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From its vantage point on Persimmon Hill in Oklahoma City, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum commands a rare view of the American West. In half a century it has grown from a Hall of Fame honoring the American cowboy to a world-class institution housing extraordinary collections of history, material culture and art. The Museum today collects a broad array of material that reflects the variety of peoples, cultures and historical currents found in the West.

Collection Highlights

The Museum’s permanent collections represent major holdings in Western material culture, frontier military items, American Indian art and artifacts, major art works by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, the Silberman collection of Native American fine art and the Taos Society of Artists, along with other noted Western painters and sculptors, both historic and contemporary

Museum Galleries

Explore the many galleries of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, including the outdoor spaces and all new Liichokoshkomo’.

The Dickinson Research Center

The Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center (DRC) houses the Museum’s archival and photographic collections, institutional records and library. It shares the Museum’s mission to preserve and interpret the evolving history and cultures of the American West through exhibitions, education, research and publications.

Awards & Halls of Fame

Through its three Halls of Fame, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum honors and memorializes the men and women who have through their exemplary lives, careers, and achievements embodied and perpetuated the heritage of the American West.

Explore the West

America’s West, with its unique blend of cultures, open terrains and awesome vistas, is a source of inspiration around the world. Experience the West in this video series from the Museum.

Adventure District
Adventure Road
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