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Address: 1714 Carey Ave., Cheyenne, WY
Phone Number: 307-635-7670
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Very interesting exhibits of the old west. Many objects and relics to see from different eras of the military.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very interesting exhibits of the old west. Many objects and relics to see from different eras of the military.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had a recommendation to stop here and we are thankful we did. What a neat place. Cost was 5.00 to get in and well worth it. ALOT of history items with everything from weapons of the cowboy days and native American dress. There are lots of wild animals that have been preserved like bears and bison to jackals and... More 

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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a private museum of western art and artifacts, native america art and artifacts, and military uniforms and honors. The main space is more than enough, but if you ask, you may be able to see even more, including a collection of military uniforms from our history that is absolutely amazing, that is housed in another building, across the... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

First of all, this museum is easy to find and street parking was free!! Noteworthy these days!! There are 3 floors with pieces nicely displayed. Cavalry uniforms on mannequins ranged from the Civil War to WWII and were shown with the accompanying saddle and corresponding equipment. Indian clothing, ornate saddles, paintings and sculpture, taxidermy of buffalo and other plains animals,... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This little museum has sort of a narrow focus--it's basically saddles, military uniforms, Indian beadwork, guns, and taxidermy--but it has excellent examples of each. I am not an expert on any of these topics, but I still found the exhibits very interesting. I'd say the highlights for me were the quilled clothes, the saddles (some of them were incredibly ornate),... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were driving through Cheyenne with time to spare so decided to take a look at some attractions. This museum is well done. Staff is friendly and helpful. The displays are nicely done and the collection is diverse. I liked the display of uniforms and the firearms (this is Wyoming after all). The miniature firearms were amazing. I also liked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I loved this museum -- from the Roy Rogers/Dale Evens clothing to the interesting exhibit of different styles of military dress during the mid to late 1800's, it was exactly the kind of small museum where you pick up hints of a culture that is now long gone.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This museum focuses on a large collection of historic firearms and a large collection of game animals, mostly taken in various African locales. The items are well-presented.

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North Little Rock, AR
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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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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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