411 W. Road to Six Flags
Arlington, TX 76011
Phone: (817) 460-8700
Fax: (817) 460-8701
Arts & Museums
Director Emeritus Joan Davidow is the driving force behind the success of the Arlington Museum of Art. Located in a thriving city primarily known for its entertainment parks, this privately funded, nonprofit museum shines and draws visitors from all over the country. Known as one of the state's finest contemporary art venues, this cultural haven is housed in a large former department store building and attracts crowds from both Fort Worth and Dallas. The focus here is on Texas art. Admission is free.
This museum features baseball uniforms, balls, equipment, baseball cards, and photographs depicting the history of the sport.The Learning Center features interactive exhibits on baseball and how the sport is related to fields such as science, math, history, geography, and communications.
View these exhibits of art and architecture.
Built in 1914 by James Park Fielder, an Arlington leader, this Prairie Style home features numerous exhibits on area history, plus contains a turn-of-the-century bedroom, barbershop, and general store.
The Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum was open to "preserve the history of the Cherokee Strip Land Rush of September 16, 1893 and the cultures of those who lived in the area." 45,000 artifacts, pictures and documents are housed in the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum for exhibit and research.
Through large-screen films viewed from first class airliner seats, interactive displays, hands-on exhibits, and videos, visitors can follow the history and worldwide operations of American Airlines from the 1930s to the present. One of the few museums in the world to be dedicated solely to commercial aviation, the C.R. Smith Museum's interactive emphasis offers an exciting way to learn about the progressive stages and developments in commecial aviation.
American Airlines sponsors C.R. Smith Museum, which examines the history of commercial airlines and explores their inner workings. Visitors have ample opportunities to check out seminal principals of flight first hand; they can experience a wind tunnel, see how a jet engine works, try out the pilot's seat in the cockpit or enter the Flight Lab to learn more about air pressure at high altitudes. The IWERKS large-screen theater shows movies about airline history while the patrons sit in authentic first-class seats. Moreover, there is a gift shop.
Enjoy seeing wax replicas of some of your favorite celebrities at this combined Wax/Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum. The Ripley's Believe It or Not! portion of the museum holds such unusual wonders as a seven-foot Leaning Tower of Pisa. This site truly has something for every taste. There are movie scenes from Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz and a beautiful exhibit on the Life of Christ. The horror section may make you jump. House sculptor Peter Carsillo is a former makeup artist who does a wonderful job creating the wax characters.
The museum features a restored DC-3, interactive audio-visual exhibits a wide-screen film flightsimulator, historical memorabilia, and a first class gift shop.
DFW Elite Toy Museum is home to rare antique toys and other race car collectibles. With over 3,000 pieces in the collection, this museum is a truly unique place to visit because you will not believe some of the things you will see.
This art center, located between Fort Worth and Dallas, is a famous landmark of this town. It hosts 300 events each year, including around 20 exhibitions in its four galleries. This place has two modern theaters and facilities for meetings, classroom sessions and performing arts. It is also famous for its garden of sculptures. The site measures 10 acres and the center offers free parking too.
This state-of-the-art museum is dedicated to telling the history of the Boy Scouts of America. Everything from how the organization began to what it has become today is explained within its 53,000 square foot space. The museum also features workshops and interactive galleries for children, as well as a Norman Rockwell gallery.