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Old Cowtown Museum

1865 W Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203-3295
+1 316-350-3323
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it was a great step back in time to see wichita and some of the original buildings. It was nice to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Logan D
Where the West Started to Go Wild

This place is a great gateway for kids to start the wagon train moving in their understanding of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shanna M
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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 livestock and cooking. Historic Wichita Cowtown Inc. works with the City of Wichita to further the Museum and its mission. Established in 1952, Cowtown's unique programming chronicles Wichita's transformation from a frontier settlement to a cattle town to an agricultural and manufacturing area. The Museum has the distinction of being accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition achievable by a museum. Accreditation recognizes high standards in individual museums and ensures they continue to uphold public trust. Only 3 percent of the nation's estimated 34,144 museums are accredited.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“old west” (35 reviews)
“gun fight” (18 reviews)
“living history” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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1865 W Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203-3295
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+1 316-350-3323
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Reviewed yesterday

it was a great step back in time to see wichita and some of the original buildings. It was nice to have people dressed up and know historical accurate information about wichita in the 1800's.

Thank Logan D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is a great gateway for kids to start the wagon train moving in their understanding of our western states. I love Cowtown! A great place to take kids of all ages, giving them a real glance at the life of the plainsman. Don't...More

Thank Shanna M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I discovered the Cowtown museum a year ago and vowed to return. I was blessed to see it again this year on our annual visit to Wichita. It is a beautiful historic old west town which features actual period buildings which includes but is not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to spur the imagination about how life was lived in times past. Lots to see and the Sarsparilla was great!

Thank Lynn W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun educational experience for the kids. Definitely a must see if you have an afternoon. We love to go during education days so the kids can see demonstrations.

Thank 810echo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a really nice place to visit I thought it would be more like Williamsburg where they act out their parts and live the town in that time period but it was not like that. Still it was really nice for pictures and to...More

Thank Angela B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I confess, I am comparing this experience with some truly great reenactment sites like Cittie of Henricus and Colonial Williamsburg, but this visit just fell flat. Parking is free and seemed plentiful on a moderately slow day. It's now $9 per adult at the door....More

Thank Stephen K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveling through and some business got cancelled so I thought I would check it out. I thought I would be there for a half hour and the price was right so "why not". But over 2 hours later I came away with a great appreciation...More

Thank Kurt M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is very good for big kids and young teens, who are willing to see, that the world wasn't always like it is now. Everything here is as authentic as possible in our world, including the staffs attire. People here are very friendly, always...More

Thank Mariy V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Cowtown with a group. We were there for dinner. The food was great, nice bar and service and it was great to meet chamber and airforce members. We had the opportunity to walk around town after dinner. Great experience.

Thank RonB4610
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kayliepark2
February 11, 2018|
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Response from Kathi M | Reviewed this property |
I think the buildings have been recreated to look like the 1860's and 1870's, including the interior. It's very realistic.
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cbmatthes
May 14, 2015|
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Response from USIN0Z | Reviewed this property |
Winter Season (Nov 1 - Apr 1) Monday: CLOSED Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm Sunday: CLOSED Last admission at 4pm
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tntwosome2013
May 7, 2015|
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Response from bookaholic1970 | Reviewed this property |
$7.75 for adults and $5.50 for children
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