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Desert Caballeros Western Museum

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Address: 21 North Frontier St, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
Phone Number: +1 928-684-2272
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This summer escape the heat while embarking on genuine adventure at Desert...
This summer escape the heat while embarking on genuine adventure at Desert Caballeros Western Museum! DCWM’s world renowned collection of Western fine art, historic exhibits and engaging education programs highlight the cultural legacy of the American West. Core to the museum collection are prized works of Catlin, Bierstadt, Moran, Remington, Russell, Cowboy Artists of America and Taos Society of Artists. Works by Bill Owen, Maynard Dixon, Alan Houser, Mirna Harrison and more offer an enriching contemporary presentation. With an eye on the horizon, DCWM hosts its nationally revered Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of West featuring hundreds of new works by 58 of the nation's top female artists every spring. Ready for more than world renowned art collections? Meander into awesome life-scale recreations of old 1905 Wickenburg; experience ranch life of the early Central Valley settlers and real Wickenburg dude ranches; discover local gold mining history & Arizona minerals; meet the American Indian tribes of the Southwest by examining their tools and crafts. A dream come true for kids of all ages, our museum offers free GuidePort headsets that tell the vast stories of the true American West! Head ‘Out Wickenburg Way’ to Desert Caballeros Western Museum.
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Great museum and art gallery!

Amazingly well done and thoroughly informative displays and exhibits. Friendly staff and guided tour if you like. Beautiful western art that rivals any anywhere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Amazingly well done and thoroughly informative displays and exhibits. Friendly staff and guided tour if you like. Beautiful western art that rivals any anywhere.

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Have you ever seen 8 orginal Remington's in the same museum? It is Smithsonian quality in a small town environment. You will pleasantly shocked and go back time and time again. Every user is offered audio headphones to enrich their experience. They have a great gift shop and knowledgeable docents in every section. The annex was a bit disappointing although... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This has been in our to do list everytime we have passed through town. We finally got to go and it was worth it. They hard art that everyone in the family enjoyed, emt one year old even stared at a couple paintings. They have some interactive things for the younger ones to do in the town downstairs. It's a... More 

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Fall Creek, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Very nice museum that would make even a large city proud. Beautiful art and interesting historical displays about the old west. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

An annual exhibit of western art by ladies. Part of an extensive museum collection of great western art and a recreation of tgecWickenburg of 100 years ago. This social exhibit coincides with the DC Riders and Las Damas Riders each April and runs for nearly a month.

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Cowgirl Up! invitational is one art show that you must set aside time to view at this museum. Take your time, but don't wait too long as it is over May 3, 2015. Be prepared to do a lot of WOW! ing and Ooohing at the artwork on the walls. My own personal favorite is Rox Corbett. When I... More 

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Lots of local history from ancient to modern in a very well done museum. With both traveling and permanent exhibits, you will not be disappointed. The art gallery is also top notch and part of the museum. I go often to see the changing exhibits as well as old favorites. Dont miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Cowboy museum was quite unique as not only did it have many cowboy type displays it also showed how folks actually lived in wickenburg many years ago... with awesome displays in separate *rooms* inside the museum. A bonus were the headphones that were loaned to us, where you could listen to description of events. ** The ART displays of pictures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I have been through this town on the way to other places too many times to count. Went today just to visit the museum, shop and have lunch. The museum was excellent. Plenty of Western Art, History of the Area in the basement and a great museum store. The volunteers were all friendly and knowledgeable.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

You're in for a surprise in a small mid-state town in the desert. An amazing permanent collection including many works by noted artists of the west. Also well worth a visit each spring to the annual "Cowgirls Up" show featuring new work by current established and up and coming female artists. Time well spent!!!

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