American Cowboy Museum

For the last 150 years, the Taylor-Stevenson Ranch Area has been bringing the past to life. Students and scouts gain a deeper understanding of nature, history, and animal husbandry as they learn about the settling of the western US. At the museum they'll see saddles, spurs, textiles, and more while learning about the Native Americans, Cowboys, Black Cowboys, women, and others who were central to Texas's shared heritage. A travelling exhibit includes a petting zoo, western demonstrations, storytelling, and artifacts. Whether they get to feed the farm animals or rope an ornery steer, groups are sure to have a blast as they become a part of history.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 11822 Almeda Road, Houston, TX 77045. Harris County. Tel: 713-478-9677. Website: www.americancowboymuseum.org. Hrs: By appointment.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-8th. Activity Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-4 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

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