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“Best Part of a 12 day trip”

Nelson Museum of the West
Ranked #16 of 48 things to do in Cheyenne
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We knew about the Nelson Museum of the West from our trip preparation on TripAdvisor but what we actually found far exceeded our expectations.

The charge is $ 4 per head - it would be worth more just for the experience.

The museum covers 3 floors which includes the basement and there is an elevator.

The first item that really touched my inner little boy was that all this cowboy and cavalry stuff is real - including the costumes from Roy Rogers and Dale Evans!

The cavalry display was amazing - period uniforms, weapons and equipment from the time the cavalry came into the West thru WWII - just fantastic.

The weapons displays are awesome - real cowboy guns!

Perhaps you can tell I enjoyed this.

Do not fail to visit the Nelson Museum of the West - if you do you will regret it.

2  Thank Bulldawg
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Wonderful exhibit of the western culture. Cowboy & Indian artifacts-clothing, saddles, pottery, guns and much more. Little known, but worth finding.

1  Thank David L
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

The Nelson Museum is an outstanding place to see. Many fantastic western things to see here. It brings the "Wild West" to life. The Silver saddles and more cowboy stuff are displayed well. Nice museum that you won't regret stopping to visit.

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Five dollars per person will give you access to three floors of an museum that shows the life of a man you has spent it hunting items from many states and countries. It also shows off many other items such as Indian clothing. It doesn't seem like much but it shows a great deal

2  Thank pretblueye
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

This is a small but well-run museum - clearly the result of years of passionate collecting by an individual. We thought it was a little heavy on the historic military uniforms and guns of all kinds [but others might absolutely love that aspect], and we were also not very interested in the stuffed animal trophies from outside the American West. However, that being said, there are many interesting displays. Don't skip the third floor or lower level!

1  Thank RLane_11
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