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Old Cowtown Museum

1865 W Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203-3295
+1 316-350-3323
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Good weekend activity for the family

Cool place to visit for a family and for learning new stuff about this era! The staff was friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paule F
You will have a BLAST!

We brought an eleven-year-old girl we were babysitting here during one of their FREE Sundays, and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wichita, Kansas
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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1865 W Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203-3295
+1 316-350-3323
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Cool place to visit for a family and for learning new stuff about this era! The staff was friendly, helpful and wearing beautiful costumes.

Thank Paule F
Reviewed 4 days ago

We brought an eleven-year-old girl we were babysitting here during one of their FREE Sundays, and we had a marvelous time! Cowtown is HUGE! There are so many different old shops and buildings to explore. They've done a great job preserving the old feel to...More

Thank ShanViolin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a day when we had to pay, but only half price since there was construction at some of the buildings. There were a few costumed interpreters and everything looks authentic to the late 1800's, but we weren't impressed. As history buffs...More

Thank subrice
Reviewed 1 week ago

If a person loves Western History then they need to visit this outdoor living museum. During the year they offer free admission days--which was a day that we attended. Be sure to watch one of their live gun fights at 1pm or 3pm. There is...More

Thank sabrinaaW6805MV
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place, I could go back fifty times and not feel like it's enough! A great experience where I actually enjoyed history (how often is that?)

Thank 129violet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to go on a free admission day. We really weren't expecting it to be as cool as it was. It was like taking a step back in time. We walked through all the buildings and were able to see a good...More

Thank Temalia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a free admission day to the museum. It’s an outdoor place that’s laid out and themed like an old western town. There’s lots of different historically themed buildings that are filled with historical artifacts to replicate how they would have been so...More

Thank aakour2835
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love history and wanted to see what some old time houses and business would have looked like. This place was great. Lots of variety from homes, churches, school, and businesses. There was a lot of construction going on when we were there and the...More

Thank Myers1624
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Old Cowtown museum is a collection of historical buildings that have been brought into the area in a rough assembly that resembles a late 1800's township. Some of the buildings are as old as 1850 and others were built after 1900. But all are...More

2  Thank PamRoad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I was growing up in Wichita, I pestered my parents constantly to bring me here. They never did, and I left home without having seen it. 40+ years later, I finally got here. It wasn't worth a lifetime of waiting. The buildings were great,...More

Thank shop99er
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15 May 2015|
Response from pvanstrander |
average amount of time to spend here
8 May 2015|
Response from bookaholic1970 | Reviewed this property |
$7.75 for adults and $5.50 for children
8 May 2015|
Response from Tuomas H | Reviewed this property |
Regular Museum Admission $7.75 - Adults (18 to 61) $6.50 - Senior Citizens (62 and older) $6.00 - Youth (12 to 17) $5.50 - Children (5 to 11) No charge for children 4 and under and Old Cowtown Museum members Tax is not... More