Don, the owner, created the museum at the Flying W Ranch, beginning with a collection of art he had accumulated for years. He has been an avid collector for many years, and is extremely knowledgeable about many things. Actually, I discovered he is on the board at the Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City, which added a lot of credibility to what I was seeing and hearing. His enthusiasm for each item was very exciting.
The museum has a collection of old saddles, including one once belonging to Gene Autry. There is a case containing hundreds of arrowheads found on the Buffalo Kill Site on his property. There is some old furniture, Western paintings, and Western sculptures. They have a room filled with a cute collectible village, including buildings, trains, and such that the kids would certainly enjoy.
In the back of the museum is a large garage showcasing many classic cars, including one similar to the one in Back to the Future. Don’s father had been in the funeral business for many years, so you’ll see a number of old hearses, including one from 1860 with the original glass, snowshoes, snowflake axel grease, and German silver. Also, there is a Studebaker wagon from 1895 to 1900; a Wheeler Wagon from 1885, originally used to pick up salt in Cheyenne, Oklahoma; and a Chuckwagon from 1895. I imagine any car buff would love this place. Next to the museum is a gift shop with lots of collectible and novelty western items, along with their own delicious Buffalo Jerky.
The museum is open to the public, but does not have set hours. The employees or owner will give you a personal tour when you request it.