National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
- 1700 NE 63rd St., Oklahoma City, OK 73111
- (405)478-2250 | Visit Website
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Founded in 1955, the Museum collects, preserves and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs to promote interest in the enduring legacy of the American West.
When you visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - as a student, enthusiast, patron of the arts, or guest of a special event - you enter a premier institution unmatched in its ability to immerse you in the narrative of the American West through on-of-a-kind galleries of artwork and artifacts. From fine art, pop culture and firearms to Native American objects, historical cowboy gear, shopping and dining, the Museum is a must-see destination.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $12.50, Seniors (62+) & Students with current ID: $9.75, Children (4-12): $5.75, Members and children 3 & under: free. See coupon below for discounts.
Group rates available for groups of 15 or more with advance reservations.
Check out our current exhibitions below:
Passport – Through March 15, 2020
Art is not one-dimensional and neither are those who create it. Though often defined by their most well-known work or style—Impressionist, Cubist, Modern, Realist, Western—they experiment and evolve throughout their careers, often working across mediums and subjects. Whether a mural or magazine illustration, playbill or portrait, each project and assignment informs the next. Carl Link, Laura Gardin Fraser, William Reese, Tom Lovell, and other artists in our collection are no exception. Their sketches and studies include cowboys, Native Americans, horses, and landscapes, but there are also surprises among the iconic Western imagery: a Thai dancer, a pharaoh, Art Deco Christmas cards, a presidential pet, medieval knights, and even James Bond. Exhibited for the first time, these unexpected pieces take us around the world, through the decades, and into diverse artistic careers. You don’t need a DeLorean to visit the past or frequent flyer miles to experience different countries and cultures. Art is the ultimate passport.
Colors of Clay – Through May 10, 2020
Opening on August 30, 2019, Colors of Clay explores the cultural and regional diversity of indigenous ceramic vessel traditions in North America. Vibrantly colored and sculpted with absolute precision, clay pots, bowls, pitchers, and jars were a dominate fixture of Native American daily life and are today viewed as one of the most notable Native American art forms. From the Eastern Woodlands to the arid Southwest, these vessels continue to evolve, yet maintain a traditional aesthetic unique to this part of the world.
Two Grits – A Peek Behind the Eyepatch – Through May 10, 2020
With the important John Wayne Collection and the Museum’s active and progressive role in recognizing Western heritage with its awards for different media, this is a unique opportunity for the institution. Two Grits: A Peek Behind the Eyepatch, examines similarities and differences in the two versions of the film, True Grit, in the context of the novel by the same title, using artifacts, costume components, and props from both films, as well as photographs from both shoots.
Liichokoshkomo - Opens in time for Spring Break 2020
Construction is underway at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. A place to learn and play in the Museum’s backyard. The outdoor expansion is a cross-cultural setting with more than 100,000 square feet dedicated to learning and family fun. Plan your journey West for a hands-on, minds-on experience just in time for Spring Break! You’re invited to experience hands-on learning in a new space for people of all ages. Liichokoshkomo’ (pronounced Lee-cho-kosh-ko-MO) is a Chickasaw phrase for “Let’s play!” Generations will come together to experience it on-site. Transform a Museum visit into an interactive day outside! Learn about diverse cultures, play traditional games, create art in a space where it’s okay to get messy. Hear storytellers, stargaze, make s’mores and memories under our Western skies. Fun lives at Liichokoshkomo.’
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- # of Parking Spaces: 500
- Distance from Conv. Ctr (miles): 8
- Max Group Size: 1000
- Meeting Rooms:
- Miles from Downtown/Bricktown: 8
- Miles to Airport: 17
- Motorcoach Parking:
- Admission - Adult: 12.50
- Admission - Children: 5.75 (ages 6-12), 5 and under free
- Admission - Group: Call for rates for 15 or more (405) 478-2250, Ext. 241
- Admission - Member: Free
- Admission - Senior: 9.75 (62 and Up)
- Admission - Student: 9.75 (with ID)
- Group Rates?:
- Date Built: 1965
- Last Restoration: 2016
- Restaurant/Lounge Name: The Museum Grill
- Largest Room 16500
- Total Sq. Ft. 16500
- # of Breakout Rooms 2
- Distance from Convention Center 5-10 miles
- Number of Rooms 3
Sam Noble Special Events Center
- Total Sq. Ft.: 16500
- Theater Capacity: 1250
- Classroom Capacity: 800
- Banquet Capacity: 1000
- Reception Capacity: 1500
S.B. "Burk" Burnett Board
- Total Sq. Ft.: 2000
- Theater Capacity: 180
- Banquet Capacity: 110
- Reception Capacity: 150
Western States Plaza (Gardens)
- Total Sq. Ft.: 2000
- Banquet Capacity: 130
- Reception Capacity: 150
- Total Sq. Ft.: 1800