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AFRICAN AMER­I­CAN MU­SEUM— The African Amer­i­can Mu­seum is the only mu­seum in the South­west­ern United States de­voted to the preser­va­tion and dis­play of African-Amer­i­can artistic, cul­tural and his­tor­i­cal ma­te­ri­als. It also has one of the largest African-Amer­i­can folk art col­lec­tions in the United States. www.aam­dal­las.org. 3536 Grand Ave., 214.565.9026. AMON CARTER MU­SEUM OF AMER­I­CAN ART— This his­toric Fort Worth mu­seum, founded by the late Amon G. Carter, is de­voted to the preser­va­tion and ex­hi­bi­tion of Amer­i­can art in all of its var­ied forms. The lo­ca­tion of­fers per­ma­nent and trav­el­ing ex­hi­bi­tions, ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams and teach­ing re­sources. www.carter­mu­seum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.738.1933. CAT­TLE RAISERS MU­SEUM— The Cat­tle Raisers Mu­seum pro­vides a look at the re­gions her­itage of ranch­ing and the his­tory of the cat­tle in­dus­try. Ar­ti­facts—from boots to brand­ing irons—and in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits help tell the story. www.cat­tlerais­ersmu­seum.org. 1600 Gendy St., 817.332.8551. CAVANAUGH FLIGHT MU­SEUM— This 50,000-square-foot fa­cil­ity at the Ad­di­son air­port houses a mint-con­di­tion P-51 Mus­tang, a TBM Avenger, an F-104 Starfighter, three Rus­sian MiGs and 35 other air­planes. Tick­ets are $10 for adults, $5 for chil­dren 4 to 12, and free for chil­dren un­der 3. www.ca­vanaugh­flight­mu­seum.com. 4572 Claire Chen­nault, Ad­di­son, 972.380.8800. CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM AT THE MU­SEUM OF NA­TURE AND SCIENCE— Dal­las Chil­dren’s Mu­seum is ded­i­cated to chil­dren and their fam­i­lies, ed­u­ca­tors and ex­plor­ing, play­ing and learn­ing to­gether. www. na­ture­and­science.org. 1318 S. Sec­ond Ave., Fair Park, 214.428.5555. DAL­LAS CON­TEM­PO­RARY— Dal­las Con­tem­po­rary presents art in a space that in­spires artists and fans alike. With a mis­sion to in­spire the com­mu­nity, it also show­cases the best of con­tem­po­rary art from around the world. www.dal­las­con­tem­po­rary.org. 161 Glass St., 214.821.2522. DAL­LAS HOLO­CAUST MU­SEUM— Opened in 1984 by a group of Holo­caust sur­vivors, this cen­ter in­cludes ar­ti­facts (among them a Bel­gian box­car used to trans­port Jewish peo­ple), pho­to­graphs, doc­u­men­taries and video­tapes made by lo­cal sur­vivors, a memo­rial room and a li­brary. www.dal­lasholo­caust­mu­seum.org. 211 N. Record St., 214.741.7500. DAL­LAS MU­SEUM OF ART— The Dal­las Mu­seum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art mu­se­ums in the coun­try and is dis­tin­guished by its com­mit­ment to re­search, in­no­va­tion and pub­lic en­gage­ment. At the heart of the mu­seum and its pro­grams is its global col­lec­tion, which en­com­passes more than 22,000 works and spans 5,000 years of his­tory, rep­re­sent­ing a full range of world cul­tures. DMA of­fers free gen­eral ad­mis­sion every day to its col­lec­tions and to many spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions and pro­grams, and has the first free mu­seum mem­ber­ship pro­gram in the coun­try called DMA Friends. www.dma.org. 1717 N. Har­wood St., 214.922.1200.

FORT WORTH MU­SEUM OF SCIENCE AND HIS­TORY— This mu­seum has it all. Boast­ing a re­cent ren­o­va­tion and ex­pan­sion, the Fort Worth Mu­seum of Science and His­tory houses in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits that ex­plore ev­ery­thing from di­nosaurs and en­ergy to cat­tle ranch­ing and the galaxy. Make sure to see a show in the Omni IMAX The­ater or the Noble Plan­e­tar­ium. www.fw­mu­seum.org. 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth, 817.255.9300. FRON­TIERS OF FLIGHT MU­SEUM— Re­live the his­tory of avi­a­tion amid one of the world’s finest col­lec­tions of ar­ti­facts, scale mod­els, pho­to­graphs and mem­o­ra­bilia. Open 10 am-5 pm, M-S, and 1-5 pm, Su. www.flight­mu­seum.com. 6911 Lem­mon Ave., 214.350.1651. GE­ORGE W. BUSH PRES­I­DEN­TIAL CEN­TER— Estab­lish­ing it­self as one of the largest and most im­por­tant mu­seum open­ings in re­cent mem­ory in Dal­las, the Ge­orge W. Bush Pres­i­den­tial Cen­ter has re­ceived much ac­claim for both its hand­some ar­chi­tec­ture and con­tin­ued de­vo­tion to lib­erty. The cen­ter boasts a 226,000-square-foot space that cov­ers more than 15 acres of scenic ur­ban park on the grounds of South­ern Methodist Univer­sity. One hall­mark of the cen­ter is the Ge­orge W. Bush Pres­i­den­tial Li­brary and Mu­seum, which re­veals a snap­shot of Amer­i­can pres­i­dency and a lo­ca­tion for of­fi­cial records and ar­ti­facts from Bush’s time in of­fice. www.bush­cen­ter.org. 2943 SMU Blvd., 214.200.4300. KIMBELL ART MU­SEUM— This beau­ti­ful mu­seum in the heart of the Fort Worth Mu­seum District is a strong an­chor with ex­cep­tional ex­hibits. The mu­seum’s hold­ings range in pe­riod from an­tiq­uity to the 20th cen­tury, in­clud­ing mas­ter­pieces from Fra An­gelico and Car­avag­gio to Cezanne and Matisse, and is one of only two in­sti­tu­tions in the South­west with a sub­stan­tial col­lec­tion of Asian arts. This mu­seum also isn’t afraid to take risks with ex­per­i­men­tal ex­hi­bi­tions. Ad­mis­sion to the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion is free. www.kim­bel­lart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817.332.8451. MEAD­OWS MU­SEUM— The cen­ter­piece of SMU’s Mead­ows School of the Arts, the Mead­ows Mu­seum houses a com­pre­hen­sive col­lec­tion of Span­ish art in­clud­ing works by Ve­lazquez, Rib­era, Zur­baran, El Greco, Murillo, Goya, Miro and Pi­casso. www. mead­ows­mu­se­um­dal­las.org. 5900 Bishop Blvd., 214.768.2516. MOD­ERN ART MU­SEUM OF FORT WORTH— Housed in a Tadao Ando-de­signed build­ing that seems to float on wa­ter, The Mod­ern main­tains one of the fore­most col­lec­tions of mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary art in the cen­tral United States. It con­sists of more than 3,000 works, in­clud­ing pieces by Anselm Kiefer, Pablo Pi­casso, Jack­son Pol­lock, Andy Warhol and more. It also houses a splen­did cafe that boasts farm-to-ta­ble fare. www.the­mod­ern.org. 3200 Dar­nell St., Fort Worth, 817.738.9215. NASHER SCULP­TURE CEN­TER— Nasher Sculp­ture Cen­ter is a world-class mu­seum show­cas­ing the con­tem­po­rary sculp­ture col­lec­tion of renowned phi­lan­thropist and art col­lec­tor Ray­mond Nasher. The Nasher con­tains more than 300 works from around the world, dis­played through­out the in­te­rior gal­leries and out­door gar­den, in­clud­ing Gau­guin and Pi­casso. www.nash­er­sculp­ture­cen­ter.org. 2001 Flora St., 214.242.5100. NA­TIONAL COWGIRL MU­SEUM & HALL OF FAME— This is the only mu­seum in the world ded­i­cated to hon­or­ing women of the Amer­i­can West. In­ter­ac­tive ex­hibit gal­leries fea­ture more than 5,000 ar­ti­facts and 2,500 pho­to­graphs that tell the sto­ries of a di­verse group of women such as artist Maria Martinez and coun­try mu­sic legend Patsy Cline. www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St., Fort Worth, 817.336.4475. NA­TIONAL COWGIRL MU­SEUM AND HALL OF FAME— Touted as the only mu­seum in the world “ded­i­cated to hon­or­ing the women of the Amer­i­can West,” this three-decade-old mu­seum fea­tures spe­cial ex­hibits, bronc-rid­ing events and ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties. The hall hon­ors such in­ductees as An­nie Oak­ley, Dale Evans, Laura In­galls Wilder and Saca­gawea. www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St., 817.336.4475. NA­TIONAL VIDEOGAME MU­SEUM— An ode to all things Atari, Nin­tendo, Sega and be­yond, the Na­tional Videogame Mu­seum celebrates the past, present and fu­ture of the gam­ing in­dus­try with rare ar­ti­facts and pro­to­types, in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits, a clas­sic ar­cade and more. www.nvmusa.org. Frisco Discovery Cen­ter, 8004 N. Dal­las Pkwy., Frisco, 972.668.8400. OLD RED MU­SEUM OF DAL­LAS COUNTY HIS­TORY & CUL­TURE— Be­gin­ning as a 10x10 log cabin and sur­viv­ing four fires, The Old Red Mu­seum is a Dal­las land­mark in and of it­self. In­side, you can view one of the many ex­hi­bi­tions ded­i­cated to the rich cul­ture and his­tory of Dal­las County. www.ol­dred.org. 100 S. Hous­ton St., 214.745.1100. PEROT MU­SEUM OF NA­TURE & SCIENCE— This mu­seum of­fers ex­cit­ing and in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits for the young and old alike. It houses per­ma­nent and trav­el­ing ex­hibits that are both en­light­en­ing and in­spir­ing, and prom­ises to bring the youth­ful won­der­ment out in ev­ery­one. Race a T-Rex, bat­tle ro­bots, re­port the weather, gaze at rare gems and see a tor­nado in ac­tion. www.per­ot­mu­seum.org. 2201 N. Field St., 214.428.5555. SID RICHARD­SON MU­SEUM— This in­for­ma­tive locale of­fers vis­i­tors a var­ied as­sort­ment of Western art col­lec­tions and was founded by Texas oil­man Sid Richard­son. The mu­seum has been open for more than two decades and draws tens of thou­sands of vis­i­tors every year. www.sidrichard­son­mu­seum.org. 309 Main St., Fort Worth, 817.332.6554. THE SIXTH FLOOR MU­SEUM AT DEALEY PLAZA— The for­mer school­book de­pos­i­tory, which al­legedly served as the perch for Lee Har­vey Oswald’s shoot­ing of Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy, has been transformed into a fas­ci­nat­ing, in-depth mu­seum chron­i­cling the life and legacy of JFK. www.jfk. org. 411 Elm St., 214.747.6660. TEXAS CIVIL WAR MU­SEUM— Of­fer­ing one of the finest col­lec­tions Civil War mem­o­ra­bilia and works any­where, this unique mu­seum houses more than 15,000 square feet of ex­hibits, in­clud­ing Vic­to­rian dress and United Daugh­ters of the Con­fed­er­acy col­lec­tions, in ad­di­tion to its main Civil War col­lec­tion. www.tex­as­civil­war­mu­seum.com. 760 Jim Wright Fwy. N., Fort Worth, 817.246.2323. THE TRAMMELL AND MAR­GARET CROW COL­LEC­TION OF ASIAN ART— An un­par­al­leled col­lec­tion of al­most 700 mas­ter­works from China, Ja­pan, In­dia and Ti­bet. The col­lec­tion of carved jade pieces is one of the finest in North Amer­ica. Ad­mis­sion is free. www.crow­col­lec­tion.com. 2010 Flora St., 214.979.6430.

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