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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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  • The lady working there was extremely polite and told us alot about the museum before we went in there. Once inside we were met by a lovely exibition filled with Western era history and 20th century ro...  more »
  • A tribute to Lane Frost is a wonderful way to start off this museum. The staff is welcoming and knowledgeable about Cheyenne Frontier Days the daddy of em all. Also includes a nice exhibit by Wyoming ...  more »
  • Museum. With. Well. Done. Displays. It was part. Of. The. Cheyenne. Trolley. Tour. So We. Only. Got. 20. Minutes. Which. Wasn't. Enough. Time. But. Was. Happy. For.seeing the museum  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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