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.
The Brinton Museum
Located at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains, The Brinton Museum hosts a wide array of historic documents, books and furnishings. Here, leather tooler Jim Jackson demonstrates his craft. Jim hosts classes and clinics for all ages on this traditional style of leather tooling and stamping. Samples of his work can be purchased at the Brinton Museum Store.