National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
1700 Northeast 63rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City Reviews
Very nice museum in Oklahoma City Feb 28, 2010
I had been here in 2005, but since Marcelo hadn’t been there I thought it would be a good thing to do. He was impressed by the large “End of the trail” marble statue in the front. I love it! I t was just impressive.
Then, a very nice lady instructed us on the exhibitions of the museum. She learned about the earthquake in Chile and expressed her concern to Marcelo. I thought that was a very nice gesture. They did not allow to take pictures in some of the rooms. The first exhibition we saw was a guitar exposition, it was cool! I took a picture of a Mexican guitar with “Katrina” pictures over it.
Then we joined the western paintings room, some of the pictures were just unbelievable, They really take you to the wild west. There was a room dedicated to Rodeo and one more to Native American exhibitions. We also walked by the children’s area and the patio for a bit. The last things we saw were the Buffalo Bill and Lincoln statues.
I think this Museum is a great place to visit in Oklahoma City.
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Great for lovers of anything Western Jul 15, 2009
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum was not on my original list of things to see when I first started researching OKC. But, as I read other accounts it sounded like something I might want to kill some time with. I got the impression, from my quick research that this was a western art museum. I like western art, but it’s not something I would go out of my way to see.
I was very pleasantly surprised. They did have plenty of western art, most of it just incredible. But the museum had so much more. They had an area dedicated to every part of the Western American heritage. They have a rodeo arena in which you learn about that sport. There is an old western town that is authentic down to the iron cage jail in the Sherrif’s office. They have an extensive gun collection, including a Gatling Gun. There is an exhibit on Western radio and television. It just goes on and on.
The cost is $10 per person. They don’t allow pictures in most areas, but there are a few in which you can. I really enjoyed this and would go back again, to see what I missed, see their new additions to the art collection, and to revisit the stuff I really liked.
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Cowboys May 12, 2008
How do you begin a review of The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum on Oklahoma City? Well I happened to hear about it because in the town where I now live, Visalia, California we have a statue of the “End of the Trail”, a very famous large statue. When I looked into it I found that the original was purchased from the folks here at the Museum and replaced ours with a copy in bronze. They took the original and restored it to its full glory and placed it in the entry area to their wonderful large museum. Naturally, I felt a need to come and see it myself. This huge museum features some superb collections from classic and contemporary western artists.
The exhibit wing houses a turn-of-the-century town and interactive history galleries that focus on the American cowboy, rodeos, Native American culture, Victorian firearms, frontier military and western performers.
Outside is a Children’s Cowboy Corral which includes an interactive area.
This museum tells the story of how Cowboys and Indians moved, lived, interacted, and shows in fine art, firearms, and Native America objects the history of the west.
Their awards Hall of Fame include:
Western Performers from Film, Television and stage
Great Westerners which includes over 200 men and women who have contributed to the Western heritage over their lifetimes.
Rodeo inductees since 1955
Western Heritage Awards
Chester A Reynolds Awards
Ben Johnson Memorial Awards
Tad Lucas Awards
Pictures are only allowed in certain areas, along the corridors. Entry fee $10 for adults, $8.50 for Seniors, Students with ID $8.50, children 6-12 $4.50, and Rugrats (5 and under) free
Take your time here. You will discover many things you didn’t know before.
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