Museums
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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.

African American Museum of Dallas

3536 Grand Ave
Dallas, TX 75210   Directions

(214) 565-9026

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Explore the detail and richness of African masks, sculptures, gold weights, and textiles at the African American Museum. The museum also showcases exhibits that explore African and African-American artists.

Four vaulted galleries provide a stunning backdrop to the museum's collection of African American Art and historical items. The permanent collection include African art; African American fine art; magazine, historical, political and community archives.

Works by Clementine Hunter, David Butler, and George White are among the pieces in the African American Folk Art collection. The museum also curates a music collection, including notable artifacts that chronicle the Jazz Age.

Cavanaugh Flight Museum

4572 Claire Chennault St
Addison, TX 75001   Directions

(972) 380-8800

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Don't just view the fighter aircraft at Cavanaugh Flight Museum, go for a ride! That's right, you can step up to be a passenger on any of the daily flight outings. Unusual helicopters and other machines of flight are on display and available for rides, too.

Crow Collection of Asian Art

2010 Flora St
Dallas, TX 75201   Directions

(214) 979-6430

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Quietly reflect on one of the most spiritually-based art forms at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. The collection brings together pieces from China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia.

Dallas Holocaust Museum

211 Record St
Dallas, TX 75201   Directions

(214) 741-7500

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Learn how history is shaped by upstanders and bystanders at the Dallas Holocaust Museum. The institution strives to educate the public so that mistakes of the past are never repeated.

Dallas Museum of Art

1717 N Harwood St
Dallas, TX 75201   Directions

(214) 922-1200

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Set aside an afternoon to explore the Dallas Museum of Art, which houses a collection of more than 23,000 works of art from around the world ranging from ancient to modern times. You'll see extensive representations of African, Asian, Contemporary, Pacific Islands and European art.

Founded in 1903, museum has built its reputation through unprecedented public support and patronage from the well-established arts community in Dallas. It is located in the downtown Arts District, in a $24.8 million facility that has expanded several times to its current size of 350,000 square feet on 8.9 acres

Frontiers of Flight Museum

6911 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75209   Directions

(214) 350-3600

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Take off on an exhilarating tour of aviation history at the Frontiers of Flight Museum where you will walk through a thrilling time-line of aviation history, starting from the time of the early pioneers 1920s during the "Golden Age of Flight" and progressing to the jet and rocket age of today. Founded in 1988, the museum was created in honor of legendary aviation historian George E. Haddaway, and also honors the pivotal role of the Dallas/Fort Worth area, known as the Aviation Capital of the World.

Displays include a World War I biplane, models, uniforms, decorations, engines and propellers, the largest unburned piece from the "Hindenburg" tragedy in 1937, and more than 200 models representing nations involved in World War II. The museum chronicles the advent of the P-51 "Mustang" aircraft, which reached speeds of 450 mph. Less than 15 years later, the military produced the SR-71 "Blackbird," which cruised at a cool 2,100 mph.

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

2943 SMU Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205   Directions

(214) 346-1650

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The permanent exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum explores important issues and events of the Administration of President George W. Bush as framed by four themes: freedom, opportunity, compassion, and responsibility. The Library is the repository for textual, audiovisual, and electronic Presidential records created or received throughout the Administration of President George W. Bush as well as other donated collections, including over 70 million pages of textual Presidential materials.

Mary Kay Museum

16251 Dallas Pkwy
Addison, TX 75315   Directions

(972) 687-5720

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Visit the Mary Kay Museum, as much a testament to the hard-driving founder as it is to the legions of women who sell Mary Kay products around the globe. Tour the lobby and the office used by the founder, located on the 13th floor. The number 13 was Mary Kay's lucky number, and she founded the company on Friday the 13th.

Meadows Museum of Art | Southern Methodist University

5900 Bishop Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205   Directions

(214) 768-2516

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Visit one of the finest collections of Spanish art at the Meadows Museum of Art on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Works date from the 15th to the 20th century, including pieces by Spanish masters from the Golden Age of Spanish painting.

Museum of Biblical Art

7500 Park Ln
Dallas, TX 75225   Directions

(214) 368-4622

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View religious art of all denominations at the Museum of Biblical Art. With a special focus on art history, the museum exhibits decorative art from Israel and the Holy Land.

Museum of the American Railroad

6455 Page St
Frisco, TX 75034   Directions

(214) 428-0101

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All aboard for the Museum of the American Railroad in Frisco, an intriguing place dedicated to celebrating the heritage and future of railroads through historic preservation, educational programming and truly uber-interesting artifacts and archival material from the railroad industry to exhibit and interpret their significance in American life and culture. Exhibits and general programs are provided year-round.

The Museum is a 50-year-old collecting institution with a long history of providing quality educational and entertaining experiences to over 3 million visitors from around the world, preserving and presenting their priceless collection of trains, including the widely popular TrainTopia, a railroad odyssey consisting of a 2500 square foot miniature model train layout.

Nasher Sculpture Center

2001 Flora St
Dallas, TX 75201   Directions

(214) 242-5100

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The Nasher Sculpture Center is a museum that reflects the passion and wonderment of its founders, specializing in modern and contemporary sculpture, where art is displayed in both indoor and outdoor settings. The sculpture center includes a garden filled with intriguing pieces from the collection of Raymond and Patsy Nasher.

When the Nashers began collecting, they were guided by their instincts and purchased works that simply moved them. Their collection is extremely varied and include modern works and postwar creations, covering a vast array of materials and interpretations. Certain artists are strongly represented to the delight of many professional curators, including 11 sculptures from Matisse, 7 from Picasso, four from Miro and 13 from Giacometti.

The Center is located on 2.4 acres next to the Dallas Museum of Art. The collection features works by the following artists: Harry Bertoia, Constantin Brâncusi, Alexander Calder, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Paul Gauguin, Willem de Kooning, Mark di Suvero, Alberto Giacometti, Barbara Hepworth, Ellsworth Kelly, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Claes Oldenburg, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Richard Serra, and David Smith.

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