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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

1700 Northeast 63rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73111
405-478-2250
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Art Museums, Historic Sites
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: A massive museum known for its Western art.
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Elk City, Oklahoma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

the oil paintings of the western U.S. were so well done, you would think you were looking at a photo. The sculptures that we saw were truly magnificent. From the very first time we visited the Western heritage museum many years ago to the last visit most recently we have been impressed. D.J. Julian

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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109 reviews 109 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

There was a good combination of standard art and exhibits that involve the visitor. The restaurant looked like it is not the standard museum restaurant. Rather they seem to have good food here. I would like to return and spend more time here.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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341 reviews 341 reviews
111 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We thought this museum was on par with the wonderful Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wyoming. You need a full day to visit it. The entrance hall has a huge cast of an Indian and his horse that you are sure to recognize. The art galleries are full of excellent paintings and sculptures such as by Remington and Russell. There... More

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Sverige
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156 reviews 156 reviews
7 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The museum is rather large and you should reserve at least two hours, if you are a fast mover. A lot of paintings and pictures to look upon. In fact, more than I expected. I had expected more items but there are all you can expect: saddles, guns, clothes, etc. The exhibition could explore more larger items as waggons, tipis... More

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missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

There is such a large variety of artifacts, breathtaking art, and something for every interest concerning western memorabilia. During our walk-through, we took a lunch break at the restaurant at the facility. Excellent food and atmosphere!

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a beautiful facility, with more than you'd expect from the publicity. Historical artifacts, cowboy actor memorabilia, Native American artifacts, Cowboy art, Rodeo exhibits. And therein lies the problem. We went in expecting to get an appreciation of Oklahoma history and the role of cowboys and their impact. But the organization of the exhibits is just awful. Different galleries... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I liked the variety of the museum so much of what I could remember. The exhibits were interesting and well set out and could have the whole day there

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Fayetteville, AR, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We traveled hours to Oklahoma City just to see the National Cowboy and Western Museum. We had a wonderful tour, we were not disappointed. The art collection is fabulous, and the rodeo and western cowboy collection is a great experience. If you are of the age of Gene Autry and the Lone Ranger, you will enjoy the history. Don't leave... More

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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103 reviews 103 reviews
47 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Every fan of cowboy movies, t.v. shows or anything to do with the Old West will be pleasantly surprised by the magnificent displays of artwork, memorabilia and artifacts.

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Bloomington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A great deal of paintings, almost more like an art gallery than a museum for my liking, but there are many great exhibits. The white statue of the Indian brave on horseback, both dead beat, absolutely takes your breath away.

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