Old Cowtown Museum

(316) 219-1871
1865 West Museum Boulevard, Wichita, KS 67203
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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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