Old Cowtown Museum
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!
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.
We had foreign guests 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.
I've only been here once but I loved it! Maybe I should wait to see some more of the events before rating but.... My family and I had a lot of fun. Be careful of the goat though. He stuck his head out of the gate and repeatedly hit my two year old daughter in her ear, jaw, and face. Thank God he didn't get her eye. Poor thing, she was just trying to feed him some grass :'( Other than that it was great. It's much larger than I expected, you can go into almost all the buildings, and the gun show was entertaining. Not to mention we got in free on Sunday! 😄
What a fun place! Surprisingly cheap compared to a theme park and exceptionally large, too. Really enjoyed Halloween festivities here.
I enjoyed my visit so much. Guests and staff were extremely friendly. The staff were more than accommodating with helping or providing the best information they could on questions you might have. Great for both children & adults.