National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

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National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum which includes modern architecture and a fountain

Saddle up and explore this museum dedicated to the American West, where artworks and displays celebrate American Indian and cowboy culture.

The people, cultures and history of the American West are upheld for future generations at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Originally formed as a Western art museum and cowboy hall of fame, the museum now displays a wide array of artifacts, archives and interactive exhibits. Discover frontier-era treasures and cultural traditions that paint a picture of the American West.

Explore the museum’s historical galleries, which interpret the heritage of the American West for visitors of all ages. The American Cowboy Gallery puts a spotlight on ranching and working cowboy history, while the American Rodeo Gallery showcases the region’s exhilarating local sport. An extensive collection of antique firearms is on display in the Weitzenhoffer Gallery of Fine American Firearms.

Check out the Joe Grandee Museum of the Frontier West Gallery to see some of the Western artist’s extraordinary collection of artifacts. Note the distinctive decorations and embellishments added to everyday objects on display at the Native American Gallery. Learn about the Western tribes and their musical and artistic traditions.

See a reconstructed Western prairie town at Prosperity Junction, which is frozen in time at the turn of the century. Let little kids play with the props at the Children’s Cowboy Corral.

On Wednesdays, see a matinee screening of a classic Western film. Check the museum’s program to find out about workshops and events for children and adults. Have a quick lunch at the Museum Grill or take a few minutes to check out the Museum Store.

The museum overlooks a Western panorama from Persimmon Hill to the north of the city. It is a 15-minute drive from downtown Oklahoma City and has free on-site parking. Alternatively reach the museum via Oklahoma City’s local bus network. Tours are available for groups; however, a reservation is required. Admission fees are discounted for children, seniors and students. The museum is open daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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