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The Museum of Western Art

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Address: 1550 Bandera Highway, Kerrville, TX 78028
Phone Number: +1 830-896-2553
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Museum of Western Art, formerly the Cowboy Artist of America Museum...
The Museum of Western Art, formerly the Cowboy Artist of America Museum, is ppen daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm except Sunday and Monday. It is a short drive from downtown Kerrville. The grounds are beautiful and a winding drive leads you to the entrance, where larger-than-life style western bronzes beckon picture takers. There are several galleries inside (allow 90 minutes to go through), showcasing artwork by craftsmen and women who devote their artistic career to preserving the legends of the American West. Young children will enjoy the Journey West Children's Gallery, a hands-on interpretive section of the old west. A small gift shop sells prints and original art done by local artists along with other western memorabilia. An extensive western research library is on site as well. In addition there are several special art sales and exhibitions throughout the year. The Museum of Western Art is proud to be recipient of the 2015 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.
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Great place to spend a couple of hours.

We were looking for an activity to get us out of the Texas heat for a couple of hours and found this very special Museum. The building is as interesting has the art, very unique... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were looking for an activity to get us out of the Texas heat for a couple of hours and found this very special Museum. The building is as interesting has the art, very unique. The art work is intermixed with saddles, barb wire and other historical items. There is a small library and a children's exhibit that even adults... More 

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

Thank you! We're so pleased you found us during your visit to Kerrville. We appreciate your enthusiasm for our art, artifacts, and children's gallery - and for sure we will pass along your compliments to our volunteer docents. They offer such great insights into the artwork and the museum itself. Since our exhibits change throughout the year, we hope you'll... More 

Houston, Texas
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96 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went after reading an earlier post on Trip Advisor, and found it to be "top notch must see" museum. The artists and sculptors might not be world class names, but the art they have produced certainly is world class. It takes just a short time to walk through...and a knowledgeable docent will give you about a ten minute overview... More 

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

How wonderful -- thank you for such a positive review following your visit -- we certainly appreciate it! It pleases us when people recognize the many facets of our museum, all calling attention to our mission of preserving our western heritage through art and education. We'll be certain to pass your thanks to our docents -- they all are such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The staff are super! The museum is just the right size...in and out in less than 1 hour. Must see if you have a little time in Kerville.

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

Thank you so very much for taking time to write a review following your visit to us. We're so pleased you enjoyed what we have here in our mission to preserve our western heritage. Thanks also for your compliments on our staff and volunteers -- we are so privileged to have such dedicated people. Hope to see you again when... More 

New Braunfels, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We stopped at this Museum of Western Art and had a great time! We were greeted by a friendly volunteer who told us we would then be greeted a personal docent! Our docent was so knowledgeable about the Cowboy Art and gave us a really nice introduction to the museum. We really enjoyed our visit and recommend this to anyone... More 

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

Thank you so much! We appreciate your kind words about our museum and staff. We're glad you learned a bit more about our western heritage and our mission to preserve it. Our exhibits do change throughout the year, so we hope you'll stop and see us again. Sincerely, Andy Simon Vice-Chairman of the Board More 

Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This museum is truly a gem. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Nice little gift shop. This place is more than just paintings on the wall.

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

Thank you so much for stopping to see us and for taking time to write such positive words about your experience. We're glad you valued that our mission is to preserve our western heritage through art and education. Since you're local here, we hope you'll return often; our exhibits do change throughout the year. Sincerely, Andy Simon Vice-Chairman of the... More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We visited for the first time on a recent Saturday. The tour guide (Don) who accompanied us throughout the galleries made it a fun, informative and memorable experience. His personal attention to the items on display and all the great back stories he related made all the difference. I wish there were many more docents like him in this world!

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

Thank you! We're so pleased you came to visit and enjoyed the art and artifacts of our museum. We'll be sure and relay your compliments to Don. We are so fortunate to have him and our other volunteer docents who do such a great job explaining and educating on our western heritage. Since our exhibits do change throughout the year,... More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A very relaxed gallery with great western art! Docents and staff were eager to answer questions and talk about the artists.

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

Thank you so much! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our museum. We appreciate the great words about our western art and artifacts and that our volunteer docents were able to enrich the experience even more. Next time you're in the Hill Country, we hope you'll return again since our exhibits do change. Sincerely, Andy Simon Vice-Chairman... More 

San Diego, California
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350 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Interesting collection put together to reflect this communities history and arts. The volunteers have done a great job in presenting the items. A small gift shop has some local craft items.

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

Thank you so much for taking time to visit us and for the kind words you wrote about our museum. We're so glad you can appreciate our mission - to preserve our western heritage through art and education. It's because of visitors like you that we continue to grow. Again, thanks and kind regards, Andy Simon Vice-Chairman of the Board More 

Kerrville, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Having recently moved to Kerrville and hearing of the museum, I was anxious to find the occasion to go. The museum had an open house for residents of Kerrville so I made sure to go. The exterior is not very inviting and the main entrance a bit obscure. On entering, you are greeted by a host of volunteers. They were... 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 write about your visit to us - and, may we say, "Welcome to Kerrville" and we hope you'll come back often! We're so pleased that you enjoyed our western art and artifacts and that our skilled docents offered insights into what our collection is all above. The unique architecture of our museum was done... More 

Ashland City, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stumbled upon this museum while trying to find our way to someplace else, and decided to stop an check it out. What a treasure it is. Good artwork, even better bronzes, and a completely delightful staff. Don't go to Kerrville without stopping here.

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

Thank you! We're so glad you "got lost" and found us! We appreciate your kind words and to know that you enjoyed our beautiful museum and the western art and artifacts in our collection. If you're coming back through this way, please stop in again since our exhibits do change. Thanks again, Andy Simon Vice-Chairman of the Board More 

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