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“Interesting”

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Ranked #15 of 158 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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Grapevine, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Does not take a lot of time so can do more visits of other museums near by. The displays are interesting and worth the visit.
They have a very good gift shop

Visited March 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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1,359 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 502 helpful votes
“Excellent showcase of the unsung cowgirl”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

I had no idea that Dale Evans (the wife of Roy Rogers) was so influential in cowgirl history. She was truly prolific.

There are actual outfits worn by the stars of the day, all sorts of exhibits plus you can ride a bull and download the video later!

This is a great museum showcasing cowgirls doing it twice as well as the men and being considered half as good!

Visited January 2013
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Hurst, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cowgirl or not this museum is great.”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

The building, exhibits and presentation of these interesting ladies is well done. The flow of the museum, the amount of information provided and the changing exhibits encourages time to read and learn.

Visited January 2013
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Little Elm
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107 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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“Lots of History”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Really enjoyed the museum and hall of fame. Lots of things to see and plenty of history. The employees were very helpful and very knowledgeable.

Visited July 2012
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San Francisco, California
1 review
“Fantastic Antique Quilt Show!!”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

This museum is kid friendly and just plain GREAT! The temporary exhibit they have now is about Antique Quilts and is fantastic.

Visited January 2013
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