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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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Scottsdale
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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
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
8 helpful votes 8 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
63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Oak Park, Illinois
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117 reviews 117 reviews
45 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Quite a lot of western paintings and statues; a few good ones. Depictions of scenes of life in the old west town and in the desert fill the lower level. Not particularly compelling.

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Stanwood, Michigan
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32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

You get a combo with the museum because it combines western art displays with some excellent historical displays. My husband really enjoyed the lower level that recreated early Wickenburg. Cowgirl Up was the exhibit - which included painted and photographic art. There are two buildings to the museum so be sure to visit both buildings. The electronic guides are included... More

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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