National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

Wyoming

(307) 261-7604

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Overview

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is a cooperative partnership between BLM, the National Historic Trails Center Foundation and the City of Casper. The Trails Center interprets the significant role of the area's historic trails in the history of the United States, and seeks to promote public understanding of both America's western Native Cultures and historic westward expansion while highlighting BLM's role as active stewards of public lands.

Seven individual galleries share accounts of early westward journeys on the Oregon Mormon Pioneer, California and Pony Express Trails. This family-friendly facility offers a variety of interactive displays, replicas and exhibits.

Map of Nat'l Trails Interpretive Center

Latitude, Longitude: 42.759617, -106.526527

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Activities

  • Hiking

    During the 1800s, the area now known as Wyoming became the focus for western expansion. The discovery of the South Pass route over the Rocky Mountains was the primary reason for the location of the Oregon, Mormon Pioneer, California, and Pony Express Historic Trails in Wyoming. BLM administered public lands in Wyoming are one of the few remaining locations where these national historic trails can be experienced in a setting relatively unchanged from the 1800s. In Wyoming, 60% (over 340 miles) of the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer and Pony Express Trails are under BLM stewardship.

  • Historic Sites

    Seven individual galleries share accounts of early westward journeys on the Oregon Mormon Pioneer, California and Pony Express Trails. This family-friendly facility offers a variety of interactive displays, such as a simulated covered wagon river-crossing ride, illuminated trail maps and a stagecoach replica. Don't miss the 18-minute film featuring lifelike historic dioramas. Reenactment, programs and special exhibits are presented throughout the year. Contact the center for more information.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas are located throughout the trails.

Seasonality/Weather

Open Tues. - Sat. from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm during the winter. Summer Hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and New Years Day.

Directions

Driving

Located off I-25 at Exit 189.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(307) 261-7604

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