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National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

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Address: 1720 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107-4064
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+1 817-336-4475
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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We went to the Cowgirl with our ticket to the FT. Worth Museum of Science and History. It is a museum dedicated to cowgirls and their history. It has some permanent exhibits and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Eastland, Texas

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Eastland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to the Cowgirl with our ticket to the FT. Worth Museum of Science and History. It is a museum dedicated to cowgirls and their history. It has some permanent exhibits and some changing galleries as well.

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Davisburg, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a world class museum! Beautiful displays and wonderful interactive features. I especially enjoyed the phone app to create my own audio tour. Not a large museum, but very well done! I was very pleased to see the Annie Oakley exhibit, as she was my hero as a little girl, and Barbara VanCleve's "Pure Quill" exhibit is a delight.... More 

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Corsicana,Tx
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Experience was wonderful. Interesting to look back on the cowgirls of yesterday. The displays were awesome.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

This was our second trip and it keeps getting better. We live in Dallas and took guests from Delaware. It was their first trip to Texas and all four of us loved the experience. The museum is first class. Several opportunities for hands-on activities and pictures at no additional cost. My favorite feature was the juke box where you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

We visited during the Fort Worth Stock Show and admission was included with our entry. I was blown away by the impressive displays. It was engaging for the whole family. My young children loved the cool 3D videos and the horse saddles to sit on. We visited the neighboring museum as well, but we could tell they had much more... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

So glad we visited this museum. Cowboys often get all the attention so it was fun to see cowgirls being highlighted and their accomplishments and contributions recognized. As a child I had a Annie Oakley costume (saw one in the exhibit almost exactly like what I had), and I was so impressed by her. So I was delighted to see... More 

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Reston, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

This was a very nice place to spend a couple of hours. I learned lots about the career of well-known and not so well-known cowgirls. The videos and AVs were well chosen. I enjoyed seeing the wall of cowgirls. Georgia O'Keeffe seemed a stretch, but the others made sense.

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

Thank you for your review! We appreciated hearing your experience and glad it was a positive one. We hope to see you back again soon. Happy trails! More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Were taken along to the museum during a visit to the stockyards, great place, well worth a visit if you have the chance during a trip to Fort Worth

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

Thank you for your review! We're glad the #CowgirlMuseum was a part of your Fort Worth experience. Happy trails! More 

Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

This museum and hall of fame is a must stop for anyone visiting Fort Worth. Featuring great, interactive exhibits that tell the story of the American Cowgirl, you'll be engrossed by the stories and leave with a greater appreciation for this important sector of US history.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We appreciated your great description of the Museum! Please stop by again and until then, happy trails to you! More 

Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

I'll start off by letting everyone know I'm not a big fan of cowgirls or anything to that nature. However, this museum is so well put together I throughly enjoyed it. I loved the holograms of Annie Oakley on the first floor. The artifacts and things on display upstairs was really neat too. It was only $10 to get in... More 

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us! We're very proud of our first floor and the elements/artifacts that our "Hitting the Mark: Cowgirls and Wild West Shows" highlights. We hope to see you again soon. Happy trails! More 

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