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Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

100 Fort St, Buffalo, WY 82834-1801
+1 307-684-9331
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So Much History!

You can't visit Johnson County without learning a little something about the Johnson County Cattle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
April P
Free Admission Day

My husband and I moved to Buffalo almost a year ago and had wanted to visit the museum. They... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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100 Fort St, Buffalo, WY 82834-1801
+1 307-684-9331
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't visit Johnson County without learning a little something about the Johnson County Cattle War and this is the place to get the story. In addition to the local history of the cowboys, indians, and cattle rustlers, they've also got a great display about...More

Thank April P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I moved to Buffalo almost a year ago and had wanted to visit the museum. They recently had their Free Day so we decided to go. Unfortunately because it was free it was crowded and everywhere we went we kept running into...More

Thank judystine
JGMMRegistrar, Manager at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi judystine! Thank you for your feedback, and also for giving us another chance on a day that won't be so crowded. Please know the gentleman you ran into is not a museum representative, and welcome (a year late) to Buffalo! Sylvia Bruner- director

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to be there when they had a special function and it was free to the public plus they had old time skills that you could try outside the museum, i.e. tomahawk throwing; leather stamping; riding horses, etc. plus the Basque presenting their folk...More

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this museum. We have been to Buffalo many times and "meant to go" but did not. This last trip, we went and were so glad we did. This is worth a visit.

Thank massachusettsgal2017
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

You wouldn't think it by the name or appearance, but this museum has a LOT of interesting items from the area's history. Some of it is also interactive for the kiddos... although it is a little dated.

Thank Shannon L
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This museum was quite large. It meanders into 3 different building without you realizing it. It was 7 dollars per person, 5 I believe if you are a senior, well worth the money ! ! ! It is also right downtown and easy to get...More

1  Thank Lisamac979
Reviewed 14 February 2017

There is a ton of fascinating history in the Buffalo area. (As other reviewers have noted). This local museum is extremely well presented and is situated in a beautifully restored "Carnegie Library". Cost of admission is a bargain! Genuinely interest and helpful staff, as is...More

1  Thank Yontahey
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We came in and where amazed at all the great facts about this area and as we all know each place you go has it's areas best interest in mind. From Bomber mountain to why Buffalo became a town. Even has some Wild pictures of...More

2  Thank Ron S
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Heard of Tom Horn? The Johnson County War? The hole in the wall gang? Johnson County has a colorful past and present, don't miss this great western museum in one of the last great western towns

Thank Sawdogs
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Modern museum which gives an excellent overview of the history of the settlement of Buffalo and surrounding areas. At $5 a person, this is a bargain activity. Definitely recommend. Some stairs, but i think there was a special lift for those who cannot climb stairs.

Thank tauna64
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15 May 2015|
Response from JGMMRegistrar | Property representative |
We are indeed open in October! During the month of October we will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.