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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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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143 reviews 143 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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McKinney, Texas
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216 reviews 216 reviews
41 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you have ever spent time in Scouting, this is the Smithsonian of Scouting. The museum has the finest collection of Norman Rockwell's great works you will ever find. The dedicated and caring staff has a wealth of knowledge of Scouting's history to warmly share. This is the home of over 100 years' of the legacy that Lord Robert Baden-Powell... More

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Sacramento, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My son (a seasoned Boy Scout), my daughter, and my husband all loved it! We spent about 2 hours there, and we'll be returning here again, because we didn't see it all. (We had to leave in order to make our flight out of DFW, which is only about 10-15 minutes away.) On a separate note, the staff was very... More

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