150 S. Railroad Ave, Willcox
This small western museum is located in downtown Willcox on historic Railroad Avenue. It includes memorabilia of Willcox native Rex Allen, a famous singing cowboy of records, movies, and tv. Also included are local history and displays of western stars. Theater and gift shop. Admission charge.
Rex’s stallion, Koko, who starred with him in thirty films, has been called the most beautiful horse ever to appear in movies. He is buried near the Rex Allen statue at Historic Railroad Park with a commemorative plaque labelled “Koko 1940-1967” — and bearing a tribute guaranteed to bring a tear to any animal lover’s eye. Willcox is also the home of the new Chiricahua Regional Museum and Research Center, and history buffs won’t want to miss the chance to visit the Old Willcox Cemetery where Warren Earp is buried. The youngest of the fabled Earp brothers died in July, 1900 of wounds suffered in a gunfight that took place in or near the Headquarter Saloon in Willcox.