That the Mountain West is a haven for archaeological and paleontological discovery is no secret – some of the most awesome dinosaur and ancient mammal species ever uncovered from the earth have been dug up in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
The fact that there's an excellent natural history museum in small town Ranchester, Wyoming? That may come as something of a surprise.
The T-Rex Natural History Museum is small, but packed with attractions – a massive T-Rex skull, raptor fossils, geological curiosities, crystals, and more. The museum makes for an excellent diversion from the road if you're en route to the Bighorn Mountains or Yellowstone National Park, or if you're from Sheridan County and looking to experience something new in your own backyard.