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National Scouting Museum

1329 W Walnut Hill Ln, Irving, TX 75038-3027
+1 972-580-2100
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this was a wonderful hidden gem, that is properly advertised it would have done really well, since... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Craig B
Awesome to visit

Easy to navigate through the museum. So much to see! I was excited to check it all out. i... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Irving, Texas
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1329 W Walnut Hill Ln, Irving, TX 75038-3027
+1 972-580-2100
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Reviewed 4 days ago

this was a wonderful hidden gem, that is properly advertised it would have done really well, since it is near the national HQ of the BSA. but sadly i hear it is closing soon and moving :(

1  Thank Craig B
Management response:

Thank you, Craig, for visiting us! We hope you enjoyed your time here and hoped you were able to take plenty of pictures!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Easy to navigate through the museum. So much to see! I was excited to check it all out. i love the geocachng.

1  Thank sharc123
Management response:

I'm so glad you were able to visit our museum and see everything! Geocaching is always fun, too!

Reviewed 4 April 2017

I earned my Eagle Scout badge way back in 1981 and this was the first time I was able to visit the National Scouting Museum. I'm so glad I took the time to see it too! It was a great walk down memory lane and...More

1  Thank TravelingNudists
Management response:

Our Philmont team looks forward to your future visit! Thank you for coming to Irving to see us before the big move!

Reviewed 19 March 2017

This museum was awesome with so many artifacts and interactive exhibits. My teenage Boy Scout who is not a fan of museums even enjoyed this one. It's such a shame they are closing it or moving part of it to Philmont, where not nearly as...More

Thank Michelle W
Management response:

I'm so glad you and your Scout loved our interactive museum! I hope you were able to take plenty of pictures so you both may remember us fondly. Was he able to get his Scouting Heritage patch during his visit? If not, let me know...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Being an Eagle Scout and having been a Scoutmaster for 20 years as well as have 6 sons that are Eagle Scouts, I was excited when I heard they had upgraded the museum. What was so great about it is the interactive displays. I also...More

Thank lowemanc
Management response:

The Norman Rockwell Art Gallery is truly a great treasure for us as well! Thank you for visiting and for your encouraging words!

Reviewed 16 March 2017

A fun place to take your Scout! They have scouting memorabilia throughout the years on display. Also have a shooting arcade and pinewood derby race track. There's a Norman Rockwell art gallery also. They will teach merit badges there too. Too bad they are moving...More

Thank Socomom2
Management response:

Scouts from all over the world have had great times visiting our museum, and I'm so glad you and yours were able to visit as well! Was your Scout able to receive his Scouting Heritage patch? If he did not, please let me know and...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017

My oldest is currently a Boy Scout. We thought it would make for a cool merit badge as we were in town visiting family. I truthfully didn't expect much but was pleasantly surprised. First off, the museum is free! Yes, free. They do ask for...More

Thank sgregory711
Management response:

Free is a great way we are able to share these great items and our museum with our guests! And spreading the word is even better! Thank you for sharing your memories with us!

Reviewed 14 February 2017

I had to stop in and check out the Museum. I was impressed at free admission on Sundays and Mondays. I enjoyed the Norman Rockwell Gallery. There is lots of interactive kid stuff to do. I enjoyed the full service scout shop. I'm sad to...More

Thank bkpaul7
Reviewed 29 January 2017

When you come here, you don't expect much, as it is basically hidden within the quiet community of Las Colinas. But upon entering it, you realize how much money went into it. It is beautifully put together, with well lit displays, amazing artifacts, historical information...More

Thank TravelTVproducer
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The Boy Scout museum was very nice. Lots of information. The film was interesting. Displays were nice. A great place to view Norman Rockwell paintings. The guide told us a lot of facts. However they are moving to Philmont NM. So you will have to...More

Thank Arnold D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is the "Scouting Museum" specifically relating to BOY scouts? I have a Boy Scout and three Girl Scouts, all of whom would probably find this museum interesting -- I'm wondering if the museum pertains to the Girl Scouts as well.
4 July 2016|
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Response from DavidB160057 | Reviewed this property |
It is all based on all boy scouts.
Tiene algun costo para entrar?.
30 July 2015|
Response from ginnyl491 | Reviewed this property |
Admission is $8 for adults but Scouts and their families are $5 and Sunday & Monday is FREE!