The Nelson Museum Of The West is celebrating 20 years in Cheyenne Wyoming, and they would like you to be their guest on the day of their anniversary.

On July 3rd 1998, The Nelson Museum of The West opened its doors to the public. The non-profit museum is located at 1714 Carey Avenue in downtown Cheyenne.

In honor of our 20th Anniversary The Nelson Museum is opening with free admission to  Tuesday July 3rd from 9 am to 4 pm.

The idea for the Nelson Museum came from as far away as the Plains of Africa, in the outback of Australia, the snow of Siberia and Alaska and in hunting camps in numerous other locations around the world. You can see items from all of these areas on display in Cheyenne.

The collection itself was designed by our Founder Robert L. Nelson to show visitors a broad spectrum of our older western cultures. Cowboy, Charro, Art, Native American and Military aspects of the west were carefully studied and needed artifacts put on a list for acquisition.