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  • Writer's pictureBrian Childress

Wyoming Dinosaur Center - Thermopolis, Wyoming

(Post and photos by David Miller, Rob Gilchrist, Ernie Blankenship, and Brian Childress)

The Wyoming Dinosaur Center is located in Thermopolis, Wyoming and is one of the few dinosaur museums in the world to have excavation sites within driving distance. The museum displays the Thermopolis Specimen of Archaeopteryx, which is the only real specimen of this genus on display outside of Europe.

The museum is open all year round and hosts a gallery with more than 50 mounted skeletons, including a full mount of Supersaurus Vivian’s excavated from a quarry near Douglas, Wyoming.

The museum also houses a fully functional preparation lab, where staff and visitors can be seen cleaning, repairing and preserving fossils found on the property as well as from other locations around the country, all year long.

Coversations/Things we learned:

From the outside of the museum building, it doesn’t look like much. But we were shocked when we got inside and saw the amazing exhibits. This is a museum on the inside which rivals those in Washington, DC and is a location you should go out of your way to visit; especially if you have children.

Contact Information:

110 Carter Ranch Road

PO Box 351

Thermopolis, WY USA 82443


Museum: (307) 864-2997

Toll-Free: (800) 455-DINO


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