Cheyenne, Laramie, and Southern Wyoming Sights

Grand Encampment Museum

  • 807 Barnett Ave. Map It
  • Encampment
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

The modern interpretive center at the holds exhibits on the history of the Grand Encampment copper district and logging and mining. A pioneer town of original buildings includes the Lake Creek stage station, the Big Creek tie-hack cabin, the Peryam homestead, the Slash Ridge fire tower, a blacksmith shop, a transportation barn, and a two-story outhouse. Among the other relics are three original towers from a 16-mi-long aerial tramway built in 1903 to transport copper ore from mines in the Sierra Madres. You can take guided tours, and there's also a research area. A living-history day, with music, costumes, and events, takes place the third weekend in July.

Sight Information

Address:

807 Barnett Ave., Encampment, Wyoming, 82325, United States

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Phone:

307-327–5308

Sight Details:

  • Donations accepted
  • Memorial Day–Labor Day, Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5; Sept., Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5

Published 01/19/2016

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