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National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.8/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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.
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  • There were more exhibits promoting Buffalo Bill's Wild West show than anything (which Annie Oakley was in). Only cowgirl we knew was her. There was not much to see at all. I would have expected more o...  read more »
  • All women and girls should visit here - it's really inspiring! Lots of great exhibits and a really wide range of content. Lots of images and clothes to look at - quite a lot to read. More than just co...  read more »
  • Spent 90 minutes at the Museum. The lady at the counter was pleasant and the museum was really interesting. Enjoyed all the history especially the Annie Oakley stuff. Worth a visit for only $10. 
  • A must visit while Cowtown. Showcasing the history of the cowgirl and all the amazing clothing and artifacts that are part of history. From back in the wild West to TV Westerns and today's modern cowgirl. Loved seeing all costumes and reading all the stories. It's right next to the Fort Worth museum of Science and History too, so you can check out both in the same day.
  • The architecture of this museum is wonderful and some of the exhibits are just breath taking. There are many wonderful artifacts, but I would have liked to see more history into the women that opened the sport for future generations.
  • Wonderful exhibits that promote "girl power". "You go girl" takes on new meaning to describe the contributions women have made in the West. Kid-friendly but meaningful to grown ups as well.
  • 'Cowgirls' definitely deserve recognition and a museum, but this one could be better. Hardly any of the exhibits and displays have been updated since the museum opened in 2002. It was pretty great then, but there really isn't a reason to go back. That said, my 2 year old daughter loves riding on the 'bronc ride' exhibit and being video taped, but that's about it. You can watch the video later online, but the resolution is tiny... what you'd expect from 2002. Same goes for the rest of the exhibits. Good and new in 2002, but nothing special in 2016. It is a beautiful building and there are a lot of artifacts. Certainly worth 1 visit if you're interested in women of the west... but you won't have much reason to return.
  • Took my wife there as part of her Birthday (she loves horses, the outdoors, and history). She loved it! We ran out of time to see and read about everything. There are several interactive parts of the museum that are really fun. You can take pictures of yourself in cowboy/cowgirl settings and print them out and send to your phone. You can ride the bucking bronco and make a video you can watch and see online. The quality of the exhibits is very good and displays are appealing. A few things for kids, too, although we came by ourselves. You may be able to save $7 for parking if you can find a spot and walk in rather than park in the adjacent lot.
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