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Desert Caballeros Western Museum Take a step back in time and feel the excitement and romance of the West at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, known as "Arizona's Most Western Museum." The museum is home to one of the finest collections of Western art in the country and features exhibits that reflect the diverse cultures that have shaped the character of the desert Southwest, including the ranching, mining and guest ranch heritage of Wickenburg and the surrounding region.

Diorama Room
Thousands of years of Wickenburg area history are depicted here - a "time capsule" of important people and events that helped shape today's region.

Native American Room
Anasazi, Pueblo, Hopi, Navajo: these are just some of the groups of Native Americans that have made Arizona their home. See superb examples of Southwestern Indian arts, crafts, and artifacts.

Mineral Room
Gold, Silver, Copper, and Turquoise were vital to the mining history of the West. See examples of these along with our dazzling collection of minerals and rocks, plus our black light exhibit.

Western Art Galleries
Discover our fine collection of Western Art. Moran, Bierstadt, Catlin, Russell, Remington, Phippen, to name just a few, provide a wondrous journey through the American West. Special changing exhibitions are also displayed throughout the year.

Cowboy Gear
Hays "Spirit of the Cowboy" Collection is one of the largest and finest selections of early working cowboy gear, as well as parade, wild west, movie and rodeo memorabilia ever opened to public view.

Early Street Scene
Complete with a saloon, watch shop, livery stable, post office, church, barber shop, and general store.

Period Rooms
Visit a turn-of-the-century Victorian home, including a parlor, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, and laundry. Period clothing completes the exhibit.

Local History Gallery
Temporary changing exhibits from the museum's collection are shown on a seasonal basis.

Adjacent to the Museum is a desert landscaped park that includes a life-size bronze sculpture, "Thanks for the Rain" by Joe Beeler. Picnic tables are available for your use in the park.

The museum's public programming includes exhibitions, lectures, workshops, art classes and tours.


Admission: Adults: $5.00; Seniors: $4.00; Youth 6-18: $1.00; Children: Free; Tour Groups; $3.50 per person; School Groups: Free
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day
Address: 21 North Frontier Street
Phone: 928-684-2272
Fax: 928-684-5794
Our Email: info@westernmuseum.org
Our Website:www.westernmuseum.org
The Museum is wheelchair accessible with a wheelchair available for use. An elevator and disabled parking is also available.

Come visit us in Wickenburg, Arizona

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Old Post Office

The Old Brick Post Office was built in 1930 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Before the time of the boardwalks, a single window served the people arriving on horseback to get their mail. This may have been the forerunner of the "drive - up window!"

Wickenburg, AZ Historic Buildings

Vulture Peak

Vulture Peak Trail is a short but steep trail that takes hikers from the base of Vulture Peak (2,480 feet) to a saddle (3,420 feet) just below the summit in only two miles. From this point, experienced hikers can "scramble" up an extremely steep and narrow "chute"

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Jail Tree

This 200 year-old mesquite tree once served as Wickenburg's Jail. From 1863 to 1890

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Santa Fe Depot

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Wickenburg, AZ Railroad History

Historical Walking Tour

The Chamber of Commerce has developed a self-guided brochure of historic town buildings with a map of their locations. Numbered copper plates on the outside of buildings correspond to numbers in the brochure with ten buildings awarded listings on the National Historic Register.

Wickenburg, AZ Tours

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