The Cowboy Hall of Fame -
Oklahoma City's Salute to the West
The Cowboy Hall of Fame is one of Oklahoma City's premier museums. It is officially known as the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, but most locals call it the Cowboy Hall of Fame.
It was founded in 1955 and is internationally known for its collection of western heritage art and artifacts.
Some of the different galleries in the museum are:
The American Cowboy Gallery - Showcases the real history of the American cowboy. It has exhibits that show cowboy clothing such as cowboy hats and chaps. It also shows cowboy equipment such as saddles and spurs.
The Native American Gallery - contains beautiful Native American art, jewelry and clothing.
The Western Performers Gallery - honors western performers such as John Wayne, Gene Autry, Gary Cooper, and many more. It contains biographical facts, movie posters and other memorabilia.
The American Rodeo Gallery - has exhibits and video footage of the different rodeo events such as Bull Riding, Steer Roping, etc.
The Fine Arms Gallery - contains a grand collection of old west firearms and knives.
Prosperity Junction - My kids' favorite exhibit of the entire museum. It is a replica old west town that you can walk through and experience the old western lifestyle first-hand. It has a saloon, jail, church, doctor's office,stable, and more.
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum also hosts several events throughout the year. They can range from Black-Tie art auctions and awards ceremonies to the Chuck Wagon Festival.
If you are in Oklahoma City and you love cowboys or want to learn the fascinating history of the West, then make sure to pay a visit to this fine museum.
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Official site of The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Senior Adults (62+) $8.50
Student with valid ID $8.50
Children (6 - 12) $4.50
Children (5 and under) Free
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