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Museum of the West

Several Wyoming Museums Near Shoshone Rose

If you want to learn about the fascinating history of Wind River Country, visit a museum or two! Shoshone Rose Casino and Hotel is located near many museums that highlight the local culture and history of the area. All of the museums on this list are just a short drive from our location.

Come discover the customs of the Native American tribes that call this area home, learn about the pioneers, see the local wildlife and enjoy the activities that make this region of central Wyoming so unique.


Evans/Dahl Memorial Museum

545 Main St.
Lander WY,  82520
(307) 332-8190
(800) 768-7743

The Evans/Dahl Memorial Museum features history about the One Shot Antelope Hunt, Native American culture and heritage, along with local wildlife, especially the antelope. The museum was constructed in the mid 1970s and is filled with historical pieces affiliated with the One Shot Antelope Hunt as well as Water for Wildlife.


Fremont County Pioneer Museums – The Lander Museum

1443 W. Main St.
Lander, WY  82520
(307) 332-3373

The Fremont County Pioneer Museum in Lander displays artifacts from prehistory through the 1920s with information about the items’ cultural significance. The focus of the collection is on artifacts from the Lander Valley, Fremont County and western Wyoming.


Exterior of the Lander Childrens' Museum.

Lander Children’s Museum


Lander Children’s Museum

465 Lincoln Avenue
Lander, WY  82520
(307) 332-1341

Lander Children’s Museum provides a place where children and families can explore, learn and discover together. There are interactive activities throughout the museum that feature science, local culture and history.


The Museum of the American West

1445 W. Main St.
Lander WY  82520

The Museum of the American West highlights the culture and history of the Wind River and Sweetwater Valleys and the people that include the Eastern Shoshone tribe, the pioneers and descendants and others attracted to this community.

Sign for the Fremont County Pioneer Museum in Lander, Wyoming.

Fremont County Pioneer Museum in Lander


Fremont County Pioneer Museums – The Riverton Museum

700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY  82501
(307) 856-2665

The Riverton Museum features Riverton history, eastern Fremont County communities, the Eastern Shoshone peoples and other Native American peoples. The Riverton museum educates visitors through their exhibits and programing.


Wind River Heritage Center

1075 S. Federal Blvd.
Riverton WY  82501
(307) 856-0706

The Wind River Heritage Center features wildlife displays of Wyoming animals, an extensive artifacts collection and historical wax figurines that tell the stories of local history including the fur trade and “the mountain man.”

The locals are happy to share their knowledge of the history, cultures and wildlife here in Wind River Country. Whether you are from here or out of town, you can gain new insight, make a connection and learn something new about the area.