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Nelson Museum of the West, Cheyenne

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The 18,000 square feet Museum is designed to house more than 20 exhibits, both temporary and permanent, in 11,000 square feet of gallery space. Our Military display features Officers and Enlisted Cavalrymen from the Indian War, Spanish War, American War, World War I, and World War II. The Nelson Museum is dedicated to the preservation of fine Cowboy and Native American objects as well as fine Western art. Rodeo, cowboy and Native American objects comprise the largest part of the Museum's collection of more than 6,000 artifacts.
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  • We recently spent a day in Cheyenne in order to learn about frontier life in general and WY’s settlement in particular. We visited four museums, including this one, which is located very close to the....  more »
  • Great collection of Western artifacts, art, historical memorabilia, and taxidermy. Admission is $10/adult, discount for seniors, military and children. Mr. Nelson had an eye for interesting things.....  more »
  • This was an awesome little museum. Very fun to see the sparkled and metallic saddles
  • Very interesting and informative. A lot of great displays.

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