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

The collection was designed by Founder Robert L. Nelson to show visitors a broad spectrum of older western cultures. The mission statement of the museum is as follows: “The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
Leonard C
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The collection was designed by Founder Robert L. Nelson to show visitors a broad spectrum of older western cultures. The mission statement of the museum is as follows: “The mission of the Nelson Museum of the West is to build an important collection of Military, Cowboy and Native American Artifacts, Western Art and Natural History Material, and to share this... More 

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Pasco WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Looks small from outside, but several floors of a very well displayed personal collection. Wide variety of Western historical pieces. I found the collections of personal items belonging to historical figures intersting. Also a large collection of game trophies. Excellent taxidermy.

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Clear Lake City, Texas, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A small museum showcasing western history, mostly thru displays of rifles, spurs, cavalry and later period uniforms, and indian artifacts. We were a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount of taxidermy animals, some of which were trophy pieces from hunts. This started us thinking about the whole process of shooting a trophy bear and we cut our visit short. There's... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Outstanding museum of natural history and western history. 3 floors of clothing, weapons, animals, furniture, movie memorabilia, and period pieces. And they let you take pictures.

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

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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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 33 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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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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