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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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Nice way to spend an hour or two

Very good and a good size museum for young kids. Downstairs was fun for them. Very nice people working there

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very good and a good size museum for young kids. Downstairs was fun for them. Very nice people working there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nice little city near phoenix, just about 1.5 hours drive. The museum demonstrated the western lifestyle in a very descriptive way through sculptures, painting and western themed houses, shops, pots and pans and what not ! This museum has audio demonstration. The audio also changes automatically when you shift from one object( e.g. painting or sculpture ) to the other,... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A gem tucked away in a wonderful western town. Displays are designed to be interesting to people of all ages. Well worth the price of admission and a trip to Wickenburg.

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Morristown, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A wonderful day trip from Prescott or Phoenix- Check out the art originals and walk around the building s down stairs

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you're a chair-side cowboy and Old West fan this museum is a must for you. It is also entertaining and fun for the whole family. It took us about 2-3 hours to go through it. They have dioramas that depict what life in the Wild West was like, including working in a mine, and arrival of the railroad. There... More 

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A must stop place on your travels. You won't be disappointed. Adults and Children will enjoy the lower level old town. The rotating exhibits are excellent examples of western art. The permanent exhibit will amaze you with the quality.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My family went to dude ranches in Wickenburg from 1955 until the mid 1970's, so I was thrilled to go visit the newly re-done museum on a recent visit to Wickenburg. The temporary art exhibit on loan from the University of Arizona of contemporary western art was first rate, as was the permanent exhibit, which contained some wonderful paintings and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Desert Caballeros Western Museum is well worth the hour or two. The quality and range of the exhibits is really first rate, particularly the western art. We've stopped by more than once on our trips to Phoenix. It really is a hidden treasure.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

One of the top Western Museums. Take your time lots to see. Several levels and a second building. Amazing history of the territory.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Most thorough, wonderful collection of western art in a very charming little village of Wickenburg, AZ . Nice little shops and bistros along the street. Well worth the drive from Phoenix or Scottsdale. www.westernmuseum.org

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