Border Queen Museum:
Treat yourself to a glimpse into our past through artifacts, pictures and other memorabilia.
To schedule an appointment contact: Patti Phone #: 620-517-0524
Step into a live "Bordello" by visiting this recreated parlor & boudoir scene.
The Cattleman's Room:
See a reproduction of where the cowboys came to settle up for all their hard work on the long, hard, dirty Chisholm Trail cattle drive.
To schedule a tour of the Roost and/or Cattleman's Room
contact: Billie Jo Phone #: 580-849-1087
See information at bottom of this page to view all it's rich history. The Opera House is available to rent for any family, business or club event.
For information on Opera House Rental contact: LuAnn Phone #: 620-845-1168
Step back in time as you stroll the once rough and rowdy downtown streets of Caldwell, reading 22 historical markers to learn about many notable citizens and buildings of Caldwell past.
INTERESTED IN JOINING IN ON THE FUN?
Meetings are open and held second Monday of the month at 7PM
Every January, March, May, September & November
Caldwell Opera House - 2 S. Main St
To become a member, click HERE!
BOARD of DIRECTORS
President: LuAnn Jamison
Vice President: Billie Jo Perry
Secretary: Michelle Schiltz
Treasurer: David Mardis
Directors: Trish Wesemann, Terry Williams, Wayne Wencel
Rails, Trails & Scales Visitor Center:
Open 24 hours - Come ride along, as you learn about the Chisholm Trail and our early ranches, also check out where you can find our favorite eating locations.
Watch history come to life before your very eyes, as you see some local citizens and many other characters from the wild west tell their tales and adventures along the street of downtown Caldwell.
To schedule a tour, contact: Billie Jo Phone #: 580-849-1087
Ghost Riders of the Chisholm Trail:
Scenic Highway Turnout. View the silhouettes on the bluff aside the actual Chisholm Trail
Opera House Theatre Group Shows:
Fun skits and productions featuring our colorful local guys and gals.
Border Queen Regulators:
Border Queen Bellas:
The Border Queen Regulators and Bellas are available by scheduling a tour or scheduling them for your next event.
To schedule Border Queen Regulators, contact: David Phone #: 620-845-1269 or
Troy Phone #: 620-845-0736
To schedule Border Queen Bellas, contact: Billie Jo Phone #: 580-849-1087
Visit the Border Queen Bellas Facebook Page HERE!
Wild Women of the West:
Hear the stories of our soiled doves, with the likes of Mag Wood, Lizzie Roberts, Miss Fannie Porter and many more.
To schedule Wild Women of the West, contact: Billie Jo Phone #: 580-849-1087
** All listed tours can be customized to fit your group or organization's needs~just ask! **
THE CALDWELL OPERA HOUSE
The Caldwell Opera House, Caldwell's oldest building, stands on the corner of Central and Main Street. Original construction began in 1879 and housed Caldwell's first Opera House. Although mainly used for entertainment, it also housed a bank downstairs. The building boasts a colorful history. Not only was it the site of a shootout between Caldwell citizens and cowboy outlaws, but the bank president absconded with customer money and left town. The building, which slowly deteriorated over the years, became in danger of demolition. The Caldwell Historical Society purchased the building for back taxes and following a series of fund raisers, private donations, matching grants, and many hours of volunteer hours by dedicated citizens; the old opera house was completely renovated. A grand re-opening was held in August of 2006. Today the beautifully renovated Opera House is used not only for cultural and entertainment events, but also showcases a display of historical artifacts from the 1880's during Caldwell's "hey-day" as a "rough and tumble" cowtown along the Chisholm Trail.