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National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

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Address: 1720 Gendy St., Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone Number: 18173364475
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: MISSION STATEMENT: The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and...
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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All new to me; fairly interesting

I’m originally from New England, where cowgirls are few and far between, but I’m really glad I visited the Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame to learn about some really cool and famous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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Fort Worth, Texas
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Waited for museum to move into its current location - wow - beautiful new facility - and very well organized. Enjoyed the artwork, the exhibits of clothing/saddles, and the holograms of Annie Oakley - very different. Also liked the hall of fame since I remembered hearing about a lot of these women growing up in the Fort Worth area. Very... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I was visiting Fort Worth to see a friend and we happened upon the Cowgirl Museum. If you are in Fort Worth this is a great stop. The standing collection has clothes, photos and audio which bring to life the cowgirl from the early days of Annie Oakley through to modern day rodeo champs. There are some really fun interactive... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very interesting and full of history. One of the very first attractions I have seen since moving to Fort Worth.

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Bellmore, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful museum filled with amazing artwork and history of old southwest. Also includes short films, activities and cowgirl legends all the way to our present favorite cowgirl, Toystory's Jessie!

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Bellingen, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Fun,interactive, female empowering, museum with a great gift shop. I took my horse-loving 10 year old daughter. She was the perfect age-I think any younger and she wouldn't have gotten as much out of it. Be sure to ride the bull and get the video of it online-it is a hoot!

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I’m originally from New England, where cowgirls are few and far between, but I’m really glad I visited the Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame to learn about some really cool and famous women. If you have an interest in horses, cowgirl artifacts and/or western culture, this would be a good place to visit. The exhibits are very well displayed... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A very fun, interesting place, with colorful art work and great displays. Pays heartfelt homage to cowgirls and their history. Interesting for kids and adults, I think girls, both elementary & teen, would especially enjoy it. Wear comfortable shoes for walking, standing, & viewing the displays.

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Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I was so interested in all the info that was provided. I could have spent all day in here to looking at the pictures and learning about the amazing women

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The first time I stepped foot in the museum I got chills. This is a museum about the love of the horse, the spirit of the west.. the stories of the strong women and their accomplishments. It is beautifully done. It is undergoing a renovation that sounds incredible. The gift shop has wonderful books. This is a must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Despite a slightly steep entry fee of $10 (compared to other attractions in the area), the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is well worth a visit. They have a great mix of media including short videos, art work, interactive rides, photo shoots and memorabilia. The staff are very helpful and while the gift shop was a little pricey for... More 

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