St
Casper, WY 82601   Directions Website

Experience some of Wyoming's wildest wildlife without having to venture out into the wild. You only have to go as far as exploring the attractions at the Werner Wildlife Museum, a facility that is affiliated with Casper College. Several incredible creatures are featured as stuffed and mounted representatives of the various species from the area. See grizzly bears, mountain lions, and birds of prey. The museum also includes displays of animals from Canada, Alaska, Africa, Southeast Asia as well as other exotic places from around the globe.

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