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. Plan your visit to National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Oklahoma City family vacation planner.
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  • This place is amazing..especially the statues..$2 off coupon available from local little magazine may combine with senior citizen rate....one floor but so much to see.  more »
  • Really cared, a few kilometers from the city. Free parking (as opposed to every corner in the city), for 12.5 dollars you can spend a few hours in a nice place really
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  • Beautiful museum. Sculptures, dioramas, paintings and faux western town plus wonderful gift shop. This is up there with the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wy. You can spend a day wandering around the mu...  more »
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  • Fun place to wander with kids and adults. There is an indoor recreation of an old west town that gives a glimpse into what life was like then. There are many great cowboy and Native American artifacts to discover. The displays are done really well and are very informative. Highly recommended even if you are not into 'cowboys!, it's an interesting part of our national history.
  • This is a MUST SEE if you are in OKC. This museum is very large so plan on being here a while. There is a guided tour, an old West town, more info about the old West that you never knew!!! Easy parking for cars or RVs. They have many original pieces that you will only see replicas elsewhere. The cowboy & the Native Americans are equally depicted. DO NOT miss this museum.
  • This is a well curated museum with plenty of displays to interest the Cowboy enthusiast. A thoughtful nod to Native Americans as well as extensive information about cowboying through history, the museum is well put together. Aside from the tremendously entertaining Western Town, there are almost no interactive exhibits so kids might get a little bored if they are accustomed to a more touch and feel museum.
  • Excellent example of the history of cowboys in the Oklahoma City and State. Well done with an amazing collection of paintings and sculptures displaying the scenes of the West and settlements. We enjoyed the time spent here and is on the "Do not miss" list.
  • Great museum. I never have been here before this last may. I did some volunteer work for go red for women event with my workplace. Its really super nice here. must visit.

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To stay in the thick of tourist action, book a room at a hotel located in Oklahoma City's downtown area. Hotels in this part of town and the adjacent Bricktown neighborhood offer every comfort of home plus many extras, including 24-hour room service, indoor swimming pools, workout facilities, and on-site restaurants. Quiet neighborhoods just a short drive from downtown feature cozy bed and breakfasts and small motels that are less expensive. Many offer rooms with access to fully equipped kitchens and private outdoor spaces.
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