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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  • Great museum, really enjoyed the different wagons and stagecoaches. I loved the information and photos of Lane Frost. The history of that place and historic rodeo are part of what’s great about Americ...  more »
  • This museum gives a complete view of the life in the Far West. A couple of hours really well spent. Staff more than pleasant and polite.  more »
  • This museum tells the story of Frontier Days in a ordered, in depth and very informative manner. Laid out is all that you could wish to see, The Cowboys, The Cowgirls, The Clowns, The Animals, all are...  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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