Sweetwater County Museum, Green River

Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Discover the rich cultural heritage of southwestern Wyoming at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River. Established in 1967, the museum’s mission is “to preserve and present the story of Sweetwater County from its early beginnings to the present, to serve as a depository for historical items and records and to serve as an educational and informational center for children and adults.” A statue dedicated to explorer and scientist, John Wesley Powell, stands sentinel in front of the building.
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  • We were the only visitors to this small, free museum. The displays were behind plexi-glass due to Covid and you have to wear a mask. We enjoyed the Oregon Trail exhibit and especially the John...  more »
  • The Sweetwater County Museum is always free (but donations always welcome). The museum is very interesting, with such things on display as mining stuff, info on the Chinese Massacre, and old...  more »
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  • Very small, but well put together museum.
  • Situated in a old historic building, this museum has a small but very nice collection of artifacts, photos, and explanatory info about Green River & the county history. It includes mining, ethnic, railroad, river, and social history. There is a small gift shop. Admission is free and parking on the street is free. Well worth a visit.

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