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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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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
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62 reviews 62 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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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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37 attraction reviews
1,217 helpful votes 1,217 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Perhaps we should have known that this wasn't a great attraction for small kids, but there really isn't much else to do in Wickenburg! It was very short, it's pretty small. It only took us an hour or so to walk through the galleries.

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Amelia Island, FL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

What appears to be a little museum from the outside is anything but. This place takes some time to visit and the time was well spent. The art collection is amazing as well as the memorabilia from the old days around Wickenburg. You won't be disappointed.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Enjoyed seeing the Cowgirl Up entries for this year! A variety of artists and media in a museum setting. Be sure to see the Quayle room with vintage ranching and mining equipment and antiques.

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