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Old Cowtown Museum

1865 W Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203-3295
+1 316-350-3323
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Western Plains life come to life

This is a must trip for local and out of town visitors. If you like frontier days in the natural... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun for the whole family

This is a family favorite every year especially around Halloween. I love how the employees dress in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wichita, Kansas
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1865 W Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203-3295
+1 316-350-3323
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must trip for local and out of town visitors. If you like frontier days in the natural setting and don't mind a little dirt and wind, the people who work and operate this site have a great persona and are so welcoming....More

Thank Rubdky1987
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a family favorite every year especially around Halloween. I love how the employees dress in Period clothing and the activities for the children are always so much fun!

Thank Ericablueeyes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never been to Cowtown since moving to the Wichita area nearly 30 years ago. I went last Friday to the Education day to help out with Prairie Quilt Guild teaching children and some adults how to hand sew and quilt. A great time...More

Thank Peggy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last 3 events we attended at Cowtown this fall have been great and we were so happy we came. Great staff.

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience walking around the old town with the different houses and shops. You can go inside in all these buildings and read about the history and the former owners. People are dressed fitting to that time and performing a gunfight or dancing in the...More

Thank eva1500
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 13 September 2017

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 11 September 2017

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 11 September 2017

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
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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