Fort Worth has one of the top collections of museums in America in the Fort Worth Cultural District. West of Downtown, the museums are in a park-like setting where you can walk, drive, explore, and broaden your horizons. Here are a few of the locals' favorites.
The Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth
The Kimbell Museum has a comprehensive collection of around 350 pieces that effectively communicate the beauty and historical significance of the arts. The museum's primary objective is to promote knowledge and appreciation of the arts. Visit the Kimbell Cafe' for a refreshing break.
Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth
The Bass Performance Hall in downtown Fort Worth is one of the gems of Fort Worth. They have top-notch shows and events; it's home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. You can purchase a single show or have season tickets, and it is a beautiful date night where you can begin your evening with dinner downtown.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in American art and culture. The museum focuses exclusively on American art, emphasizing works from the 19th and 20th centuries. It is one of Fort Worth's best-kept secrets and is free to attend.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, initially founded in 1892, is one of the region's most dynamic and influential art institutions. The museum's collection includes more than 3,000 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, and works on paper by many of the most important and influential artists. It is a great place to meet for lunch at Cafe` Modern and explore the museum with a friend.
3101 W Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth
Casa Manana is a popular theater with an outdoor amphitheater that can hold up to 2,000 people. It's known for its lively productions of musicals, plays, and other performing arts, and features a summer musical series. The building's architecture is a must-see. Be sure to take the kids or grandkids.
Fort Worth Opera
505 Pecan Street
Fort Worth Opera is a unique part of American opera, with engaging and innovative performances that showcase the beauty and power of the art form. Their commitment to diversity and inclusion is commendable, valuing various artists and perspectives on and offstage.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy St, Fort Worth
This is a must for the kiddos! The Museum of Science and History offers interactive exhibits, educational programs, and community outreach. Exhibits include dinosaur fossils, minerals, wildlife, and the Cattle Raisers Museum. The Energy Blast exhibit explores energy, while the Innovation Studios let visitors experiment with technology. The Noble Planetarium offers shows about the universe. It's a great place for education and community outreach.