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“Informative Cowgirl Museum”

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Ranked #16 of 153 things to do in Fort Worth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
san clemente ca
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Informative Cowgirl Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

The Cowgirl Museum was great, informative, with vintage riding apparel, tack, photos... the only suggestion I can provide is team up the museum with others in the vicinity (there are many) as the Cowgirl will keep you busy for only about an hour.
Great great gift shop!

Visited January 2013
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Houston, Texas
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73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Get a look at the great independent spirit of the Women of the West”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

This Museum and Hall of Fame tells the true story of the Western Woman. The strength, independent spirit and fearlessness of the western way of life for women going back generations.

Don't miss it when visiting Fort Worth. It is a story worth telling.

Visited January 2013
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A must-see place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

I have been here before, but always make a point of taking friends who haven't been. If you are interested in the history of "the cowgirl," this is a must-see stop on your tour of Ft. Worth and all things western. The gift shop is a fun place to buy mementos, too.

Visited December 2012
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Fort Worth, Texas
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“trick or treated there with the kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

very cool cowgirl museum. what a treat to have it here in Fort Worth. the kids loved the halloween festivities too with trick or treating and the food trucks.

Visited October 2012
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ingleside, il
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87 reviews
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“Not what we expected.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Visited this museum on a bus tour. The museum was more of an art museum. The photos of the cowgirls were good. If you had a cell phone to listen to the stories that went with the photos, it made the exhibit more interesting. There were some interesting exhibits, but just not what we expected after reading the reviews.

Visited November 2012
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