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Western Folklife Center, Elko

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The Western Folklife Center is a regional nonprofit organization based in Elko, Nevada. The Folklife Center produces programs based on original fieldwork and research among diverse groups of people around the West. We use this information to create exhibits, films, radio programs, recordings and other public presentations. These materials also become a documentary record that is preserved in the Folklife Center Archives. The Western Folklife Center has an exhibition gallery, 300-seat theater, 20-seat black box theater, historic saloon and gift shop.

Admission to the Wiegand Gallery: $5.00 Adults ~ Students/Seniors $3.00~ $1.00 Children age 6-12

Members Free; $3.00 for each adult guest.

Free admission to all ~ first Saturday of every month.
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  • This place is jam packed with items and exhibits from cowboy history. Staff provide extra information and are clearly passionate in their interest. The only reason I don't give it a five is because it...  more »
  • Stopped in to learn about the local cowboy culture as well as the famous Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Upon entering, I had the good fortune to meet Ken, the gift shop manager. A lifelong resident of Elko ...  more »
  • I'm so glad I found this place while passing through Nevada. I very much enjoyed discovering the mountain of culture that's been spawned in this small town. The proprietor was incredibly friendly and eager to share the comprehensive history of the landmark. There are plenty of things to look at and souvenirs to buy! Make this a stop on your road trip.
  • Very cool place. Hosted a training seminar there. The staff provided ample food and was very kind. Decor is nice as well.

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