Old West Museum
The history of the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration comes alive at the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum. A premier cultural and historical center, the Museum offers year-round education programs and rotating historic artifact exhibits that celebrate the heritage of the American West and the thrilling history of the world’s first extreme sport.
The Museum features some of the most intriguing western artifacts in the region including one of the most extensive collections of carriages west of the Mississippi. Transport yourselves through the great adventure of the “World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo and Celebration” with a visit to our brand new exhibit – Cheyenne Frontier Days: A Frontier Phoenix. The new exhibit captures the drama and the romance of the very first rodeo in 1897 unveiling how CFD has grown and changed over the years.
The newly renovated gallery has interactive exhibits, artifacts and new displays that showcase how CFD has persevered through adversity due to the dedication of many passionate individuals. Trace the history of the rodeo from 1897 through 1907 and discover the characters that bring this history to life including wild bucking stock, steadfast volunteers, early pioneer families, and don’t forget the cowboys and cowgirls.
Don’t miss the 35th Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale which features world -class western art including paintings, bronzes, wood and alabaster sculptures and traditional Native American weavings created by our nation’s top western artists. This breathtaking display of over 250 works of art celebrates the cowboy and Native way of life and the magnificent scenery and wildlife of the ‘ American West.
A variety of cultural programs throughout the year also allow visitors of all ages to step back in time and experience Cheyenne’s history Let the kids explore the newly renovated interactive children’s gallery and visit the museum store for western gifts and rodeo souvenirs. For an hour or two, travel back in time and relive the western legend.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is located on Carey Avenue in the Northeast corner of Frontier Park.
The Museum is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during Frontier Days. Military, senior and group discounts, children l2 and under free. Enjoy a cell phone audio tour by dialing (307)316-0079.
Admission: Adults $10, Children under 12 free. Laramie County Residents and kids ages 13-18 $5
For more information about the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum please visit us online at wwwoldwestmuseum.orgor call (307)778-7290.