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National Scouting Museum

1329 W. Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, TX 75038
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Irving
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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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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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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