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National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

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Address: 1720 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107-4064
Phone Number: 18173364475
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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MISSION STATEMENT: The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and...

MISSION STATEMENT: The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience and independence that helped shape the American West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire.

WHAT: The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit in their trailblazing efforts. It includes interactive exhibit galleries that feature artifacts of the permanent collection, a traveling exhibit gallery, two theaters, gift shop, and a research library and archives. Currently, the museum’s archives house more than 4000 artifacts and information about more than 750 remarkable women.

WHEN: Started in 1975, in the basement of the Deaf Smith County Library in Hereford, Texas, the Museum and Hall of Fame moved to Fort Worth, Texas, in 1994 to plan for and build a new permanent home.

WHERE: The 33,000 square-foot National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is found on the Will Rogers Memorial Complex located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, which is also home to the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the Amon Carter Museum.

WHO: The 220 National Cowgirl Hall of Fame honorees include pioneers, artists, writers, entertainers, humanitarians, business women, educators, ranchers and rodeo cowgirls including: Sacagawea, principal guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition; painter Georgia O’Keeffe; potter Maria Martinez; writer Laura Ingalls Wilder; sharpshooter Annie Oakley; Enid Justin, who created the multi-million dollar Nocona Boot Company; Hollywood icon Dale Evans and U. S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

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Nice Local Museum

A museum on western history, especially as it pertains to the cowgirl. Fun display at top of open area which changes as you walk. Educational. When we went, it seemed a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Lisa B

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A museum on western history, especially as it pertains to the cowgirl. Fun display at top of open area which changes as you walk. Educational. When we went, it seemed a little sparse in displays, but they may have added more since we visited. Worth a visit for horse lovers.

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Thank Lisa B
Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Cowgirl Museum is a must for everyone interested in the West. The astonishing moving mosaic under the rotunda is amazing. It leaves the guest wondering how did the artist create such a unique piece of work. There are many interactive stations that allows one to have a cowgirl experience without getting muddy & sweaty. Cowgirls & their history... More 

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Thank Leesa L
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a part of the Cultural Center of Fort Worth, walking distance from the major four other museums. This one has a combination of historical ladies and movie cowgirl items, along with a special touring exhibit. It seems to be underpublicized but much fun.

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Thank Lou C
NationalCowgirlHOF, Public Relations Manager at National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Lou. We are proud to share the stories of these remarkable ladies, and glad you were able to see the Veryl Goodnight "No Turning Back" exhibition in our Anne W. Marion gallery. We hope you will be back to visit again soon. Happy trails! More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my 9 and 13 year old nephews and was not sure they would like it. We spent 3-4 hours there. We had a great time. A great history lesson.

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Thank 71Pantera
NationalCowgirlHOF, Public Relations Manager at National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear all ages enjoyed the Museum. There really is something for everyone including interactive displays in our new "Hitting the Mark: Cowgirls and Wild West Shows" gallery. We hope you will be back to visit us again soon! Happy trails. More 

Lawton, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed all the exhibits. We really liked all the pictures of the women that were in the old western shows.

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Thank Charles T
NationalCowgirlHOF, Public Relations Manager at National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the #CowgirlMuseum! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We're proud of our collection, and so glad you were able to see our new "Hitting the Mark: Cowgirls and Wild West Shows" gallery. Happy trails! More 

Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum lived up to its name, and needed about 2 hours to see properly. We had only 1 hour, but made the most of it - including the excellent gift shop. We had no idea of how many women were in the realm of "cowgirls". This place gave a nice balance to the stories of the "old west", as... More 

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Thank George Y
NationalCowgirlHOF, Public Relations Manager at National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Hi George! Thank you for your review. We enjoyed reading about your experience at the #CowgirlMuseum. We are proud to have Honorees like Sandra Day O'Connor, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Annie Oakley representing their own cowgirl legacies in our Museum and Hall of Fame. We hope your trail will lead you back to visit us again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't know what to expect when we went to the museum. My wife's sister suggested it and we decided to go. We were both raised on farms. The exhibits are truly very good. Of course the most famous cowgirl is Annie Oakley. Her story alone is quite amazing, but there are dozen of other cowgirls that have interesting stories.... More 

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Thank Gillum S
NationalCowgirlHOF, Public Relations Manager at National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the Museum. We pride ourselves on our ability to highlight the lives of those women who shaped the West! We hope you will return. Happy trails! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are not cow folk by any means but really enjoyed this place. However it is pricey for what it is and the gift shop is ridiculously over priced.

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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this museum; it looks smaller than it is. Great exhibits - and it's NOT just for girls to enjoy.

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Thank caroleiaap
NationalCowgirlHOF, Public Relations Manager at National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see back soon. Happy trails! More 

Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Very unusual building. Enjoyed the exhibits very much. Did not know much of the history of the rodeo or the old west shows. The lower level holograms were very good. The introductory film was inspirational.

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Thank Kpounds3
NationalCowgirlHOF, Public Relations Manager at National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Cowgirl Museum and for taking the time to write a review. We were thrilled to read you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you down the trail again soon. More 

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