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Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne

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4.1/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • The museum's focus is frontier days an annual event in Cheyenne but a lot of exhibits about the old west and a wonderful collection of various types of horse drawn wagons. There is an admission fee bu...  read more »
  • A museum that knows how to tell the story of the rodeo in Cheyenne. Bonus day for us, it was free and they had interpretative presenters. 
  • Friendly welcome from the two ladies on the reception desk, one of which even offered to take photos of us all. There was a charge, I forget how much but it wasn't a lot. Wonderful collection of stage...  read more »
  • This museum is a fantastic and huge compilation of old buggies, wagons, and other turn of the century vehicles. It was so informative and seeing old milk wagons, ambulances, hearses, etc. was great educational fun for us, since we love Americana stuff. The $10 entry price is why it gets knocked down one star. They need to make this a bit more affordable for the location and smaller size of the museum. Bonus is the kids room with toys and fun stuff to occupy kids for hours. It was a lifesaver for our toddler.
  • Weak! Colorado State Museum ten times more to see and no admission fee.
  • One of my favorite places I went to on my Road trip.
  • So much fun! Concerts, rodeo, carnival, speciality shops, yummy food and much more!
  • For anyone interested in old west history, this is a must see.
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