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University of Wyoming Geological Museum

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Address: 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071-2000
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Great, cheap, easy stop on a road trip

Our multi-generational family of 7 ages 7-63 enjoyed this stop on a trip from Denver to Jackson, WY. Laramie is a real deal, old west town and the Geological Museum is a great... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2016
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Greer, South Carolina
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Greer, South Carolina
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Our multi-generational family of 7 ages 7-63 enjoyed this stop on a trip from Denver to Jackson, WY. Laramie is a real deal, old west town and the Geological Museum is a great place to visit and stroll around the area. It's especially a nice spot to get the kids out of the car without going too far off the... More 

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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This was one of my most insightful visits whilst in Laramie and we actually got the chance to speak to a scientist working in a lab. Very welcoming considering we interrupted them!

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Denver
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

They have one of the most complete Brontosaurus fossils along with other interesting specimens. Small museum worth a stop if you have kids with you or love fossils and dinosaurs.

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Thank JimfromDenver
Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Easy access on Campus, nice exhibits, pleasant staff. Several museums in the area so okay to park car and walk around. Beautiful campus. Also recommend going Down Town to look at the painted Murals on the Buildings. Nice walk as you look at shops.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Many visitors never learn to find this hidden gem that recounts the glory days of big dinosaur excavation In Wyoming at Como Bluff and elsewhere! Most specimens were carted away to big cities but casts remain and other surprisingly nice fossil examples have found a home here. I particularly like the life size T Rex facsimile out front looming over... More 

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jacksonville
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

The other reviews mention the terrific computerized topographical sandbox and the flourescent rocks. The dino exhibits are great but don't miss the upstairs exhibits illustrating the Great Western Seaway that covered Wyoming, Colirado and other Western states around 100 million years ago. The pictures illustrate Africa bumping into America and there is also a skeleton for a mosasaur, an ancient... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Free, interesting and on the campus of the University of Wyoming. Very nice collection and well labeled. This is something that you should visit you are in the area.

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Galion, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

Parking is not good. Lots of stairs to climb and signing is not good. The signs have no arrows to point the way to the building. The exibits are good and show a good deal of how the earth was eons ago. They have some hands on exibits and things for children to touch and play with. This is a... More 

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Thank RobertShroyer
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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We have visited a few times with our young children. They love to explore the hands-on exhibits. There is a new one with sand that has a projector and is attached to a computer with a geological program. As the child moves the sand to make hills and mountains, the projected colors change the appearance of the sand box. Our... More 

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Laramie, Wyoming
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

Very nice little museum. Great combination of art/science and good use of small space. Good stop with kids.

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