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801 Byron Nelson Blvd
Roanoke, TX 76262
Phone: (817) 490-1455
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Arts & Museums
Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln-they pass through here almost every other day. They're here on official visit of course but one can pass through here as a visitor too. One of only two birthplaces of American currency, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing conduct guided tours, giving one a peek into the intricacies that go into the money printing process. The facility also has a gallery/museum and three exhibits that are live demonstrations. The tours are also conducted in American Sign Language and Spanish. Audio description facilities are also provided for the visually impaired.
Archie St. Clair, a native of Australia, is the City of Grapevine
Named after the location of the first airplane museum in Texas, this museum boasts four planes.
This 100 seat, 40 foot high domed theater features a Digistar II projection system that can reproduce the current day's sky or the sky as it might have looked millions of years ago.
This Victorian house was built in the Queen Anne style and has been restored for use as a house museum, telling the story of life in Denton at the turn-of-the-century. Tours are available Tuesday through Saturday. Check for special programs offered.
This facility houses two public art galleries, a variety of craft rooms, a dance studio, and a large multipurpose hall.
Located in the historical 1896 Courthouse-on-the-Square, the museum houses historical exhibits related to Denton County and special collections. Genealogical information including family histories, Denton County photographs, and cemetery records as well as tours and Traveling Museum outreach program are available. The courthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The centerpiece of this fascinating collection of antique warbirds is the B-17 Flying Fortress, nicknamed "Chuckie." The B-17 Flying Fortress was used during World War II against the Nazis; Chuckie is reportedly one of the few surviving planes of its type. 20 or so other airplanes, as well as a jeep and the Texas Air Command's helicopters, share the restored B-29 hangar with Chuckie, while display cases show off model planes and war artifacts. The gift shop features art, jewelry, models and toys about aircraft, as well as the obligatory T-shirts. A small donation for upkeep of the museum is requested. Although the museum operates mainly on weekends, you can also visit on a weekday by appointment.
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.
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.
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.
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.