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Nelson Museum of the West

1714 Carey Ave., Cheyenne, WY
307-635-7670
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Ranked #8 of 32 attractions in Cheyenne
Type: History Museums
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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 NEW

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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101 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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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610 reviews 610 reviews
290 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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163 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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24 reviews 24 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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38 helpful votes 38 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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Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
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62 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Five dollars per person will give you access to three floors of an museum that shows the life of a man you has spent it hunting items from many states and countries. It also shows off many other items such as Indian clothing. It doesn't seem like much but it shows a great deal

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