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Nelson Museum of the West

1714 Carey Ave., Cheyenne, WY
307-635-7670
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Ranked #12 of 32 Attractions in Cheyenne
Type: History Museums
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North Little Rock, AR
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121 reviews 121 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It's a small museum, but good for a quick visit. And worth the small ($4) admission. There are three floors but they are all small.

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cheyenne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Do not miss this museum if you are interested in the Old West. Excellent displays of nineteenth-century military and Indian artifacts. The display descriptions are a delight to read. If you are interested in firearms, ask the receptionist if it is possible to view the collection across the street which is not usually open to the public.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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136 reviews 136 reviews
102 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

When I arrived, during "open hours", it was all locked up. At another attraction I asked what they knew about the Nelson Museum and they chuckled and said the hours can be erratic. So, I did a couple of other things and then returned, This time it was open. The admission fee is VERY reasonable. For it you get 3... More

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Sydney, Australia
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677 reviews 677 reviews
327 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Lots to see and do, well worth an hour or two seeing it all. With three stories to discover it's an amazingly varied collection.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

What a wonderful place to spend an hour or two. They sort of have their own hours, so be prepared to visit the news stand until they open. Then for a nominal charge, i think $6 you get to tour the museum and take pics too.

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Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We were absolutely amazed at all the memorabilia and antiques displayed in this 3 story museum. Mr. Nelson has dedicated his life to collecting fine examples of Western and American history, some very unique displays. I was dreading another museum for my poor husband, but he was as interested in as many things as I, so we browsed for several... More

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London, England
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330 reviews 330 reviews
163 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Yet another Old West Museum and probably my favourite of the 3. Memorabilia throughout and artifacts and tales of the old west and better value than some of the others

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Atlanta
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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We knew about the Nelson Museum of the West from our trip preparation on TripAdvisor but what we actually found far exceeded our expectations. The charge is $ 4 per head - it would be worth more just for the experience. The museum covers 3 floors which includes the basement and there is an elevator. The first item that really... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Wonderful exhibit of the western culture. Cowboy & Indian artifacts-clothing, saddles, pottery, guns and much more. Little known, but worth finding.

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Ballwin, Missouri, United States
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41 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

The Nelson Museum is an outstanding place to see. Many fantastic western things to see here. It brings the "Wild West" to life. The Silver saddles and more cowboy stuff are displayed well. Nice museum that you won't regret stopping to visit.

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