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National Scouting Museum

1329 W. Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, TX 75038
972-580-2100
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Irving
Type: Specialty Museums
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Irving, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Impressive interactive museum and the highlight is the amazing collection of Norman Rockwell painting originals. Great for all ages and those that are not in scouting will enjoy as well.

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California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

A must-see for scouts young and old. I was pleasantly surprised to find this Scouting museum while on a business trip to Irving. There are original works by Norman Rockwell and others, memorabilia from the early days, and interactive exhibits (such as a shooting gallery, Pinewood Derby, even a penny machine). We had a docent at the art gallery. There... More

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Rowlett, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

My two Boy Scouts recently attended a Merit Badge workshop at the museum, and while they were in class, my husband and I visited the museum. We were very impressed. It's a great museum that is set up so kids of all ages can enjoy it - we sure did!

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Blaine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Very nice museum,lots of interesting Scout history. You can learn a lot about Scouts at this museum. We went on a Sunday and admission was free! Recommend checking this museum out..

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Irving, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This is one of the finest museum to visit. If you were a part of boy scout / Girl guide then it is a must. People over there are good and helpful. It also have a shop to buy scout stuff. Admission is free on Sunday and Monday.

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Newark, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I went on a recent trip with someone who had been in the scouts growing up and found that this museum was a wonderful day trip. The Norman Rockwell exhibit was fantastic as well as other works contributed to this and some other exhibits. It was a great display of scouting and related material. Interesting find.

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York,SC
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

If you were a Boy Scout, you'll love it. It took me back in time, and was well worth the visit! Spend some time here and re-live your childhood.

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Irving, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We live in Irving and go here quite often. The exhibits are very well done and really show a good history of Scouting. Lot's of old uniforms. It has specific sections for Cub Scouts and for Venturing Scouts as well as Boy Scouts. The Normal Rockwell gallery is excellent. The Scout Shop is where we go to buy most of... More

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Irving, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Plan to spend some time with your family and really enjoy this "hands-on" experience. There is a fantastic art collection of Norman Rockwell paintings that are on permanent display. Among the various exhibits are a shooting gallery, Pinewood Derby racing, fishing games, camp fire stories as well as the history of scouting. You can easily spend two or more hours... More

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Irving, Texas, Usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Don't miss the National Boy Scout Museum if you are in the DFW area. It is full of history, and has a short 15-20 movie, interactive displays for children and teens, a great gift shop and best of all for the adults there is a wonderful gallery of original Norman Rockwell paintings. I was amazed that it was right here... More

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