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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 12 Attractions in Irving
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Arlington, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Lawton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our son is a Wolf Scout, his dad is a former Scout, and his Godfather is an Eagle Scout. We all had an amazing time learning the history of Scouting, seeing the changes through the years, playing in the cave area, working on knots, and seeing the Norman Rockwell paintings.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Wonderful exhibit of Norman Rockwell paintings. Friendly employees and wonderful guide. I've always wanted to visit the museum as it have been in scouts now for 17 years. I was really impressed. Every display was done well. Lots of souvenirs in the gift shop. Recommend it to all scouters and non scouters.

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Top Contributor
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133 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Everything you ever wondered about Boy Scouts is answered here. When did Boy Scouts begin? What badges can boys earn? How do they earn those badges? What kind of training camps are available for boys and leaders? There is an interactive area in clouding a slot car race track and laser shooting range. There is a beautiful collection of Norman... More

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Westernport, Maryland
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This museum has only been open for a few years and is truly wonderful. This is a museum that kids (especially boys in scouting) will really like because there are many interactive elements including a pinewood derby, shooting range, and cave they can climb through. For adults, there are MANY MANY wonderful artifacts from Lord Baden Powell himself all the... More

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Rochester MI
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83 reviews 83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

For anyone with a cub scout, boy scout or a venture crew member you shouldf make an effort to go to this museum. It is a lottle difficult to find. The street sign for the complex off the highwat was missing. The scouts had their own sign, which led us in. Besides the scouting exhibits there is a great Norman... More

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Irving, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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