Time to Experience the Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum

G.S. Garcia Elko Rodeo

By Jan Peterson

Did you know that Nevada has a museum devoted entirely to Western arts and culture? Located in historic downtown Elko, the Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum is housed on Commerce Street in the G.S. Garcia’s Saddle and Harness Shop building, which was recently nominated to the Nevada State Register of Historic Places. The museum’s mission is: “Guardian of the western tradition – preserving the heritage and craftsmanship of the cowboy of the American West.” The history, culture and craftsmanship of cowboys, past and present are showcased in this one-of-a-kind museum that opened in 2018 to highlight the rich heritage, culture, and traditions of ranching and cowboy lifestyles through exhibits and programming. 

The Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum sheds light onto the unexplored cowboy culture of Nevada and the deep history and experiences of cowboys in American history. Come visit and experience cowboy and Western culture for yourself! The Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum would love to have you!

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Nevada Humanities