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Nelson Museum of the West

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Address: 1714 Carey Ave., Cheyenne, WY
Phone Number: +1 307-635-7670

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This museum contains a collection of all things western. There are innumerable pairs of spurs, chaps (the winter wool ones were my favorite), pistols, vaquero outfits, native... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Stafford, Virginia
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Stafford, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum contains a collection of all things western. There are innumerable pairs of spurs, chaps (the winter wool ones were my favorite), pistols, vaquero outfits, native American beadwork items, pottery and weapons. Quite a few stuffed wild animals are on view. You can even measure yourself against a fully stand stuffed bear. One section is composed entirely of various... More 

Thank omamary2016
Avalon, New Jersey
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is an AAA "gem" site, which is why I stopped here. It is 3 floors of old west artifacts - spurs, saddles, Native American beaded work, baskets, etc. Also, lots of stuffed (taxidermy) animals and animal heads. Enjoyed this museum more than Frontier Days Museum.

Thank Janet A
Windsor, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I love museums...and frequent them whenever I get the opportunity to do so. I was recently in Cheyenne,Wyoming, accompanying my husband on a business trip, and decided to visit Nelson's. I have to say that it is one of the very best museums I've ever visited! The layout of the museum was "clean" and the notes on the exhibits were... More 

Thank Breellen
Marshfield, Missouri
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

My husband and I visited this museum while exploring the Cheyenne depot area. I wish we had allowed more time for this activity. We were surprised at the amount of interesting items displayed in the collection. Native American beadwork on saddles and garments, textiles, and ceremonial items were from several tribes. All unusual and beautiful. A large display of old... More 

Thank quail600
Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We were killing a few hours before our flight.. This museum has beautiful displays, if you are at all interested in Wild West memorabilia this is the place! My husband loved the antique guns, and the animal trophies are amazing! Worth the trip!

Thank dsb48
Crescent Springs, Kentucky
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 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.

Thank NancyFance
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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.

Thank Mike B
Minerva, New York
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 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 

Thank jantor07
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 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 

Thank HistoryNuts
DFW Texas
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 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 

Thank Yvaughn

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