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Leonard's Museum, Fort Worth

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.9/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
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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  • As other reviewers, we were a bit hesitant to visit. I am glad we did. It really brought back memories of family visits to the first Fort Worth superstore. The attached cafe was a pleasant surprise. T...  read more »
  • 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 re...  read more »
  • Great place. Hamburgers next to museum were very yummy. The great granddaughter of one of the original owners gave us our tour!! 
  • Beautiful little shop to learn a bit about sweet Americana.
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