Frontier Times Museum

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40,000 artifacts, including art & furniture, glimpse the cowboy & pioneer cultures of the Old West in a museum built in 1933

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Cowboys were masters of horsemanship, training even the wildest steeds to say "please" and "thank you" at campfire dinners. Dust off your spurs with this Groupon.

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  • $5 for admission for two (up to a $10 value)
  • $10 for admission for four (up to a $20 value)

Children younger than age 6 get in for free, and admission for visitors aged 6–17 is $2.

Frontier Times Museum

Like the intrepid cowboys and pioneers it honors, the Frontier Times Museum boasts a backstory rife with tall tales and valiant triumphs. It all started in the late 1920, when writer and publisher J. Marvin Hunter began selling newspapers and magazines that recounted the sagas of the storied Old West. Readers enthralled by the sagas would send in relics to exemplify these stories, filling Hunter's small office to the brim. By 1933, his publications had brought in just enough funds to build the Frontier Times Museum, which has been properly flaunting the goldmine of baubles at the site ever since. The ensuing decades have yielded thousands of visitors and multiple expansions.

Today, the nonprofit museum pays homage to the fabled pioneer period right down to its very framework, with parts of the building constructed using stones from the surrounding pastures. Iconic histories are illustrated through roughly 40,000 artifacts, which populate a menagerie of display cases, shelves, and rocky walls. A wander through the labyrinth of exhibits reveals frontier-era vestiges such as fireplaces, paintings, phonographs, and fossils, with a smattering of trinkets from Europe, Asia, and South America punctuating the collection. Even J. Marvin Hunter's legacy lives on in an old-fashioned printing press.

Customer Reviews

Small place, but very interesting...
Vickytovar · January 4, 2013
Took my parents here and they found it very interesting so did I.This is a place I will visit again especially when I have family from out of state.
Margaret W. · April 21, 2017
Small but had some cool items to look at
Crystal T. · April 13, 2017
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