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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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HIstory and gift shop

Wonderful little gift shop and a free museum to walk through. This is the location of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and there are lots of related items to purchase. There's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Ogden, Utah
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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Wonderful little gift shop and a free museum to walk through. This is the location of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and there are lots of related items to purchase. There's also beautiful jewelry crafted by local artisans for purchase. Very friendly staff.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited the Western Forklife Center. They organize the excellent yearly National Cowboy Poetry festival. The place is also a museum. We liked seeing the art work; exhibits, and movie. The movie is well done. We had just been at another festival and it was fun seeing some of the cowboy musicians we had seen there in the movie. Although... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We went in there, had a good look around & had a great chat with the people running the Center whom we found to be lovely, helpful & friendly. Great western hospitality :-)

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Incline Village, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Elko's Western Folklife Center is a true gem and an organization that every visitor should join. Most people know the Center for its winter Cowboy Poetry Festival, but it is much more. Certainly, during the last weekend in January/first weekend in February during Cowboy Poetry, the star and stars of the Western Folklife Center shine their brightest. At some point... More 

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Ojai, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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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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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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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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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