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Dallas/Fort Worth Area Sights to See: Museums

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Sights To See: Museums

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

National Scouting Museum
National Scouting Museum, Irving

Legends of the Game Baseball Museum, Arlington
Legends of the Game Baseball Museum, Arlington


American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum, 4601 Hwy. 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth; (817) 967-1560. Experience the history of commercial aviation of American Airlines from its humble beginnings through five eras of flight.

Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth; (817) 989-5066. The Amon Carter Museum offers visitors a stunning survey of American art, from the first landscape painters of the 1830's to modern artists of the twentieth century.

Cattle Raisers Museum, 1301 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, (817) 332-7064. Texas cattle industry thru multi-media visuals, life-size dioramas.

Cavanaugh Fight MuseumCavanaugh Fight Museum, 4572 Claire Chennault, Dallas; (972) 380-8800. More than 30 restored aircraft spanning WWI through Vietnam era.

The Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas; (214) 922-1200. Collection includes American masterpieces by Church, O'Keeffe and Wyeth, contemporary art by Pollock, Rothko, Warhol and Lichenstein, European and impressionist art by Renoir, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Monet, and art of the Americas, Africa Asia and the Pacific. Special temporary exhibits are on display throughout the year.

Fair Park, 1300 Robert B. Cullum at Grand Ave., Dallas, (214) 670-8400. This a 277 acre National Historic Landmark open year-round is home to 8 museums, the Cotton Bowl Stadium, IMAX theater, State Fair of Texas and much more.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1501 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, (817) 255-9300, or (888) 255-9300. Nine exhibit galleries from dinosaurs to computers. Omni Theater and Noble Planetarium.

Frontiers of Flight Museum, (Love Field), Dallas; (214) 350-1651. COMPLETE history of aviation from Da Vinci's dreams, to Space Shuttle, unique artifacts.

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur, Irving; (972) 252-7558. Three state-of-the-art theatres, three galleries and a multi-million dollar sculpture garden.

Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth; (817)332-8451. Known as "America's best small museum," the Kimbell offers a world-class collection of art, with masterpieces from antiquity to the 20th century and the building, designed by the great American architect Louis Kahn, is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding public art facilities in the world.

Legends of the Game Baseball Museum & Children's Learning Center, Located in Ameriquest Field in Arlington. Over 100 items from the Hall of Fame including Ruth's jersey and Aaron's Gold Glove. Also tours of The Ballpark. 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington; (817) 273-5600.

Wax figure of Kevin Costner at Louis Tussaud's Palace of Wax & Ripley's Believe It or Not!Louis Tussaud's Palace of Wax & Ripley's Believe It or Not!, I-30 at Beltline Rd., Grand Prairie; (972) 263-2391. 225 life-like figures form Hollywood, history, horror, religion, fantasy and Ripley's oddities from around the world.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth; (817) 738-9215. Designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Tadao Ando, the museum features 53,000 square feet of gallery space showcasing masterworks of modern and contemporary American and European art from 1945 to the present, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography.

The Monnig Meteorite Gallery, located on the TCU Campus in the Sid Richardson Science Building at the corner of West Bowie Street and Cockrell, Fort Worth, (817) 257 -6277. Contains a collection of over 1,000 different meteorites.

Museum of Biblical Arts, 7500 Park Ln., Dallas (214) 691-4661. Non-denominational museum featuring permanent & changing exhibition galleries, theater, Garden Tom of Christ, mural depicting 200 Biblical characters.

Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., Dallas, 214-242-5100. The Nasher Collection is considered one of the foremost collections, private or public, of 20th-Century sculpture in the world. Comprised of more than 300 pieces, the collection features works by Calder, de Kooning, Kelly, Matisse, Miro, Picasso, Rodin and Serra, among many others.

National Scouting Museum, 1329 Walnut Hill Lane, Irving (972) 580-2100. A tribute to the rich history of the Boy Scouts of America, the museum features a Norman Rockwell art gallery, virtual reality adventures, hands-on learning experiences, and a historical collection that traces the Scouting movement from its beginnings.

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, 1700 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX 76107. (817) 336-4475. World's only museum honoring women of the American West.

Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art, 309 Main St., Sundance Square, downtown Fort Worth; (817) 332-6554, (888) 332-6554. Permanent exhibit of 60 paintings by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell from the collection of Sid W. Richardson.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Elm at Houston St., Dallas, (214) 747-6660. Located in former Texas School Book Depository Building it examines life, times, death and legacy of Pres. J.F. Kennedy.

Southfork Ranch, 3700 Hogge, Parker; (972) 442-7800. Experience television history at the world's most famous ranch and re-live exciting moments from "Dallas".

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, 128 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth; (817)626-7131 Located in the Fort Worth Stockyards the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to 27 of the top cowboys and cowgirls in Texas.

The Western Currency Facility of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 9000 Blue Mound Rd., Fort Worth; (817) 847-3881. Watch U.S. paper currency roll off the presses during a free 1-hour guided tour of the production process. Visitor Center, interactive exhibits and displays, retail sales shop. Tours Mon.-Fri., excluding Federal holidays.


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