The American West is captured in this 220,000 square foot museum. There are hundreds of sculptures and thousands of ... More
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
The American West is captured in this 220,000 square foot museum. There are hundreds of sculptures and thousands of paintings, photographs and artifacts from the Old West. The newest addition is the Joe Grandee Museum, which features more than 5,000 artifacts from this artist's personal collection. There is a life-size reproduction of a frontier town, a rodeo gallery, a cowboy gallery and a frontier soldier gallery. You will also see the largest collection of contemporary western artists, as well as the well-known paintings of Frederick Remington.
This wonderfull Museum took me back to my childhood. I anticipate the day when I can return and repeat the experience with my family and Grand children. and spend more time there and other Museums in the great State of Oklahoma. I loved the details on each and every display. The parking was great for trucks ( I am a Truck Driver. I did have to leave my trailer at a truckstop lets get real guys ) What did I dislike about the place??? "I HAD TO LEAVE!"
This place was great it was recommended by the gentleman at the dalton gang hideout in meade. The art exhibit was great and educational. Plus there is everything a cowboy could ever want to see. From John Wayne to Frost Lane. There is everything that has to do with horses and the art of. The saddle exhibit was equally great. The reconstructed mining/cow town was great. Definatly must see.
This museum was one of the best parts of my trip to OKC.
The docents and staff were phenomenal in their friendly attitude, knowledge of the collection and made for an exceptional experience.
The collection of gloves alone are worth the price of admission but there's enough to see in the museum that two days are really needed to take in the works in their entirely.
Then, when you're finished with the museum, head West down the street to county line BBQ for lunch or dinner. This will round up your visit with some authentic OKC BBQ where you can reflect and discuss the museum over a delicious meal.
I came here in 2003
i had a wonderful time browsing through the history of Oklahoma and just the old west in general.
If your looking for a place of interest and history
please add this to your list of must dos you wont regret it i promise. great for all ages.
My wife and grandson accompanied me on a trip to Oklahoma City three weeks ago. The National Cowboy and Heritage Museum was outstanding. The museum presented the West in a dynamic, but yet sutle manner. The impact of seeing James Earle Fraser's "End of the Trail" was overwhelming to say the least. My wife was spell bound with Lincoln and the Canyon Princess. My grandson (15) really absorbed the paintings and cowboy tack. He was impressed to see Remington and Russell paintings in the museum. He also really enjoyed the Barbed Wire collection.
To understand the West, the museum is a must for any family. It certainly a first class act of outstanding displays on the West.
The Kollenborns .....AZ
I came here in 2003 with my friend from Lawton Oklahoma. i had a wonderful time .it has to be one of the best picks of things to see when visiting Oklahoma city. memories and history..wonderful experience for young and old
I came here in 2003 with a sweet man from Lawton Oklahoma he was kind enough to show me around , just in short i want to say thank you to him so enjoyable,
I was taken back in time the old west and when life was simple this is a place with memorabilia and history
great interesting past history of country life and how easy we forget how hard but simple life was before we got greedy,
I would make this one of the top places to come see when your in Oklahoma City ,..great restaurant wonderful food and not expensive, bring your family let your children see how history was made.
how that first gun shot rang out and how Oklahoma became the sooner state
I came here for the first time in Feb 2003 with a dear friend he showed me around it was a wonderful look at the past, I will carry these memories with me for ever,
I have great photos of that time i spent there with my friend . I do hope that if you ever get the chance to come to OKC take the time to visit National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
You will spend hours i promise just looking and the memories of the past will come flowing back, Take a friend, your family, enjoy, They have a great restaurant also a wonderful atmosphere.
My husband and I stopped by here on our way out of OKC. He didn't really want to go but once we got there I could hardly drag him out! We had a great time and are going to go back this summer and take our kids. They have a great kids section and also have a resturaunt. We had a great time here.
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