Open: Open Monday-Friday, Saturdays during the summer
Location: 400 W. Center St. Douglas, Wyoming 82633
Phone: 307-358-9288

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.

Movie Memorabilia

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!


  1. Take I-25, exit 140 onto Yellowstone Highway;
  2. 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
  3. Turn right into the fairgrounds; the museum is on the left.  A large statue of Pronghorn Antelope running is in front of the museum.

Explore the Wyoming Pioneer Museum

Watch & Learn

The Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum is dedicated to the documentation of the past. This western history museum houses one of the largest collections of historical memorabilia, which will stir your imagination and take you on a trip back through time to an era when buffalo roamed free, the Indians were the undisputed rulers and the pioneers struggled in a hostile and uncharted land.

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Get ready for an unforgettable experience filled with memory-making moments in Converse County, Wyoming!