Old Cowtown Museum is an accredited history museum located in Wichita, Kansas, United States. It is located next to the Arkansas River in central Wichita. The Museum was established in 1952, and is one of the oldest open-air history museums in central United States with 54 historic and re-created buildings, including a period farm and out-buildings, situated on 23 acres of land off the original Chisholm Trail. Cowtown is a combination of attraction, museum, living history site, and historic preservation project. It is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution.Using our online itinerary creator, Wichita attractions like Old Cowtown Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Old Cowtown Museum is a fantastic place to visit. Very friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. Especially loved the performances by the Entre' Nous Club Victorian Dancers.
Old Cowtown Museum is a fantastic place to visit. Very friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. Especially loved the performances by the Entre' Nous Club Victorian Dancers. more »
This is an unique place. Made up of both original and replica buildings. On most days it is like being in 1876 Wichita with all the people gone. Free admission to Veterans and seniors. It and the...
This is an unique place. Made up of both original and replica buildings. On most days it is like being in 1876 Wichita with all the people gone. Free admission to Veterans and seniors. It and the... more »
Wife and I went to the Old Cowtown Museum on a Friday morning. It wasn't busy at all. We were able to explore everything at our own pace which took quite a while and every minute of it was fascinating. This museum was right up our alley and we were like kids at Disneyland at Old Cowtown. We can't wait to come back again.
This is a gem! What an incredible journey back in time. It this 1800 town was so amazing. It was 102°the day we went so we thought the kids would not want to stay long. We were there 2 hours and they all wanted to stay longer. Take a picnic and make it a day. It's well worth the time and money. Kids ages 5,8, 10,11,13,18
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