Attractions January 15, 2020
America’s Official Western History Museum Is Right Here In Oklahoma
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is America’s premier museum of Western history. They opened in 1955 and have collected and preserved an impressive amount of internationally renowned art and artifacts to endure the legacy of the American West. And the best part is, it’s right here in our own backyard! Keep scrolling for more details on this world-renowned museum here in the Sooner State.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Connect with America's past at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. This educational (and fun) museum brings historical western culture back to life through fascinating artwork and timeless artifacts.
They have an extensive art gallery with permanent pieces of art, as well as a rotating gallery.
There are 12 galleries to visit in the museum, including the Lynn Hickey American Rodeo Gallery. Here, you can explore the sport’s evolution from round-up competitions to high-stakes professional competition in the colorful and dramatic interpretive gallery housing over 6,500 square feet.
Another fun one is Prosperity Junction where you can step back in time for an evening stroll in a replica turn-of-the-twentieth-century cattle town.
In the museum, you'll also find an authentic wagon that gives a glimpse back in time at how people got around town and the country.
Art enthusiasts will love the unique art pieces and history that is represented through the eyes of the artist. Some pieces are even available for purchase.
The museum hosts several special events throughout the year, many of which have several live actors. One fan favorite is the annual Chuck Wagon Festival held in the month of May.
It's a two-day family fun festival that showcases chuck wagon food samples, butter making with Ag in the Classroom, artisan demonstrations, bandanna decorating, live music, rope making with Ward Family Trick Ropers, Western reenactors, face painting, children’s craft stations, and much more.
For more information on this world-class museum, check out their
website or Facebook page.
Another fun museum to visit in the Sooner State is
Skeletons: Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma City. This fascinating place is filled with skeletons and it’s nothing short of amazing. Address: 1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111, USA