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The Museum of Western Art

1550 Bandera Highway, Kerrville, TX 78028
+1 830-896-2553
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Kerrville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Museum of Western Art used to be the Cowboy Artist Museum. Open daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm except Sunday and Monday, is a short drive from downtown... more » Owner description: The Museum of Western Art used to be the Cowboy Artist Museum. Open daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm except Sunday and Monday, is a short drive from downtown Kerrville. The grounds are beautiful and a winding drive leads you to the entrance way, where larger than life style realistic western bronzes beckon you inside the museum. There are several galleries inside (allow 90 minutes to go through),and artwork by craftsmen and women who devote their artistic career to preserving the legends of the West are captivating and impressive. In addition , if you have young children (probably best under 12 years),the Journey West Children's Gallery, a hands-on interpretive section of the old west, will be certain to enthrall and entertain. A small gift shop offers up prints and original art done by local artists along with other western memorabilia.In addition there are several special art sales and exhibitions throughout the year. The Museum of Western Art is proud to receive the 2014 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. « less
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Kerrville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The trip to the Art Museum was a pleasant surprise. Beautiful art work and paintings were on display plus artifacts from olden times. Very nice tour guides helped us along without interfering in our tour. Well work the visit and do plan to go back.

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AndySimonTX, Vice-Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to visit us, and to write a review on your experience. We're pleased we exceeded what you expected and that you found our volunteer docents to be of good help. What pleases us most is that you plan to return. Since you live close, you'll be able to see our exhibits ad they change. Thanks again!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We went to the museum not knowing what to expect, but enjoyed it a lot. Surprised by the art and the libary. If you enjoy western art like cowboys and indians you find nice paintings and brass sculptures all showing lige on the frontier and prairie. The kids section was interesting as well. Kids can dress up and play in... More

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AndySimonTX, Vice-Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to let us know you enjoyed your recent visit. we're glad you enjoyed the art, our extensive western research library, and our Journey West Children's Gallery. Our exhibits do change throughout the year, so we'd welcome having you return. Again, many thanks, Andy Simon Vice-Chairman of the Board More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The grounds are well-kept and attractive, the staff are helpful, attentive and available--a very relaxed atmosphere. The galleries are well lit and the art is presented well by very talented artists with an impeccable eye for detail.

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AndySimonTX, Vice-Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

How nice of you to take time to review your visit to the museum. Thank you! We appreciate the compliments on our art, grounds and attention to detail. Also, thank you for the compliments on our staff, many of whom are volunteers. They all try to ensure your visit is enjoyable and informative. We hope you'll come to see us... More

Glen Rose, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a wonderful selection of western paintings and bronzes. There is just enough to be able to absorb in one visit. The docent was very interesting without being over bearing. the building's architecture was also interesting.

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AndySimonTX, Vice-Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you! Your compliments following your visit here are so appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed how we preserve our western heritage through our art and special exhibits. We will pass along your compliments to our volunteers who do such a great job greeting and explaining what the museum offers. We do change exhibitions throughout the year, so we'd... More

Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a fabulous place to visit. There are bronze statues, paintings, even a stagecoach! Everyone was delightful, the exhibits are marvelous, the staff are very well informed. We had an excellent visit and will go again when we are in the area.

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AndySimonTX, Vice-Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

How kind of you to take time to review your recent visit to our museum. It pleases us very much to know you enjoyed the facility, our staff, and our fabulous exhibit. We really have the goal in mind to preserve our western heritage, so knowing you found it enjoyable means a lot. We do change out exhibits throughout the... More

San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great exhibition--paintings, sculptures, saddles, carriages, jewelry. Very friendly and helpful people to assist ua. even purchased a print and necklace. Jim & Annemarie

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andysimon1246, Vice-Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about your visit to us. We are glad you came up from San Antonio to our beautiful part of the Hill Country and found us. Your compliments help us see that our mission to preserve our western heritage through art is being accomplished, and we do hope you'll return again for some of our... More

Hunt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A beautiful building to exhibit the artwork - unique ceiling, tile and mesquite floors. We had an excellent tour guide who was knowledgable and very personable. We enjoyed both the western bronzes and paintings. Also there were saddles, stagecoaches and a library with lovely wall hanging. There was a very large sculpture in a gorgeous outdoor setting at the back... More

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andysimon1246, Vice Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out from Hunt to visit us. We are so pleased when our visitors enjoy not only our exhibitions but our beautiful grounds and unique architecture. Since our exhibits do change throughout the year, we hope you will stay in touch and return again. We do have a Facebook page if you care to join us. Thank... More

Greenville OH, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Never get enough of the old west. The Museum of Western Art not only has galleries to wonder through to help relive the old stories of the west but it has one of the most comprehensive library about American cowboys in the United States. The staff is eager to help you locate information about a special subject you are interested... More

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andysimon1246, Vice Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you! We so appreciate your kind comments about our museum, especially since you captured so well what our mission is - to promote the heritage of the west. Your compliments are appreciated, and our goal is that every visitor goes away understanding and appreciating a bit more of how the west was won. Our exhibits do change regularly, so... More

Abilene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a very enjoyable museum! The art was great, and the other pieces on display we're equally impressive.

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andysimon1246, Vice Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you! We're so pleased you stopped to visit us and enjoyed the art at our museum. We do have exhibits that change throughout the year, so the next time you come down, please stop by and enjoy more of our western art and bronzes. Sincerely, Andy Simon Vice Chairman of the Board More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This museum only has art and is not recommended unless you are an art enthusiast. Not a good stop for young children. You pay $7 per person for a tour that only takes 15 to go through.

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andysimon1246, Vice-Chairman of the Board at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your recent visit to the Museum of Western Art. We're sorry you felt disappointed in the museum, but we'd like for others who may read this to know that we plainly call ourselves the Museum of Western Art, so naturally it is primarily art. We do, however, have a number of western artifacts... More

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