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Arts & Museums
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Preserving the history of the Fort Worth Stockyards, this museum is a result of efforts made by the North Fort Worth Historical Society. The museum is housed in the Livestock Exchange Building. The antique display cases were restored to hold artifacts relating to the history of the Stockyards, as well as the meat packing industry and the railroads. Another exhibit focuses on Quanah Parker, the last Comanche Indian war chief. Children will love the exhibit of the lightbulb that has been burning since 1908. Admission is free.
The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is a museum that exhibits cowboy memorabilia from way back. It also hosts educational events about cowboy folklore around campfires. The National Day of American Cowboy festivities is also held here. The museum has a large collection of lifestyle wagons, buggies and other exciting exhibits. The Chisholm Trail Collection exhibits interesting cowboy artifacts and items. You can have your photo taken in the Jersey Lily photo parlor or pick up a souvenir from their gift shop. School and group educational tours are regularly arranged for.
Fort Worth's oldest fire station is apt for an exhibit celebrating the city's history. This station housed active firefighters from 1907-1980. In 1984, it reopened for the Texas Sesquicentennial with a new collection of memorabilia entitled "150 Years of Fort Worth." Photographs, assorted historical documents, paintings, posters and other artifacts from the late 1800s to the 1990s chronicle of the city's progress, from military outpost to cattle market to thriving modern city. Groups may schedule private tours two weeks in advance.
An exhausted cowboy slouches in his saddle after a hot, hard day of herding cattle over the plains. Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and a few other artists uniquely captured the struggle and challenge of the "Old West" with their art. Art collector, philanthropist and oilman Sid Richardson donated his personal collection of original art masterpieces to the museum, located in Fort Worth's Sundance Square Arts District. Features include both paintings and sculpture redolent of the early west.
This gallery is an exclusive dealer of Thomas Kinkade, the most published artist in the United States. Kinkade is known as the living master of "Luminism," a studio technique that causes a completed painting to literally glow from within. The Thomas Kincade Gallery includes originals, limited edition reproductions, and gift items.
The centerpiece of this fascinating collection of antique warbirds is the last remaining B-29 that still takes flight. Just north of the Stock Yards, the Vintage Flying Museum features 20 different aircraft's that date from the 1930s to as late as the 1960s. Get up close and personal with these rare artifacts as you learn the ins and outs of aviation from the knowledgeable museum docents. Tucked away in a hanger at the Meacham Airport, the museum is home to the Commemorative Air Force B-29/B-24 Squadron where these classic aircraft's are maintained, preserved, and restored.
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.