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National Scouting Museum

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Address: 1329 W Walnut Hill Ln, Irving, TX 75038-3027
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+1 972-580-2100
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon 10:00 - 19:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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FREE every day and Fantastic collection for the whole family to enjoy!

My husband is the Cubmaster and I am the Committee Chair for our son's Cub Scout Pack. We are so glad we came to Irving to experience this wonderful museum. The Norman Rockwell... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marguerite M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband is the Cubmaster and I am the Committee Chair for our son's Cub Scout Pack. We are so glad we came to Irving to experience this wonderful museum. The Norman Rockwell collection was really phenomenal. We had a personal docent who gave us a great history of each painting. We learned so much along the way. The museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great setup. I love the timeline theme and the modern touch to the history of our scoutings heritage. We arrived late in the evening, but were able to see a great deal of the artifacts and facility. We plan to visit again in the morning. I love how my sons were able to see more and learn more about why... More 

Thank Earl J
Roswell, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I had a couple hours to kill while waiting to check in to my hotel, and checked the GPS to see if anything was close. I didn't realize there was a National Scouting Museum, but found I was only a few minutes from it. As a former boy scout and scoutmaster I found it very interesting. The first room has... More 

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Creve Coeur, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We had no idea this museum existed. We were in the Dallas area for a wedding and visiting relatives. I picked up a brochure at the hotel for this museum and was excited. We had a little extra time for sightseeing on Sunday (it's free on Sundays!). What a wonderful surprise this was. My oldest son is an Eagle Scout.... More 

Thank Mary Jane R
Scotia, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you were ever in the Boy Scouts, do yourself a favor and take this tour, take your time and view all the pictures; memories abound.

Thank MooseMikeNY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Along with a friend we visited the museum after business meetings. The facility, next to BSA headquarters, is very large and houses a number of static displays, a theater stating, memorabilia and art. The Rockwell and Csatari wing has the largest collection of Scout artwork, from old original Boys Life covers to the latest from Joe Csatari....really remarkable. The camp... More 

Thank Robert S
Daytona Beach, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Whether you are a scout or not, this is well worth the visit. An absolutely first class, professional space. We went to see the world's largest display of Norman Rockwell paintings. He had the amazing ability to portray human emotions in everyday situations.

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The National Scouting Museum is free on Sunday and Monday. It holds a large collection of original Norman Rockwell art and lots of Boy Scout memorabilia. It also has fun activities for the family, like a laser shooting range, pinewood derby track, a cave you can explore, and a free photo booth. My kids and I had a great visit... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Never heard of this place before this stay. Heard they had over 50 original Norman Rockwell paintings so gave it a shot. I have two grown boys neither Boy Scouts, so wondering how much I would enjoy it. This is a very large building. It is set up very well. There is an art section which does display more than... More 

Thank Kyle R
Texarkana, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This was my second visit to this museum. It's located on the north side of Irving, not far from the Las Colinas office complex. There is a lot to see in this museum, including paintings by Norman Rockwell, and exhibits about the history of the Boy Scouts, etc. There's also a museum store where you can buy merit badges and... More 

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