We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

21 N Frontier St, Wickenburg, AZ 85390-3431
+1 928-684-2272
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Authentic western museum - small but packed with history

As part of our "cowboy vacation" at a local dude ranch we wanted to learn more about the western... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SC_momma
,
Orange County
Girlfriends Aventure

Every once in a while five friends and I get together for an adventure. This time we decided to go... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gemma S
via mobile
Read all 331 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“old west” (32 reviews)
“general store” (16 reviews)
“the lower level” (14 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
21 N Frontier St, Wickenburg, AZ 85390-3431
CONTACT
Website
+1 928-684-2272
Write a ReviewReviews (331)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"old west"
in 32 reviews
"general store"
in 16 reviews
"the lower level"
in 14 reviews
"small town"
in 20 reviews
"women artists"
in 9 reviews
"paintings and sculptures"
in 9 reviews
"audio tour"
in 8 reviews
"second building"
in 8 reviews
"two floors"
in 7 reviews
"permanent collection"
in 6 reviews
"charles russell"
in 5 reviews
"frederic remington"
in 5 reviews
"bolo"
in 5 reviews
"learning center"
in 5 reviews
"southwestern art"
in 5 reviews
"western life"
in 7 reviews
"nice collection"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 328 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

As part of our "cowboy vacation" at a local dude ranch we wanted to learn more about the western experience. The Desert Caballeros ("caballeros" means "cowboy" in Spanish) museum is small but packed with genuine western artifacts, including some first class Western art and a...More

Thank SC_momma
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Every once in a while five friends and I get together for an adventure. This time we decided to go to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. My friends were truly surprised by this fabulous museum in this little town. One side of the museum is...More

Thank Gemma S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charles Russell, Bierstadt, Moran, Remington ... who expected to find these classic western artists in a relatively small museum in a relatively small town? This gem of a museum is well worth a stop on your way between Phoenix and Las Vegas, or anywhere that...More

Thank pmjc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hope the title wasn't misleading, but only because I didn't expect the museum to be bad, it was just even better than I thought it was going to be! I would especially recommend checking out the Frederic Remington bronzes. They are quite impressive.

Thank AZdesertdingos
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 17, 2018

A friend and I visited the museum expressly to see this exhibit. This is the 13th Annual Cowgirl Up Exhibit of more than 200 paintings and sculptures created exclusively by women artists. All the artwork exhibited is for sale and it is quite something to...More

Thank Violette54
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Got to Wickenburg with no idea of what to see. Started at the Western Museum, and they have really made a good exhibit of how things was during the pioner years here in the west. Interesting for both adults, the teenager and the 2-year old....More

Thank Ray A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Primary purpose was to see Cowgirl Up exhibit as well as wonder around town and shops. Much fun! Nice casual and laces to eat. Would be a great family place to visit,also.

Thank bjgronstal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

I really wanted to like this museum but overall it was just okay for me. The art was good but we had just been to the Basha Collection in Chandler and in comparison it fell a bit short. The recreated town on the bottom floor...More

Thank Rhonda A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 7, 2018

My wife and I were visiting relatives in Wickenburg, and as members of the museum, they accurately concluded that we would enjoy a visit here...especially since one of my wife's grandfather's paintings had been bequeathed to the museum (he had also previously donated a large...More

Thank petergoode2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 27, 2018

Size works in the favor of this absolutely lovely museum.I went on a Saturday and took the tour...the most interesting volunteer shared such insights I had a blast! I then went around to see the paintings on my own pace. The exhibit was called Cowboy...More

1  Thank kate b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 hotels in Wickenburg
Best Western Rancho Grande
557 reviews
.21 miles away
My Place Suites
164 reviews
.35 miles away
Stagecoach Suites​
18 reviews
.59 miles away
Westerner Motel
13 reviews
.69 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Nana's Sandwich Shoppe
216 reviews
.04 miles away
Bedoian's Bakery & Bistro
128 reviews
.15 miles away
The Local Press Sandwich Bar
66 reviews
.03 miles away
Anita's Cocina
455 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Gramma Lizards
23 reviews
.17 miles away
The Jail Tree
13 reviews
.08 miles away
BC Jeep Tours
75 reviews
.20 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
artbyjoyce
April 1, 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Gordy197 | Reviewed this property |
10$ ea seniors 10-5 Worth every cent
1
Vote
Rosienua
February 3, 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from 943RickR | Reviewed this property |
They do have facilities for wheelchair bound attendees. They do have an elevator so from that point, I guess they do "have" wheelchairs, if that was the purpose of the question.
0
Votes
Rosienua
February 3, 2015|
Answer
Response from Jennie Z | Reviewed this property |
One wheelchair is available at the Main Entrance on Frontier St. The Museum now has two buildings. There are two levels of the Main Museum Bldg. but an elevator will allow the wheelchair to go to the lower level which... More
1
Vote
;