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Fremont County Pioneer Museum

1443 Main St, Lander, WY 82520-2649
+1 307-332-3339
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We stopped to view both museums and was very impressed with both. The museum has excellent... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2017
vernon h
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Henderson, Nevada
Excellent stop

This not-so-small local museum sets out the growth of Lander and the surrounding area. VERY well... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2017
Tom K
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The Fremont County Pioneer Museum in Lander is located at the foot of the Wind River Mountains in west central Wyoming and is Wyoming's oldest history museum. Beginning in 1916 the collections of artifacts include amazing Native American collections and artifact related to the Oregon, Mormon and California Trails, gold mining, agrigulture and ranching. The Pioneer Museum hosts a number of great programs each year as part of their Discovery Speakers Series, Children's Exploration Series and the Adventure Trek Series in addition to a historic walking tour of Lander.
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1443 Main St, Lander, WY 82520-2649
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

We stopped to view both museums and was very impressed with both. The museum has excellent displays of life for the pioneers. would highly recommend. Plan to spend at least a couple of hours.

Thank vernon h
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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

This not-so-small local museum sets out the growth of Lander and the surrounding area. VERY well done.

Thank Tom K
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Management response:Responded September 19, 2017

Thanks very much for the kind words, we are pleased you enjoyed our museum and our history.

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Reviewed August 26, 2017

Local non-profit. Staffed by locals who really know what they are taking about. Great insight into old west railhead, cattle town.

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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

We spent a very good hour looking through this well done Museum. It has a wide variety of History items including local history and Native American items. There are adjacent Pioneer cabins, buildings and homes though they are not technically part of the museum. Do...More

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Management response:Responded August 29, 2017

Thanks for the kind words regarding our museum, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We are very proud of the staff at the Pioneer Museum, they work hard to ensure everyone has a worthwhile experience. If you are back in the area, Fremont County...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2017

Very nice 2-story museum with alot of local history. displays nicely done. It appears the locals have really supported the museum with alot of memorabilia

Thank Beverly Y
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Management response:Responded May 5, 2017

Thanks for stopping. We are glad you enjoyed the museum. We do receive good support from our community for the Pioneer Museum. Fremont County has two other County supported museums, the Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center and the Riverton Museum. Thanks again for visiting.

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Reviewed April 24, 2017

This was a small and great museum, worth spending an hour looking around. There was a wide range of exhibits of the history if Lander and all visitors would find something interesting. Pleasant and helpful staff. Free, and can make a donation.

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Management response:Responded April 25, 2017

Thanks for visiting, we are very happy you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed April 24, 2017

This museum stands out in location and displays--a joy to visit---many events during the year. All ages will enjoy.

Thank Johnbbq
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Management response:Responded April 25, 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. The staff works very hard to provide a memorable experience for our visitors. Very glad you enjoyed your visit. Always welcome.

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Reviewed November 5, 2016

This museum is absolutely wonderful! An incredible collection of items used in everyday life in the West. I learned so much. Unfortunately I was only there just over an hour. Hoping the day comes when I can return and spend the day. In that short...More

Thank Maria R
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Reviewed October 7, 2016

Lots of information about Lander, the old mining towns, and the history of the Indians who lived here. The exhibits are excellent; so glad we stopped in here!

Thank Christine W
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Reviewed August 30, 2016

This is one of the nicest museums we have been in. You learn a lot about the history of the area and the artifacts are presented very nice. Definitely not to be missed.

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John F
January 22, 2018|
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Response from Scott G | Property representative |
Hi John The Wild Horse sanctuary is not affiliated with any of the Fremont County Museums but they charge $35 per person and are open Monday-Friday10-2 and Saturday 11-2. Their phone number is 307-438-3838. Hope this helps
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