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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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Nice little museum

Nice little museum telling the story of the cowgirl. Provides a good introduction to Buffalo Bill's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Interesting histroy

Had a nice visit here. Interesting things to look at and get a better feel for how women helped... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Wichita Falls, Texas
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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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1720 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107-4064
Cultural District
+1 817-336-4475

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little museum telling the story of the cowgirl. Provides a good introduction to Buffalo Bill's Wild West too. Tickets are cheap. It's a good break from the Stockyards

Thank Wolveslad
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Had a nice visit here. Interesting things to look at and get a better feel for how women helped shape the west.

Thank SandS1984
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This place is so cool. Ever changing interactive exhibits. Lots to see and do here. Pretty big place, but lots of fun.

Thank Brad D
Reviewed 3 September 2017

What an amazing surprise... they have made a beautiful stylish hisstory of amazing women in this museum... Do not miss!!! Some of the virtual reality was very cutting edge...

Thank culturebound
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Located in the cultural district in Fort Worth, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame does an excellent job of covering its subject matter. There are two floors of displays with memorabilia, films, pictures, and a hall of fame wall. If you want information...More

Thank ransom007
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Wonderful fun; extremely interesting and educational. Women became cowgirls before anybody got a chance to tell them they couldn't do such difficult, wild, dangerous and exhilarating work . Lots to see and many interactive exhibits. A life size hologram of Annie Oakley will talk directly...More

1  Thank SanFrancisco53
Reviewed 8 August 2017

You may or may not be interested in cowgirls. Frankly, I'm not all that interested, but I was glad I visited. It takes guts to be a cowgirl, and women have been doing it for a very long time. The exhibit ranges from charming to...More

Thank 394willh
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This museum focuses on the contributions of women to the history of the west. I took my two young daughters here and I think they came away with an appreciation of what these women were capable and did. I also believe it got them to...More

Thank WisTrippers
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Read the reviews and thought this was worth a shout before visiting the stockyards later for the day. And what a good shout that was! A beautiful museum celebrating every cowgirl with all the greats mentioned and honoured. 2 floors. Need about 90 minutes -...More

1  Thank AnselmColom
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Younger kids loved the fountains outside after we were done, having many daughters this is a good exhibit for a dad to take his lil princess too, offers inspiration and courage to a generation very much in need of both

Thank John S
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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