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Nelson Museum of the West

1714 Carey Ave, Cheyenne, WY
+1 307-635-7670
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Very interesting and unique collection of western artifacts and memorabilia

Very interesting and unique collection of western artifacts and memorabilia. There is a small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Frontier Days

Large collection of old guns, many mounted animals wonderful museum well worth a visit. Very well... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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1714 Carey Ave, Cheyenne, WY
+1 307-635-7670
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and unique collection of western artifacts and memorabilia. There is a small admission fee for this private museum but 3 floors of well maintained exhibits. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Large collection of old guns, many mounted animals wonderful museum well worth a visit. Very well presented.

Thank eugenemay
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This museum is excellent it has a lot of cowboy history on display as well as various wildlife. Everything displayed has a lot of information about each item. Great place to take children to give them an education on the old west.

Reviewed 5 June 2017

On a cold afternoon we were 2 of 4 visitors who stumbled into this interesting and well done little museum. Displays ranged from rifles, to blinding silver saddles, to at,t to hand-carved wooden dioramas. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

this was part of a three museum package we bought at the Cheyenne depot. This museum had tons of western items and movie posters and props from the golden age of "westerns" from the 1930's through the 1960's . People and things my father talked...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

There's a surprising selection of random westers stuff here. WE spent a fairly short time there, but it was all interes

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 2 November 2016

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...More

Thank omamary2016
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...More

Thank Janet A
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...More

Thank Breellen
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...More

Thank quail600
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