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National Scouting Museum

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Address: 1329 W. Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, TX 75038
Phone Number: 972-580-2100
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Neat museum for scouts and families

Had fun taking my scout to this museum! They had interactive exhibits and lots of history of scouting. We were able to do a trivia scavenger hunt and earn a prize! Wasn't sure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had fun taking my scout to this museum! They had interactive exhibits and lots of history of scouting. We were able to do a trivia scavenger hunt and earn a prize! Wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised!!

Thank The-Randall-Clan
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clearly if one is a boy scout of any rank now or in the past, interest is heightened to see this museum. That said, male or female, young or old, scout or not, everyone can thoroughly enjoy this wonderful museum. The Norman Rockwell originals are wonderfully displayed with interesting descriptions and certainly should not be missed. The rest of the... More 

Thank jbwhitehouse
St. Francisville, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is a must see for every current and former Scouter. The Norman Rockwell gallery is amazing. Don't pass it up.

Thank Felicianawanderer
Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The original Norman Rockwell paintings in the art gallery section are fantastic in person - much better than a print. But I understand they are going to renovate the art gallery this fall with all the paintings being conserved, new carpet and walls re-painted. The rest of the museum is so much fun for kids to see and do -... More 

Thank ginnyl491
Plainview, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

As a long time Scouter and Eagle Scout (1968) it was a very enjoyable and great experience. Brought back lots of memories of learning about scouting. The Norman Rockwell exhibit was great and was entertained by Baden Powell. Will go again next time I am in Irving.

Thank manoftheplains1950
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The Scouting Museum is not an especially large museum but well done; it will hold the interest of visitors from perhaps age 12 to 100 if they have any memories or experience of Scouting. Plan for a little more than an hour and be sure to wander through the gift shop.

Thank Robert M
Sammamish, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Largest collection of Norman Rockwell pictures. Large collection of old memorabilia and new. In addition to museum pieces there are several interactive activities for visitors.

Thank Marjorie P
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Had a great time walking around and seeing all the past and present. It also brought back the good old days when I was a scout.

Thank DavidB160057
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

My hotel was within walking distance, and while awaiting a colleague's arrival at DFW I had time to walk here. Having two eagle scouts I wanted to see what it was all about. I was the only person in the entire museum on a Thursday afternoon, and enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the exhibits, which I found to be exceptionally... More 

Thank Show_Biz_Kid
Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

If you are connected to Scouting, checking out the National Scouting Museum is a must if you are in the area and have the time. I finally was able to make it over there over Labor Day weekend in 2014 after being in the Dallas area several times. While not overly large, there is a tremendous amount of history there... More 

Thank Daniel M

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