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Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

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Address: 100 Fort St, Buffalo, WY 82834-1801
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+1 307-684-9331
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00

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This museum was quite large. It meanders into 3 different building without you realizing it. It was 7 dollars per person, 5 I believe if you are a senior, well worth the money... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was quite large. It meanders into 3 different building without you realizing it. It was 7 dollars per person, 5 I believe if you are a senior, well worth the money ! ! ! It is also right downtown and easy to get to .

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Ft. Collins, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

There is a ton of fascinating history in the Buffalo area. (As other reviewers have noted). This local museum is extremely well presented and is situated in a beautifully restored "Carnegie Library". Cost of admission is a bargain! Genuinely interest and helpful staff, as is the case seemingly everywhere in Buffalo. Though my kids have grown, I would say this... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We came in and where amazed at all the great facts about this area and as we all know each place you go has it's areas best interest in mind. From Bomber mountain to why Buffalo became a town. Even has some Wild pictures of the past and sheep...Peter John.. Great large place, Enjoy

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Prescott Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Heard of Tom Horn? The Johnson County War? The hole in the wall gang? Johnson County has a colorful past and present, don't miss this great western museum in one of the last great western towns

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Laclede, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Modern museum which gives an excellent overview of the history of the settlement of Buffalo and surrounding areas. At $5 a person, this is a bargain activity. Definitely recommend. Some stairs, but i think there was a special lift for those who cannot climb stairs.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This museum (housed in a beautiful Carnegie library) is filled with information and interesting displays detailing the history of the area. A cabin stands on the grounds giving a feel for life on the frontier. The staff is helpful and the gift shop well-supplied with books and other treasures. A good stop in charming Buffalo, Wyoming.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Staff friendly and helpful. You could spend hours there if you read everything. Time span of exhibits old to modern day

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Very surprised at the wealth of history in this great museum. Exhibits are great. Very nice gift shop inside. Really glad we visited here. No crowds early in the day.

Thank Elaine H
Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is well worth the time. Of significant importance is the collection of relics from the area mostly from the late 1800s early 1900s. While there is a bit of military history I feel this segment was not as impressive as the history of the American Indians and the early white settlers to this country. Inexpensive entertainment and historical... More 

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Rock Springs, WY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The museum is impressive, displaying the artifacts collected by Gatchell, and filling the visitor in on the history of the area. If you're interested in local history, the Johnson County Wars, the regional forts, Native-American lore, and a nice little gift shop, stop at the Gatchell!

Thank Yodelman

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