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Stillwell Store - Hallie's Hall of Fame Museum

HC 65 - Box 430, Alpine, TX 79830
915-376-2244
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Alpine
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Unusual museum devoted to one woman's life and the struggle to eke out a living in the rugged West.
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Los Angeles, California
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743 reviews 743 reviews
359 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Hallie was an incredible woman who lived through many tough times. An amazingly strong woman who persevered where we'd all give in. Read her two books: "I'll Gather My Geese" and "My Goose is Cooked" for stories from her life. Sorry this amazing woman has passed on, but her stories remain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Awesome! After visiting her museum, the house in which she lived, I know I can't ever complain about anything as she had hardships to endure. We have an easy life! And she started her adult life at age 15 traveling alone to be a teacher. Her book, "I'll Gather My Geese" is a must read!

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Austin, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stopped in to visit while traveling around Big Bend area. Very personable man greeted us and showed us around then allowed us to wonder on our own. Nicely arranged. Allowed us to drive through portions of Stillwell Ranch. Extra special. A little research on Hallie Stillwell prior to visit is helpful toward your appreciation of the lady's life but not... More

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Mukilteo, Washington
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109 reviews 109 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

A unique part of the local history and worth a quick visit if you are staying at the Stillwell RV park

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Hally's grand daughter was our host and she was so informative and friendly. I had been there before when her mother was running the place but it was a very busy day with at least 10 Motorcyclist and bikers trying to get gas and did not get the tour. Places like this need to go on for future generations and... More

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Columbus, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The store is the original but has just some basic items for people who live in the area. No souveniers. The museum has DVDs to watch and part of the home is set up like it was in the old days...interesting but not a must see

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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35 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The other reviewers were right. The museum very starkly portrays the hard life Hallie lived, running a ranch with all the calamities men and God could throw at her, all the while raising a brood of kids. One tough cookie. The Store will rent rustic trainers for the nite. Don't expect anything more than quiet.

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Killeen, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Interesting history, and an excellent place to rockhound. Check in at the store, and let them know what you are interested in, and they will recommend an area for you.

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Rockdale, TX
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Not JUST a museum and small general store, but also a full hookup RV park and gathering place for flint knappers, trail riders, snowbirds and all-round good people! We've been there twice and plan to return soon. Hallie Stillwell's family still owns and manages the park and ranch, and they are one-of-a-kind folks! There are also primitive camp sites, but... More

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Waco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Fascinating visiting this little place. We had other reasons for being in the area. This is not a place I would go out of my way to visit but wouldn't miss it if I were in the area for any other reason. What a fascinating lady.

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