Willcox, Arizona: Singing Cowboy Rex Allen and KoKo the HorseRex Allen, the Singing Cowboy, starred in 19 Westerns. He was born in Willcox, where you'll find his statue and museum and the grave of his horse KoKo all in one convenient spot.
Rex Allen Museum
- 150 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox, AZ
- Rex Allen Museum. I-10 exit 340. Drive east into town and turn right onto N. Haskell Ave. The statue and grave will be on the left, in Railroad Ave. Park, between Stewart and Maley Sts. Museum across street on right.
- Daily 10 am - 4 pm. Except Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Singing Cowboy Rex Allen and KoKo the Horse
Rex Allen Museum - Singing Cowboy
Museum devoted to movie singing cowboy Rex Allen (also narrator for many Disney nature programs in the 50's and 60's). Great collection of old movie posters and some classic Nudie the tailor cowboy suits.[Jim Atkins, 02/23/2003]
July 2007 - A photo of the nearby Rex Allen memorial statue.
Rex Allen, the Singing Cowboy, has a small museum devoted to his life and work located in an old downtown saloon. Rex starred in 19 Westerns, had a 35 year recording career with Decca records, made commercials for Purina dog food, narrated over a hundred Disney films, and later starred in the 50's TV show "Frontier Doctor." Inside the museum are lots of photos, records, movie posters, and my favorites, Rex's vintage custom-made Nudie (the tailor) cowboy outfits. Copies of all of Rex's movies are for sale, and the museum is staffed by people who are clearly fans.
Across the street in Railroad Avenue Park is a slightly larger than life-sized bronze statue of Rex. Rex was born in Willcox in 1920 and died in 1999. At his request, his ashes were scattered in the park near the statue and the grave of his horse KoKo, who received equal billing with Rex in all of his movies.[Dean Jeffrey, 01/27/2003]
Rex Allen has the distinction of making the last singing cowboy movie in 1954. Tipster Jim Atkins also sent info about the Museum...