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Address: 501 Railroad St, Elko, NV 89801
Phone Number: 775-738-7508
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Description: This center focuses on contemporary folk art, cowboy gear and serves as...
This center focuses on contemporary folk art, cowboy gear and serves as the headquarters for the Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
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Place to shop for western poets and ect.

have a great selection of books from cooking, poems all western western cowboy scarfs and art work ect.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
loceysharon
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Spring Creek, Nevada
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Ojai, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Lots of stuff to buy in the gift shop and very friendly folks selling it. Good history in the small museum area. The bar is huge and fun when jammed with the "Gathering" gang in the winter. There is live music at least once a week at other times of the year. The theater is intimate. One of the most... More 

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Spring Creek, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

have a great selection of books from cooking, poems all western western cowboy scarfs and art work ect.

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Winnemucca, Nevada, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Ample supply and choice of Western music CD's from the Son's of the Pioneers to contemporary groups. Museum is worth your time. Workers are very informative.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I really enjoyed the visit to this small cowboy museum. Their current exhibit is on vacaros and their families in Baja CA. There are several video presentations and a wonderfully-stocked gift store.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We were there for our annual trip to Cowboy Poetry. I always love exploring this little museum when I am there. They do a great job with NV history and take great pride in their installation of art and artifacts.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Small museum and a small shop selling cowboy themed items and CD's. It also holds many events during the year in it's small stage area.

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Portland, Oregom
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31 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This corner storefront leads to a surprisingly informative, literate and beautiful store and museum dedicated Western life. It is a fundraising arm of the annual cowboy poetry festival in Elko. We thought we'd be there for five minutes and stayed nearly an hour. Don't miss it!

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Green Valley, Arizona
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175 attraction reviews
347 helpful votes 347 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I really did not know what to expect from a visit, but it was raining and this is all inside so I decided to give it a try and was glad I did. Located in the historic century old Pioneer Hotel with its rooftop sign to guide you to its location, the Western Folklife Center is easy to find and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Classical depiction of life in the early days of western life. It has a bar too! Great jukebox playing the golden oldies, could have spent a lot of time there, but the Star beckoned for dinner.

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Spring Creek, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The Western Folklife Center is a wonderful spot to stop and see the many aspects of life in the West. The gift shop is full of wonderful, one-of-a-kind, local and authentic items. Beautiful pictures of the area, cookbooks, knick-knacks, jewelry, and more! The old-time bar area is an authentic bar-back that's over 100 years. Inlayed with stained glass and adorned... More 

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Address: Address: 501 Railroad St, Elko, NV 89801
Phone Number: 775-738-7508
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Elko

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