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The Museum of Western Art

1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028-9547
+1 830-896-2553
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Worth the ride into the Hill Country

A very pretty setting among the trees ......this museum is roomy and bright. The building itself... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WindyCity2011
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San Antonio, Texas
Nice Western Art Museum in heart of Texas Hill Country

If you enjoy Western art this museum is worth the visit. The area is beautiful so Kerrville is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Texasjack
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San Antonio, Texas
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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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“chuck wagon” (6 reviews)
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1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028-9547
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very pretty setting among the trees ......this museum is roomy and bright. The building itself and the history behind every piece of art work is well defined and extremely well placed. All museum personnel are happy ...... and smile at each and every visitor....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy Western art this museum is worth the visit. The area is beautiful so Kerrville is always a good trip.

Thank Texasjack
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent experience. Mr. Frank was very knowledgeable and so very kind. The art work and sculptures were beautiful.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Wife and I easily spent 2 hours here viewing the western art. Many interesting paintings, sculptures and artifacts. Visit you won’t be disappointed.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Amazing displays and historical presentations. Great monthly meet the artist gatherings. A place to see the best art in the state.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

The docent when we arrived gave a nice overview and explained the brick curved ceiling done my the Mexican craftsmen and the mesquite floors - lots of great art and I enjoyed looking at the riding saddle collection Bonus at the end of the hallway...More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us -- and you're right, those beautiful white tailed deer add a great touch! We appreciate your compliments to our docent. We are very fortunate to have volunteers who are so committed to furthering our...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I went to the museum with my boyfriend, and we had a great experience. We were received by a lovely gentleman, who gave us a lick summary of what we would see. The place is lovely and has beautiful paintings and sculptures! We wish we...More

1  Thank Daniela B
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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you! We always love hearing that our visitors enjoyed seeing and learning about the old west through our art and artifacts. Thank you for your compliments to our volunteer staff. Everyone here wants all of our guests to leave with a good impression. The...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

The party was indoors this year and that made it more cozy and comfortable. Absolutely no complaints, the food and drinks were great, the companionship was wonderful and the art was especially nice. Bought several pieces and loved the raffle for the wine baskets.More

Thank Mark N
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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you for taking time to write about our annual event, "The Party". We're so glad you enjoyed the fabulous art we had on display, done by over 30 renowned western artists. We'll pass along your compliment to the event committee. They worked hard to...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This museum is absolutely wonderful. The building's architecture, grounds and exhibits are ALL enjoyable and worth seeing, especially if you have no previous exposure to Western art. The Director is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and always eager to answer questions about the museum. Make it a point...More

Thank NamasteAustin
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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you for taking time to write about your visit here. We're glad you found everything to be interesting and enjoyable, including our temporary exhibits and our permanent exhibit. We appreciate your compliments - we are all happy to answer any questions you have about...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Visited Lost Maples in the Hill Country, stayed in Hunt, TX. After our visit to Lost Maples decided to visit this great museum. There are very interesting artifacts from the mid-1800s (wagon and stagecoach) and also a fine sample of sculptures, paints, and saddles. The...More

Thank Jerry G
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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you! We're so pleased you stopped to see us and enjoyed all we have on exhibit here in Kerrville. We have to agree, the Hill Country is a beautiful part of Texas and we're fortunate to be here. Los Maples is quite spectacular also!...More

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Mari B
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Response from Jerry G | Reviewed this property |
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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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