Wheels That Won The West® Destinations
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With eyes fixed on the western horizon, our pioneering ancestors embarked on real life adventures that forever changed the face of America. Maybe that’s why even today, something still drives us to travel and discover what’s around the next bend or over the next hill. It’s a yearning that’s as American as the Old West, itself… an inherent desire to grow, learn, accomplish and live life to the fullest.

For the early pioneers headed west, knowing what lie ahead was more than a curiosity - that knowledge could easily mean the difference between life and death and success or failure. Early western travelers often used guidebooks outlining where to find water, grass, fuel for fires, wild game, river crossings, and other necessities. In tribute to that powerful spirit of American independence and the urge to ‘hit the trail’, we include this “Destinations” section on our site.
Most destinations listed here are close to a number of other popular attractions well suited for the entire family. In addition to the historic adventures offered, these locations have yet another feature in common – they all include rare displays of vintage horse drawn vehicles. These were the wheels that saw so much of the western history and westward expansion of the United States… the farm, freight, ranch, military and coach vehicles that dominated the western landscape. Some of these locations have a special collection of a select few vehicles while others have enough to keep you engaged for hours. Since exhibits can change from time to time, we recommend contacting the organization before finalizing your travel plans.

Arizona
Old Tucson Studios
201 South Kinney Road
Tucson, AZ 85735
520-883-0100
www.oldtucson.com
California

Lone Pine Film History Museum
701 South Main Street
Lone Pine, CA 93545
760-876-9909
www.lonepinefilmhistorymuseum.com
Carriage & Western Art Museum
129 Castillo Street
Santa Barbara, California, 93101
805-962-2353
www.carriagemuseum.org
Wells Fargo History Museum
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, California 94163
415-396-2619
www.wellsfargohistory.com/museums/
(Other Wells Fargo Museums are located in Old Sacramento – Sacramento - Los Angeles - San Diego – Minneapolis - Portland, Oregon - Anchorage, Alaska and Phoenix, Arizona)
Canada

Remington Carriage Museum
P.O. Box 1649
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
403-653-5139
www.remingtoncarriagemuseum.com
Colorado

Ghost Town Wild West Museum
400 S. 21 St. @ Hwy. 24 (West of I-25)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
719-634-0696
www.ghosttownmuseum.com
Forney Museum of Transportation
4303 Brighton Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80216
303-297-1113
www.forneymuseum.com
Gunnison Pioneer Museum
East Hwy 50
Gunnison, Colorado 81230
970-641-4530
The Otero Museum – La Junta, CO
706 W. 3rd Street
La Junta, CO
719-384-7500
Idaho

Wagon Days
P.O. Box 2315
Ketchum, Idaho 83340
208-726-3841
www.wagondays.com
Iowa

Heartland Museum
119 9 th Street s.W.
P.O. Box 652
Clarion, Iowa 50525
515-602-6000
www.heartlandmuseum.org
Indiana

Studebaker National Museum
201 S. Chapin Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601
574-235-9714 or 888-391-5600
www.studebakermuseum.org
Kansas

Old Cowtown Museum
1871 Sim Park Drive
Witchita, Kansas 67203
316-660-1864
http://oldcowtown.org
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, Oklahoma 73533
580-252-6692
www.onthechisholmtrail.com
Kentucky

Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, Kentucky 40511
800-678-8813 or 859-233-4303
www.kyhorsepark.com
Michigan

The Henry Ford Museum
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, Michigan
313-982-6001
www.thehenryford.org/museum
Missouri

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
(Museum of Westward Expansion)
11 North 4th Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
314-655-1700
www.nps.gov/jeff
(Ulysses S.) Grant’s Farm
10501 Gravois Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63123
314-843-1700
www.grantsfarm.com
Montana

Gold Creek Overland Stage Company
150 Church Road
Gold Creek, MT 59733
406-288-3340
www.travelmt.com/mt_sites_15379_Gold+Creek+Overland+Stagecoach.html
Nebraska

Pioneer Village
138 East Hwy 6
Minden, Nebraska 68959
800-445-4447 or 308-832-1181
http://pioneervillage.org
New York

Genesee Country Village & Museum
1410 Flint Hill Road
Mumford, NY 14511
585-538-6822
www.gcv.org/
The Museum at Stoney Brook
1200 Route 25A
Stoney Brook, NY 11790
631-751-0066
www.longislandmuseum.org
New York Museum of Transportation
6393 East River Road
Rochester suburb of Rush, NY
www.nymtmuseum.org/HorseVehicles.html
North Carolina

North Carolina Transportation Museum
P.O. Box 165
Spencer, NC 28159
Phone: (704) 636-2889
Oklahoma

Woolaroc Ranch, Museum and Wildlife Preserve
Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74006
888-966-5276 or 918-336-0307
www.woolaroc.org
Tom Mix Museum
721 North Deleware
Dewey, OK
918-534-1555
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK 73533
580-252-6692
www.onthechisholmtrail.com
Chisholm Trail Museum
605 Zellers Avenue
Kingfisher,OK 73750
405-375-5176
www.chisholmtrail@okhistory.org
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
I-44 / Exit 128B or 129
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111
405-478-2250
www.nationalcowboymuseum.org
Pennsylvania

Landis Valley Museum
2451 Kissel Hill Road
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601
717-569-0401
www.landisvalleymuseum.org
The Mifflinburg Buggy Museum
598 Green Street
Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania 17844
570-966-1355
www.buggymuseum.org/
South Dakota

Days of ’76 Museum
Hwy 14A
Deadwood, S.D. 57732
800-999-1876 or 605-578-1876
Prairie Village
P.O. Box 256
Madison, SD 57042
800-693-3644
www.prairevillage.org
Tennessee

Belle Mead Plantation
5025 Harding Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37205
615-356-0501
www.bellemeadeplantation.com
The Hermitage
Home of President Andrew Jackson
4580 Rachel’s Lane
Nashville, Tennessee 37076
615-889-2941
www.thehermitage.com
Texas

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame & Sterquell Wagon Collection
128 E. Exchange Ave.
Located in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards
Ft. Worth, Texas
817-626-7131
www.texascowboyhalloffame.com
King Ranch, since 1853
Kingsville, TX
361-592-8055
www.king-ranch.com
National Cowboys of Color Museum
3400 Mount Vernon Ave.
Ft. Worth, TX
817-922-9999
www.cowboysofcolor.org
info@cowboysofcolor.org
Utah

Western Mining & Railroad Museum
294 South Main
Helper, UT 84526
435-472-3009
www.wmrrm.org
Washington, D.C.

National Postal Museum
Smithsonian Institution
2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
202-633-5555
www.postalmuseum.si.edu/starroute/sr_04.html
Wisconsin

Wesley Jung Carriage Museum
Wade House
P.O. Box 34, Greenbush, WI 53026
Phone: 920-526-3271
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/wadehouse/carriage.asp
Wyoming

Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum
4610 Carey Avenue
P.O. Box 2720
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003
307-778-7290
www.oldwestmuseum.org
Old Trail Town
P.O. Box 68
Meeteetse, WY 82433
800-868-2111
www.museumoftheoldwest.org