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Desert Caballeros Western Museum

21 North Frontier St, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Wickenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
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Wickenburg, Arizona
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You will love this museum. As soon as you step into it, you are greeted by a docent who really knows how to describe its attractions and point you in the right direction. Its electronic guides are state of the art - as soon as you reach a display a full description of the items in it comes in through... More

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Pgh., PA
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Beautiful works of art. Loved the entire museum. Fantastic selection of outstanding oils, acrylics, water colors and charcoal. Great entertainment. Lower level has a depiction of the old way of life in Wickenburg. Great for kids too.

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Surrey, UK
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The collection of western art is wort a visit alone but the local history section is extremely well done . The reconstruction of rooms,stores and workshops gives unique insight into the world of western settlement. The volunteer staff are knowledgeable and will spend time answering questions. We arrived at opening time on a Saturday when it was less busy .....later... More

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A lot to see in the museum. A lot of history. There was a facade recreations of the old town on the lower level that was quite interesting. Also a lot of southwestern art

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Carrollton, Texas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

While at Spring Training in Surprise we visited Wickinberg and found the museum to be well worth the visit.

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Harpenden, UK
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I'm not naturally a museum person, but this was great, the exhibits giving a real feel of the American west.

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Bolton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Wonderful art gallery on the first floor. The audio system was very useful and a great perk included in the entry fee. We especially enjoyed Myrna Harrison's desert watercolors, but all of the displays offered an interesting perspective of the great Southwest. You will enjoy the stunning re-creation of the town of Wickenburg during its early days. It really gives... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We had the pleasure of visiting this "cowboy museum" about 8 years ago and found it great at that time. Drove up from Phoenix today, and while the paintings are outstanding (you could see great cowboy art in Scottsdale) I missed the true exposure to the old west as before.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Wherever else you want to go in the area....you MUST stop by at this museum - it's fantastic!! The new layout is even better than the old way, but it still maintains its very high standard. The paintings, photographs, sketches and exhibits of the west are here and fabulously displayed. The audio systyem is there if you wish to use... More

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This museum has more than one would expect. One is provided an audio guide which is included in the minimal entry fee. Not only will you learn the history of the town but can view amazing western art and sculptures. Very well done and i would recommend you take the time to stop.

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