Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum in Pawnee has been named the top museum in the category “Cowboys, Indians, Lawmen and Outlaws” in True West magazine’s Top Western Museum’s issue. The September 2019 issue of the magazine contains its annual guide to the best western museums, and Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum is honored to be included as the number one attraction in its category.

The mansion at the Pawnee Bill Ranch will reopen Friday, July 26, after nearly a year of stabilization work to address damage from recent earthquakes. The impressive Arts and Crafts–style home was completed in 1910, and includes the family’s original furnishings. The reopening comes just in time for the annual Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show on Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27. The show features reenactments of acts from the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Shows and new attractions to celebrate women of the shows. Preshow entertainment begins at 7 p.m., and the Wild West Show begins at 7:30 p.m. each night.

Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum is located at 1141 Pawnee Bill Road in Pawnee. Its hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please call 918-762-2513 or email pawneebill@okhistory.org.

About the Pawnee Bill Ranch

The Pawnee Bill Ranch is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.

Food and Drinks

Three food trucks will be on-site for the Wild West Shows and the Pawnee Bill Ranch Association will serve water and root beer. Macarena’s Mexican Street Café will offer street tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, drinks, and more; NXT Level BBQ will serve spareribs, pulled pork, smoked meatloaf, smoked chicken salad, drinks, and sides; and Roadside Grill will have hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and hotdogs, served with chips and a drink.

Event Schedule

Friday

11 a.m., Museum and mansion open to the public

5 to 7 p.m., Sideshow and carnival games at the arena grounds

7:10 p.m., Arena preshow

7:30 p.m., Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Celebrating Women of the Wild West Shows

Saturday

11 a.m., Museum and mansion open to the public

2 to 6:30 p.m., Free entertainment featuring blacksmithing, gunfighters and sharpshooters, a medicine man show, and musicians; guests can also visit on-site vendors and concessions

4 p.m., Meet and greet with Wild West Show cast

5 to 7 p.m., Sideshow and carnival games at the arena grounds

7:10 p.m., Arena preshow

7:30 p.m., Pawnee Bill’s Wild West celebrating Women of the Wild West Shows

Ticket Information

Tickets now on sale! Call 918-762-2513 to purchase tickets. Prices listed are for advance purchases only. On the day of the show, tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.

Adults $14

Seniors (65+) $12

Children (10 and under) $10

Children (3 and under) Free

Group rate (groups of 20 or more) $12 per person

Full Package $22 – includes a water bottle, a program, and a ringside reserved seat