We say, “Thank you” to the Nebraska Humanities, Union Pacific Railroad, Big Give, and Keith County Visitors Committee for its contributions to our Cowboy Museum.

Cowboy Museum in Ogallala, NE, Offers Free Admission

Go back in time to the days of the cattle drives in our cowboy museum. Admission is free.

Cowboy life

Experience Old West life in the early days of Ogallala – the north end of Texas cattle drives.

Cowboy wear

View a collection of cowboy artifacts. And then, learn about Sam Bass and life in the Wild West.

Cowboy town

Walk Ogallala’s recreated Cowboy Town at Front Street. Shoot-out in the evening!

Area Attractions

Boot Hill

In the late 1800s, when Ogallala was an infant town on the Union Pacific Railroad line, Boot Hill Cemetery was the final resting place for cowboys, drifters, and settlers. We hear numerous stories of those days when gun battles took their toll on human life. Learn more about Boot Hill

Petrified wood gallery

There’s always something new at the Petrified Wood Gallery: “Keith County’s Little Gem.” Visit the collection of ancient woods, gemstones, fossils, and Native American arrowheads and artifacts. Some of the most unusual items include artwork and music boxes made of petrified wood. The gift shop features artwork, jewelry, and other treasures from local and regional artists. Learn more about Petrified wood gallery

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Other area attractions

Mansion on the Hill

Spruce Street Station

Lake McConaughy

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Ash Hollow State Historical Park

Experience life in Ogallala in the days of the cattle drives.