About Cowtown

What people are saying about Cowtown:

"(Cowtown) truly is unique, genuinely historic, and educational, and just a lot of fun."

"I love Cowtown!!!!! Sarsaparilla & gunfights!!!"

"Probably my favorite attraction of all the ones I visited in the area! Well worth the visit."

"Was a very enjoyable visit. Loved all of the buildings and artifacts. Everyone was willing to answer questions and give information on the history. Recommend highly!"

Many cities have museums - only Wichita has the one-and-only, never-to-be-duplicated-again Cowtown.

Be wowed when you step onto Cowtown's dirt roads and realize you've entered a world off the Chisholm Trail that is frozen in a 1865-1880 loop.

Connect with history through artifacts in Cowtown's 10,000-piece permanent collection - textiles, furnishings, furniture, tools, art - that are proudly maintained by Historic Wichita Cowtown, Inc. Cowtown's unique programming tells the story of Wichita's transformation from a frontier settlement to a cattle town to an agricultural and manufacturing area.

Wichita's storied past is vividly brought to life through daily activities, special events and education programs.​


Historic Wichita Cowtown, Inc. works with the City of Wichita to further the Museum and its mission. Cowtown has the distinction of being accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition achievable by a museum. Accreditation recognizes high standards in individual museums and ensures they continue to uphold public trust. Only 3 percent of the nation's estimated 34,144 museums are accredited. ​