Medicine Bow, Wyoming: Building Built of Dinosaur Bones

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Como Bluff Fossil Cabin Museum

Address:
US Hwy 30, Medicine Bow, WY
Directions:
Como Bluff Fossil Cabin Museum. On the north side of US Hwy 30/287, seven miles east of Medicine Bow, next to the Como Bluffs "Dinosaur Graveyard" historical marker.
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Building Built of Dinosaur Bones

Dubbed the "Oldest Cabin in the World" even though it was built in 1933.

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Fossil Cabin.

Fossil Cabin

There isn't too much in the way of signage. It honestly looked like someone put it in their front yard. It looked very abandoned and it was fenced off. There was a house right next to it with "No Trespassing" signs around it. There is a dirt lot in front so I was able the stop for a picture. It's a nice sight but I don't believe is a functional museum anymore.

[Brian, 07/18/2017]

The museum inside the Fossil Cabin has been closed since the death of Ethel Nash in the 1990s. Local preservationists have fought to preserve the building, hence the fences and signs.

Fossil Cabin Made of Bones

Just an interesting story about the cabin made of Fossil Bones: When we visited in the mid 1970s, we were in a motor home (RV). As we pulled up, we were greeted by an exuberant Mrs. Boylan, who owned the cabin at the time. She thought we were there to deliver her RV, as she had recently purchased one and it was to be delivered.

Her buoyant attitude and infectious love for life was not lost on us. She excitedly got into the RV and took us to where she found the first T Rex skull and later entire body. She also let us tour her fossil displays and told us how Walt Disney himself helped her lay the floor of the cabin! What a GREAT LADY!

[Kevin Morris, 08/28/2009]
Fossil Cabin - Made of Dinosaur Bones

Fossil Cabin is currently closed and sporting two huge "for sale" signs. You can still drive up to it and take a look at the outside though.

[Christine Velez, 12/15/2008]

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