The mission of the Utah Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is to honor the cowboy, along with those men and women whose lives exemplify the independence, resilience and creativeness of the people who settled Utah and continue to champion the Western way of life. The museum honors artists, champions, entertainers, musicians, ranchers, writers and those persons past and present, who have promoted the western life style.
It is the museum’s goal to collect artifacts that paint a historical picture of the diversity related to the establishment and development of our Western ethic, including those accessories that are peculiar to the American Cowboy.
Eventually, the museum will include a research center that will contain photographs and histories, oral and written, documenting Utah’s Western culture and its people. A library of books and materials detailing the various facets of western settlement will also be available to researchers and the public.
As the museum grows and continues to acquire items relevant to the goals of the institution, rotating and permanent exhibits will inspire visitors to learn about the richness of Utah’s western heritage and its relevance for the state today.
The Utah Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is the state’s newest museum and is permanently located in Ogden, Utah at the Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401. The Utah Cowboy Hall of Fame is a part of the museum. It is open 10-5 Monday through Saturday. Admission is included with purchase of a ticket to the museums at the station.