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National Scouting Museum

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Address: 1329 W. Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, TX 75038
Phone Number: 972-580-2100
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Never busy

Scout shop is well staffed and stocked. Museum is really big, with lots of art and memorabilia. Activities for the kids make this easy to spend a while.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago

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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scout shop is well staffed and stocked. Museum is really big, with lots of art and memorabilia. Activities for the kids make this easy to spend a while.

Thank gregnx
Irving, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is wonderful, and right here in the town where I live! I was in the scouts for several years, and seeing this place brought back many of the memories I have from that time. It shows much of the history of Scouting, as well as what they are doing now, showing ow much it has changed. If you... More 

Thank eccolibri60
Irving, Texas
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58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going here brought back old memories of growing up and being a scout. I loved the Rockwell paintings and the displays.

Thank Golferths111
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We anticipated this attraction would feature history of Boy Scouts-and it does, but there is more. A highlight is the collection of Norman Rockwell art, a target range, pinewood derby and interactive displays for all ages. The volunteer guides were helpful and their knowledge added to the exhibits.

Thank DonnaMEM
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The Boy Scout Organization is a definitely a part of Americana - a part that should not get lost in these less than conservative times, The Boy Scouts Organization along with a host of adult leaders teaches young men moral character and the thrill of outdoor adventure. The National Scouting Museum in Irving Texas houses quite an impressive collection of... More 

Thank Edward G
Texarkana, Texas
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314 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This museum is on Walnut Hill Lane, next to the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, TX. I needed a map to find it and I'll explain how I got to it from Carrollton, TX. I took the President George Bush Turnpike south to the 114 Freeway, and followed that briefly to the east, getting off at Walnut Hill... More 

Thank TallTexWally
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We chose to visit the museum for it's collection of Norman Rockwell original paintings... all depicting boy scouts. Gayle, the knowledgeable and passionate docent, regaled us with stories and history of each of the paintings, after which we wondered through the museum on our own. They even have an interactive gallery we enjoyed!

Thank Eva C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Wife and I were in town and we stumbled across the museum near our hotel. I was dumbfounded that we did not know it existed. From a family of long term scouts including 3 Eagles, an 8 decade active scout and scout master, and a current 9 year old Webelos, my wife and I were moved literally to tears. Was... More 

Thank Kelby M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

If you enjoy Norman Rockwell art, then you will LOVE this place. I really enjoyed his art, even though I'm not a huge fan. Lots to see and experience in addition to Norman Rockwell's Art. Really a neat place to visit for scouts, scout families and non-scouts. Check out the scout store too. I loved seeing all the scouting badges... More 

Thank TheTravelingTwoo
Boise, Idaho
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The National Scouting Museum is a great place for families with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. The museum provides a variety of activities for all ages. The displays provide an excellent depiction of American Scouting. Additionally, the museum displays the Boy Scouts of America's collection of Norman Rockwell's Scouting paintings. It is very close to DFW.

Thank IdahoBenfiquista

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