National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City

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See Western Heritage Award-winning sculptures and paintings, and visit the exhibits of tools, clothes, and weapons at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Find yourself in a true American prairie town called the Prosperity Junction and hear stories from the Old West. Take time to admire collections dedicated to rodeo lovers. If you get lost among the 28,000 pieces of art spread over this 19,000 sq m (200,000 sq f) museum, just ask a cowboy or a cowgirl for directions. You can also buy books, pottery, jewelry, and even Native American clothes at the gift shop. A visit to National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Oklahoma City travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The title of the museum explains it all, it is a significant display starting with the western artist and carries you through the evolution of the West to its present day.  more »
  • Another wonderful place. One section was artwork and the biggest part was all sorts of Western and Cowboy stuff, saddles, guns, knives, chaps, hats etc. The Rodeo Hall of Fame was located inside...  more »
  • Wow! What a place. In fact more than one can take in one visit. So allow plenty of time to see what interests you the most. From paintings, tepees, western towns, to tributes on pretend TV cowboys.....  more »
  • Popularly known as National cowboys Museum. I just loved the Museum especially the cultural heritage of indigenous peoples. The day we visited the Museum, we were entertained by the flute, solo and group dance and singing of native Oklahoman. The performances were mesmerizing. The museum is very beautiful and gigantic. One can easily spend 2/3 hrs here in the Museum.
  • Enormous museum; my boyfriend and I didn't even have time to walk the entire place! Lots and lots of beautiful paintings and other artwork! There's an original, although highly restored, stagecoach at the entrance to the exhibits that you can actually sit in. In addition to the lovely artwork, I really enjoyed the exhibits dedicated to different movie stars showcasing their careers in western films. My boyfriend and I will definitely come back as soon as we can to see the other half of the museum that we weren't able to see our first time around!
  • Wow! My first visit and wish I had arrived earlier in the day as I needed more than the 2 hours that remained before closing. There are small to huge sculptures, fine art oils, lots and lots of guns of all sorts. Saddles from plain to wonderfully tooled leather to lavishly decorated with sterling silver. One section had great displays of Western Movies. Kinda fun as well as informative. I really love all of the Native American artifacts, clothing and pottery. Descriptions are informative and easy to understand. I will visit again my next time in OKC, as I need to see the rest of the galleries!
  • Kinda fun as well as informative. I really love all of the Native American artifacts, clothing and pottery. . We actually went through it 3 times because she loved the sound of the wooden planks under her chair and the fact that she could look in every window. I learned a lot and had a great time. To top it off, it's free! Plan a long visit! Reasonable howdy access, too.
  • Outstanding collection of western art and paintings. Huge selection of cowboy artifacts, firearms, western actors and more. If you like western culture, you'll love this museum and all it has to offer. A fantastic combination of art and culture. Spent 6 hours roaming the galleries. The paintings were breathtaking. A great way to spend a rainy day. I highly recommend attending for all ages.

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