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Desert Caballeros Western Museum

21 North Frontier St, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
928-684-2272
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Wickenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Tucson
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Much higher quality than I expected from a small town. Amazing Western art and sculpture. Delightful staff, volunteers I think, were on hand to make it an even more interesting experience.

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Verteillac, France
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

What makes this place special is the group of women that run it, think of your favourite teacher, multiply by 4 and you're getting close. At every turn in this charming and informative museum someone was there to tell a story, explain an exhibit or offer cultural insight. And for the moments in between there's an audio tour. A couple... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This museum is really interesting. I love the fact that you are provided a head set that provides audio commentary on different art and the history of Wickenburg. It's worth the trip out to the cute little town.

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and I have been to Wickenburg several times for leisure with kids and without. We have always found our visits entertaining.This was our 1st visit to this museum and it was a great surprise to find such a nice variety of art, some of which is by great artists. I was interested in the art show and free... More

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Chandler, Arizona
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was the main purpose of our visit to Wickenburg and it exceeded our expectations. Great art and sculpture by some of the legends of Western art, like Remington and Russell. Two buildings ( one is 2 stories ) loaded with artifacts and period street and home scenarios. By all means take the audio guided tour ---it explains so much... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Wickenburg is a fun small town with a great Western collection at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. From well known artists, to those not so well known, to a gallery filled with historic artifacts of life in Wickenburg, this is a great place to spend an afternoon. If you're shopping, be sure to browse the Gift Shop--it's not huge, but... More

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Tucson Arizona
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176 reviews 176 reviews
37 attraction reviews
1,243 helpful votes 1,243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were staying in Prescott, and taking many side trips. Decided to go to Wickenburg. The drive was breathtaking: lots of switchbacks, and lots of beauty. It was just gorgeous. However, seeing that the trip is only 53 miles (and not knowing the road), we thought we'd be there in about an hour. It took us TWO. So had time... More

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Scottsdale
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

If you want to understand life in early western towns then The Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg is for you. It has many artifacts from early life in Wickenburg along with dioramas showing how people really lived. Added to that is an excellent gallery of western art with both native art as well as cowboy art. They recently added technology... More

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TUCSON
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It is an hour from Phoenix but well worth the trip. The museum has more western art than I have seen in a lot of Arizona museums. The volunteers are helpful and knowledgeable. You feel as if you have a part of Wickenburg and very welcome as well. It has two buildings. The main building has two floors. Mostly art... More

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Homeland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Worthwhile make certain you have enough time to spend in the museum:). We will visit again for sure.

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