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Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita

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History Museum · Historic Site
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.

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  • We enjoyed this. It is actually laid out like a town; we did not have time to visit the homestead and farm at the end of tome due to time restrictions, but would have liked to have been able. You go.....  more »
  • Cowtown is an amazing tribute to historic preservation and it's benefactors of many years are to be deeply congratulated. I greatly enjoyed my visit through 1860's and 70's Wichita but left with far....  more »
  • Wish we could have seen more but it's a great place to get to see the "old west". Very fun to see how things have changed so much between then and now. Also love that they are part of "blue star" and hope they will continue to be for years to come.
  • Awesome place with lots of awesome history. And great show by the cowboys. We loved it. And we have already told others we will be back.

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