Come experience local history at the GEM of Southern Wyoming! The Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) is a replica pioneer town that honors the people who had grit and perseverance to meet the challenges of the West.
The GEM is well known throughout Wyoming for their tours and unique historic buildings including a two-story outhouse…yes, it has two levels!
The GEM highlights their copper mining history with life size tram towers and equipment from the aerial tramway that served the copper mining industry in the early 1900s. We also highlight our ranching and timber heritage. Our large collection of artifacts is impressive and includes objects, archives, and photographs donated by the descendants of families who settled here in the late 1800s through 1915.
Want to experience what it was like to be a USFS fire lookout? The GEM is an official national repository of the United States Forest Service (USFS) and visitors can climb a 60ft tall fire lookout tower. The views are amazing!
We offer guided tours for any size of group! Please Call or Email to schedule for groups of 8 people or more.
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Hope to see you at the GEM soon!