My wife and I went to this museum and found it to be very interesting. We paid $21.00 for admission since we found a coupon on the internet (normal admission for 2 adults is $25). After paying admission and receiving a map, we were greeted by an elderly volunteer. He proceeded to tell us where everything was on the map – I let him go through his talk since it seemed to give him purpose. Finally, we set out to explore the museum. The first site that one sees when entering the front doors in the massive statue titled “End Of The Trail”. You will have probably seen the likeness used for a variety of signs and products as the statue has been commercialized by everyone, it seems. We ventured past a special exhibit about the Otoe Missouria tribe and entered the replica of an old West town. Kids really enjoy this part of the museum. I will warn you that there are a number of alarms to avoid tripping. I tripped one when I reached my camera passed the bar to get a closer picture of the liquor bottles. This happens quite often and the security guard will explain where the alarms are and how not to trip anymore of them.
There are many galleries of people, guns, tools, and other items, that illustrate life in the old West. One gallery is devoted to Western movies, and have exhibits that feature items from John Wayne, Glenn Ford, Roy Rogers, etc. Another gallery celebrates the American sport of rodeo. Other galleries focus on military, Native-Americans, and people traveling West. Plan to spend at least 2 hours.
There is a restaurant called Persimmon Hill that seemed to have reasonable prices for an eating place at a museum. Photography is allowed in most galleries and will be indicated on the map. The gift shop is extremely high in price for many of the items – as you would expect.
TIP: Google search for a discount coupon.