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Nelson Museum of the West

1714 Carey Ave, Cheyenne, WY
+1 307-635-7670
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Items displayed beautifully

This museum is about the Cheyenne, Wy. area and its artifacts, it animals (excellent taxidermy... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Fabulous Private Collection

This was quite a surprise. There are fabulous exhibits here ranching from taxidermy animals that... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
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1714 Carey Ave, Cheyenne, WY
1714 Carey Ave, Cheyenne, WY
+1 307-635-7670
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

This museum is about the Cheyenne, Wy. area and its artifacts, it animals (excellent taxidermy), Native American clothes and supplies, guns (Remington, Springfield and Colt) cowboy clothing, The attention is on how the items are displayed.

Thank pharmate
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This was quite a surprise. There are fabulous exhibits here ranching from taxidermy animals that the collector, Bob Nelson, had either collect or hunted himself to weapons, saddles and Native American items. Upstairs there are displays about a long-time sheriff and outlaw exhibits. It's really...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very interesting and unique collection of western artifacts and memorabilia. There is a small admission fee for this private museum but 3 floors of well maintained exhibits. Worth a visit.

Thank ehayes116
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Large collection of old guns, many mounted animals wonderful museum well worth a visit. Very well presented.

Thank eugenemay
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This museum is excellent it has a lot of cowboy history on display as well as various wildlife. Everything displayed has a lot of information about each item. Great place to take children to give them an education on the old west.

Reviewed 4 June 2017

On a cold afternoon we were 2 of 4 visitors who stumbled into this interesting and well done little museum. Displays ranged from rifles, to blinding silver saddles, to at,t to hand-carved wooden dioramas. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank Sandtom
Reviewed 16 May 2017

this was part of a three museum package we bought at the Cheyenne depot. This museum had tons of western items and movie posters and props from the golden age of "westerns" from the 1930's through the 1960's . People and things my father talked...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

There's a surprising selection of random westers stuff here. WE spent a fairly short time there, but it was all interes

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This museum contains a collection of all things western. There are innumerable pairs of spurs, chaps (the winter wool ones were my favorite), pistols, vaquero outfits, native American beadwork items, pottery and weapons. Quite a few stuffed wild animals are on view. You can even...More

Thank omamary2016
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is an AAA "gem" site, which is why I stopped here. It is 3 floors of old west artifacts - spurs, saddles, Native American beaded work, baskets, etc. Also, lots of stuffed (taxidermy) animals and animal heads. Enjoyed this museum more than Frontier Days...More

Thank Janet A
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