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National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

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Neighbourhood: Cultural District
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Address: 1720 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107-4064
Phone Number:
+1 817-336-4475
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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Beautiful Museum

Plan to spend at least a couple hours here. The museum is very interesting and worthwhile to visit. Take the time to watch the videos as well. Admission is very inexpensive for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
LeslieBurkholder
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Mount Jackson, Virginia

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Mount Jackson, Virginia
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Plan to spend at least a couple hours here. The museum is very interesting and worthwhile to visit. Take the time to watch the videos as well. Admission is very inexpensive for such a lovely place, only about $9. Parking will cost another $7 or so.

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Kendal Cumbria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely museum. Well thought out and some very interesting exhibits. There is a lot to look at and interesting films. Worth the price. They have some beautiful clothing in their store too, shame I didn't have enough money :(

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Thank Ladyxxmacbeth
Fort Worth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fortune prize for Fort Worth. There is so much to see here. A lot of history and information about the women / girls that made the west famous. The details of the clothing and talented people will amaze you. You will come out with a whole different understanding of how the cowgirl became known. Prepare to be blown... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 hours at the Cowgirl Museum, which showcased the real contribution of women in the west, and of Wild West stars like Annie Oakley, Great family-friendly museum.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent museum. Clean and informative. Doing some construction work in area, so parking is a little hard to get to.

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Thank Sharron M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised. The exhibits definitely were enlightening to a broader understanding and appreciation of women's role in the west. Note: photography is not allowed... to atlas that's what the signs say. I did manage to take a few photos.. :) The gift shop is very nice also.. many unique things, from clothes to pictures.

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Thank Barry M
Hondo, Texas
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of interesting displays of Annie Oakley and the Van Cleve photos. Was not disappointed. You get half priced admission if you go to the science museum first.

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Thank AndyNGena
Saginaw, Texas, United States
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

very interesting museum, best recommended to see this as well as the museum next door. Makes a good day for family.

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Thank James P
Noble, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is one of my favorite places to take people when showing them around Ft. Worth. This is a beautiful museum inside and out. Lots of history and artifacts. It's good for a couple of hours.

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Thank Karmin J
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Spent a rainy-day afternoon at the museum -- very well put-together. Informative displays, lots of pictures, videos, and a couple of photo opportunities. Fun time!

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