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Desert Caballeros Western Museum

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Address: 21 N Frontier St, Wickenburg, AZ 85390-3431
Phone Number: +1 928-684-2272
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 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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Worth your time...not the usual "yawn" museum!

Easy to find and reasonable rate of entry fee, this is a superb museum. My friend and I decided to slow down and see what Wickenburg was about, and we were glad we did. Two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Placerville, California
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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to find and reasonable rate of entry fee, this is a superb museum. My friend and I decided to slow down and see what Wickenburg was about, and we were glad we did. Two buildings of reminders of the West as well as a route 66 room, this place makes you clearly see life as it was. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot to see, do and touch. Hands on 4 Kids in the basement all about lifestyle in the old west the post office to church the kitchen the storefront The Ranch Chuck Wagon in the way of life in the old west in the home walking tour provided audio information as you went to each room. Upstairs were three... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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 July 6, 2016 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 July 6, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 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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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

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 June 20, 2016

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

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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