National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City

Categories: Art Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
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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  • If you love western history and art you will love this museum. Very well done and even a bit over welming (in a good way). Do not miss this on your trip. 
  • We only had time to spend half a day at the museum, but if we had known there was so much to see, we certainly would have allocated more time - beautiful facility, great art, wonderful displays, parki...  read more »
  • When I return I will schedule an entire day for this museum. Truly beautiful art and artifacts abound and are displayed very thoughtfully and creatively. Outdoor grounds are also very lovely but we ha...  read more »
  • Astonishing, Amazing, Entertaining. Gigantic. Huge art displays, Cowboy and rodeo memorabilia. Military historana. Go early or you will miss a lot. We are at the grill. Sandwiches big enough to share. Delicious. Groupon had a coupon, our admission was $14 for two.
  • I love this place it is all about our heritage. They have fantastic displays, they share alot of information with the best public it is all a great experience. I recommend taking the whole family. When my son was 12 or 13 he and I had a father and son outing and I got were has ands wows. It was well worth it. I give this place two thumbs and toes up. Clarence Thurmanu
  • On Thursday, July 7, I traveled with the bus from the Spanish Cove Retirement Center in Yukon OK to visit this facility. Years ago (probably 20?) I had toured this museum, but it's even better now! We had the good fortune to enjoy the recent winners and entries in the "Prix de West" art exhibit, which was a delight! The deli-style cafe (the only available food) was quite good, and well-presented. Staff were gracious and helpful. Only comment was this: why is there no facility for recycling of plastic and for responsible disposal of styrofoam? Seems rather backward-thinking to me, but I've found that issue with other public facilities as well. Excellent gift shop with attractive and varied items from T-shirts to books to prints of several of the paintings in the museum. You can spend some serious money there.
  • This is a fun museum to visit. They have an old town and a kid's building that the kids love. They get to dress up, play in a log cabin and chuck wagon. The exhibits change often enough to enjoy regularly.
  • If you're in to history, this is definitely a place to visit. Also, if you have young children, they will enjoy it too. I happened to visit during the Chuckwagon Festival, so it was extremely busy. I got the impression that organization was an after thought, as countless visitors and I were misdirected into lines (i.e. member w/ cash, non-member w/ cash to enroll, etc.). The museum (taken by itself) is great.... lots of art, a munitions exhibit, and a theater (I didn't have time to visit the theater).
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