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Old Cowtown Museum

1865 West Museum Boulevard

Old Cowtown Museum is a unique, 17 acre open-air living history museum which recreates Wichita and Sedgwick County, Kansas from 1865 to 1880. you'll experience life in the 1870s. Immerse yourself in a sampling of the sights, sounds and activities common to a Midwestern cattle town.

You'll experience the dramatic clash of Victorian ideals and economic realities as these competing forces strove to create an economically viable cattle town and a Victorian metropolis.Try a wagon ride, hear the ring of the blacksmith anvil, and visit the humble home of the town's founder, Darius Munger. Be sure to stop at the home of the Marshall Murdock, who single-handedly promoted the town through his newspaper. After you smell what the farmer's wife is cooking for her family, try an ice cold sarsaparilla in the saloon...but be prepared to duck in the doorway as gunfire erupts in the streets!


Jane Wilson

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

Amazing City....... My favorite museum in the city. You really feel like you are in an old western town. Really educational and personal all in one. The period of the old west. So many people showed up in costume, and they were impressive sights. Great day with the family.

Matt Tucker

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

Such a cool place! Equal parts entertaining and educational, with so much to see it's tough to do it all in one visit. Fun holiday events also.

grote muis

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

We had foreign guests in June of 2017 and thought Cowtown would be fun. It was okay. Half of Main Street was closed because of construction. The little shoot- out-show on main street was lame and embarrassing. The historical housing was interesting but then again, half of the houses were closed.

Connor Kilgallen

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Fantastic! Beat the crowds of the foremost historic reproduction villages of the world like GCVM or Omagh Folk Park and opt for Old Cowtown Museum! We had this place to ourselves which really helped the immersion. Our tour guide was a really energetic cat which followed us door to door. I left with a pamphlet for the Masonic Lodge - very welcome!

Janell Carr

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

This is a wonderful place to take the whole family. I like how they offer the Christmas entertainment to the regular things they have going on during the day. This is also a great place for schools to take field trips and learn about our history.

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