Museums & Historical Locations
It's only fitting that Oakdale has a Cowboy Museum commemorating our local ranchers, rodeo cowboys and cowgirls. We encourage you to stop by the Oakdale Cowboy Museum during your visit to Oakdale and learn how this unique western community earned the title of the “Cowboy Capital of the World.”
355 East F Street
Summer hours are 10am-4pm Monday – Saturday
Admission is $1.00 donation for adults, children under 12 are free. Groups are welcome
Located in the historic Sydnor-Prowse House, the Oakdale Museum is the oldest building in Oakdale, dating back to 1869. It houses artifacts, memorabilia and photographs of Oakdale’s history. If you are doing research, this is the place to start. Great knowledgeable team!
212 West F Street
Hours: Thursdays 1pm-5pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm
Admission is free
Historic Knights Ferry
Willms Ranch, a California Landmark near the town, was one of many filming locations for the television series Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie and is home to the Knights Ferry Bridge, the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi.
Come discover the history of this little town, enjoy a nice picnic by the river or grab a burger at the 50′s diner.
Knight's Ferry has a dozen buildings over 100 years old. The Town Museum is located above the ice cream parlor in Miller's Hall.
Hours:Open the first Sunday of the month, and for special tours.
The general store is open Thursday through Monday.