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Desert Caballeros Western Museum

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Address: 21 North Frontier St, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
Phone Number: +1 928-684-2272
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This summer escape the heat while embarking on genuine adventure at Desert...

This summer escape the heat while embarking on genuine adventure at Desert Caballeros Western Museum! DCWM’s world renowned collection of Western fine art, historic exhibits and engaging education programs highlight the cultural legacy of the American West. Core to the museum collection are prized works of Catlin, Bierstadt, Moran, Remington, Russell, Cowboy Artists of America and Taos Society of Artists. Works by Bill Owen, Maynard Dixon, Alan Houser, Mirna Harrison and more offer an enriching contemporary presentation. With an eye on the horizon, DCWM hosts its nationally revered Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of West featuring hundreds of new works by 58 of the nation's top female artists every spring.

Ready for more than world renowned art collections? Meander into awesome life-scale recreations of old 1905 Wickenburg; experience ranch life of the early Central Valley settlers and real Wickenburg dude ranches; discover local gold mining history & Arizona minerals; meet the American Indian tribes of the Southwest by examining their tools and crafts. A dream come true for kids of all ages, our museum offers free GuidePort headsets that tell the vast stories of the true American West!

Head ‘Out Wickenburg Way’ to Desert Caballeros Western Museum.

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Cool little town with neat museum. Rodeo town that has a lot of activity in day but quiet at night. I stopped by the little shop and went to this little western museum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Philip S
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Cool little town with neat museum. Rodeo town that has a lot of activity in day but quiet at night. I stopped by the little shop and went to this little western museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent little museum with friendly, helpful staff. Make sure you get the head sets that are included in the admission price.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unexpected surprise. Go fast to see the temporary Route 66 exhibit before it is gone. Was wonderful and I don't know how long it will be there. The western art; both paintings ans bronze castings, are displayed well and surprisingly high quality. Wickenburg not on the main Arizona tourist destination route. Downstairs they have displays of life in the... More 

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Thank Marilyn A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be fooled by the name. It's a small museum but much more than just cowboy pictures. Several bronze pieces. The downstairs is devoted to what a real Wild West town might look like. The rotating section, this time, was a Route 66 display. I'd recommend it & would return. I love the quiet of a museum!

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Thank Sandi M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

VERY interesting museum with Original western/cowboy paintings and sculptures from the 1800s to today! Great self guided audio tour with complimentary headphones describe the various artists, their unique styles and historical displays throughout the museum. Fun Route 66 memorabilia display room and life size recreations of various shops, homes and scenes from turn of the century Wickenburg. If you're into... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Museum to explore Local Art and the History of Wickenburg and Cowboy stuff. An excellent start to a visit to Wickenburg

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this terrific little museum in a charming town. The exhibits are creative and diverse. You have street scenes and paintings; history and fine art. Well worth a visit.

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Northfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a great museum! The staff were nothing short of outstanding. They offered fun facts without hounding visitors. The audio devices are user friendly and full of Wickenburg facts. Definitely worth visiting!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is an excellent museum. It takes you through the interesting history of Wickenburg, the natives, the cowboys and cowgirls who settled here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

great price . a hidden treasure of history.fun for all ages a must do if you are in wickenburg. new exhibits all the time

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