Western Wyoming Community College Natural History Museum Excavating fossil fish in Lincoln County Pine Bluffs UW Archeological Dig Kemmerer/ Diamondville Fossil Hunt Bat fossil at Fossil Butte National Monument Tracks Across Wyoming Home







The Tracks Across Wyoming corridor covers a lot of “ologies” – geology, archaeology, paleontology.  You can see archaeologists at work in Pine Bluffs and Evanston, find fossils in Kemmerer, and learn about the geology that formed the corridor in Rock Springs.

Attractions Listed by County, East to West
Laramie   Albany   Carbon   Sweetwater   Uinta   Lincoln


Laramie
Pine Bluffs UW Archeological Dig
Exit I-80 at Hwy. 30 then west 1 mile
University of Wyoming Archaeological Lab & Visitors Center
2nd & Elm
Pine Bluffs, Wyoming
Albany
UW Geological Museum
S.H. Knight Geology Building
UW Campus
Laramie, WY
307-766-2120
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UW Anthropology Museum
1st Floor Anthropology Building
UW Campus
Laramie, WY
307-766-5136
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UW Archeological Repository
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Como Bluffs Fossil Cabin
49 miles NW of Laramie on Highway 30
(Lincoln Highway)
Como Bluffs was an early site for dinosaur bones, first found in 1877, it became the scene of a “dinosaur war” between Yale University and the Peabody Museum of Natural History.
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Carbon
Hanna Mine Disaster Monument
Hanna, WY
307-325-9424
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1903: At Hanna, coal gas ignites in Mine No. 1 and kills 169 miners while 46 more narrowly escape. The accident is the greatest loss of life in any Wyoming mining disaster. 1908: At Hanna, Mine No. 1 again explodes and traps 18 miners. As the state mine inspector and 40 others enter for the rescue, a second explosion occurs and claims all 59 inside.
Grand Encampment Museum
807 Barnett
Encampment, WY
(307)327-5308
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Grand Encampment Museum is in the old copper mining town of Encampment just south of Saratoga.  After touring the museum, consider a rafting trip on the North Platte River.
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Sweetwater
Reliance Tipple
For information call:
Sweetwater County Historical Museum
(307) 872-6435
Five miles north of Rock Springs Take Interstate 80 exit 104 (Highway 191 North) and go north 3.2 miles to the Reliance turnoff. Proceed east on County Road 4-42 (Reliance Road) for 1.4 miles
The tipple is the large industrial building to the south. A structure used to sort, grade and load coal produced in a local mine until the 1950s, the tipple is one of only two such structures remaining in the state of Wyoming. A self guided tour with interpretive signs is available during daylight hours. Free admission
Western Wyoming Community College
Natural History Museum
2500 College Drive
Rock Springs, WY 82901
(307) 382-1600
Prehistoric specimens and natural history exhibits. Free admission.
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Uinta
Chinatown
North of Evanston, WY
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Chinatown was located in north Evanston in the early 20th Century. Many archeological finds have been unearthed at the Chinatown dig conducted by Western Wyoming College archeologists.
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Lincoln
Fossil Butte National Monument
Fossil Butte National Mounment Wayside307-877-4455
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Some of the world's best preserved fossils are found in the flat-topped ridges of southwestern Wyoming's cold sagebrush desert. Fossilized fish, insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals are exceptional for their abundance, variety, and detail of preservation. Most remarkable is the story they tell of ancient life in a sub-tropical landscape.
Fossil Country Museum
400 Pine Avenue
Kemmerer, WY
Kemmerer/Diamondville Fossil Hunt
400 Pine Avenue
Kemmerer, WY
Go on an “any season” fossil hunt for the whole family. Stop at Fossil Butte National Monument or the Fossil Country Museum at 400 Pine Avenue in Kemmerer for details.
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