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“An Amazing Museum”

Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Wickenburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This summer escape the heat while embarking on genuine adventure at Desert Caballeros Western Museum! DCWM’s world renowned collection of Western fine art, historic exhibits and engaging education programs highlight the cultural legacy of the American West. Core to the museum collection are prized works of Catlin, Bierstadt, Moran, Remington, Russell, Cowboy Artists of America and Taos Society of Artists. Works by Bill Owen, Maynard Dixon, Alan Houser, Mirna Harrison and more offer an enriching contemporary presentation. With an eye on the horizon, DCWM hosts its nationally revered Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of West featuring hundreds of new works by 58 of the nation's top female artists every spring. Ready for more than world renowned art collections? Meander into awesome life-scale recreations of old 1905 Wickenburg; experience ranch life of the early Central Valley settlers and real Wickenburg dude ranches; discover local gold mining history & Arizona minerals; meet the American Indian tribes of the Southwest by examining their tools and crafts. A dream come true for kids of all ages, our museum offers free GuidePort headsets that tell the vast stories of the true American West! Head ‘Out Wickenburg Way’ to Desert Caballeros Western Museum.
Sequim, Washington
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66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“An Amazing Museum”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

They offer many works of Western Art and a black light exhibit in the Gem and Mineral Room plus a Native American Room with tribal artifacts. Exhibits constantly change and the museum has a variety of programs and lectures throughout the year. Downstairs is a 19th Century street scene with the Vulture Saloon, general store, and a blacksmith shop. Do not plan to breeze through this interesting museum. Spend some time and savor it. In front is an inspiring life-sized Joe Beeler sculpture, “Thanks for the Rain,” a praying cowboy on bended knee beside his faithful steed.

Visited March 2013
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English first
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64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“BIG Museum- SMALL Town”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Great Stop to spend a couple hours. "The Old West" is presented in a Professional Manner.
Lots of Cowboy and Historical articles. Will recommend to friends.

Visited February 2013
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Waterloo, Canada
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very interesting museum”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Loved seeing all the wonderful paintings and cowboy memorabilia in the upper level of the museum.The nicest surprise was the created little western town on the lower level...and many thanks to the lady that explained how the people lived back then and why their houses were built the way they were.There is pictures and documents of the early settlers....wonderful history.Do not miss this one.

Visited February 2013
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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“fun detour, great art work.”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Stopped by while visiting town (giving my seat bones a break from the saddle @ Flying E) and was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful paintings and collection of western memorabilia. Bring your camera - photography is allowed in parts of the museum.

Visited February 2013
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

This was a good stop in Wickenburg. We spent about 90 minutes in the main museum, then went for lunch and then spent some more time in the adjacent building. I'm not much of a museum person, but the layout and presentation of this one was very good.

Visited February 2013
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