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Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita

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Historic Site · History Museum
Old Cowtown Museum is an accredited history museum located in Wichita, Kansas, United States. It is located next to the Arkansas River in central Wichita. The Museum was established in 1952, and is one of the oldest open-air history museums in central United States with 54 historic and re-created buildings, including a period farm and out-buildings, situated on 23 acres of land off the original Chisholm Trail. Cowtown is a combination of attraction, museum, living history site, and historic preservation project. It is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution.

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  • History on display all around. Many well preserved buildings representing all the typical trades and homes of early Wichita. Staff in costume. Even heritage chickens and a period themed garden. Plus.....  more »
  • Cowtown is a collection of old buildings from all over Kansas, brought together to recreate what life in the late 1800s was like. Many of the building are set up to illustrate life, others have a...  more »
  • Wish we could have seen more but it's a great place to get to see the "old west". Very fun to see how things have changed so much between then and now. Also love that they are part of "blue star" and hope they will continue to be for years to come.
  • Awesome place with lots of awesome history. And great show by the cowboys. We loved it. And we have already told others we will be back.
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