National Cowboy And Western Heritage MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
The museum's task is ambitious - to collect and preserve and interpret the artifacts of the American West. It's 19,000 metres square space exhibits over 2000 works of western art - paintings and sculptures - by 19th and 20th century artists and native American art. It also has an extensive collection of native American art, which hlps explore their culture, clothing, spirituality and music. The West as seen through the eyes of non-native Americans is exhibited in terms of explorations, notable figures, hunting, photography, military campaigns, and also an exhibit on the women who helped settle the west. And finally, there's the exhibit of the ubiquitous cowboy - transport, weaponry, dress, lifestyle, and cultural influence.
Check the attraction website for details on temporary exhibitions.
- Free parking is available.
- Large purses, backpacks and camera bags not allowed inside.
- Wheelchair accessible and available on first come first serve basis.
- Photography permitted only in certain areas.
- Seniors (62+)
- Students, $9.75
- Children (6-12) $5.75
- Free for under 5
- Check the official website for details on temporary exhibitions.
- Bus 022 stop NE 63RD St @ N MLK Ave.
- Bus 018 stop N Kelley Ave @ E I-44 Hwy.
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70.49% of people who visit Oklahoma City include National Cowboy And Western Heritage Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
65.85% of people start their National Cowboy And Western Heritage Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see National Cowboy And Western Heritage Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Cowboy And Western Heritage Museum
Can I give this place 10 stars??? They have free days every so often (first Sat of the month, I believe, if you have kids and get there before noon) so we go a few times a year. We've also paid for admission before, to take family members there when they visit from out of town. If you live in Oklahoma, you really need to visit this museum at LEAST once every few years. The art collection is more impressive than most art museums. The hands on learning areas for kids are a treat. The indoor Old West town is stunning. The Native American art and culture collections are respectful, tasteful, and moving. Expect to spend at least 4 hours here to at least walk through everything. If you want to actually see and do everything the museum offers, you better plan for a full day. They do not allow food or drink inside the museum, but we usually leave a lunch or snacks in our car. Drinking fountains are located throughout the museum, and they even have a museum cafe open over lunch.
Amazing art and displays take you back in time with amazing detail! Huge museum so plan a day or even 2 to take it all it. From beautiful art works, stunning sculptures to original historical artifacts/clothing/memorabilia and even amazing outdoor displays. Don't miss walking through the recreated old town! If you're in town, this is a must see!
I’ve been to quite a few museums in my life and never felt a need to write a review, but this museum deserves 5 stars. I visited this museum in 2015, and I was impressed then and I am still impressed today. The layout of exhibits and the amount of information is just amazing. Learning experience is guaranteed. I hope in the future there will be more exhibits that will attract crowds because this place for sure deserves it.
This museum is amazing. Two of us spent 5 1/2 hrs there with a short break for a tasty lunch in the cafe. The exhibits and the lay out is so well done. We couldn't believe the variety of art as well as the collections. This stop is a must. Spread the word.
We love this museum! It is beautiful and very western feel like place. It is a perfect place for family, friends, and kids. Restrooms are clean and staff very friendly! We love all the areas. This is the perfect place to experience life the way out past generations used to live. There is a little bit of everything from history. From cowboys, Native Americans, past ways of living, rodeos, and more. I recommend this miseum!