Dallas Fort Worth Museums

Museums and Art Galleries Guide for the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.  A comprehensive Museum directory to culture, history, museums, and the arts in the DFW Metroplex. For education and pleasure for the whole family, visit a Dallas Fort Worth museum this week.

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African-American Museum
The African American Museum is the only museum in the Southwestern United States devoted to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials. With exhibits like "Face of the Rising Sun," an African American expression in decorative arts, a visit to Dallas's African American Museum is truly an adventure. This multimillion-dollar museum which is located at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, is one of park’s newer complexes. Exhibits highlight the lives of African Americans through historical and cultural representations. The museum features rotating exhibits and also houses the largest collection of folk art in the US. Collections include African Art, African American Fine Art, the Billy R. Allen Folk Art Collection, and the Historical Collection and Archives. Located at 3536 Grand Ave.  Fair Park Dallas, TX (214) 565-9026.  For more information, please call ahead before visiting this Museum.  The African American Museum is located at 3536 Grand Avenue in Fair Park, P. O. Box 150153, Dallas, TX 75315-0153. 

Age of Steam Railroad Museum
The Age of Steam Railroad Museum possesses one of the oldest and most comprehensive heavyweight passenger car collections in the United States, with a complete pre World War II passenger train including a Railway Post Office and baggage car, coaches, lounge cars, Pullman sleeping cars and a dining car. Over thirty pieces of historic railroad equipment including steam, diesel and electric locomotives, cabooses , historic structures, and assortment of small artifacts make it one of the finest railroad museums in the southwest United States.  Located inside Fair Park at 1105 Washington St., Fair Park Dallas, TX  (214) 428-0101.  Please verify dates times, and cost by visiting their web site are calling ahead.

American Airlines Smith Museum
The American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum is much more than a museum. It's a sight-and-sound, hands-on, window-seat look at the world of flight. It's an adventure offering you a chance to hear, see, touch and be a part of the exciting aviation industry. Best of all, it's a great place for the entire family - or any group - to enjoy, time and time again. The C.R. Smith Museum is one of the few museums in the world dedicated solely to commercial aviation. The museum opened in July 1993 and is dedicated to past and present American Airlines employees and C.R. Smith, longtime American Airlines president and aviation pioneer. Located at 4601 Highway 360/ FAA Rd. Fort Worth, TX  (817)967-1560. 

American Museum of miniature Arts
Children love dollhouses, antique toys, dioramas and miniature street scenes. You will find all of that and more here in stunning detail. The epitome of small scale is found at the American Museum of the Miniature Arts. This museum is a fabulous find for those intrigued by tiny figurines. This collection holds as much fascination for children and historians as it does for collectors. Exhibits range from a 1690 English country house to a 1960 bachelor's pad. The museum is expanding and has recently moved into a larger, permanent location in the West End. Admission is free. Location: 2001 North Lamar Street Dallas, TX 75202. For info, please call (214) 969-5502

Amon Carter Museum
The Amon Carter Museum offers visitors a stunning survey of American art, from the first landscape painters of the 1830s to modern artists of the twentieth century. The collection includes masterworks by such luminaries as Alexander Calder, Thomas Cole, Stuart Davis, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Singer Sargent, and Alfred Stieglitz. The museum also houses founder Amon G. Carter's collection of works by the two greatest artists of the American West—Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The Carter's holdings by these two artists are recognized as the finest and most comprehensive in the world. The museum's photography collection ranks among the top five in the country, with more than 30,000 exhibition-quality prints that cover the breadth of the medium's history.  Located at  3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107-2695  (817) 738-1933.

Cattle Raisers Museum
From Cattle barons to cowboys. From Special Texas Rangers to rustlers. From boots to branding irons. You'll find it all at the Cattle Raisers Museum - where the real West begins. This entertaining, interactive museum tells the story of the cattle and ranching industry in Texas and the Southwest. Experience hands-on exhibits, talking mannequins, authentic artifacts and an exciting theatre presentation. All to make the legends and lore come alive.  Located at 1301 W. 7th St. Fort Worth, TX  817-332-8551

Cavanaugh Flight Museum
The museum collects, maintains and flies an extensive collection of aircraft while also housing artwork and artifacts spanning the time period from World War I through the Vietnam conflict. These rare and significant aircraft comprise one of the largest private aviation collections in the country. Virtually all of the aircraft in the museum are maintained in air worthy condition and the majority of them are still flown regularly.  The museum encompasses nearly 50,000 square feet of display area in four hangars containing aircraft spanning history from World War I through Vietnam, artwork, artifacts and a gift shop.  The museum is located just north of Dallas, TX, in Addison on the grounds of Addison Airport at 4572 Claire Chennault. Addison, Texas. The museum may be contacted by phone at (972) 380-8800.

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