Located on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in Douglas, the Wyoming Pioneer Museum is a must see for western history enthusiasts.
Among the collections you’ll find the infamous stock detective Tom Horn’s saddle, stories of area cowboy Wild Horse Robbins and his adventures on the range and an outstanding collection of American Indian artifacts. Rodeo contractor Charlie Irwin’s larger than life bib-overalls are always a favorite among children visiting the museum.
The Wyoming Pioneer Museum is also home to a tepee used in the movie Dances with Wolves. If you think tepee architecture is simple, be sure to read the information on what went in to building a tepee to ensure its stability and the escape of smoke from the apex.
Walking Tour Information Pickup Location
The Wyoming Pioneer Museum offers walking tour information for downtown Douglas and two area cemeteries as well!
- Take I-25, exit 140 onto Yellowstone Highway;
- Go east past McDonald's Restaurant, and across the North Platte River. As you round the bend to the right, look for the statue of a man on a horse at the entrance to the Wyoming State Fairgrounds
- Turn right into the fairgrounds; the museum is on the left. A large statue of Pronghorn Antelope running is in front of the museum.