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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  • There is a statue of Lane Frost at the entrance to this museum. I had seen a movie about him and at the end of the movie, it said there was a statue of him in Cheyenne, WY. We visited our daughter and...  more »
  • Not my last rodeo. If you ever aspired to be a cowboy this is your nirvana. Every aspect of life on the trail is covered. Great wagons. Just a great deal of fun.  more »
  • Great place to go to to buy souvenirs. Large selection and prices are fair. Not a large selection of post cards but lots of apparel.  more »
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  • All things rodeo! An excellent collection displayed beautifully. We enjoyed our afternoon there. I would absolutely recommend this museum.
  • Great carriage and wagon exhibit. Also wonderful movie about Cheyenne Rodeo days. Well worth the time.
  • Not super hands on, but has good multimedia exhibits. Cool place to learn about Cheyenne and frontier days.
  • Super fun for the whole family. Great interactive for the kids.
  • Lots of nice carriages, but that's it. Not real exciting.

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