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Address: 1714 Carey Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001-4420
Phone Number: 307-635-7670
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Wonderful collection worth seeing

We will definitely stop here again. This is a wonderful spot for lovers of thee west. Smallish museum packed full. Put this on your to see list.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Crescent Springs, Kentucky
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Crescent Springs, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We will definitely stop here again. This is a wonderful spot for lovers of thee west. Smallish museum packed full. Put this on your to see list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Plan on spending at least three hours here. Everything is clean and shiney . Just a place to go through at your own pace. The staff is there to help and answer questions if needed. The owner wandered through while we were there. A quiet, unassuming gentleman who stops and talks. Ask about their Military museum across the street.

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Minerva, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

My relatives, who have lived in Cheyanne for over 25 years, had never been to this museum before. Because one of our party had injured a knee, they chose this because of the proximity to their home and because it had an elevator. It turned out to be a real treat. The museum has a collection of uniforms from the... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We decided to check out Cheyenne - I believe the most underrated historical city in the nation. We signed up for the trolley tour but had a couple hours to kill. Decided to check out the Nelson Museum. We were amazed how great it was. Nelson's personal collection of military, Indians and western culture are wonderful! The staff is so... More 

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Thank HistoryNuts
DFW Texas
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

If you like "manly" museums, this is the one for you. If not, you *may* not get as much out of what--to be fair--is an amazing collection (along with a mind-blowing library). So why a 3? If you don't like violence or animal trophies, you might seriously *hate* this museum. The highlight, like it or not, are the dead animals.... More 

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Marengo, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This carefully curative museum would interest many people. It houses displays of cowboy history, Native American History, police and crimefighting, and gambling. It also has a large display of taxidermied animals from all over the world and a large collection of US military uniforms. There was also beautiful western artwork and recreated western rooms. I really like the way the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

great exhibits from the old west. the staff were excellent. we got there quite late in the afternoon and the curator would not shut until my wife and i had finished without rushing great customer service would definitely worth a visit

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The collection was designed by Founder Robert L. Nelson to show visitors a broad spectrum of older western cultures. The mission statement of the museum is as follows: “The mission of the Nelson Museum of the West is to build an important collection of Military, Cowboy and Native American Artifacts, Western Art and Natural History Material, and to share this... More 

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Thank Leonard C
Pasco WA
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Looks small from outside, but several floors of a very well displayed personal collection. Wide variety of Western historical pieces. I found the collections of personal items belonging to historical figures intersting. Also a large collection of game trophies. Excellent taxidermy.

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Thank LorPasco
Clear Lake City, Texas, USA
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A small museum showcasing western history, mostly thru displays of rifles, spurs, cavalry and later period uniforms, and indian artifacts. We were a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount of taxidermy animals, some of which were trophy pieces from hunts. This started us thinking about the whole process of shooting a trophy bear and we cut our visit short. There's... More 

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