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Museum of the Mountain Man

700 East Hennick, Pinedale, WY 82941
+1 307-367-4101
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Ever wonder about the fur trade in the late 1800's? here all your questions will get answered in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
uphill69
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We had an hour or so to look through the museum, it covers history and people (Hugh Glass, from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna S
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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.
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700 East Hennick, Pinedale, WY 82941
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ever wonder about the fur trade in the late 1800's? here all your questions will get answered in beautiful setting asn exhibit.

Thank uphill69
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an hour or so to look through the museum, it covers history and people (Hugh Glass, from whom the Revenant was adapted) of Sublette County. There are lots of guns and furs that would have been traded between the natives and the mountain...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a huge place. Saw the sign charging 10 dollars. I think that's a bit steep. Left without going in.

Thank Retired40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very modern, interesting and well-maintained museum. It seems the fur trapper experience in various parts of the country was pretty similar but interesting to learn how the mountain terrain impacted and how the rendezvous tradition started and continues. Do check out the...More

2  Thank KristenRaeWI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming to this outstanding display of mountain man and related history for years! Their building now is a grand improvement over their original one. Go back if you have not toured the relatively newer facility. It is extremely well run by some of...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, but nice museum. I think it'd be great for really young children or older kids with more interest in the subject area, but for my 12 year old, it wasn't very exciting. They did have a nice kids' area downstairs.

Thank Cathy2882
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess that I am one of those World's Largest Ball of Twine type people - I actively search out those out of the way attractions listed of on roadsides - and this was one we found on a one day power drive from Jackson,...More

1  Thank Rogermazzarella
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Mountain Man Museum is reason enough to come to Pinedale. If you're interested in the history and lore of mountain men and fur trading in the Western US, this museum is a must see. The museum has extensive exhibits, authentic artifacts and is professionally...More

1  Thank Phil B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding organization and displays of the history of the mountain man, the trade, & the region. A lot of reading material available for purchase and some top quality displays outdoors.

1  Thank KyReserve
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This museum provides a glimpse into the history of this area and is filled with information and artifacts such as a replica of a boat/canoe made out of buffalo and deer skin. An hour flew by as we explored this small museum.

1  Thank LoveMahaulepu
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