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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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10:00 - 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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Fun and pleasant place to visit.

This was a very nice place to spend a couple of hours. I learned lots about the career of well-known and not so well-known cowgirls. The videos and AVs were well chosen. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Reston, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very nice place to spend a couple of hours. I learned lots about the career of well-known and not so well-known cowgirls. The videos and AVs were well chosen. I enjoyed seeing the wall of cowgirls. Georgia O'Keeffe seemed a stretch, but the others made sense.

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

Thank you for your review! We appreciated hearing your experience and glad it was a positive one. We hope to see you back again soon. Happy trails! More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Were taken along to the museum during a visit to the stockyards, great place, well worth a visit if you have the chance during a trip to Fort Worth

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

Thank you for your review! We're glad the #CowgirlMuseum was a part of your Fort Worth experience. Happy trails! More 

Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum and hall of fame is a must stop for anyone visiting Fort Worth. Featuring great, interactive exhibits that tell the story of the American Cowgirl, you'll be engrossed by the stories and leave with a greater appreciation for this important sector of US history.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We appreciated your great description of the Museum! Please stop by again and until then, happy trails to you! More 

Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start off by letting everyone know I'm not a big fan of cowgirls or anything to that nature. However, this museum is so well put together I throughly enjoyed it. I loved the holograms of Annie Oakley on the first floor. The artifacts and things on display upstairs was really neat too. It was only $10 to get in... More 

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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 enjoyed your time with us! We're very proud of our first floor and the elements/artifacts that our "Hitting the Mark: Cowgirls and Wild West Shows" highlights. We hope to see you again soon. Happy trails! More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the focus on women in the west. Great overview of history and unique ways to experience it all.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We appreciated your kind words, and glad you enjoyed your time with us. Happy trails! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Dear wife was born in Fort Worth but this is our first real adult visit--to attend the 2016 induction of a dear friend into the Hall of Fame. Classy "friends and family" evening the night before complete with mini-skirted girl trio, Miss Rodeo Texas in a striking red leather gown, special exhibit of paintings and sculptures by 2016 inductee Veryl... More 

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

Hello! Thank you for your review. We enjoyed reading it and hearing about your experience - especially during our Hall of Fame Induction. We are glad it made you proud, and hope you will see us again soon! Happy trails. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

One of the nicest museums I've ever seen, this hologram filled museum is a perfect way to kill a few afternoon hours. They even have a bucking bull YOU CAN RIDE.

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

Hi Megan! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad you were able to engage with our Annie Oakley hologram and the bronc ride. They are two of our favorite items in the Museum, too! We hope to see you again. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful museum! The Buffalo Bill Wild West Show exhibit is outstanding. Allow an hour or two. It is well worth the time. We have walked past this museum many times. So glad we finally went in.

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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 came in, too! Thanks for the wonderful review. We appreciate your time and thrilled you enjoyed your experience. We have plans under way for renovation of our second floor, so we hope you will come see us again soon. Happy trails! More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Everything you need to know about the history of famous cow girls great exhibits over two floors and a good gift shop. Nice place to wile away a couple of hours

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

Hi Terry! Thank you for stopping by the #CowgirlMuseum. We're pleased to hear of your positive experience, and hope to see you down the trail soon. Thanks! More 

Peachtree City, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Girl power at its finest! Everyone in our group enjoyed their visit and we only wished we could have stayed longer. The mechanical bull was mechanically challenged but the kids loved the other interactive features. Loved the exhibit on traveling Western shows.

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

Hi Gigi: Thank you for your review! We enjoyed hearing about your experience and your thoughts on our new "Hitting the Mark: Cowgirls and Wild West Shows" gallery. As you know technology has its days, and our mechanical bronc ride can tend to be stubborn like a chute fighting horse. We hope you will visit us again soon, and take... More 

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