Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne

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The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. The museum was founded in 1978. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to interpreting, conserving and exhibiting the history and material culture of Cheyenne, Cheyenne Frontier Days, the State of Wyoming and the American West. The museum features the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame. Permanent exhibits include Western horse-drawn carriages and wagons, the history and memorabilia of Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo celebration, local history of Cheyenne, pioneer artifacts and clothing, and Western and folk art.Clayton Danks, the winner of three CFD competition prior to 1910, is the model cowboy on the horse Steamboat on the Wyoming trademark, the Bucking Horse and Rider. The saddle which Danks won in CFD competition in 1907 was donated by his surviving family members to the museum in September 2013.Shirley E. Flynn, director of the museum from 1987 to 1991, penned the history of the Frontier Days celebration in her 1996 book Let's Go! Let's Show! Let's Rodeo! The History of Cheyenne Frontier Days.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Definitely plan on spending some time here! The museum is great, lots of historical information and artifacts, as well as a art show that happened to be on display while we were there. The museum has ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    I have taken my classroom and my grandchildren to this museum several times. The children enjoy all the exhibits and learn a great deal about the west.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    If you want to explore authentic western art and interesting facts about Cheyenne Frontier Days this is the place to do it.  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    All things rodeo! An excellent collection displayed beautifully. We enjoyed our afternoon there. I would absolutely recommend this museum.
  • May 31, 2017
    Great carriage and wagon exhibit. Also wonderful movie about Cheyenne Rodeo days. Well worth the time.
  • July 7, 2017
    Not super hands on, but has good multimedia exhibits. Cool place to learn about Cheyenne and frontier days.
  • July 10, 2017
    Super fun for the whole family. Great interactive for the kids.
  • June 23, 2017
    Lots of nice carriages, but that's it. Not real exciting.

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