Though her sharpshooting skill secured Annie Oakley's status as America's first female superstar, history books have forgotten her impressive talents for pickling pears and telepathy. Study up on the women of the Wild West with today's Groupon, which gets you a one-year membership to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Choose between two membership levels:
- For $25, you get a one-year Grand Entry membership for two (a $50 value).
- For $48, you get a one-year Family Rodeo membership for four (a $100 value).
The National Cowgirl Museum honors the tough-as-nails cow-lasses of the American West with a comprehensive collection of more than 6,000 photographs and 5,000 artifacts, as well as both traveling and permanent exhibits. A Hall of Fame gallery shares the stories of 200 honorees, including Annie Oakley, Patsy Cline, and Sandra Day O'Connor, while artifacts such as costumes, boots, saddles, letters, and jackalope lassos span 150 years of cowgirl history. Exhibits are organized to display different aspects of the lives of women in the West. Into the Arena honors women riders with rodeo memorabilia and a life-sized bronco model, allowing mounters to simulate the thrill of the rodeo. Claiming the Spotlight takes a look at the entertainers, actors, and country-western musicians whose tales of rootin' and shootin' injected the American consciousness with nostalgia for the open prairie and dangerously full tobacco spittoons.
Frommer's highly recommends the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. The New York Times featured it. Four TripAdvisors give it an average of 3.5 owl eyes, and five Insider Pagers give it a four-star average. Five Judy's Book reviewers give it an average of four stars.
- A fun and educational visit for the entire family, the museum's interactive exhibits in three gallery spaces and a state-of-the-art theater depict cowgirls working their ranches, their role in the media and fashion (with displays of cowboy couture), and cutting horse and barrel-racing displays. ─ Frommer's
- This is a great museum to visit to learn about the role that women played in Texas history. I was proud to take my daughters there to learn about this rich history that is often untaught. – Victoria L., Insider Pages
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