Since 1897, Cheyenne has been home to one of the largest celebrations of the western frontier. It began as a one day rodeo, but has grown to become a two week celebration including, besides the now ten day rodeo, parades and exhibits on frontier and Native American life.
The museum has one of the nation's largest collections of historic horse-drawn carriages and wagons. From authentic stages to early ice and milk wagons to rare Drop Front Phaetons, the nearly 150 carriages and wagons in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum collection chronicle the colorful pioneer history of Cheyenne and the expansion of the American West. It also has some of the nation's most celebrated western art exhibitions. The museum also contains a kids room which contains interactive learning activities such as costumes and hide painting.