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National Scouting Museum

1329 W. Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, TX 75038
972-580-2100
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Irving
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Dallas, TX
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Boys and girls ages 4 to 12 will enjoy this museum. They have a pinewood derby track and cars to race and a laser rifle shooting game. You can also row a canoe & kayak, plus climb through a cave with helmet and headlight. Pictures of famous scouts including Hank Arron, John Glenn, and President Gerald Ford. It costs $5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you we're ever in the Boy Scouts, this is a must visit. The museum also includes a very nice collection of Norman Rockwell art, mostly when he illustrated for Boys Life. With your admission, you get a token to use at the shooting gallery. A really fun thing to do if you're with a group.

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Sherwood, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I had no idea this place was here until someone told me about it. I loved it. I has tons of Scout related stuff, including a pinewood derby track and original Norman Rockwell painting. Diffidently worth going to see.

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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I visited this museum with my mother who has been involved in the scouting movement in Australia for approximately 40 years. She loved seeing the American history of scouting and we both enjoyed the exhibits. The museum is well set out and the shop excellent. Worth a visit if you are in this area and involved with scouting.

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Bedford, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The best thing for those over 50 - Norman Rockwell's orginal paintings! Better than any print. The best thing for those under 20 - lasar shooting gallery, pinewood derby car racing, spelunking through the cave with a lighted helmet, sitting in a canoe and a kayak learning how to manuevre it. The best thing for those between 20 & 50... More 

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Iowa
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144 reviews 144 reviews
10 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Can NOT say how great this place is! Boy Scouts truly need to visit this museum. If we are in the area again, we will be back!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

In Dallas for a ballgame, I took my scout to the museum. He really liked the place. There were a number of wonderful paintings by Norman Rockwell. The history of scouting was on display and was very interesting. We participated in a trivia contest where you must find answers to 10 questions and if you are successful, you can earn... More 

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Irving, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is a place everyone should go. The history of scouting is there plus much more. Prices are reasonable.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed this museum. My son is an Eagle Scout and we happened upon this when we were staying nearby. The collection of Norman Rockwell paintings was amazing! the displays anad activities were well laid out and enjoyable for all ages. The history of Scouting was covered as well as the different levels... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband is an Eagle Scout and son is a Life Scout and have both returned to this museum twice and still would return again. The large display of original paintings done by Norman Rockwell was amazing as was the guided tour of the paintings. The guide was so well versed & interesting. There is something here for all ages... More 

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