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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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Great Western Material

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Winnemucca, Nevada, United States
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Winnemucca, Nevada, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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280 reviews 280 reviews
131 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 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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13 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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Langley, Washington
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17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

They keep doing it right. Thank goodness for dedicated staff, volunteers, financial supporter and so many great artists of poetry, song, dance, and opportunities to learn about the "land" from esteemed academics and those with a lifetime of experience.

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California
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397 reviews 397 reviews
46 attraction reviews
386 helpful votes 386 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Great exhibit in the Weigand gallery, nice gift shop and super authentic bar. Glass would be nice as everything is served in plastic. We had hoped the archives would be available, but they aren't. Lets hope this changes soon. Gift shop has great selection of cowboy poetry books, music and souvenirs. A nice stop if traveling on 80.

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