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Leonard's Museum, Fort Worth

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#12 of 18 in Museums in Fort Worth
In 1918, Marvin Leonard opened a small store that sold groceries and salvaged merchandise. He was soon joined by his brother Obie and the store grew to occupy over six blocks in downtown Fort Worth. Leonard Brothers became a store so large that even to this day it dwarfs anything that any single retail user has ever tried to accomplish. The Leonard Brothers invented the superstore and was a cross between a modern day super store and a shopping mall. It was a place to purchase merchandise and a place to meet up with friends. Going to Leonard’s on a Saturday was an event that the whole family looked forward to doing together whether they traveled to the store from across town or from across the state.
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  • Old Timers who remember Leonard Brother's Department Store from the early 1900's will have happy memories of shopping at Christmas time with Santa and electric trains. Memorabilia is everywhere even w...  more »
  • I grew up in Fort Worth and I love this museum. Lots of history here. I loved visiting this museum and would recommend espeically if you are from Fort Worth or ever visited Leonards or rode the subway...  more »
  • Had forgotten about shopping trips to Leonards in FW when I was a kid but this little museum brings back many memories and some fascinating history plus a pretty good burger at the attached M&O cafe!  more »
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  • At first glance you are hesitant to enter but once inside, WOW. The young lady there is so full of knowledge in once was a major store the Ft Worth area. And if you are hungry there is an adjoining restaurant with what I hear has the best burgers!
  • My friend and I decided to pop into this museum on a whim the day before I left town and man am I glad we did! The staff were quite knowledgeable and answered lots of random questions I had.
  • Neat history, lots of memorabilia
  • Awesome piece of Fort Worth history!
  • Beautiful little shop to learn a bit about sweet Americana.

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Fort Worth features a good mix of affordable hotels, with a wide selection of western-flavored motels and bed & breakfasts. You can find comfortable accommodations in any part of the city, but if you wish to stay close to most of its major attractions, book your stay in or near the Cultural District. This area contains Fort Worth's five renowned museums, located within easy walking distance of one another. If you have access to a car, explore the less expensive hotels farther away from the city's major districts.
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