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The Museum of Western Art

1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028-9547
+1 830-896-2553
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Beautiful Museum

If you are a lover of art, this museum is a must see. The art collection is fantastic and the staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
eldred2016
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Conroe, Texas
Great to have a museum of this excellent quality in the Hill Country

Incredible building and gallery space. Truly friendly docents and staff. Certainly one... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MsGhost
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Hill Country of 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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  • Average3%
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  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (14 reviews)
“chuck wagon” (6 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028-9547
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a lover of art, this museum is a must see. The art collection is fantastic and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The gentleman that gave us the tour was very good in his knowledge of the artists and pointed out some...More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking time to visit us. We're so glad you enjoed our art! We'll share your compliments with our volunteer docents- they are all so passionate about the museum and want everyone to leave with a great appreciation for the American...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible building and gallery space. Truly friendly docents and staff. Certainly one Kerrville's best assets.More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the compliment! We're so pleased you enjoy our museum and the fabulous staff and volunteers we have. If you live locally, we hope you'll return often (or consider becoming a member!). Our exhibits do change throughout the year. Thanks again! Sincerely, Stephanie...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was here a number of years ago when it was home to the CCA artists. Enjoyed it just as much this time. Nice to see some names of fellow artists I know in there still. Thanks.More

Thank Mike9922
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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us and write a review. You're right - we opened as the Cowboy Artists of America Museum and just celebrated our 35th Anniversary! We hope you'll stop and see us again when you're in the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank WindyCity2011
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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

How nice of you to write and let others know what we offer here at the Museum of Western Art. We also thank you for your compliment to our staff and volunteers....and we'll share that with them (including our wonderful Katie!) Everyone really wants each...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

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

Thank Texasjack
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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your compliment. We're so pleased you enjoyed our beautiful museum and permanent collection of western art and artifacts. Since our exhibits change throughout the year, we hope you'll stop and see us again when you're coming through the Hill Country!...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

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

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking time to write following your visit here. We're so pleased you enjoyed our art and artifacts of the old west and hope you'll stop to see us again when you're in the Hill Country. We often change out our...More

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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.More

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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We're so glad you stopped to see us and enjoyed all we have in our permanent art collection as well as our artist of the month and western artifacts. You are right - it takes two hours to really see and understand all...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

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

Thank 778bradj
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Stephanie T, Executive Director at The Museum of Western Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We're so glad you enjoy our museum and appreciate that you took time to write about us. We hope you'll be with us often to enjoy our different Artists of the Month, our special classes and our annual art sale in September. Sincerely,...More

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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

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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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Mike9922
24 April 2018|
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Response from Stephanie T | Property representative |
Yes, we have a good sized parking lot. Sorry for delay in responding - we just saw this! Hope you'll be able to come visit.
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Mari B
6 March 2018|
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Response from Jerry G | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think so but I would ask.
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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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