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National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

1720 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107-4064
+1 817-336-4475
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A different approach to history

Well done and well displayed even though the entire second level was closed for renovation. Too... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wanda C
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Dallas, Texas
Poor rating because of poor parking

Sorry, but no matter how good the museum might be (we never made it inside), they ask you to pay... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
aussiewanderers
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Sydney, Australia
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MISSION STATEMENT: The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience and independence that helped shape the American West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire. WHAT: The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit in their trailblazing efforts. It includes interactive exhibit galleries that feature artifacts of the permanent collection, a traveling exhibit gallery, two theaters, gift shop, and a research library and archives. Currently, the museum’s archives house more than 4000 artifacts and information about more than 750 remarkable women. WHEN: Started in 1975, in the basement of the Deaf Smith County Library in Hereford, Texas, the Museum and Hall of Fame moved to Fort Worth, Texas, in 1994 to plan for and build a new permanent home. WHERE: The 33,000 square-foot National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is found on the Will Rogers Memorial Complex located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, which is also home to the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the Amon Carter Museum. WHO: The 220 National Cowgirl Hall of Fame honorees include pioneers, artists, writers, entertainers, humanitarians, business women, educators, ranchers and rodeo cowgirls including: Sacagawea, principal guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition; painter Georgia O’Keeffe; potter Maria Martinez; writer Laura Ingalls Wilder; sharpshooter Annie Oakley; Enid Justin, who created the multi-million dollar Nocona Boot Company; Hollywood icon Dale Evans and U. S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1720 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107-4064
Cultural District
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well done and well displayed even though the entire second level was closed for renovation. Too bad everything we saw was focused on the showgirl version of cowgirls and nothing on the real cowgirls of the west, women who were equally important in the development...More

Thank Wanda C
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Sorry, but no matter how good the museum might be (we never made it inside), they ask you to pay ($10) as much or more to park your car than the admission fee into the museum. We objected to that, so drove on

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This is well worth your time. Very informative! Cowgirls rock for centuries.Such a fun free photo booth with old West backgrounds to print and take with you! Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Great staff and interesting insights of the life of cowgirls in the 19th Century. The second floor was closed for renovations so tickets are only $5 for adults and $3.50 for kids. Loved the photo green room, the Hermes scarves, and Wild Bill interactive aspects....More

Thank Joel M
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Currently under renovation - check their schedules for days and times they are open. The shop is good. Take a peek!

Thank Kathryn M
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Being a "city slicker" (NY-er), I knew practically nothing about the whole cowboy culture. This museum is small and easy to walk around. The exhibits are colorful and diverse - some historic, some fashion, some "amazing feats," etc. I wouldn't make this a destination visit,...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We were visiting the stock show and the museums offer free admittance with your admittance ticket. My husband and I found the exhibits very interesting

Thank mcmCalgary
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

So much to see! It was extremely interesting and the art work and exhibits were amazing! Take an hour out of your trip to stop here!

Thank MRNaida
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We had no idea how great this museum is....new and modern and interesting. We spent two hours before we realized it! Very easy to see and understand the various exhibits and lots of interactive sites, too. A lot of work has gone into making this...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This was a spontaneous visit by my husband and me. We enjoyed seeing all the displays. They have some great preserved guns, clothing, and letters. We enjoyed some of the interactive displays: old time photo booth & riding a bucking bronco.

Thank Eva S
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dawn b
11 December 2015|
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Adults 10 Child/Senior 8 Parking 7 Free if you also visit the Science history museum next door
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Hours of Operation: Monday: Closed Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm Sunday: 12pm-5pm Admission: $10 – Adults $8 – Children (4-12 years old); Seniors (60+); Military (with ID) Children 3 and under – Free with paid adult There will... More
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