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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.
If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Arlington Museum of Art
201 W Main St
Arlington, TX 76010 Directions
The Arlington Museum of Art has maintained an impressive tradition of fostering the creativity of artists from all around the world and then giving them a venue in which their work can be appreciated.
This museum and art attraction maintains an active schedule of various exhibits, programs and events all designed to further the importance of artistic expression in the community. There are also special presentations for students and various groups, as well as classes and other special events throughout the year that serve to underscore the importance of art in all of our lives.
International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame
621 Six Flags Dr
Arlington, TX 76011 Directions
Prepare yourself for an exciting and intriguing look at the history-rich sport of bowling by planning a great visit to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame near Six Flags and a convenient stop on the Trolley. For bowling fans your museum trip will introduce you to a lot of intriguing back stories, trivia, and fascinating facts about one of your favorite pastimes – in fact, you’ll likely find that you enjoy the game even more after your visit.
The museum houses many exhibits on both the history of bowling and its current status as the Nation's No. 1 participatory sport while paying special attention to detail into documenting the history of bowling. You and your group will find it fun seeing older equipment, reading about how bowling differs throughout the globe and visiting their charming Museum Gift Shop.
Ripley's Believe It or Not - Grand Prairie
601 E Palace Pkwy
Grand Prairie, TX 75050 Directions
Amaze yourself as you explore some of the most interesting, bizarre and curious items and phenomena that the world has to offer through the eyes and extensive travels of legendary Robert Ripley at the ever so popular Ripley's Believe It or Not! exhibitions, brought to you at the local offering in Grand Prairie and a must stop on your fun list while in the Arlington area.
As you enter the world-renowned Odditorium, your imagination will perform back-flips as you browse 7,000 square feet of oddities, 12 galleries of uniqueness, a 7D Moving Theater, the Mirror Maze, tons of hands-on interactives, the delicious sweet Candy Factory, meet the stars at Louis Tussauds Palace of Wax as you walk through their wickedly spinning vortex tunnel. You'll have a blast, believe it or not!
Texas Rangers Hall of Fame Museum
1000 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011 Directions
With the legacy of the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers looming large over the entire city of Arlington, it's not surprising that an entire museum specifically dedicated to sports art is such a popular venue. Reputed to be the nation's largest art gallery devoted to sports, the Hall of Fame Museum is a unique and awe-inspiring museum featuring original pieces as well as lithographs, statues, uniforms, autographs and various other types of memorabilia that even the most causal sports fan will find impressive.
This impressive facility is housed within the Rangers Ball park and it offers a comprehensive look at the team's origins, triumphs, trials, and the people who played vital roles in the evolution of this highly regarded baseball team. The various exhibits include rare photos, memorabilia, team uniforms and audio and video presentations.
1038 W Abram St
Arlington, TX 76013 Directions
Arlington's Upstairs Gallery has maintained an impressive forty-year tradition of featuring the work of Arlington-area artists as well as the work of artisans from the surrounding metro-plex. That scope has produced a truly unique collection of work, from the traditional to the modern, presented in various mediums. The gallery also encourages budding artists to follow their muse by offering classes for kids, teenagers and adults over the course of the year.
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