Museums and the Arts

As one of the key states in the westward expansion of the nation, Wyoming has plenty of history to explore. Did you also know that Kemmerer, Wyoming is the birth place of JCPenney? Or that Wyoming's Sweetwater County is the Trona Capital of the World?

Discover the rich cultural heritage of southwestern Wyoming at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. Established in 1967 to preserve the history of Sweetwater County, the museum contains permanent and temporary exhibits, a large historical photograph collection and local history research material.

Since 1987, the Uinta County Museum has collected artifacts, photographs, and records relating to the history of Evanston, the county, and the surrounding area. Currently, the Museum has nearly 5,000 artifacts photographs, and archival records.

Wyoming is also home to many arts councils, including the Pinedale Fine Arts Council. Enjoy a Shakespeare Festival, dance to the music of your favorite band, or take in a play during their wide-ranging season.

Interested in seeing the Fossil Butte National Monument? The best way to enjoy this geological monument is to hike it. Choose from the Historic Quarry Trail, a moderate 2.5 mile loop, or Chicken Creep Nature trail. With a Visitor Center just 2.5 miles from the trailhead, Fossil Butte National Monument is a great place to take the family.

Wyoming’s Big Show at the Sweetwater Event Center draws people in from hundreds of miles around for a rodeo, carnival rides, food, 4-H exhibits and lots of fun! The event center also hosts horse shows and motor sport competitions. Check out their even calendar to see what events are happening soon.