I especially enjoyed learning more about the Cattle Wars and Basque culture. The staff was friendly.
Well displayed artifacts of both Indian and early western life. They had some very interesting ways in which they depicted time lines, eco-systems, and dioramas. They had a large map on which the various trails west lit up at the push of a button so it was easy to visualize the various wagon train and freight trails. I had mentioned... More
Great museum with lots of displays and full of information on the many aspects of Johnson county history. Knowledgable and friendly staff. Nice gift shop. And there is a great statute of a local hero from the past on the grounds.
We visited the museum to study the restored sheep wagon and in the process had a wonderful morning taking in Mr. Gatchell's collection. There is much to see here to help in understanding the local and regional history. The Native American artifacts, the Johnson County cattlemen wars, the Basque influence and much more are all coverd with well designed and... More
This museum was packed full of Indian and cowboy artifacts. From gunfighters to Indian fighters, it has it all. There is loads of information about the early settlers of WY. The amount of artifacts that Jim Gatchell amassed in his lifetime is amazing. Don't miss it!
One of the nicest museums we've visited. The building looks small but it's really connected with others next door so it's larger than it appears. Movie in the basement is funny - a person being interviewed is being 'loved on' by his pet turkey. Good displays on the cattle baron/small rancher war. Log cabin outside is furnished. We were in... More
I have a strong objection to a place that will not allow photos. I want something to remember the place and share with others. The museum is laid out well, but I did not find anything very unique to the area. A good family place though. Except, no touching, photos or videos.
On our way to Yellowstone, we stayed overnight in Buffalo, WY. In the morning we made a point to stop at this museum. Tickets were $5.00 each. Free parking is across the street. Jim Gatchell opened a drugstore in 1900. He was part of this community for many years. The museum has exhibits that include Native American gifts that were... More
If you want to experience the Old West, do not miss this Museum in Buffalo Wy. It was closed the weekend we where there & the director opened it for a group of people.
Range wars. Tom Horn. Rustlers. Cowboys. It's got it all. When you start to read about what you are about to see you say "Oh, this is the place. This is where that range war was fought. How did I not know that?" And then enjoy. It's a small museum but it is very well done. It will give you... More
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