Fodor's Expert Review Grand Encampment Museum

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The modern interpretive center at the Grand Encampment Museum 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 towers from a 16-mile-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.

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807 Barnett Ave.
Encampment, Wyoming  82325, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Donations accepted, Closed Sun. and Mon. Memorial Day–early Oct.; call or email ahead for winter hrs, Memorial Day–Labor Day, Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5; Sept., Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5

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