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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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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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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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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
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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

Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great place with a great staff. I was not expecting so many pieces of art. The paintings and sculptures are incredible.

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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 time to write about your recent visit. We're pleased that you could enjoy all our facilities and found us to be more than expected. We often have special exhibits, so please take time to visit us throughout the year and see what has changed. Again, thank you for your interest in western art. Sincerely,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 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

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