Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum is on the state fairgrounds at 400 W. Center St. The museum began as a log structure in 1925 and has since enlarged to accommodate one of the largest displays of historic artifacts in the state. The museum contains an extensive collection of Wyoming pioneer items, military relics, Native American artifacts, maps, charts, newspapers and photographs from the late 1800s.
The Johnson Gallery houses the museum's Native American collection that includes such highlights as an 1864 Sioux-style teepee used in the movie “Dances with Wolves,” numerous examples of decorative arts and multiple displays of Native American sculpture. Other museum highlights include clothing worn during Wyoming's territorial period, an art display with changing exhibits, a research library about Wyoming history and two 1885 one-room schoolhouses.