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Nelson Museum of the West

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Address: 1714 Carey Ave., Cheyenne, WY
Phone Number: 307-635-7670

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Surprisingly interesting; not buying the justification of the trophy animals

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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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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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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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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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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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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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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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Address: 1714 Carey Ave., Cheyenne, WY
Phone Number: 307-635-7670
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Cheyenne

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