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Western Folklife Center

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501 Railroad St, Elko, NV 89801-3752
+1 775-738-7508
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Has lots of interesting displays and items for sale that pertain to the local area. You have to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
redlemon65
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Elko, Nevada
Fun Sing a long

Interesting assortment of information about the Basque culture in the area. "Why Cowboys Sing" 18... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
I4976XUrobertj
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This center focuses on contemporary folk art, cowboy gear and serves as the headquarters for the Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“cowboy poetry” (15 reviews)
“gift shop” (6 reviews)
“western life” (3 reviews)
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501 Railroad St, Elko, NV 89801-3752
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+1 775-738-7508
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has lots of interesting displays and items for sale that pertain to the local area. You have to visit if you want to know more about the local area and its history. They have special programs in the evenings (scheduled) which change frequently.

Thank redlemon65
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Interesting assortment of information about the Basque culture in the area. "Why Cowboys Sing" 18 minute video had audience singing and humming along with some of the songs. lol Very nice gift shop attached has many fun items.

Thank I4976XUrobertj
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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Just attended my first festival, which just completed their 34th year. Absolutely fantastic time and would recommend it to anyone, young and old to attend. The stories, poetry, and music are stellar. So authentic and moving. Crying one minute, laughing hard the next! I left...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

If you haven't made it to Elko for the Cowboy gathering you are missing out ! great venue, music, poetry and shopping for wonderful western items.

Thank Annabella W
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

The Western Folklife Center is a true gem for celebrating and sustaining western life in the Great Basin-- primarily ranching and Basque sheep herding. Great bar for conversation, gift shop, art gallery of beautiful local western art, and a nice theater for live performances. Friendly...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Nice center, a mountain of interesting information about ‘the West’, cowboy life, sheep herding, ranching, Basque culture. The adjoining pub provides with additional experiences, especially in the evening when they have performances. Definitely a place to swing by when visiting Elko.

Thank C-Z-1982
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Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Fabulous old bar with plenty of seating and often live music. Opens into art gallery. This week is 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering featuring life and art and music and poetry of Basque sheep herders. Sketches from their tree art.

Thank Becky B
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Visited the center on the 2nd Wednesday of the month for the local jam session in the old Pioneer Bar in the center. It is the original bar from 1912. Great music and the beer was only $3.00.

Thank John B
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Reviewed April 28, 2017

Earlier this week I attended a tourism event at the Western Folklife Center and was really surprised at the quality of the facility, friendliness of the staff, fantastic music and great food! Also appreciated the free and ample parking. Just awesome atmosphere! Highly recommend

Thank Sharron G
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We frequent this family hot spot!! It has something for all ages! And a nice gift shop that's not over priced! Lots of family activist throughout the warm months!!

Thank da2bemisty
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