At the 4-1/2 acre Texas Trail Museum at 201 West 3rd Street, Pine Bluffs, Wyo., enjoy a fine collection of artifacts depicting the history of southeastern Laramie County. The main exhibition hall has a gift shop, prehistoric artifacts, and displays on the history of Pine Bluffs and the nearby towns of Albin, Burns, and Carpenter.
Other buildings include the oldest schoolhouse in Laramie County, a decommissioned Catholic church, the Walker Boarding House, a Union Pacific caboose with railroad memorabilia, the Bowser homestead house and the the agriculture and transportation building. There is also a Danish emigrant covered wagon, an old saddle collection with other cowboy memorabilia, a tipi for the kids to play in, an extensive barbed wire exhibit and a 1938 Fire Truck used by the town of Pine Bluffs. The Texas Trail Museum is located along the well-known Lincoln Highway. U.S Route 30.
The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from May 1st to Sept 30th. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm. There is no entrance fee, but donations are greatly appreciated.
To contact the museum, call 307-245-3713 or email TexasTrailMuseum@aol.com.