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“Well Worth a Detour to Visit”

Museum of the Mountain Man
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Pinedale
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Pinedale region was at the heart of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade, which supplied precious beaver pelts to the fashion industries of Europe and the eastern United States. Mountain men like Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Thomas Fitzpatrick and William Sublette carved their legends here, and opened the way for the pioneers of the Oregon Trail. The Museum of the Mountain Man shares a comprehensive collection of Rocky Mountain fur trade journals, relics such as Jim Bridger’s Rifle and the finest Native American sheephorn bow still in existence. Opened May through October and winter season by appointment.
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This unusual museum is staffed by knowledgeable personnel, both volunteers and paid staff. The exhibits are excellent and well done with the first floor devoted to the Mountain Man era and the basement dedicated to the local area. The downstairs library in well stocked and intended for research by scholars. Help is available in the library. I drove from Jackson to visit this museum and considered the drive well worth the trip. For some strange reason they do not allow RV parking overnight in the large adjacent unimproved parking lot. This convenience would allow more time for study of the museum's excellent collection and additional time for scholarly research in the excellent library.

Thank William R
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

A wonderful, artifact illustrated history of the Mountain Men that we have heard so much about. This area was prime Mountain Man country about 175 years ago and this museum answers a lot of questions about this colorful character. The answers aren't always what you would expect, and you have to have respect for what they endured.

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is surprisingly well done for being in such a small town. Like the Three Trails Museum in Casper, but on a smaller scale. The exhibits are very nice and informative. The staff was also very friendly.

Thank maryprill
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to view both flintlock & percussion firearms. History materials & book abound. There's an excellent DVD on continual loop - be sure to watch that for a good backgrounder.

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Visited here with our 13 year old sons. We all loved it and learned lots about the mountain men and the pioneers/explorers.
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Thank kazjh66
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