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Old Cowtown Museum

1865 W Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203-3295
+1 316-350-3323
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I have performed here and this place is great. 33 buildings and a full working 1880s farm make it a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brad D
via mobile
spend about 2 hours

The buildings were very interesting and filled with lots of artifacts. NO shootout ... limited... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
denton, texas
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Be transported back in time at this unique, 23 acre open-air history museum that recreates Wichita and Sedgwick County, Kansas from 1865 to 1880. Museum staff dress in period costume and demonstrate everyday activities including, gardening, tending livestock and cooking. Historic Wichita Cowtown Inc. works with the City of Wichita to further the Museum and its mission. Established in 1952, Cowtown's unique programming chronicles Wichita's transformation from a frontier settlement to a cattle town to an agricultural and manufacturing area. The Museum has the distinction of being accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition achievable by a museum. Accreditation recognizes high standards in individual museums and ensures they continue to uphold public trust. Only 3 percent of the nation's estimated 34,144 museums are accredited.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“old west” (31 reviews)
“old buildings” (27 reviews)
“gun fight” (17 reviews)
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1865 W Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203-3295
+1 316-350-3323
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have performed here and this place is great. 33 buildings and a full working 1880s farm make it a great place for all. Saloons with foid and dance hall girls and all the buildings have been moved in from tbe area. Great staff and...More

Thank Brad D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The buildings were very interesting and filled with lots of artifacts. NO shootout ... limited items in saloon. Would have been nice to have someone to talk to on tour

Thank sherhens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have wanted to visit this ever since we saw the movie Family Vacation. It is well worth the time whether you are a couple or a large group. The buildings are stocked with items from the era. Flash photography is allowed. A real trip...More

Thank Oldtravellers50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up going on a Sunday which was free admission starting at noon. We walked around the small town and interacted with the horses on the farm. Went to the saloon and had a sarsaparilla. Started getting crowded as we were leaving so i...More

1  Thank MikeandKirstyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wild west comes into sharp focus with this frontier town! Living history explodes before our eyes. Magnificent entry way with the inverted railroad lead into adventure, excitement, and living history. The most excellent immersion into history.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my visit very much. It was after Labor Day so not crowded, just a handful of people at the museum. Very interesting and everyone very knowledgeable and friendly. Recommend you see this if you like history.

Thank kmd43460
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been well over 20 years since I'd been here and so much improvement has happened that still maintains the spirit and integrity of the old west town that is Cowtown.

Thank Susanb73
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We love history, old building architecture, stories of real people who lived long ago. Imagine living in a western town back in mid 1800's. This is what you experience here and we loved it! It's not a real town but it sure looks like it....More

Thank christopherM8134MB
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Cowtown in Wichita, KS is a great place to experience history first hand. The buildings are all original to the area so you can see how our settlers lived and worked. They have cowboy gunfights which are neat to watch. Cowtown also has a great...More

Thank rdwarrior53
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were very excited to visit this "museum" with our 3 and 7 year old grandchildren. All of us enjoyed walking through the town of 1870 houses and businesses. We had fun playing school and the kids games. We ate at the saloon and sat...More

Thank Tumips
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15 May 2015|
Response from pvanstrander |
average amount of time to spend here
8 May 2015|
Response from bookaholic1970 | Reviewed this property |
$7.75 for adults and $5.50 for children
8 May 2015|
Response from Tuomas H | Reviewed this property |
Regular Museum Admission $7.75 - Adults (18 to 61) $6.50 - Senior Citizens (62 and older) $6.00 - Youth (12 to 17) $5.50 - Children (5 to 11) No charge for children 4 and under and Old Cowtown Museum members Tax is not... More

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