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 1830s to modern artists of the twentieth century.
Billy Bob’s Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Stockyards National Historic District, Fort Worth, 76106. (817) 624-7117 or Metro (817) 589-1711. Country Music’s Club of the Year. Open daily-families welcome. Entertainment nightly.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing ( Western Currency Facility), 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. Opening Spring 2004.
Cavanaugh Fight Museum, 4572 Claire Chennault, Dallas; (972) 380-8800. More than 30 restored aircraft spanning WWI through Vietnam era.
The Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas; (214) 515-6500. Sixty-six acres of colorful flowers, gardens, majestic trees and two historic homes.
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.
Dallas World Aquarium, 1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas; (214) 720-2224. Exotic plants and creatures from around the world where you can explore a South American rainforest or take a walk through a water tunnel surrounded by reef life from the Continental Shelf. Observe monkeys, stingrays, piranhas and penguins.
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.
Flying and Floating Toys, providing boat rentals, jet ski rentals, kayak rentals, parasail rides, and powered parachute rides at Lake Lewisville. Boats for 1-100 people. For more information please call us at (214) 621-8499.
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.
Grapevine Opry, 308 S. Main St., Grapevine; (817) 481-8733. Country/western entertainment in the historic Palace Theater.
Grapevine Steam Railroad. A 1896 steam engine with vintage coaches linking Grapevine’s historic district and Fort Worth’s historic Stockyards. (817) 763-8297 or (800) 952-5717
Hurricane Harbor, A Six Flags Water Park, 1800 E. Lamar Blvd., Arlington. (817) 265-3356. Largest Water Park in North Texas, over 26 slides, rides, pools and attractions, locker facility, food, gift shops.
Pier 121 Marina,1481 East Hill Park Rd.,Lewisville, Tx 75056, (972) 370-7700.
Silverlake Marina, 2500 Fairway Dr., Grapevine, Tx 76051, (817) 310-3000
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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.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, (972) 263-RACE. World-class horse racing. I-30 on Belt Line Road. Wager year-round via simulcast in our post Time Pavilion.
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.
Mesquite Championship Rodeo, since 1958 Dallas’ last link to the old West’. Pro rodeo action. Air-Conditioned. (972) 285-8777.
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.
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.
Rough Riders Baseball , 7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco, TX 75034, (972)731-9200. Minor league affiliate of the Texas Rangers.
The Planetarium @ UT Arlington, 700 Planetarium Place, Arlington; (817)272-0123. Enjoy a state-of-the-art, 60-foot theater that seats 170 stargazers! Our new Digistar 3-D projection system will awe audiences of all ages!
Scarborough Renaissance Festival, Waxahachie; Metro (972) 938-3247, (888) 5FESTIVAL. 16th century English village with 1,000 costumed characters, crafts, and food shoppes. Open 8 weekends from mid April into June.
Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch, Pilot Point, email@example.com 940-686-4600. North Texas’s premiere exotic animal facility offering the opportunity to experience rare and endangered exotic wildlife in a unique and personal setting. Just 1 hour north of Dallas. The 126-acre educational park offers field trips, private tours, parties, and is open to the public Saturdays March-November! A Safari Tram, bucket train rides & outdoor dining areas make Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch a wild adventure!
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.
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.
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