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Old Cowtown Museum

Open today: Closed
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Always fun and educational

Take grand kids to Cowtown several times and they enjoy it. Lots of exhibits depicting life back... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael D
Wichita, Kansas
So fun

I went to the Old Cowtown Museum when I was a kid and was happy to take my family there this past... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer L G
Sulphur, Louisiana
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“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

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 1 week 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

Thank Penny F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 14 August 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
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is a well done museum situated among a block museums. A lot of old buildings most of which were moved there from other locations. Some are used in the town as they were intended and others were re-purposed. The history of each building was...More

Thank CoachRFM
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I love the old buildings and the people are very knowledgeable about our history. Love the Cowboys and the farm animals.

Thank Vickie K
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting a town from the past. Many of the buildings are originals brought in from a variety of communities. Visitors are welcome to go through all the homes and business (which are all air conditioned). You can have a cold root beer and which...More

Thank barbarajoe
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is not much of a place to see Some old style buildings and antiques but is really quite boring. Glad there was no cost involved. Head to the Botanical instead as it’s beautiful and a very nice kids area as well

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25 July 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
3 June 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
12 February 2018|
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Response from USIN0Z | Reviewed this property |
Try Wikipedia on Cowtown. They have a pretty good write up on it. The answer prior to mine is correct though.