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 deal: for $5, you get one general-admission ticket to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in the Cultural District (up to a $10 value). This Groupon also entitles purchasers to a 20% discount in the museum's gift store.
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.
The current traveling exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe and the Faraway: Nature and Image, is on display through September 6th. The exhibit includes several of O'Keeffe's stunning works on loan, as well as sketches and photos from the artist's travels in northern New Mexico. Lucky museum-goers also get the chance to view camping and hiking gear never before displayed to the public, which show signs of wear and tear from O'Keeffe's intense scuffles with the region's chupacabra population.
- 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
- It is not a huge museum but the displays were interesting, the movie on cowgirl spirit was inspiring. ─ loislaneNy/nj, TripAdvisor
- 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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