Nelson Museum of the West

Cheyenne, WY

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Address: 1714 Carey Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001, USA Number: 307-635-7670 Website Contact How do we get there?

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Yee haw, we're about to have a family day out as exciting as the Old West, because we're at the Nelson Museum of the West!

The Nelson Museum features 18,000 sq ft of exhibits (over 20 exhibits in fact!) that are dedicated to the preservation of fine Cowboy and Native American objects as well as fine Western art.

In fact, more than 6,000 objects in the museum's vast collection is dedicated to rodeo, cowboy and Native American objects.

Y'all ready to buckle up and get this rodeo started?

The exhibits within the Nelson Museum are just filled with fascinating information and historic artifacts, that a history book could never do it justice.

Kids can see trophy animals from six continents, and learn of the opulent lifestyles the early Cattle Barons of Cheyenne lived. You can see the culture and heritage of Mexico through clothing, spurs and saddles, and learn of the 19 separate and distinct Pueblos in New Mexico along with their farming life, basketry, pottery and more.

The Nelson Museum of the West has two major focuses when it comes to the collections of firearms in the Old West, either fine condition or historical significance, and their 300 + collection cover just that! You can even see authentic Winchesters, plus firearms from WWI and WWII.

From Eskimo cultures, Plains Indians, cowboys and more, the Nelson Museum of the West will transport you back to a time that has become iconic in US history!

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Free under 12 years


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They offer free admission, so if you want to help the museum, do donate so they can keep it going for families in the future!

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Grab something to eat in the local area, there are plenty of places!

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Where is it at?

Teachers corner


Give them a call if you want to arrange a field trip, it's a great experience for the students!

Need a little extra help?


The museum is fully handicap accessible

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When can we go?

9am - 4:30pm

Open May to October

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