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Bilke's Western Museum


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Bilke's Western Museum Bilke's has several interesting features that tourists find entertaining and educational, a full size mural of the longhorn cattle drive on the side of our building plus a western museum located upstairs. This is a personal collection of Jim Bilke and features many antique bits, spurs, saddles, and more.


Admission: FREE ADMISSION
Hours: Open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Address: 11th and Military Avenue (Historic Route 66)
Phone: 620-856-5707

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