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The Brinton Museum, Big Horn

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#33 of 50 in Museums in Wyoming
Wyoming’s rolling Bighorn Mountains envelop The Brinton Museum on the 620-acre Quarter Circle A Ranch. Its sweeping landscape and surrounding mountain range have long been the muse of treasured American artists and the setting for rich cultural traditions integral to the American Indian tribes inhabiting this region.

The Brinton’s 24,000-square-foot Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building houses one of the most significant and extensive 19th, 20th and 21st century Western and American Indian Art collections in the U.S. featuring Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, Thomas Moran, Edward Borein, Winold Reiss, and the largest Hans Kleiber collection in the world.

The Brinton Museum is located just 15 minutes south of downtown Sheridan, Wyoming at 239 Brinton Road, Big Horn, Wyoming. To learn more visit thebrintonmuseum.org.
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  • A modern building, tucked in the side of a foothill with the mountains towering behind it . . . The Brinton Museum's architecture is just as artistically mesmerizing as the contents inside. That's eno...  more »
  • With a very wet, foggy day to spend in Sheridan, Wyoming, we were fortunate to be staying at a bed and breakfast that recommended a trip to the Brinton Museum. And, how thrilled we were to find this t...  more »
  • We toured the earth-sheltered art museum during our visit to the Brinton ranch. The architecture of the building is stunning, with breathtaking views of the Big Horn mountains. The exhibits are striki...  more »
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  • The Brinton Museum offers a panoply of natural observations, and cultural artifacts, in a very special setting. Presenting a “big city museum” experience, without the distractions. The ranch at the base of the Bighorns, offers a glimpse into the gentrified world of remittance life, in the early settlement era. Period art collections are displayed in the preserved living quarters, and in rotating exhibits at the museum.
  • Words cannot describe how beautiful this venue is. The views are breathtaking. The tent area is fully paved with concrete and properly maintained to look nice and function well. But none of that matters if it's not a good experience. The staff at Brinton Museum understands this, and works diligently behind the scenes to make sure it all comes together perfectly. When I arrived at 2:30 in the afternoon Andrew had already been hard at work for a while. When I encounter a problem with the power, he got a distribution block ready for me and gave me my own circuit to run off of. No complaints, just swift action in a timely manner in order to keep things running smoothly. When I was done packing up at 1am and driving away Andrew was still hard at work cleaning up and re-setting the venue. 5 stars for the view, 5 stars for the staff, and 5 stars for the overall experience. Thanks guys, I can't wait to work here again!
  • Breathtaking view of the Bighorn Mts. This family(Brinton)really lived here. The staff is very knowledgeable of the history of the grounds, artwork and lives of the family.
  • Amazing collection in a beautiful place. The view from the cafe on the third floor is worth the trip alone.
  • I think I expected more; not sure why these people wanted to show others how they lived.

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