Wyoming Pioneer Museum

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Wyoming Pioneer Museum

Wyoming

(307) 358-9288

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Overview

Open year-round, the Pioneer Memorial Museum collects, preserves, interprets and displays historical and cultural materials related to the westward expansion, to Wyoming pioneers in particular and the west in general. The first pioneer meetings began in 1884. They began to meet annually in Douglas during the first Wyoming State Fair in 1905. The roster included cowboys, stockmen, freighters and soldiers. There were men and women who played an important role in achieving statehood for Wyoming. The Wyoming Pioneer Association was incorporated on January 8, 1926. Today the Wyoming Pioneer Association acts as an advisory board to the museum and has statewide and national membership. The State of Wyoming is responsible for the museum's operation and maintenance. Visit the museum and Visitor Center here to learn more of Wyoming's Pioneer history.

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Latitude, Longitude: 42.763146, -105.399056

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    There is a Wyoming Pioneer Museum Audio Tour that accompanies the museum exhibits.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm; open Saturday from 1-5 pm, June - September.

Directions

Driving

From 25 North take exit 140 (first Douglas exit from the north). At the 4-way stop go straight on Yellowstone Hwy. You will cross the North Platte River, and proceed to the Wyoming State Fair Park entrance on your right. Upon entering the grounds, the museum is the first building on the left.

Phone Numbers

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(307) 358-9288

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