National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City: Hours, Address, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Founded in 1955, the Museum, located in Oklahoma City, collects, preserves, and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs to stimulate interest in the enduring legacy of the American West. More than 10 million visitors from around the world have sought out this unique museum to gain better understanding of the West: a region and a history that permeates our national culture. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum features a superb collection of classic and contemporary Western art, including works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, as well as sculptor James Earle Fraser’s magnificent work, The End of the Trail. The exhibition wing houses a turn-of-the-century town and interactive history galleries that focus on the American cowboy, rodeo and Native American culture.
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Eddy O
Flowery Branch, GA421 contributions
A Must if You're Visiting OKC
Oct 2021
This is an absolutely incredible museum. Lots of exhibits so be sure to allow lots of time! Family-friendly with lots of activities for kids. Take the one-hour guided tour to get a great introduction to the exhibits which points out things you may not know if you do a self-guided tour.
Written October 7, 2021
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TMurphy
Oklahoma City, OK23 contributions
One of the best museums in OKC
Aug 2021
The End of the Trail statue (featured) is worth the admission just by itself. Make sure to see the triptychs on the east side of the museum (ask someone to take you there) as they are just magnificent. If you can go during the Prix de West exhibition in July-August, which is the SuperBowl of Western art, make the trip.
Written September 29, 2021
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Louis N
Johnson City, TN96 contributions
Well Done
Sep 2021
The title of the museum explains it all, it is a significant display starting with the western artist and carries you through the evolution of the West to its present day.
Written September 7, 2021
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Nancy A
52 contributions
Must Do
Aug 2021
Another wonderful place. One section was artwork and the biggest part was all sorts of Western and Cowboy stuff, saddles, guns, knives, chaps, hats etc. The Rodeo Hall of Fame was located inside the museum.
Written August 30, 2021
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Star N
Greenville, SC290 contributions
Something for anyone!
Jul 2021
Wow! What a place. In fact more than one can take in one visit. So allow plenty of time to see what interests you the most. From paintings, tepees, western towns, to tributes on pretend TV cowboys, it is an excellent place to spend an afternoon, day, or two! They have some nice outside exhibits especially for children and great walking paths through statues and water features. A wonderful museum. Very comprehensive but never boring!
Written August 22, 2021
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margaretlea
Katy, TX32 contributions
Great museum!
Aug 2021 • Family
Really nice, and HUGE, museum. Everyone enjoyed it, even our 15-yr-old who doesn’t much like museums. Allow 3 hours or more to do it justice.
Written August 14, 2021
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LC DE
High Point, NC121 contributions
A MUST SEE!!!!!
Aug 2021 • Couples
I can start by saying that this is one of the best museum/attractions that I have ever been to in the US. Their docents are great as soon as you walk in and are very helpful. The amount of memorabilia they have is amazing and the exhibits are so well done it is awesome. They have tons a personal items from western heroes and film stars as well as a great collection of old guns, saddles,etc from the past. If you are in OKC, you must visit this place. You should also plan at least 3-4 hours minimum when you and to really see everything, make it 5-6 hours. You will not be disappointed.
Written August 13, 2021
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Dundee926
Nashville, TN85 contributions
Excellent!!
Aug 2021
We altered our route home in order to go through Oklahoma City to see this museum. It is extremely well done. Outstanding comprehensive display of everything related to cowboys and western heritage. We particularly liked the replica of a western town, the artwork exhibit, and the section devoted to all of the western movie memorabilia, artifacts, etc. Nice 15 minute film in there which lays out the history of western movies. Beautiful sculptures. The museum has an outstanding display of everything you can think of related to western culture and native Americans.

We stayed there 2 1/2 hours and we could’ve stayed another hour at least. Nice to have a lunch area there and it was clean but the selection was limited. This is an outstanding museum and we thoroughly enjoyed it!!!
Written August 3, 2021
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belinda m
Portsmouth, UK480 contributions
Amazing museum
Jul 2021 • Family
A must visit but make sure you spend at least 3 hours here. There is so much to see, the museum is like a maze of history, art, sculpture, stories, fun and interaction. There are tours available of you can walk through yourself. A wonderful surprise was our family got in free with the bluestarfam military honour. Grab a drink at the cafe that is open till 2pm and spend another half hour in the massive gift shop.
Written August 1, 2021
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irishbogs
Cleveland, OH143 contributions
Nice Museum
Jul 2021
Very nice museum that is mostly nice art.

It is worth a 90 minute stop. Some of the paintings were beautiful and many were for sale. The highest price tag I noticed was $60,000.00

There were some roaming employees who were very knowledgeable and helpful.
Written July 31, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM