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Address: 501 Railroad St, Elko, NV 89801
Phone Number: 775-738-7508
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This center focuses on contemporary folk art, cowboy gear and serves as the...

This center focuses on contemporary folk art, cowboy gear and serves as the headquarters for the Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

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Fun little stop

Stopped in out of curiosity and what a fun little place. Great gift shop and wonderful artwork. Wish the fantastic antique bar had been up and running but it was great to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cari B
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in out of curiosity and what a fun little place. Great gift shop and wonderful artwork. Wish the fantastic antique bar had been up and running but it was great to see.

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Thank Cari B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Elko for a short stop on our way to the coast. The exhibitions with photography from the prairie and especially the short movie "why the cowboy sings"(16 min) summed and put a perspective on what we had seen and experienced on our journey, The soundtrack is now on a danish stereo. A very helpful staff. Best regards.

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Thank Henrik L
Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Very nice museum exhibits, beautiful quilts on the walls, and many interesting photo exhibits. Also a well stocked gift shop with many unique items, books of cowboy poetry, CD's of cowboy music, clothes, jewelry, and other cowboy style items.

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Thank seldominn
Reno, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

A tapas dinner was held here, and the old Pioneer Hotel was very finely appointed, and we enjoyed ourselves very much.

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Thank Constance B
Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a great place for a get together. We had at least 200 hundred people. They have a bar and allow you to bring your own food for events. Small little cowboy poetry display and cowboy art.

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Thank Terisa C
Elko
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

The Western Folklife Center is always putting on something fun. Every year there is the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. I went for the first time in 2000 and never had so much fun! I've been a regular ever since. For anyone with an interest in ranch life - historic to modern - or an interest in western music, it can't... More 

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Elko, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Great leg stretch, local artistry shop, museum/gallery. They also offer evening programs including concerts, western dance classes, and a jam session in addition to their trademark event the national cowboy poetry gathering.

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Thank RedRockRobin
napa ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

This is a marvelous place dedicated to the preservation of Western history, culture, ranching and life. It is in the old Pioneer Hotel, nicely updated with a beautiful 40' bar and fantastic gift shop devoted to Western books, art and music. This amazing enterprise hosts events celebrating everything Western throughout the year. Quality events like the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering... More 

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Thank rosie9855
Kalispell, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

My Dad LOVES cowboy poetry, so this was a must see before we headed out of town. He loved the bar area, and the photos, posters related to the annual poetry meeting. The gift shop is great - lots of fun things to look at and purchase. The only disappointment was that they were in the midst of remodeling the... More 

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Wellington, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The WFLC always has an interesting display relating to the western cowboy, along with a nice gift shop with books, jewelry, music and poetry CD's, relating to the western way of life.

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