Western Folklife Center
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Western Folklife Center

501 Railroad St, Elko, NV 89801

Hours: Mon 10:00 am - 5:30 pm | Tues - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

(775) 738-7508

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The Western Folklife Center is dedicated to exploring, presenting and preserving the diverse and dynamic cultural heritage of the American West. To get to Western Folklife Center travel Elko on Interstate 80 then take the business loop. Near downtown turn southwest onto 5th St.

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Cowboy Poetry Gathering at Western Folklife Center, Elko NevadaThe Western Folklife Center is a regional nonprofit organization based here in Elko, producing programs based on original fieldwork and research among diverse groups of people around the West.

We use this information to create exhibits, films, radio programs, recordings and other public presentations. These materials also become a documentary record that is preserved in the Folklife Center Archives. The Western Folklife Center has an exhibition gallery, 300-seat theater, 20-seat black box theater, historic saloon and gift shop.

*Free admission on the first Saturday of every month.

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