Cowboy Revue In Ogallala, NE

Relive the Old West at Front Street Crystal Palace Revue. Step through our swinging doors and enter into 1870’s Ogallala when cattle was king and gold was the form of payment. Lean up against our old rugged bar as cowboys reenact a gunfight on the streets of early Ogallala followed by the Crystal Palace Revue complete with saloon girls, pioneers, cowboys, and a night you won’t forget.

Our show is currently in its 60th season making it the longest-running summer stock theatre in Nebraska. Enjoy an evening at the Crystal Palace Saloon and experience Ogallala at the end of the Texas Trail.

The show runs from Memorial Day weekend to mid-August. The fun begins at 7:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday.

Buy Revue Tickets

Tickets are sold separately:

• Adults (13 and older, $17)

• Kids (5 to 12, $7.50)

• Kids (4 and younger, get free admission)

Prices do not include tax.

We recommend you make reservations to ensure you get seats for the revue. We require pre-payment or deposit for parties of 6 or more.

Call to buy tickets.

Life at the End of the Texas Trail

Our revue focuses on Ogallala, which had a reputation as a rough-and-tumble, Wild West town. This reputation may have come from the 17 violent deaths recorded during the cattle boom.

The town itself had a population of 114 people in 1880, according to the census. However, it grew to many times that number from spring to fall each year as the cowhands, cattle barons, saloon operators, gamblers, dance hall girls, and tradesmen came to town.

Tiny Ogallala swelled to bursting each year when cowboys from west Texas ranches brought cattle to the Union Pacific Railroad’s Spotted Tail Agency for shipment to Chicago. Ogallala has the distinction of serving as the end of the Western or Texas Trail for cattle drives. In 1875, cowboys drove more than 75,000 head of cattle to Ogallala, and that number jumped to 100,000 the following year.