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Museum of the Fur Trade

6321 Highway 20, Chadron, NE 69337-5325
+1 308-432-3843
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Worth a Stop

We had extra time in our schedule and decided to visit this museum after seeing it on the map. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann D
Bowie, Maryland
Wow should be a smithsonian in DC

Stopped on way to rapid city ,not expecting much totally shocked at items n display from a. Massive... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
St. Petersburg, Florida
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6321 Highway 20, Chadron, NE 69337-5325
+1 308-432-3843
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had extra time in our schedule and decided to visit this museum after seeing it on the map. I was mainly interested in the reconstructed sod trading post which was fascinating. However, I was surprised how much I enjoyed the museum full of artifacts...More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Stopped on way to rapid city ,not expecting much totally shocked at items n display from a. Massive canoe to tiny Indian kids bootees explained the start of the fur trade exceptional pieces clothes guns traps furs everything very educational, 5 big stars

Thank Gordy119
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This museum is on highway 20 going into Chadron from the east. It is well kept and has some wonderful displays. Guns are a big item in this museum, they even have some from the early 1700's. There is a display that shows you how...More

Thank alphawolfie
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Many old guns on display. Very good information about the fur trade at this trading post. The information labels are very low in the cases. I had difficulty reading them at that level. The Indian artifacts were especially interesting because of the intricate bead work....More

Thank O7950YPjoans
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Interesting museum, display many different items that were traded for, a large old gun collection. items outdoors looked a little neglected.

Thank Anita B
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We are from the East Coast and were in WY and SD on vacation. We stopped at Chadron overnight on our way back to Denver Airport. We saw the reviews on Trip Advisor. My wife, who had a relative in the Great Lakes fur trade...More

1  Thank Matthew Scott H
Reviewed 25 August 2017

As you blaze by on the highway, make sure and stop at this incredible museum. It was LOADED with exquisite artifacts from the early 1800s, including the finest collection of muzzle loaders we've every seen. All of the exhibits are carefully labeled, and tell the...More

Thank 99Carrie88
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This was a very nice museum ,we have a special interest in the people of the fur trade ,and were excited to see this. It was a very nice collection and lots of great artifacts. They have a nice gift shop.

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing museum of the fur trade from 1820's to 1890's. It focused on the whole trade not just the upper plains but Canada as well. Staff were helpful. Excellent selection of history books for sale as well as other trinkets and artifacts. Short film and...More

Thank Christina L
Reviewed 7 July 2017

If you have time, there is lots of information about each individual item. There is a video that gives you an overview of the fur trade. One sided presentation, but it's their museum! Good value for $5 ($4 with AAA).

Thank Tetondavid
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