Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne

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The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States. The museum was founded in 1978. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to interpreting, conserving and exhibiting the history and material culture of Cheyenne, Cheyenne Frontier Days, the State of Wyoming and the American West. The museum features the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame. Permanent exhibits include Western horse-drawn carriages and wagons, the history and memorabilia of Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo celebration, local history of Cheyenne, pioneer artifacts and clothing, and Western and folk art. The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is home to the "World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo and Western Celebration" with its permanent exhibit on the history of Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Clayton Danks, the winner of three CFD competitions prior to 1910, is the model cowboy on the horse Steamboat on the Wyoming trademark, the Bucking Horse and Rider. The saddle which Danks won in CFD competition in 1907 was donated by his surviving family members to the museum in September 2013.
Shirley E. Flynn, director of the museum from 1987 to 1991, penned the history of the Frontier Days celebration in her 1996 book Let's Go! Let's Show! Let's Rodeo! The History of Cheyenne Frontier Days.

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  • We stopped in today and had a wonderful visit. Loved seeing all the Cheyenne history. There were so many carriages to look at and information about each. The rodeo history was very interesting.  more »
  • So enjoyed this museum. Lots of rodeo history. I’ve never seen so many buggies, wagons, carriages, etc. so fun! Definitely worth a visit.  more »
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  • We loved it, could've stayed there all day, but my feet got tired. Great movie provided a resting place. Oh, wow, what displays.
  • One of the largest collections of carages I've ever seen. Would have been nice to have window light subdued for photos.

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