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OUR MISSION

To provide education and outreach for the national conservation of wild sheep, wildlife, and wild lands.

K-12 Field Trips

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Our staff and volunteers welcome school groups of any age and size. We are happy to provide guided tours of exhibits and include educational activities, discussions, or documentary films. Tours are customized based on the age group and specific fields of study.

• Outdoor Adventures

• Virtual Tours

• Classroom Presentations

• Traveling Education Trunks

Seasonal Hours:

Autumn Hours (Labor Day – December 15th) 
Open 10am – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday
Closed on Sundays and Mondays

Winter & Spring Hours (Begins January 1st)
Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm
Closed on Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays

Summer Hours (Begins Memorial Day Weekend) 

7 days a week 10am – 4pm

Special Closure Dates
Closed October 11: Indigenous People’s Day
Closed November 11: Veterans Day
Closed November 25: Thanksgiving Day
Closed December 24 & 25: Christmas
Closed December 31 & January 1: New Year’s Eve & Day

Location:

10 Bighorn Lane, just off the main street in beautiful Dubois, Wyoming next to the Dubois Historical Museum. Look for our big bronze ram “Ram Country”.

ADMISSION

Adults age 18 and over: $6

Youth ages 8 – 17: $3

Children ages 7 and under: free admission

Seniors (age 60 and over) and Military: $5

Youth Groups (8 or more): $2

Current Members: free admission

School Groups: $2 per student (scholarship opportunities available). Please contact us to set up your tour by calling 307-455-3429

GUIDED ECO TOURS

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You’ll explore panoramic views of snowcapped mountains, forests, rocky ridges and windswept grassy slopes in the Whiskey Basin Wildlife Habitat Area. One of the first things you’ll notice is the rolling up-and-down landscape with boulders strewn everywhere, thanks to the glaciers that covered this region 10,000-15,000 years ago. As you ride the road along this glacial roller coaster you will be headed toward Whiskey Mountain, home of the famous Whiskey Mountain bighorn sheep.

Make sure to scan the hillsides for wildlife, which may include elk, mule deer, badger and coyotes, as well as hawks and eagles.

On the face of a nearby boulder is a carved image described as Water Ghost Spirit. It was etched by those who are considered to have been the ancestors of today’s Shoshone Indians, the Sheepeaters.

Events

History

The citizens of Dubois have always felt great pride in the proximity, accessibility and successful endurance of “our” herd, the Whiskey Mountain herd of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. In the late 1980’s, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department was considering building some type of small-scale sheep observatory with interpretive signage in the Whiskey Basin Wildlife Habitat Management Area. At about the same time, the Louisiana-Pacific lumber mill, which had been the primary engine driving the Dubois economy for decades, was faltering. 

The mill was forced to close in 1988, leaving the town to wonder if their economy was facing imminent failure. Dubois needed something to encourage tourists to stop and stay in Dubois. The Wyoming Game & Fish Department also wanted an avenue for public education. A suggestion was made to construct a bighorn sheep-themed visitor center directly in town rather than in the Whiskey Basin Wildlife Habitat Management Area. In a rather remarkable effort of co-operation, a partnership developed that included a broad spectrum of private- and public-sector groups. 

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the town of Dubois, the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Wild Sheep Foundation (formerly the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep), the Nature Conservancy, the National Wildlife Federation and many other entities and individuals contributed dollars, resources, talents and guidance to construct the National Bighorn Sheep Center. The Center was opened to the public on July 3, 1993.

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