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Located in Worland, Wyoming, The Washakie Museum and Cultural Center serves as a community arts and cultural center and history museum for the preservation, education, cultural enrichment, and development of the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming. For over 25 years the Washakie Museum and Cultural Center has provided successful programs, exhibits, and special events including multiple performing arts events.


  • Museum front. Credit: Washakie Museum and Cultural Center
  • New Museum building with life-size Columbian Mammoth in front on Big Horn Ave. Credit: Washakie Museum and Cultural Center
  • Permanent galleries--the Ancient Basin and the Last West. Credit: Washakie Museum and Cultural Center
  • Depiction of a mammoth kill site; includes fossils. Credit: Washakie Museum and Cultural Center

In March 1984, numerous community members felt strongly that a cultural center and museum was needed in the Big Horn Basin. The Washakie Museum was established in 1984 to present the history of Wyoming's Big Horn Basin through permanent and temporary exhibits, education programs for students and adults, lectures, diverse cultural events, and performing arts productions. 

The Washakie Museum and Cultural Center brings the past to life using fascinating exhibits to portray the relationship between the historical people of the Big Horn Basin and their environment. The unique geography of the Big Horn Basin and its world-class archaeological sites allow the Museum to offer one of the finest interpretive centers for local human history, from ancient mammoth hunters through early settlers, as well as the geology, archaeology, and paleontology of our area. The Museum also serves as a center for the visual and performing arts, conferences, conventions, and other gatherings.

Our History. Washakie Museum. Accessed April 14, 2018. https://www.washakiemuseum.org/our-history.html.

Washakie Museum and Cultural Center. Travel Wyoming. . Accessed April 18, 2018. https://www.travelwyoming.com/listing/worland/washakie-museum-and-cultural-center-0.