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With so much history and beauty, Wyoming has a long list of phenomenal museums around the state. From the Wyoming State Museum and the Depot Museum in Cheyenne to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, the Cowboy State has several top-notch museums covering a wide variety of topics from art, Wyoming and American history, wildlife, politics, natural history and science. At the National Historic Trails Center in Casper, you can learn about the Oregon, California, Mormon and Pony Express trails and their role in forming the West. In Jackson, stop by the National Museum of Wildlife Art to see works around one of Wyoming’s best assets: the wildlife. There, you can also see the work of Yellowstone-based artist George Bumann. As if that wasn’t enough, prepare to be awestruck by gargantuan dinosaur bones, mammal fossils and fossil footprints on paleontology adventures across Wyoming.

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Immerse yourself in history as you drive the same road that pioneers traveled by horse and wagon in years past. The Oregon Trail Historic Byway offers access to several historic sites such as Fort Laramie, the Oregon Trail Ruts and Register Cliff. Clayton Hanson, park guide at Fort Laramie Historic Site, goes into depth about the history of this byway and how visitors can experience it to the fullest.

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