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National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

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Address: 1720 Gendy St., Fort Worth, TX 76107
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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The Cowgirl Museum has something to offer all ages. Grandparents with grandchildren, adults young and old enjoyed themselves. However, the experience could be improved. For... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Arlington, Texas
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248 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this. It was a tag on to a ticket we had for another event, but I'd be glad to come back a pay the stand alone cost for entry. There was so much to learn that you wouldn't find anywhere else in one place.

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Arlington, Texas
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124 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cowgirl Museum has something to offer all ages. Grandparents with grandchildren, adults young and old enjoyed themselves. However, the experience could be improved. For example, we weren't told about the audio recording on a smart phone which explained exhibits so we almost missed the best one. Around the upper walls off the great hall, there are a group of... More 

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Paris - France
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131 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Coming from France, we were not at all familiar with the cowgirls or cowboys world. So it was interesting to plunge in the world of the cowgirls. A part of the museum was just finished renovating. We enjoyed our visit here

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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 were able to visit us and to gain your international perspective! Thank you for sharing. More 

Denison, Texas
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89 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I loved this museum! Great gift shop, super nice displays and history is awesome! Very enlightening and educational. Don't miss the chance to see some real history!

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Thank Vickie M
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, and you enjoyed learning about how these women made history in the Western world. We hope to have you back again soon! More 

Arlington, Texas
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is a nice place to visit and learn about western women who have been ranchers and rodeo performers. There is also a wonderful gift shop here.

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Thank 919awilliams
NationalCowgirlHOF, Public Relations Manager at National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We do love our Shop at the Cowgirl, and glad you were able to enjoy it. Happy trails! More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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90 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We didn't know what to expect, but from reviews it sounded to be very nice...and it was! We spent 3 hours there, exploring the different exhibits, videos, and hands-on activities. It was fun, informative, and educational. Extremely well-crafted museum!

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

We truly enjoyed reading your review. Thank you for taking the time to share with others your experience at our Museum. We hope to see you down the road again soon. More 

Austin, Texas
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Did you know cowgirls were a bigger attraction than cowboys in the early days of competition? And that they made as much as the men, or more? And that they were the first paid, professional women athletes? This museum is a revelation and tells the cowgirl story well and thoroughly. It's in the gigantic museum area, convenient to downtown and... More 

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HeadedWest2012, Public Relations Manager at National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, responded to this review

We loved reading your review and thrilled you enjoyed your time with us! We hope you will visit us again soon. More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Enjoyed our 2 hours in the very well done museum. It's next door to the Science Museum and both are located in the Cultural District. I had some trouble walking around that day so some nice ladies in a golf cart gave us bottles of water and a ride back to our car. Food is available next door in the... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Found in the cultural district rather than in the stockyards, this gem of a museum is both classy and really informative Take time to watch the holograms -fascinating

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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Visited here with hubby and 9 year old granddaughter on A Day at the Museum (free admission day). It is a truly beautiful museum and beautifully and thoughtfully arranged. My granddaughter rode the electric bucking horse and then got to watch the video of herself. We also took a picture with a greenscreen photo op that showed her and me... More 

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