501 Railroad Street
Elko, NV 89801
(775) 738-7508 x23

Elko’s Western Folklife Center is best known as ‘home-base’ for the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering held each January, but also shines as an exemplary display of contemporary cowboy craftsmanship, ranch life and American Indian art. Comprised of a gift shop, museum exhibits and an art gallery in the Wiegand Gallery, visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy some libations at the notorious Pioneer Saloon.

As an epicenter of Cowboy Poetry exhibits, performances and workshops, the Western Folklife Center also offers a large selection of products like CDs and books from your favorite performers. Visitors will also find National Cowboy Poetry Gathering memorabilia and western gifts, with an emphasis on items made in the U.S. and the American West.

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays


$5 Adults
$3 Students & Seniors
$1 Children ages 6-12
Free for Members, with a $3 charge for each adult guest
***Free admission to all on the first Saturday of every month***


One block southeast of I-80 Business Loop/Idaho Street, on the corner of SR 227/5th Street and Railroad Street in Elko