National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 1700 NE 63rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Phone: 405-478-2250
Fax: 405-478-4714
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Formerly known as the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City's Adventure District features an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts. Since its opening nearly 50 years ago, more than 11 million visitors from around the world have explored this unique Western museum. In addition to spectacular galleries and grounds, the Museum is home to several special events. The most popular is the annual Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children's Cowboy Festival held on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend each May. The most prestigious is the annual Prix de West exhibition, a prestigious invitational art exhibit of more than 250 Western paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists. And, the most star-studded is the annual Western Heritage Awards, honoring hall of fame inductees and the year's best in literature, music, film and TV every April.

Formerly known as the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City's Adventure District features an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts. Since its opening nearly 50 years ago, more than 11 million visitors from around the world have explored this unique Western museum. In addition to spectacular galleries and grounds, the Museum is home to several special events. The most popular is the annual Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children's Cowboy Festival held on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend each May. The most prestigious is the annual Prix de West exhibition, a prestigious invitational art exhibit of more than 250 Western paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists. And, the most star-studded is the annual Western Heritage Awards, honoring hall of fame inductees and the year's best in literature, music, film and TV every April.

The Joe Grandee Museum of the Frontier West Gallery, which includes 450 military, American Indian and frontier themed artifacts across 6,500 sq. ft. of exhibit space offers displays on the contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers, as well as the development of the West.  Permanent galleries at the museum include the American Cowboy, American Rodeo, Art of the American West, Fine Firearms, Native American Gallery, Silberman Native American Art Gallery, Western Performers Gallery and monumental sculptures.

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is also home to several interesting children's exhibits. Check out Prosperity Junction, a fully constructed frontier cattle town featuring 19 buildings. With expansive 40-foot ceilings, the town stretches from an industrial section with railroad depot, livery stable and blacksmith shop to a residential section complete with homes, a church and a one-room schoolhouse.  Other children’s exhibits include a chuck wagon display and a fully furnished bunkhouse.

Exhibitions change continually at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum with several new exhibits on display every few months. Come to the museum to see significant works by master artists Charles Russell, Frederic Remington and Albert Bierstadt. Begin and end your visit at the awe-inspiring 18-foot tall sculpture by James Earle Fraser entitled "The End of the Trail," which depicts a lone Native American on a weary horse.

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is also home to a museum store, wonderful gardens and a restaurant, which is open daily.

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  • Discounts: Senior Discount

  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop, Handicapped Parking, Meeting Space Available, Restaurant on site

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Advance Group Reservations Required, Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Complimentary Attraction Passes for Guide/Driver, Group Rates Available

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-35, I-44, Route 66

  • Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)

  • Tour Information: Group Tours, Guided Tours, Self-guided tours

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Sunday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Monday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Wednesday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Adults: $12.50

Seniors (62+): $9.75

Student with valid ID: $9.75

Children (4-12): $5.75

Children (3 and under): Free

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.

Located at the I-44 & I-35 junction in NE Oklahoma City. From I-44, take Exit 129 (ML King Blvd), then go north to 63rd St and left (west) to museum entrance.

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From Lois Shelton on 02/19/13

I have been there and it is wonderful!


From Lucille Maner on 09/10/12

best museum I have ever seen.Loved every minute and dining was a oleasure with good food.


From Jack Schlotte on 05/04/12

Don't miss this fine museum with some of the best Western art, paintings and sculpture in America. Also a great Native American collection with basketry, pottery, bead work and weapons. Don't miss the Albert Bierstadt, Charles Russell and Frederick Remington paintings and sculpture. Truly world class!


 
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