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Old Cowtown Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Real Life History

I freakin'love the Wichita-specific adorability of this place and highly recommend a visit if the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maureen M
Awesome History

1st off make sure you bring your walking shoes. 22 Acres of land and close to 40 buildings to go... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2018
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Be transported back in time at this unique, 23 acre open-air history museum that recreates Wichita and Sedgwick County, Kansas from 1865 to 1880. Museum staff dress in period costume and demonstrate everyday activities including, gardening, tending...more
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1865 W Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203-3295
+1 316-350-3323
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I freakin'love the Wichita-specific adorability of this place and highly recommend a visit if the stars align and make it possible. There are shows and events, sometimes, that make it more vibrant, but just poking around in this little cowtown is kinda fun. Take the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Maureen M
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

1st off make sure you bring your walking shoes. 22 Acres of land and close to 40 buildings to go through. Spent close to 4 hours there and it was not busy. There was a lot of great artifacts and history. Lot of them are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Nothing gives you the flavor of what the "wild west" used to be than Cowtown. This is a MUST SEE for anyone making a trip through the midwest. Whenever I have visitors from out of town this is the first place I bring them. It's...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 749sierras
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

This place was really well laid out and fun to walk around in. There is a working saloon and blacksmith on site. I wish the gift shop had a bit more things related to the site, bit other than that it was good.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sheri J
Reviewed October 24, 2018

This place is ran down and needs to be improved.The 1st major improvement would be for it to be moved to a area that it first to a original location and build around it like everything else where it will attract more poeople from all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This museum takes place on about a 23 acre plot of land, most of which is behind the entrance (don’t let the entrance fool you, there is a lot to be seen.) There is an entrance fee during the week and Saturday, but it is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by Old Cowtown on our second day in Wichita. My wife had been there when she was a kid and now we brought our 3 year old. She loved running down the streets, sitting on the saddles, and watching the actors perform. She...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Another wonderful museum to experience Wichita should be proud of salvaging and restoring these buildings so that many more generations can experience what it was like in the beginning of Wichita’s history

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This place is like going back in time. The people were nice and the place was real clean. This is a great place when passing thru Wichita like we were. You can see everything in a couple of hours.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chevyfred
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Is my 1st time to go here and is really interesting. Is a nice place to go to have a nice walk. If you like to learn Wichita history, and about cowboys I recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
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John M
September 29, 2018|
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Response from cemlady | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about discounts for veterans
July 24, 2018|
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Response from JenT1082 | Property representative |
There aren't family rates but there are group rates for groups of 15 or more. Admission to Cowtown is: $9 - Adults $8 - Seniors (62+) $7 - Youth (12-17) $6 - Kids (5-11) FREE - Kids (4 and under) & Members
June 3, 2018|
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Response from RonB4610 | Reviewed this property |
I was there for a special dinner and the place was otherwise closed but there are numerous buildings to walk through. It is an old time West Town. I would guess there are staff there to answer questions. I would say 1-2... More