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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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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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Wonderful women!

All women and girls should visit here - it's really inspiring! Lots of great exhibits and a really wide range of content. Lots of images and clothes to look at - quite a lot to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Manchester, UK
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

All women and girls should visit here - it's really inspiring! Lots of great exhibits and a really wide range of content. Lots of images and clothes to look at - quite a lot to read. More than just cowgirls but a lot of information about women's achievements in the West. Loved the free bucking bronco video and the photo... More 

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

Hello rlhardman! Thank you for your review. We appreciated the positive feedback and so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you down the trail again soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 90 minutes at the Museum. The lady at the counter was pleasant and the museum was really interesting. Enjoyed all the history especially the Annie Oakley stuff. Worth a visit for only $10.

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

Hi George! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us, and you were welcomed with a warm and friendly "howdy." We hope to see you again soon. Until then, happy trails! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

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

Hi Lisa! Thank you for your review. We are currently updating the Museum, and completed a first floor renovation in July 2015 and have plans to renovate the second floor soon. So, we hope you will come back and visit to see the new and exciting things taking shape at the #CowgirlMuseum. Happy trails! More 

Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 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
NationalCowgirlHOF, Public Relations Manager at National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Hello Leesa! Thank you for your feedback. We loved reading your review, especially the part about inspiring future generations of cowgirls. We are proud to share the stories of the women who paved the way and shaped the West. We hope you will join us at the Museum again soon. Happy trails! More 

Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

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 August 2, 2016

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 

Mission
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

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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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

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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