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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.

Amon Carter Museum

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107   Directions

(817) 738-1933


A moment captured in time leaves the viewer free to fill in the story. Let your imagination roam as you view the art attractions at the Amon Carter Museum, where you'll find 30,000 prints by 400 photographers. Significant works in other media by Georgia O'Keeffe, John Singer Sargent and Alexander Calder are also on display.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art was opened in 1961. A self-made man by the name of Amon G. Carter had expressed his desire to build a public institution to house his art collection. Although he never saw the museum come to be, Carter's will provided for the establishment of the expanding institution.

The museum's first director, Mitchell A. Wilder, had a broad vision in mind while building the Carter Museum's art collection. Wilder wanted to expand the museum's collection to feature paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs and books that would tell the story of the "successive frontiers" of American history through various styles and subjects.

Today, the museum houses approximately 700 works of art by artists like Alexander Calder, Thomas Cole, Stuart Davis, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Singer Sargent, Charles Demuth, Martin Johnson Heade and Alfred Stieglitz. The museum is also home to one of the most extensive photography collections, featuring more than 30,000 prints by 400 photographers. Some of the photographers featured are by Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter and Karl Struss. The museum also boasts a 160-seat auditorium, a library with 40,000 volumes and the only one between the two coasts to have the 7,500 microform reels of the Archive of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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CR Smith Museum | History of American Airlines

4601 Texas Hwy 360
Fort Worth, TX 76155   Directions

(817) 967-1560


The CR Smith Museum takes visitors on a flight through American Airlines history, with interactive exhibits that entice participation by all age groups. The museum features hundreds of historical artifacts, photographs, full-scale aircraft engines and a rare Douglas DC-3 airliner. In addition, the museum’s state of the art 4K digital theater features Pursuit of Flight, a film, featuring the history and physics of aviation from ancient times through today. Through its activities, the museum preserves the history of American Airlines and explains what it takes to run the airline, as told through the perspective of the team members who work there. 

Cattle Raisers Museum

1600 Gendy St
Fort Worth, TX 76107   Directions

(817) 332-8551


See if you have the natural ability to run a cattle drive at the Cattle Raisers Museum. The museum has a video game cattle drive simulator, among other exhibits that describe the life and times of early day ranchers.

The Cattle Raisers Museum is a state-of-the-art, 10,000-square-foot facility that houses exhibits showcasing the life of early day ranchers and the cattle industry. Exhibits include a "Ride-Along Round-Up," video game that simulates a cattle drive and a glowing steer that illustrates the many cattle by-products is on display. The museum has a collection of authentic artifacts and rare photography.

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Fort Worth Aviation Museum

3300 Ross Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76106   Directions

(855) 733-8627


The Fort Worth Aviation Museum (formerly the Veterans Memorial Air Park) (FWAM) is a group of organizations dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of aviation in Fort Worth, the North Texas region, and around the world. Think of them as a mall of museums telling a variety of stories with an emphasis being North Texas. The aircraft collection consists of twenty-one warbirds dating from 1943 to the present.

Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

1600 Gendy St
Fort Worth, TX 76107   Directions

(817) 255-9300


Discover Forth Worth through the eyes of a scientist at the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. Find out why dinosaurs made their home here, learn about the science of cattle drives and study how new forms of energy are created through the museum's exhibits and attractions.

The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History began in 1945 as the Fort Worth Children's Museum. The museum's name was changed in 1968 to bring in a broader audience of children and adults. Through creative exhibits the museum educates and entertains visitors, encouraging lifelong learning for the young and old.

The newly renovated museum is home to attractions like the Noble Planetarium and the Omni Theater. Over 175, 000 historical and scientific objects are displayed throughout the museum, which features exhibits like the "Cattle Raiser's Museum," "DinoLabs & DinoDig," "Energy Blast" and the "Fort Worth Children's Museum."

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Kimbell Art Museum

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107   Directions

(817) 332-8451


Take a stroll through a building that is considered by many to be one of the most outstanding architectural accomplishments of modern times. The Kimbell Art Museum is a work of art itself, presenting just 350 art pieces by art-world heavyweights like Picasso, Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Monet.

The Kimbell Art Museum houses a small, 350-piece collection of European, Asian and Pre-Columbian art works. Some of the works featured are by artists like Picasso, Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Monet. Assyrian, Greek and Roman antiquities from the classical period are also on display at the museum. The library at the museum holds over 42,000 volumes for student and historian research.

The museum has a full schedule of programs for the public to gain appreciation for its collection. Special exhibitions include symposia from guest speakers; lectures by professional staff, regional artists and guest scholars; films on art; a book club; summer camps for kids and family festivals and gallery guides. Workshops are offered for people of all ages to expand their knowledge and enjoyment of art.

The Kimbell Art Museum designed by Louis Kahn is considered to be one of the most outstanding architectural accomplishments of modern times. The design of vaulted ceilings and slit-like skylights allows natural light to illuminate the museum and showcase the beauty of the building. The museum's landscaping adds to the beauty of the epic structure with a pool-lined yard and a grove of Yaopon holly trees inhabiting the courtyard. This combination of design and landscaping has earned the Kimbell Art Museum many awards and critical acclaim.

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Log Cabin Village

2100 Log Cabin Village Ln
Fort Worth, TX 76109   Directions

(817) 392-5881


Explore early pioneer life in Texas at the Log Cabin Village. The living history museum showcases early structures like an old schoolhouse, a gristmill, and a blacksmith shop.

The Log Cabin Village is a living history museum dedicated to the preservation of Texas heritage. The museum is home to different log cabins from the 1800s, renovated to depict different aspects of pioneer life. Exhibits include a water-powered gristmill, a one-room schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, an herb garden, and several log home settings.

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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell St
Fort Worth, TX 76107   Directions

(817) 738-9215


Basque in the natural light and modern art at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Works by Anselm Kiefer, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol are rotated periodically to showcase the 2,600-piece collection.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth houses a variety of post-World War II art and is considered one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary art in the central United States. The permanent collections includes pieces by Anselm Kiefer, Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Susan Rothenberg, Richard Serra, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol. The museum often rotates exhibits in order to eventually feature all of its 2,600 objects. The building was designed specifically to utilize natural light in the 53,000 square feet of gallery space.

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National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame

1720 Gendy St
Fort Worth, TX 76107   Directions

(817) 336-4475


Celebrate cowgirl culture at the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame. Browse through artifacts and photos detailing the lives of women like Laura Ingalls Wilder, Patsy Cline and Annie Oakley.

The National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame honors the bravery and spirit of the women of the American West. The Hall of Fame includes photographs, artifacts and information on the honorees. Some of the women honored at the museum are Patsy Cline, Georgia O'Keeffe, Annie Oakley and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

The museum houses exhibits that showcase different aspects of the cowgirl culture. "Kinship with the Land" features a 15-minute film about the cowgirl's relationship with the land. "Into the Arena" explores the rodeo life of a cowgirl through victory and defeat. Cowgirls in show business, pop culture and literature are the topic of the "Claiming the Spotlight" exhibit. A couple of other exhibits include a juke box loaded with songs sung by cowgirls and a hands-on children's play area at the "Connie Reeves Discovery Corral."

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National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum

2029 N Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76164   Directions

(817) 534-8801


Art, journals, photography and other memorabilia help the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum & Hall of Fame tell the story of the American West. The museum celebrates founders of the West in the Hall of Fame. Members honored include Charley Pride and Bill Pickett.

The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum & Hall of Fame showcases the complete historical landscape of the people that built the American West. Their story is told through art works, journals, photography and other historical memorabilia. Tuskgee Airmen and the Buffalo Soldiers are only some of several exhibits.

The Hall of Fame was founded to recognize the pioneers that helped shape the western frontier. Inductees include country music singer Charley Pride, rodeo star Bill Pickett and former Pittsburgh Steeler, Melvin Carnell Blount.

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Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Gallery

2950 W Bowie St
Fort Worth, TX 76109   Directions

(817) 257-6277


Touching crusty old rocks doesn't sound like much fun but once you learn that they used to fly through space - well that's a different story! Visit the Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Gallery to touch some of the oldest objects known to man. Learn about meteorites and view the vast collection of the mysterious space matter.

Sid Richardson Museum

309 Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76102   Directions

(817) 332-6554


View the works of the "titans of Western art," Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell at the Sid Richardson Museum. The works featured showcase the reality of the American West.

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