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Old Cowtown Museum

1865 West Museum Boulevard
Wichita, KS 67203
Phone: (316) 219-1871
Fax: (316) 858-6469
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Visitors can experience what life was like in an evolving cattle town of the 1870s. Take a wagon ride, stop by the Saloon and drink a sarsaparilla, watch a gunfight in the street, hear the ring of the blacksmith anvil, dress up and take old-time photos and visit the humble home of the Wichita’s founder, Darius Munger. Be sure to stop at the home of Marshall Murdock, who single-handedly promoted the town through his newspaper. The 23-acre site, which is just west of modern-day downtown, is home to 70 historic and recreated buildings, including a marshal's office, Wichita's first jail, a saloon, general store, one-room schoolhouse, church, livery stable, train depot and more. Restored original homes represent both the emerging upper-class as well as more rustic lodgings. The five-acre 1880 DeVore Farm demonstrates 19th century agricultural methods and features livestock, crops and equipment. Before you leave, be sure to visit the Gift Shop that offers unique Kansas-made items and Old West souvenirs. Group rates and tours available.

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Age of the Gunfighter

August 29, 2015
Venue: Old Cowtown Museum
Address: 1865 West Museum Boulevard, Wichita, KS 67203
Time: From: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-350-3323
Calling all cowboys on Saturday, August 29, for the Annual Age of the Gunfighter event at Cowtown. Gunfights, fast draw contest and histori...More

Hay, Hooves and Halloween

October 25, 2015
Venue: Old Cowtown Museum
Address: 1865 West Museum Boulevard, Wichita, KS 67203
Time: From: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-350-3323
Who says you have to wait till Halloween to wear your costume! For the third year, Old Cowtown is hosting A Night of Hay Hooves and Hallowe...More

Dicken's of a Christmas, 40th Anniversary

December 4 - 19, 2015
Every Friday, Saturday
Venue: Old Cowtown Museum
Address: 1865 West Museum Boulevard, Wichita, KS 67203
Time: From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-350-3323
Celebrate Cowtown’s 40th Anniversary this year with Dickens of a Christmas, bringing past holiday traditions to life December 4-5, 11...More