Old Cowtown Museum

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Operating as usual

The Cowtown Cowboys have been causing a ruckus in the streets! One more show today at 3:30, and shows tomorrow at 1:00 a...
05/01/2021

The Cowtown Cowboys have been causing a ruckus in the streets! One more show today at 3:30, and shows tomorrow at 1:00 and 3:30. #oldcowtownmuseum #wichita #oldwest #noplacelikehome #visitwichita #heartofthecountry

The Cowtown Cowboys are causing old west style trouble in the streets! Next show is today 3:30, plus shows tomorrow at 1...
05/01/2021

The Cowtown Cowboys are causing old west style trouble in the streets! Next show is today 3:30, plus shows tomorrow at 1:00 and 3:30. And remember, tomorrow, admission is FREE!

Coming up on May 7, from 6pm-10pm, First Friday Late Nights! We will have food trucks including The BOMB BBQ and drinks ...
04/28/2021

Coming up on May 7, from 6pm-10pm, First Friday Late Nights! We will have food trucks including The BOMB BBQ and drinks by Shaken or Stirred Bartending, plus ghost tours, gunfights and more! Join your friends for a few drinks, explore the museum and just have some old west fun! Only $6. (Want to get in free? Buy a membership, and you get in to all Cowtown events for free!)

Coming up on May 7, from 6pm-10pm, First Friday Late Nights! We will have food trucks including The BOMB BBQ and drinks by Shaken or Stirred Bartending, plus ghost tours, gunfights and more! Join your friends for a few drinks, explore the museum and just have some old west fun! Only $6. (Want to get in free? Buy a membership, and you get in to all Cowtown events for free!)

Our membership sale is ending soon! Don't miss out! Just $55 gets your family a full year of fun at Cowtown! Buy yours n...
04/28/2021

Our membership sale is ending soon! Don't miss out! Just $55 gets your family a full year of fun at Cowtown! Buy yours now in the gift shop, by phone at 316-350-3323 or online at https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx using code April2021.

Our membership sale is ending soon! Don't miss out! Just $55 gets your family a full year of fun at Cowtown! Buy yours now in the gift shop, by phone at 316-350-3323 or online at https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx using code April2021.

04/24/2021

Civil War demos

04/24/2021
Coming up this weekend! Civil War at Cowtown! This is the schedule for SATURDAY ONLY! Event starts at 10am, last admissi...
04/22/2021

Coming up this weekend! Civil War at Cowtown! This is the schedule for SATURDAY ONLY! Event starts at 10am, last admission is at 4pm, event ends at 5pm. Regular admission rates apply. (Sunday starts at 12pm)

Want to help us make the "Cowtown Throwdown" concert happen? Buy a raffle ticket! Just $25 gets you a chance to win one ...
04/22/2021

Want to help us make the "Cowtown Throwdown" concert happen? Buy a raffle ticket! Just $25 gets you a chance to win one of five fantastic prizes! Buy your tickets in the gift shop or donate online at
https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Donate.aspx

Want to help us make the "Cowtown Throwdown" concert happen? Buy a raffle ticket! Just $25 gets you a chance to win one of five fantastic prizes! Buy your tickets in the gift shop or donate online at
https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Donate.aspx

We need your help! We have a fundraiser raffle to support our "Cowtown Throwdown" concert this summer! Just $25 gets you...
04/22/2021

We need your help! We have a fundraiser raffle to support our "Cowtown Throwdown" concert this summer! Just $25 gets you a chance to win one of 5 different prizes, including a $2,500+ ring from Mike Seltzer Jewelers! Donations can be made online (specify you're donating raffle) or through our gift shop! Link to donate is here: https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Donate.aspx

We need your help! We have a fundraiser raffle to support our "Cowtown Throwdown" concert this summer! Just $25 gets you a chance to win one of 5 different prizes, including a $2,500+ ring from Mike Seltzer Jewelers! Donations can be made online (specify you're donating raffle) or through our gift shop! Link to donate is here: https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Donate.aspx

Bringing the family to our Civil War Weekend event? Consider buying a discounted Family/Grandparent membership and get i...
04/21/2021

Bringing the family to our Civil War Weekend event? Consider buying a discounted Family/Grandparent membership and get in to Civil War Weekend and all of our other events for free! Just $55 for a whole year of family fun! Get yours now in our gift shop or online at https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx using code April2021!

Bringing the family to our Civil War Weekend event? Consider buying a discounted Family/Grandparent membership and get in to Civil War Weekend and all of our other events for free! Just $55 for a whole year of family fun! Get yours now in our gift shop or online at https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx using code April2021!

A few pictures from this morning's snowfall
04/21/2021

A few pictures from this morning's snowfall

Today's the day! Starting at noon come out and shop over 70 local vendors, plus enjoy the museum for free!
04/18/2021

Today's the day! Starting at noon come out and shop over 70 local vendors, plus enjoy the museum for free!

Today's the day! Starting at noon come out and shop over 70 local vendors, plus enjoy the museum for free!

Want to support Cowtown and have a great chance to win cool prizes? We have a fundraiser raffle to support our "Cowtown ...
04/14/2021

Want to support Cowtown and have a great chance to win cool prizes? We have a fundraiser raffle to support our "Cowtown Throwdown" concert this summer! Just $25 gets you a chance to win one of 5 different prizes, including a $2,500+ ring from Mike Seltzer Jewelers! Donations can be made online (specify you're donating raffle) or through our gift shop! Link to donate is here: https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Donate.aspx

Want to support Cowtown and have a great chance to win cool prizes? We have a fundraiser raffle to support our "Cowtown Throwdown" concert this summer! Just $25 gets you a chance to win one of 5 different prizes, including a $2,500+ ring from Mike Seltzer Jewelers! Donations can be made online (specify you're donating raffle) or through our gift shop! Link to donate is here: https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Donate.aspx

Right now family memberships are just $55 for a whole year of family fun! Get into our events for free, plus get discoun...
04/14/2021

Right now family memberships are just $55 for a whole year of family fun! Get into our events for free, plus get discounts in our gift shop and saloon! Plenty of outdoor space for the kids to explore! Sign up online using code April2021 or visit our gift shop, or give us a call at 316-350-3323!

Right now family memberships are just $55 for a whole year of family fun! Get into our events for free, plus get discounts in our gift shop and saloon! Plenty of outdoor space for the kids to explore! Sign up online using code April2021 or visit our gift shop, or give us a call at 316-350-3323!

04/14/2021

Spring is a busy, beautiful time here in the old west!

Coming up this Sunday, April 18, 12-5pm! Shop over 70 local vendors, meet local authors and explore Cowtown, all with FR...
04/14/2021

Coming up this Sunday, April 18, 12-5pm! Shop over 70 local vendors, meet local authors and explore Cowtown, all with FREE admission! (Last admission at 4pm.)

Coming up this Sunday, April 18, 12-5pm! Shop over 70 local vendors, meet local authors and explore Cowtown, all with FREE admission! (Last admission at 4pm.)

We still have our membership sale going until April 30! Get a family membership for just $55! Your membership gets you i...
04/13/2021

We still have our membership sale going until April 30! Get a family membership for just $55! Your membership gets you in to all our events for free, plus you get a 10% discount in our saloon and our gift shop! You can get yours in person, by phone (316-350-3323) or online at https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx using code April2021.

We still have our membership sale going until April 30! Get a family membership for just $55! Your membership gets you in to all our events for free, plus you get a 10% discount in our saloon and our gift shop! You can get yours in person, by phone (316-350-3323) or online at https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx using code April2021.

Is a beautiful day here at Old Cowtown Museum! Just a reminder that today is a Free admission Sunday Funday, so come on ...
04/11/2021

Is a beautiful day here at Old Cowtown Museum! Just a reminder that today is a Free admission Sunday Funday, so come on out and enjoy the beautiful weather in the old west!

Is a beautiful day here at Old Cowtown Museum! Just a reminder that today is a Free admission Sunday Funday, so come on out and enjoy the beautiful weather in the old west!

Starting this Sunday, April 11, we will have free admission on our Sunday Fundays! Come out for free admission and lots ...
04/08/2021

Starting this Sunday, April 11, we will have free admission on our Sunday Fundays! Come out for free admission and lots of family fun! (Some Sundays are excluded, please verify on our website calendar!)

Starting this Sunday, April 11, we will have free admission on our Sunday Fundays! Come out for free admission and lots of family fun! (Some Sundays are excluded, please verify on our website calendar!)

Don't forget, our membership sale is happening all this month! Get a Family/Grandparent membership for just $55! Buy in ...
04/06/2021

Don't forget, our membership sale is happening all this month! Get a Family/Grandparent membership for just $55! Buy in the gift shop, by phone or online at https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx using code April2021.
(Memberships get you in free to Cowtown events, plus you get a 10% discount in our gift shop and saloon!)

Don't forget, our membership sale is happening all this month! Get a Family/Grandparent membership for just $55! Buy in the gift shop, by phone or online at https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx using code April2021.
(Memberships get you in free to Cowtown events, plus you get a 10% discount in our gift shop and saloon!)

04/06/2021
04/06/2021
Spring morning

Rain is moving in on the old west this morning.

This month only save on Family/Grandparent memberships! Just $55 gets two adults and all of their children (or grandchil...
04/05/2021

This month only save on Family/Grandparent memberships! Just $55 gets two adults and all of their children (or grandchildren) into all Cowtown events for free, plus free regular admission, plus 10% off in the saloon and gift shop! Buy in person, over the phone or use code April2021 when ordering online at https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx

This month only save on Family/Grandparent memberships! Just $55 gets two adults and all of their children (or grandchildren) into all Cowtown events for free, plus free regular admission, plus 10% off in the saloon and gift shop! Buy in person, over the phone or use code April2021 when ordering online at https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx

Happy Easter, everyone! The museum is closed today to allow our staff to spend time with their families, but join us nex...
04/04/2021

Happy Easter, everyone! The museum is closed today to allow our staff to spend time with their families, but join us next Sunday for free Sunday Funday!

Happy Easter, everyone! The museum is closed today to allow our staff to spend time with their families, but join us next Sunday for free Sunday Funday!

04/03/2021

This includes Old Cowtown Museum, so please bring your mask and be prepared to socially distance when you visit!

Our FREE Sunday admissions start on April 11! We are closed this Sunday for the Easter holiday. (Some Sundays will be ex...
04/02/2021

Our FREE Sunday admissions start on April 11! We are closed this Sunday for the Easter holiday. (Some Sundays will be excluded from Free Sunday admission, please verify on our calendar!)

Our FREE Sunday admissions start on April 11! We are closed this Sunday for the Easter holiday. (Some Sundays will be excluded from Free Sunday admission, please verify on our calendar!)

Starting today, get a Family/Grandparent Membership for just $55! That gets two adults and all of their children or gran...
04/01/2021

Starting today, get a Family/Grandparent Membership for just $55! That gets two adults and all of their children or grandchildren in for free to all of our events, plus you get a 10% discount in the saloon and gift shop! Buy yours today online using code April2021 at https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx

Starting today, get a Family/Grandparent Membership for just $55! That gets two adults and all of their children or grandchildren in for free to all of our events, plus you get a 10% discount in the saloon and gift shop! Buy yours today online using code April2021 at https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx

Our annual membership sale starts tomorrow! Family memberships are just $55 for a whole year of fun! Memberships get you...
03/31/2021

Our annual membership sale starts tomorrow! Family memberships are just $55 for a whole year of fun! Memberships get you into all of our events for free, plus you get a 10% discount in the S.G. Bastian and Sons Mercantile Gift Shop, and 10% off in the Fritz Snitzler Saloon! Use code April2021 when purchasing online at http://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx

Our annual membership sale starts tomorrow! Family memberships are just $55 for a whole year of fun! Memberships get you into all of our events for free, plus you get a 10% discount in the S.G. Bastian and Sons Mercantile Gift Shop, and 10% off in the Fritz Snitzler Saloon! Use code April2021 when purchasing online at http://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx

Our amazing volunteers worked hard cleaning and beautifying the town today! We have the best volunteers any museum could...
03/28/2021

Our amazing volunteers worked hard cleaning and beautifying the town today! We have the best volunteers any museum could ask for! Interested in volunteering with us? Contact Angela West at 316-350-3317 or [email protected].

Starting on April 18, we are having Community Fair Days on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 12pm-5pm! Come explore the ...
03/17/2021

Starting on April 18, we are having Community Fair Days on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 12pm-5pm! Come explore the old west and support local artists and vendors! Free admission!

Starting on April 18, we are having Community Fair Days on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 12pm-5pm! Come explore the old west and support local artists and vendors! Free admission!

For anyone who doesn't know, local celebrity dog Bowie the Bully is in a contest to win "America's Favorite Pet." Bowie'...
03/15/2021
Vote for Bowie to be in Dogster or Catster Magazine and take home a $5,000 cash prize!

For anyone who doesn't know, local celebrity dog Bowie the Bully is in a contest to win "America's Favorite Pet." Bowie's story of survival after extreme neglect is inspirational. But Bowie needs our help...he needs votes! Please vote for him and help him and his humans continue to Be Loud for the animals! Vote at the link below! https://americasfavpet.com/2021/bowie-d643

Bowie is an inspiration and role model of love, forgiveness and hope, despite adversity. He loves puppies, frozen custard and zoomies!

Some pictures from this beautiful spring day! Come visit us, 10am-5pm Tuesday through Saturday!
03/11/2021

Some pictures from this beautiful spring day! Come visit us, 10am-5pm Tuesday through Saturday!

Tickets available now on our website!
03/02/2021

Tickets available now on our website!

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We have a great year coming up! Consider getting a membership so you don't miss out on all of the fun! Come join us in t...
02/25/2021

We have a great year coming up! Consider getting a membership so you don't miss out on all of the fun! Come join us in the old west! Memberships rates are afffordable: $35/single, $50/Companion (2 people), and $65/Family-Grandparent memberships! Memberships are good for one full year. Buy yours online now at https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx

We have a great year coming up! Consider getting a membership so you don't miss out on all of the fun! Come join us in the old west! Memberships rates are afffordable: $35/single, $50/Companion (2 people), and $65/Family-Grandparent memberships! Memberships are good for one full year. Buy yours online now at https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx

02/23/2021
Cowtown 2021!

We have a lot happening in 2021! Want to come to our events for free? Consider a membership!

Address

1865 W Museum Blvd
Wichita, KS
67203

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(316) 219-1871

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Welcome to Old Cowtown Museum!

Experience Wichita like itโ€™s 1865โ€ฆ Old Cowtown is a living history museum that lets you immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and activities common to a Midwestern cattle town. Hear the ring of the blacksmith anvil, try an ice-cold sarsaparilla in the saloon and be prepared to duck in the doorway as gunfire erupts in the streets!

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Yesterday coming into town.
From 1960 -- a photo of Girl Scout Cowtown guides. Working at Cowtown under the leadership of Marge Kirby was a wonderful experience each summer.
Cowtown Social Club. Celebrating our President Marilyn Isenegger's. 78th birthday. With cake, snacks and white elephant gifts
Cowtown Social Club met this morning for a Christmas Party. And to celebrate our President Marilyn Isenegger's 78th birthday. Last week we met and made wreaths and swags for cowtown. Two of our gals Judy Foster and Lisa Schwartz. Had to leave before the picture
Long day on the wagon train. Relaxing with a nice cold sarsaparilla.
Are you still open for visits?
Are you guys going to be doing breakfast with santa this year?
The headless horseman chasing the town holler
Howdy folks, pleased to announce that the local Fine Art of Marshal Bailey Calendar for 2021 is now available! "This calendar features framable quality photos of paintings that I have made over the past year. You can look it over by following the link below. Enjoy, and thanks!" Marshal ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ
Any news or updates on a rescheduling of last Spring's Steampunk Day??? Will there be one this fall or will it be on hold until next Spring?
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It would be so amazing to see Wild Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley come to town! I saw Monarch Productions Western Themed Events at the Buffalo Bill museum in Colorado and it was awesome.