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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
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

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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Excellent Area History

Small area history of cowboys, Indians, and art. Some art for sale. Inexpensive fee, friendly, knowledgeable, engaging staff. free listening guide that provides in depth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
cj d
Carmel, Indiana
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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small area history of cowboys, Indians, and art. Some art for sale. Inexpensive fee, friendly, knowledgeable, engaging staff. free listening guide that provides in depth information about exhibits beyond visual descriptions. The listening devices can be listened to at length or you can easily skip to next exhibit. Found it a very good value and historical education for a smaller... More 

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Portage, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an interesting collection of western artifacts and artwork. It was a nice place to walk through. The second building is basically an art gallery with works for sale so it depends on whether you're looking for pieces to buy or not as to if you would enjoy that. Staff is very personable

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to spend a few hours while visiting Wickenburg. We stopped there after breakfast and had a very good time. There are two buildings to walk through and each was very well laid out with plenty to see. We especially enjoyed the replica of a street in Wickenburg during the late 1800's. Audio sets with earphones were provided... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum's upper floor contains a wonderful collection of Western Art by some of the famous artists of their day. On the lower floor there is a trip back into the history of the frontier and the way it was then. You can tour the various rooms on your own, or there is an audio tour that I'm sure is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at historic Wickenburg en route to our next destination of Prescott. We explored the town , walked to the jail tree which we found very interesting and then we paid $12 each to go to the desert Caballeros western museum. We stayed for most of the morning looking at the well presented exhibits. The town reminded us of... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who would have thought that small-town Wickenburg would have one of the best collections of Western art anywhere in the United States? This little museum has a lot to offer from Remington bronzes and Remington oil paintings to a display of bolo ties, of all things. If you're traveling with children the lower floor has display of life in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took family there and then we went back again. We could not see everything in one visit. The is a very friendly place.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a broad number of exhibits ranging from the early frontier days up to the sixties of the last century. Do a stop at this interesting point in old town Wickenburg. It is a wonderful history lesson about western times and western art. Interesting artifacts and more to be seen.It is just as one would walk through the times... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Do stop at this wonderful gem while you're in Wickenburg and experience a wonderful history lesson, an ample helping of Western art, excellent dioramas, a fascinating video on Route 66 history, interesting artifacts, and more. Best $36 (4 adults) we spent all day.

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

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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