Pawnee Bill Ranch sets pair of Wild West Shows Friday, Saturday

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

PAWNEE — Stagecoaches will roll amid the thunderous sound of horses’ hooves punctuated by explosive gunfire during two performances of Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11.

Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Pawnee Bill Ranch, located a half mile west of town on U.S. Highway 64.

The Pawnee Bill Museum and Mansion will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, featuring historically-accurate entertainment such as blacksmithing, gunfights, medicine shows, music and sharpshooting.

Members of the show’s cast — including longtime Pawnee Bill portrayer Kevin Webb — will greet and meet visitors beginning at 4 p.m.

Advance tickets cost $14 for adults, with a $2 discount applicable to seniors 65 and over. Children 10 and under are admitted for $10 and those 3 and under get in for free. A $12-per-person rate applies to groups of 20 or more.

Full Package admission is a $22 ticket and includes a bottle of water, program and ring-side reserved seat. The Deluxe Package, a $27 ticket, includes a meal, bottle of water, program and reserved seat.

Dinner begins at 5 p.m. each day in the big barn. The barbecue dinner is an additional cost unless purchased as part of the deluxe package offer.

For more information, call (918) 762-2513. Ticket prices increase $2 the day of the show. (Please note that there are no online ticket sales for this show. The online tickets are for a show in Fort Worth, Texas, that is not affiliated in any way with the Pawnee event.)

Pawnee Bill Ranch is located near Blue Hawk Peak on land Gordon William Lillie (also known as Pawnee Bill) purchased from his Pawnee Indian friend, Blue Hawk.