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Old Cowtown Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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What a great part of history to experience

Another wonderful museum to experience Wichita should be proud of salvaging and restoring these... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gainesville, Florida
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Great visit

This place is like going back in time. The people were nice and the place was real clean. This is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“old west”(38 reviews)
“gun fight”(20 reviews)
“living history”(11 reviews)
Be transported back in time at this unique, 23 acre open-air history museum that recreates Wichita and Sedgwick County, Kansas from 1865 to 1880. Museum staff dress in period costume and demonstrate everyday activities including, gardening, tending...more
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1865 W Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203-3295
+1 316-350-3323
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another wonderful museum to experience Wichita should be proud of salvaging and restoring these buildings so that many more generations can experience what it was like in the beginning of Wichita’s history

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is like going back in time. The people were nice and the place was real clean. This is a great place when passing thru Wichita like we were. You can see everything in a couple of hours.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Is my 1st time to go here and is really interesting. Is a nice place to go to have a nice walk. If you like to learn Wichita history, and about cowboys I recommend.

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff, interesting place. They have gun fight drama with blank ammo which was interesting to me. Spend about 2.5 hours and still could have spend 1 more hour if i had time. Its definately worth $9 i paid for entrance.

Thank Sudarshan A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take grand kids to Cowtown several times and they enjoy it. Lots of exhibits depicting life back in the 1800's. They usually have a melodrama type gunfight at noon that the kids find entertaining.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The web site says open high noon till 5. We drove over 1hour to go we get there and a small sign on museum door said CLOSED. What a bummer. I guess I wait and go to Wyoming and see the real thing. Sad. Kids...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

I went to the Old Cowtown Museum when I was a kid and was happy to take my family there this past week. So much history and culture there. The people are knowledgeable and willing to take the time to talk to you. A gem...More

Thank Jennifer L G
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A great piece of history is you take the time to read the signs. It is more exciting when there are history rein-actors for special celebrations

Thank Norman C
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Very fun and complete explanation of the history of Wichita and surrounding area was founded and developed. Fun place for the kids and not so kids anymore.

Thank _ricardo_collado
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Cowtown has been active for many years. It has a bank, post office, a stables, newspaper building, and much more. Sometimes they have country music, food and drink. Also had cowboys on horse back, and use to have gun fights, and even hosted a quick...More

Thank mouse14545
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John M
September 29, 2018|
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Response from Norman C | Reviewed this property |
Admission $9 - Adults $8 - Seniors (62+) $7 - Youth (12-17) $6 - Kids (5-11) FREE - Kids (4 and under) & Members Taxes already included in admission. It does not look like it.
July 24, 2018|
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Response from JenT1082 | Property representative |
There aren't family rates but there are group rates for groups of 15 or more. Admission to Cowtown is: $9 - Adults $8 - Seniors (62+) $7 - Youth (12-17) $6 - Kids (5-11) FREE - Kids (4 and under) & Members
June 3, 2018|
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Response from RonB4610 | Reviewed this property |
I was there for a special dinner and the place was otherwise closed but there are numerous buildings to walk through. It is an old time West Town. I would guess there are staff there to answer questions. I would say 1-2... More