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Ranchester, Wyoming: T-Rex Natural History Museum (Closed)

Cast skull of Sue the T-Rex, dinosaur dioramas and skeletons, petrified poop. The owner answered questions about all things prehistoric!

12 miles north of Sheridan, US Hwy 14 and Big Horn Drive, southwest corner.
Nov. 2019: dinos moved, attraction closed.

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T-Rex Museum - Closed

I talked to Mike, the owner, on 11/19. He said that all of the dinosaurs have moved to South Dakota, and that he is semi-retired and working at AutoZone, and the museum has been permanently closed.

[Lacey Snyder, 11/24/2019]
T-Rex Natural History Museum

Stopping at this place was a bit of an experience. The owners seemed surprised to have customers, and continually whispered about it while we were there. We got the impression that they don't get a lot of traffic. As far as museums go, this one is pretty sparse on information. There's an amazing collection of stones and polished rocks, and the admission fee was only $2 for me and my father together. Worth a brief stop, but don't expect anything super serious.

[Sam, 09/17/2018]

Photo op.

T-Rex Natural History Museum

"Mike" gives a nice 10-15 minute talk on dinosaurs in Wyoming. $6 entry for the whole family.

[Steve, 07/18/2015]

T-Rex Natural History Museum.

T Rex Museum

I stopped by here on the spur of the moment while passing through. Great place. The owner, Mike, really knows his stuff and is very friendly. He obviously has a passion for dinosaurs, and geology too.

You can photograph all you want. He'll take your photo with your head in the T-Rex skull.

He has some nice casts of dinosaur skuls and some skeletons scaled down to a smaller size. Also a very nice collection of dinosaur figures. It may not be the huge museum collection they have in San Francisco, but it makes up for that with the price ($3.) and the fun education you get from the owner. Very kid friendly. There is also a nice collection of rocks and minerals and a reasonably priced rock shop too.

[Mary, 04/30/2011]

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