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The Museum of Western Art

1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028
+1 830-896-2553
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HIGHLY recommended - Exceeded expectations.

. This is an excellent museum for both adults and kids. The paintings are very impressive and high... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
ramonenrique
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Houston,TX
WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE

This was better than expected. A small museum devoted to cowboy art and history. The docents are... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2016
Colleen S
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The Museum of Western Art, formerly the Cowboy Artist of America Museum, is open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. It is located 65 miles NW of San Antonio just off I-10, and is a short drive from downtown Kerrville. Larger-than-life style western bronzes dot the exterior grounds. There are several galleries inside (allow 90 minutes to go through), showcasing artwork by craftsmen and women who have devoted their artistic career to preserving the legends of the American West. Young children will enjoy the Journey West Children's Gallery, a hands-on interpretive experience of life on a wagon train. A small museum store sells prints and original art done by local artists along with other western memorabilia. An extensive western research library is on site as well. An annual art sale and exhibition is held each fall.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

. This is an excellent museum for both adults and kids. The paintings are very impressive and high quality. The architecture of the place is quite unique (Egyptian domes). There is an area where kids can interact and wear western clothes, my Daughter had fun....More

Thank ramonenrique
Stephanie T, Exxecutive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to write about your visit. We're so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and were impressed with our wonderful collection of western art. We're glad you were here when Jason Scull, CA was here working on his...More

Reviewed 25 November 2016

This was better than expected. A small museum devoted to cowboy art and history. The docents are very knowledgeable of the history of the museum. By chance met a sculptor, Jason Scull, in the on-site studio. He graciously explained his works in progress and some...More

2  Thank Colleen S
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2016

Thank you for taking time to write about your visit here. We do appreciate your compliments on our collection and our fabulous volunteer docents. We're glad you were able to see Jason Scull at work. He is a member of the prestigious Cowboy Artists of...More

Reviewed 16 November 2016

A trip through the Hill Country of Texas should include this outstanding Museum of Western Art. The museum for Cowboy Artist of America has been in several locations, but now at home in Kerrville, TX. We did a round trip out of San Antonio to...More

2  Thank Bob and Linda T
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2016

Thank you! We're so glad you had the chance to come visit us and enjoy our museum, art and artifacts, and grounds. You made a perfect day trip with stops at beautiful Hill Country towns! If you ever get back this way, we hope you'll...More

Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

For a real taste of Texas, cowboys, Native Americans, and all things Western, don't miss this collection of outstanding art and artifacts. There's also a hands-on feature for kids to learn about life on the prairie, complete with period-style clothing for them to try on...More

3  Thank Lsb2
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2016

Thank you! We so appreciate your compliments on our museum! It pleases us when our visitors not only enjoy what we have but take time to write so that others will be encouraged to stop as well. You're right - our Boveda ceilings are quite...More

Reviewed 10 November 2016

My husband and I had put this Museum on our list of things to go visit on our recent vacation, as we enjoy museums and galleries. When we arrived we were disappointed to learn that their regular exhibit had been replaced with a month long...More

1  Thank Jaxon C
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Thank you - so much! We're thrilled you stopped to see us --- you came a long way! Your compliments on the quality of our exhibits and artifacts are so appreciated. Nothing pleases us more than to learn that our visitors enjoy learning about our...More

Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this lovely museum this past weekend and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Although small, it houses some incredible paintings, sculptures and to my surprise, saddles! The temporary Grand Ole Opry photography exhibit can only bring a smile to one's face. Definitely would visit again.More

Thank zaxoma
Stephanie T, Executive DIrector at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

Thank you! We're so pleased you had a chance to visit our museum and enjoyed all we have to offer - including our newest exhibit on the Grand Ole' Opry. Since our exhibits do change throughout the year, we hope you'll revisit when you can...More

Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Museum of Western Art is an outstanding source for cowboy art. Here you will find collections found in only in a few other places. Authentic chuck wagon, they have one. Stage coach, they got it. Make note of the domed ceilings and ask to...More

Thank Phil A
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Thank you so much for taking time to write about your visit to The Museum of Western Art. We're so pleased you enjoyed not only our art but the building as well. We appreciate your compliments and hope you'll be back to see us again!...More

Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This is really an amazing collection of art. While a small museum, there are some outstanding pieces by very prominent artists. The museum does focus on art that depicts life in the west, so you will not find modern art or abstract art in this...More

Thank MLCSeattle
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed our museum and learned more about why our mission is to preserve and promote our Western heritage. You came a long way to visit and we hope you enjoyed your time...More

Reviewed 27 August 2016

Visited with family in late August while on a motorcycle trip. Interesting exhibit on Kerrville history and the grounds were very pleasant. Good stop while in Kerrville.

Thank Padrino316
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thank you for visiting our museum. We're so glad you enjoyed what we have here and hope you'll stop back when you're on your next trip through Kerrville since our exhibits do change. Sincerely, Stephanie Turnham

Reviewed 24 August 2016

We made a concerted effort to go to the Museum of Western Art to see the special exhibit from Joe Herring's collection of historical photos of early Kerrville. The exhibit was quite a treat. So much has changed, and some buildings are still there. I...More

Thank Cowgirl10_10
Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thank you so much! We're so glad you visited us and enjoyed Joe Herring's photographic exhibit on early Kerr County. Since our exhibits do change throughout the year, we hope you'll be back soon. Thanks again, Stephanie Turnham Executive Director

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Lincoln B
how much are the tickets?
30 March 2015|
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Response from ncftx | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest! Adult tickets are $7.00; seniors over 65 are $6.00. Military with ID are $4.00, children under 8 are free and we also have group rates. If you are a member of the museum (membership is $50... More
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