For some insight into the Wild Wild West, there’s no better place to go than the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. It’s a popular tourist attraction in OKC as visitors find in-depth information about America’s Western history as well as many cultural aspects. The museum even honors the art of the time by showcasing collections of artifacts.
You’ll enjoy a stimulating, informative visit as you learn more about America’s West of old. The galleries and exhibitions cover themes such as firearms, sculptures & cowboy life. There’s also a Native American gallery to visit. You can visit the Western Performers gallery to learn about how the Wild West has been portrayed via books and films.
The museum is worth visiting more than once as there are various events throughout the year. You can join the Rodeo Hall of Fame weekend or the Annual Chuck Wagon Festival. There are activities for all ages and interests, designed to entertain but also educate visitors.
A ticket to the museum will cost you $12.50, but there are special rates for children and students. Kids aged five and younger can visit for free & you’ll find free parking facilities too.
If you need some sustenance it’s worth going to the Museum Grill. Order a freshly prepared meal or snacks while enjoying the view of the Cowboy Museum’s gardens. Just note that the restaurant is closed on Sundays and closes at 2:30 pm during the week.
The National Cowboy Museum situated at 1700 Northeast 63rd Street, Oklahoma City is open throughout the year. Just note that it’s closed on some holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. Visit the website before you go because it will tell you when it’s closed for private events.
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