Fremont County Museums
Did you know Butch Cassidy once owned a ranch near Dubois or that gold was discovered near South Pass in the 1800s?
Travel back in time to see gold mining ghost towns and historic sites, learn about the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes through artifacts and artwork, and unearth a wealth of fascinating facts at our museums and historical centers.
- Interactive exhibits and enrichment activities for children. 10 a.m - 5 pm Thursday-Saturday
- See the history of the Upper Wind River Valley including the Sheep Eater Indians. Tours arranged by special request.
- Eastern Shoshone Tribal Cultural CenterLearn about Shoshone culture and history, including Chief Washakie and Sacajawea. See artifacts, artwork, photographs, maps and treaties.
- Exhibits and memorabila on Lander"s One Shot Antelope Hunt including antelope habitat and wildlife preservation.
- Rediscover the Winds and explore Native American culture, settlement, mining, military and ranching.
- Gallery of the Wind & MuseumA collection of artifacts and artwork of the Shoshone and Arapaho people.
- Intertribal CenterView the Stewart Collection of Native American artifacts and a photograph collection of historical Native American images. Open with the CWC school calendar.
- Monthly exhibitions of local, regional and national art and craft. Call for current gallery showings, classes and special events.
- Explore weather, science, animals, the world, and more through educational and hands-on exhibits for children of all ages.
- Explore life-size dioramas and hands-on exploration of the Whiskey Mountain Herd of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. Wildlife viewing tours by appointment Nov-March. 24 hour notice required.Packages
National Bighorn Sheep CentermapValid From 10/01/2016 to 05/17/2017Join a guided three to four hour field tour to experience bighorn sheep in their winter range. This customized tour is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and small groups. We begin the tour at the National Bighorn Sheep Center, providing a thorough background introduction to the Whiskey Basin Habitat area, bighorn sheep biology and the history of wild sheep. We then drive to specific locations where bighorn sheep have been recently sighted and learn more about their habitat and biology in the field. Optional hiking is available to additional sites. We provide binoculars, transportation and knowledgeable guides, and we can also arrange for bag lunches if desired. Please call us today 307-455-3429 to reserve your tour: we do require a deposit and at least 48-hour advance notice, and the tours costs $100/person (for two or more), or if desired, one person can attend for $200. Mention that you read about this 2016/2017 package deal on the Wind River Country website and get $20 off the total tour rate. We can also accommodate larger groups at reduced rates, so please contact us for more information.Groups are welcome. We do require a deposit and at least 48-hour advance notice. Tours cost $100/person (for two or more), or if desired, one person can attend for $200. No pets allowed.
- See the past, present and future of the Northern Arapaho through artifacts and artwork. Call in advance for a schedule of Elders who share Arapaho language lessons and storytelling. Weekly dance exhibitions in the summer.
- A local history museum featuring the 20th century homesteaders who brought Riverton to life in 1906. Many Old West artifacts on display.
- Restored old gold mining town with 20 original structures and thousands of artifacts original to South Pass. Open May 15-Sept 30 9-6, 7 days a week.
- St. Stephens Indian Mission & Heritage CenterVisit the historic mission to learn about the Northern Arapaho tribe. The mission's Catholic Church is painted with colorful Native American designs.
- Historic pioneer village and exhibits.
- Displays and gift shop featuring local geology, birds, plants and animals.
- Wind River Heritage CenterFeatures mountain man history and the 1838 Rendezvous through wildlife displays and an extensive artifacts collection and wax museum.
- Supports and showcases local and national art and home to the Warm Springs Gallery. Call for current gallery showings, classes and special events.
- Gift shop and interactive exhibits featuring Wind River Country wildlife. Open 8am-5pm, M-F.