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Old Cowtown Museum

1865 W Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203-3295
+1 316-350-3323
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Pleasant Surprise

Traveling through and some business got cancelled so I thought I would check it out. I thought I... read more

Reviewed today
Kurt M
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Bellingham, WA, United States
Peaces of history

This place is very good for big kids and young teens, who are willing to see, that the world wasn't... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mariy V
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Akron, Ohio, United States
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“old west” (35 reviews)
“gun fight” (18 reviews)
“living history” (11 reviews)
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1865 W Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203-3295
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+1 316-350-3323
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"dance hall"
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"working farm"
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Reviewed today

Traveling through and some business got cancelled so I thought I would check it out. I thought I would be there for a half hour and the price was right so "why not". But over 2 hours later I came away with a great appreciation...More

Thank Kurt M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is very good for big kids and young teens, who are willing to see, that the world wasn't always like it is now. Everything here is as authentic as possible in our world, including the staffs attire. People here are very friendly, always...More

Thank Mariy V
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited Cowtown with a group. We were there for dinner. The food was great, nice bar and service and it was great to meet chamber and airforce members. We had the opportunity to walk around town after dinner. Great experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was a very good two hours spent. I was there at opening and had the place pretty much to myself. I went in every door I could and if you've ever wondered what it must have been like, you will know after coming...More

Thank lb12_12
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of season visit so no one dressed up to play the citizens. A fine collection of buildings and it was a bonus to be able to go inside them and see how life was in the Old West over one hundred years ago. Being...More

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

It is always great to step back into history. I visited before the opening of the season with a tour group. We had a blast going back in time. Non the less it was nice just to walk around and see inside these buildings. I...More

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We visited here during the off season so we did not get the full experience with period actors etc. We did enjoy seeing the historical buildings and being able to go inside to see items from that time period.

Thank trekkingtrolls
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great way to step back into history and learn the past of Wichita. Reenactments, live gun fights, and a working saloon. My kids love this place. Make sure to wear comfortable tennis shoes. The best time to go is in the spring...More

Thank guiltybrat
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

If you want to know what the old west was like, this is a good place to go. From a dirt main street to a working farm, a saloon to newspaper to a school to a church, it has what a small town was like

Thank carlsP488XN
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Cowtown is a nice place to take your family on a weekend visit. I went with my Grandson's school field trip and they had a wonderful time. A lot to do and see. True to the pioneer days. A must for all to see.

Thank Stacy R
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kayliepark2
12 February 2018|
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Response from Kathi M | Reviewed this property |
I think the buildings have been recreated to look like the 1860's and 1870's, including the interior. It's very realistic.
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cbmatthes
15 May 2015|
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Response from USIN0Z | Reviewed this property |
Winter Season (Nov 1 - Apr 1) Monday: CLOSED Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm Sunday: CLOSED Last admission at 4pm
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tntwosome2013
8 May 2015|
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Response from bookaholic1970 | Reviewed this property |
$7.75 for adults and $5.50 for children
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