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Great place to visit!

This museum included so many different aspects of life in the western part of US, plus animals from... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Anderson, South Carolina
A look at the Wild West

Bigger than it looks from the outside. Several floors with old west, stories and legends of... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Columbus, Ohio
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1714 Carey Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001-4420
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All reviews military uniforms taxidermy animals large collection several floors across the street cowboy history wonderful collection worth a visit on display frontier days guns outlaw beadwork cavalry clothing indian trophy
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This museum included so many different aspects of life in the western part of US, plus animals from all over the world. The display of small wooden figures in the courtroom and the saloon are amazing.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Bigger than it looks from the outside. Several floors with old west, stories and legends of cowboys, outlaws and lawmen, mannequins wearing military uniforms of different time periods along with saddles. If taxidermy or guns bother you maybe this is not for you. I thought...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

This was a nice privately owned museum. had some interesting things inside. lots of information on cowboys

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barbara K
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Very good museum of military history and Indian crafts. Ruined for me by the stuffed animals. Particularly did not like the Russian brown bear shot when there was only 27 left.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

Astute owner/collector Bob Nelson's eclectic & well-labeled items...from cowboy/cavalry boots & saddles, firearms, Indian pots, weapons & jewelry, to mounted trophy animals (maybe too many duplicates displayed ?), this is an extraordinary and educational museum. Tribute to early lawmen well done. A 'must' for visitors...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank wildswanDelaware
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Mr. Nelson has made a wonderful collection of the old west. I loved the uniforms, Indian beadwork displays, old lawman badges and guns... So Much. Well worth a visit. The hostess had infectious enthusiasm for her narratives.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ElaineC1952
Reviewed May 14, 2018

This museum is small but very interesting. There are a number of collections, stuffed animals costumes, artefacts etc. the things I liked best were the western paintings and the bronzes.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank UlverstonJanet
Reviewed September 23, 2017

This museum is about the Cheyenne, Wy. area and its artifacts, it animals (excellent taxidermy), Native American clothes and supplies, guns (Remington, Springfield and Colt) cowboy clothing, The attention is on how the items are displayed.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank pharmate
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

This was quite a surprise. There are fabulous exhibits here ranching from taxidermy animals that the collector, Bob Nelson, had either collect or hunted himself to weapons, saddles and Native American items. Upstairs there are displays about a long-time sheriff and outlaw exhibits. It's really...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Very interesting and unique collection of western artifacts and memorabilia. There is a small admission fee for this private museum but 3 floors of well maintained exhibits. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank ehayes116
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