Museum of the West


Do you want to find out about the real Wild West?

The Museum of the West offers a thousand years of history that can be experienced. “Ride” in a stagecoach, “fly” a 1958 Cessna from Walker Field, or gaze upon an ancient cup and ladle from the Anasazi. Study Ute and Fremont Rock Art, see the real firearms that outlaws used, sit in a one-room schoolhouse, and visit the Pastime saloon to experience western Americana at its best. 

Our special exhibit currently in the Temporary Gallery is the annual Heritage Rendezvous, a collaborative exhibit with 8 institutions – Out of Place and Time: Unusual and Strange Artifacts Found in Institutional Collections.

Sterling T. Smith Education Tower

sterlingtowerThe Sterling T. Smith Education Tower offers a 360° view of our impressive surrounding geography. Tower top displays provide information on downtown historic preservation efforts, regional archaeology, and geology.






Loyd Files Research Library

Connect to a wealth of historical, genealogical, and natural history materials in the Loyd Files Research Library, located on the second floor of the Museum of the West. Go here to learn more.