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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),There is a hands-on interpretive section of the old west sure to make this visit turn from a gloomy "why did we come here" look to excitement. 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. « less
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WIGGINS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped in on the spur of the moment on a driving trip through Texas on an extended 4th of July weekend. The museum is very interesting, and the docents and staff were wonderful! Loved the artwork and especially the restored stagecoach! Really had a lovely time!

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

We're so glad you found us just by happenstance - and that you were able to enjoy all the museum has to offer. We appreciate your favorable comments on your experience and thank you for the opportunity to experience our western heritage through our fine western art and artifacts. Our museum exhibits do rotate, so we hope you'll be back... More

Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I heartily recommend this museum, not only for the works by artists and artisans, but also for its' people. Everyone was friendly and interestingly informative. And, also, they knew when to leave you alone to enjoy the museum at your own pace. You also come to appreciate the sacrifice of our forefathers in building this great nation. History is everywhere... More

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

Thank you! We truly appreciate that you took time to review your visit to our museum. You really came a long way to visit Kerrville from Hawaii! We're pleased that you enjoyed what we have to offer - the experience of our western heritage captured through art. It's people like you who help us fulfill the mission of preserving the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Found this museum as one of the few listings for things to do in Kerrville, TX, and after the visit would recommend it as a special trip to anyone visiting the beautiful Texas hill country around Kerrville.

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

Thank you for your comments. We're so glad you found us during your visit to Kerrville and are pleased you enjoyed your visit to us. We're the type of museum where exhibits change, so we welcome you to return again on your next visit and see what is new. We do have a newsletter signup on our website page as... More

Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Such a great building! All the paintings and sulptures were very interesting and the staff was wonderful! The children's area was fun an really did take you back in time!

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

Thanks so much for taking time to visit us. We love it when Kerrville area residents come out and spend time with us and see all the museum has to offer. That is great that your kids enjoyed our Journey West Children's Gallery - it's such great fun to play dress up and pretend! We hope you'll stay in touch... More

Granbury, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I had heard about the museum from various friends and when I had the chance I visited on June 13, 2014. I was very impressed with the friendly reception from employees. The entire museum of art, sculptures, saddles and artifacts was outstanding. I could see the research section could be very usefuIl too. I would highly recommend this museum to... More

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

Thank you so much for coming to visit us. We appreciate that you took time to write about your experience so others can be enticed to see all that we have. Glad you enjoyed all aspects of the museum - and, you are right, our research library is quite comprehensive and has lured well known authors such as James Michener... More

Mason, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went to Museum and had a delightful time. Well worth price of admission. Everyone couldn't have been nicer. The docent was very informative and we even got a peak at the bronzes in storage. Wonderful, wonderful time!

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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 came out to visit us - and especially glad that you thoroughly enjoyed our museum. We appreciate the compliments on our fine volunteer docents - they really make a difference in understanding all we offer here at the museum. (And, lucky you to see some of our extra bronzes!) Remember, we do change exhibits,... More

Kingsville, TX, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Members of the family went to visit the museum on Friday afternoon. It was a slow day. A docent walked us through each exhibit room and pointed out special bronzes and paintings. In post-retirement, I work with Mesquite and had heard about the Mesquite floor. It was very impressive. Bronzes and paintings are on sale in the gift shop at... More

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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 write about your family visit to see us. We appreciate your kind words on our docent - our volunteers do a fine job and are so enthusiastic about our works. Thanks also for compliments on our distinctive Mesquite floor. Between that and the Boveda ceiling, we get a lot of "wows" from our visitors.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were in Kerrville for 3 days and needed to "kill some time" while waiting for our mode of transportation to be repaired. We borrowed a vehicle and were looking for someplace to go when we saw the sign in Kerrville. We enjoy museums so decided to visit! It was truly a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours!... More

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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 glad you stopped by to visit our museum - but sorry it had to be because your car was being repaired. Hope things are repaired now! Please know we do appreciate your comments and are thrilled you love our museum - and its beautiful grounds. We do have new exhibits periodically, so we hope next time... More

Mason, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We enjoyed the Western Art Museum very much! A wide range of beautiful art as well as other western memorablia (saddles, etc.) and a very nice gift store. The docents were very knowledgeable and helpful of the art work as well as the artists. We had a very enjoyable visit!

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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 tell us about your recent visit to the Museum. We're so glad you enjoyed our exhibits, western memorabilia and grounds. Thank you for complimenting our volunteer docent - we are very fortunate to have dedicated people on hand to enhance your experience. We hope you'll return again - quite often we do have special... More

Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Pieces by some of the world's best known western artists and sculptures works are housed at this incredible museum. It is worth the trip to Kerrville just to browse this attraction.

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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 compliment the Museum of Western Art. We appreciate your support and hope you will return often since our exhibits do change throughout the year. We're so pleased we have provided you with a memorable glimpse of our historic past as seen through our western art, bronzes and memorabilia. Please stay in touch with us... More

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