National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Fort Worth
Where is it at?
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
1720 Gendy Street
Where are we going today?
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is a great place to take the kids if you want to inspire them to be anyone they want! Especially great if you have girls in the family, because the museum honors and celebrates women who have helped shape the American West, as well as women past and present.
Here's a fun fact - the museum is in fact the ONLY museum in the world dedicated to those women of the American West! The women featured have shown extraordinary courage, and that amazing pioneer spirit in all of their trailblazing efforts.
Kids can learn through the interactive galleries which house artifacts part of the permanent collection, as well as a traveling exhibit gallery.
You will certainly be filling your family day out, as the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame has over 5,000 objects which either belonged to, or were created by, the women that feature in the Hall of Fame.
The artifacts also really tell the stories of the women of the West, so kids can begin to really connect with the faces and the names. From the early pioneers to those portrayed in popular culture, it's an extensive collection.
Some of the items you will see in the museum is the actual wedding ring and gun owned by Annie Oakley, as well as the Bohlin saddle of Hollywood Icon Dale Evans.
With 33,000 square feet of inspiration to be had, we hope you have a great time learning about all 220 honorees!
Yee haw for the girls!
How much does it cost?
- Children$8 (ages 4 to 12)
- Free Under: 3 years with a paid adult
When can we go?
10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday / 12pm - 5pm Sunday
Closed Mondays between Labor Day and Memorial Day.
It's a great place for schools to visit, where you can an enriching docent-led tours as well as a take home activity and information sheet! .
You're in Fort Worth! There is so much variety for food that you can fill those tummies before or after your museum time!.
Any Top Tips?
They have fun events and camps that you can take part in! Check out the schedule for more information! .
Doing our bit
The museum is honoring and celebrating the women of the American West - go girls! .
Need a little extra help?
Give them a call to see if they are ADA compliant .
Can I get one of those?
There is indeed a shop where you can pick up some more information, goodies and gifts all about the museum and those amazing women.
What people are saying?
by Aaron V
Went here when it opened and it was pretty good. Now, it seems a boring shell of its former self with obnoxious docents enforcing illogical rules (kids do not seem welcome here).
Given the size of the building, you'd assume they could make a museum worth the price of admission; sadly, they only seem focused on selling overpriced trinkets and gimmicky photos. Very insulting to real museums.
by Liese A Ricketts
Loved it. Amazing gift shop!!!!
by Greg Noeninckx
Interesting exhibits, especially the Native American aspect.
by A Google User
we got free entry with our passes from the fw. science muesum next door. both were great, clean , low traffic and easy to access. there was plenty of hands on exhibits, like being in your own western, with the horse ! also, the memoribelia made all the stories our granparents told us growing up , come alive!!!. can't wait to go back.
by A Google User
I loved going to the museum with my boyfriend, and he love it too! we had free admision and it was hot, so we went inside to cool off, but stayed for the longest time. the exhibits are amazing and the interactive parts of the museum, like the where you can make your own western movie clip , we had so much fun. we saw the art exhibit downstairs and , I've just been telling everyone they have to go, including my two daughters ages 4 and 11.