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In 1918, Marvin Leonard opened a small store that sold groceries and salvaged merchandise. He was soon joined by his brother Obie and the store grew to occupy over six blocks in downtown Fort Worth. Leonard Brothers became a store so large that even to this day it dwarfs anything that any single retail user has ever tried to accomplish. The Leonard Brothers invented the superstore and was a cross between a modern day super store and a shopping mall. It was a place to purchase merchandise and a place to meet up with friends. Going to Leonard’s on a Saturday was an event that the whole family looked forward to doing together whether they traveled to the store from across town or from across the state.Use our Fort Worth road trip site to visit Leonard's Department Store Museum on your trip to Fort Worth, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Leonard's Department Store Museum reviews
Must visit and take an hour to really look at the displays. Really fascinating stuff about Fort Worth.
Must visit and take an hour to really look at the displays. Really fascinating stuff about Fort Worth. more »
My mom took us here in December while visiting in town. My mom loved seeing the museum displays and telling stories of what she remembered from a young girl and visiting Leonard’s. The museum is...
My mom took us here in December while visiting in town. My mom loved seeing the museum displays and telling stories of what she remembered from a young girl and visiting Leonard’s. The museum is... more »
Free and very cool but quick musuem. They have a lot of photographs from the store, so that is interesting. And the train set. I guess this is more of a hamburger joint with a musuem! I just ordered kne.
Oh my gosh, I had no idea of this little spot. My son had a Dr appointment downtown Ft. Worth and we normally don't go down there so I took advantage of the time. I started to look up free things to do with kids and this came up. I thought it would be different and it was! It was interesting to see how they grew their business and the impact they made in the community. It's a little museum but it's still ran by the family so that's really awesome. When we went on Tuesday 1-24-23 the women was super sweet and knew about her family history. Great place to stop and checkout, oh and they are right next door to a burger shop.
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