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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 used to be the Cowboy Artist Museum. Open daily...
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.
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A very nice, community sized museum that is a quick stop compared to museums of larger size. The attendants are really sweet and knowledgeable, both about the museum and about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Palmer, Alaska
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Palmer, Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

A very nice, community sized museum that is a quick stop compared to museums of larger size. The attendants are really sweet and knowledgeable, both about the museum and about things to do once you're done. I would love to return someday and see more artists added!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Enjoyed the art and the fact that it is the Cowboys of America Artist museum. I love that. Hope to return someday and see more artwork and inductees. The docents were informative and friendly. The personnel was so nice. The entire experience was so enjoyable.

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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 visit us. We're so glad you enjoyed at the Museum of Western Art, which was originally called the Cowboy Artists of America. We'll be certain to pass along your compliments to our volunteer docents; they enjoy what they do in helping us preserve our western heritage through art. Hope to see you again... More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A very nice small, community staffed museum of western "cowboy" art and artifacts. The docents are knowledgable about each piece of work. They give you details and "extras" you would never know without their input.

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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 stopped to visit us during your Texas trip. We're pleased you enjoyed the art and artifacts that help us tell the story of our western heritage. We'll pass along your compliments to our volunteer docents. They love what they do and love it when visitors enjoy all we have. Hope to see you again!... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I enjoyed the museum immensely! The staff were very accommodating. I wanted to know if they had any paintings of a certain artist. They allowed me to view the paintings that were not in the gallery on display!

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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 really enjoyed your visit! We appreciate your comment on our staff and that you obviously have a love for western art and artifacts. We hope the next time you're coming through the Hill Country that you'll make time to visit. We'd love to see you again. Sincerely, Andy Simon Vice-Chairman of the Board More 

Concord, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The people running the museum are very attentive and it is a wonder facility. They also have a little " play center " for the little ones so you can bring the entire family.

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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 your compliments on our museum. We're so glad you made a stop to see us during your trip to Texas. You are right - our Journey West Children's Gallery enchants youngsters, especially when they know they can dress up in costume! Hope you'll come to see us again if you come this way. Thanks... More 

Sturgis, South Dakota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I was in town for business from Sturgis, SD. Definitely glad I chose to stop by and check out the Museum. Great experience! Great museum staff! Well worth the $7.

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

Thanks so much for stopping to see us while you were in Kerrville. We're pleased you enjoyed our exhibits and museum and we appreciate your compliments on our staff....we are fortunate to have a great team here. Since our exhibits do rotate, if you come back this way, please drop by. And -- it's beautiful country where you live! Sincerely,... More 

Garland, Texas, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is an excellent art museum. The admission is reasonable and the variety of art is wonderful. Please note, this is all western art. The volunteer staff is very knowledgeable and very friendly. This is a must see in Kerrville!

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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 pleased you had time to visit us during your time in Kerrville and appreciate your comments on the quality of our museum as well as our fabulous volunteer staff. Hopefully you also learned that our exhibits change throughout the year, so we sure hope you'll come back again. Sincerely, Andy Simon Vice-Chairman of the Board More 

Alvarado, Texas, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I love art, but have never considered myself a fan of Western art. However, the sculptures, sketches, and paintings in this museum have proven me wrong! Most of the work is done by members of the elite Cowboy Artists group. The docents know the work and are most informative.

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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 pleased you took time to visit us during your trip to Kerrville. We love it when visitors tell us they wound up enjoying our western art and exhibits, especially when you they were pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable the experience is. Also, we thank you for the compliments to our volunteer docents. They really want... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had heard about this museum for years and had looked forward to seeing it, but it really exceeded our expectations. It's a beautifully designed structure with a lot of really special Western art pieces- both paintings and bronzes. They are all high quality and beautifully displayed- a great representation of the best current and recent Western artists. This museum... 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 glad you included us on your trip to Kerrville -- and we're glad we lived up to your expectations! Your comments on the art, architecture and artists are most appreciated as we strive to preserve our western heritage through these mediums. Our exhibits do change throughout the year, so we do hope you can come back... More 

Odessa, Texas
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the nicest small art museums I've ever been in. It hosts some of the best in western art both from the past & present day. They also have beautiful tooled leather saddles on display & bronze sculptures depicting life of the west. There are changes in exhibits throughout the year so never boring. One of the... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words! We're so pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to the Museum of Western Art! We agree - our architecture by O'Neil Ford is exquisite and unique! It showcases our collection of western-themed art and artifacts in a very special way, and we're glad you found us to be such a worthwhile stop. Our exhibits... More 

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