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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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Glen Rose, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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

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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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

San Antonio, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Visited this museum once before a couple of years ago, but most of the artwork was stored away for a fund raising affair. This time everything was in place and my wife and I had a great time walking around and enjoying the art. We had the run of the place. The variety of the artwork is impressive. Paintings galore.... More

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

Thank you! How kind of you to take time to review your visit. We're glad this time that everything was on exhibit and you were able to get a much better idea of all we have to offer. We really appreciate your comments on our Journey's West children's gallery. Through this exhibit, youngsters are able to appreciate what early settlers... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Highly recomended. The artworks are impresive even the floor is amazing!!! We liked everything and the staff were very kind. We will return again.

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

We're so pleased you had a chance to come visit our museum. Thank you for taking time to write the review, and we certainly will pass along your compliments to our wonderful volunteer guides. They really make the museum come to life for so many visitors. Since our exhibits do change periodically, we do hope you'll come visit again and... More

San Antonio
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is the place to visit if you are truly into American Western art and artifacts. Best time to visit is on a Friday morning; my wife and I had the place to ourselves. A very knowledgeable docent gave us a guided tour; we asked lots of questions and the docent graciously answered them all. The real treat was the... 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 taking the ride up from San Antonio to visit us. We're pleased you enjoyed our collection of western art and artifacts and found our collection of saddles to be of special interest to you. We're glad you ran into Fred, and you're right - he has a wealth of knowledge and does a superb job... More

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