Laramie County Museum

Find Laramie County Wyoming museums, such as art museums and galleries, childrens museums, natural history museums, science centers and discovery museums. Museums provide exhibits related to modern and fine arts, history, science and nature, dinosaurs, engineering and more.


Cheyenne Depot Museum 121 West 15th Street Cheyenne WY 82001 307-632-3905


Cheyenne Depot Museum Foundation 1829 Converse Avenue Cheyenne WY 82001 307-637-3376

Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum 4610 Carey Avenue Cheyenne WY 82001 307-778-7290

Cowgirls of the West Museum 205 West 17th Street Cheyenne WY 82001 307-638-4994

Messengers Old West Museum 616 Crook Avenue Cheyenne WY 82001 307-635-8959

Nelson Museum of the West 1714 Carey Avenue Cheyenne WY 82001 307-635-7670

Warren ICBM and Heritage Museum Barnes Loop Warren AFB WY 82005 307-773-2980

Wyoming State Museum 2301 Central Avenue Cheyenne WY 82002 307-777-7022

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About Museums

Who owns Museums?

Many Museums are owned and operated by private non-profit organizations established specifically for the purpose of running the Museum. Some cities and other local governments own Museums. Universities and colleges frequently own and operate Museums, which are often related to some area of research important to the institution. Museums may also be owned by businesses, foundations, and other private entities.

How are Museums funded?

Museums rely on four main categories of funding: government grants, private donations, earned revenue, and investment income. Earned revenue comes from programs, retail sales, and rentals. A relatively small portion comes from admission fees, as some Museums are free and many try to keep admission fees low to make Museum collections accessible to the public.

How many Museums are there in the U.S.?

Including Museums of all specialty and discipline types, there are estimated to be more than 35,000 Museums in the United States.