Art & Culture
Kimbell Art Museum
A small collection of less than 350 works, the Kimbell Art Museum has become a byword for quality and importance at the highest level. It is one of three museums in the world with a painting by Michelangelo in its collection. The Museum’s holdings range in period from antiquity to the 20th century, including European masterpieces from Fra Angelico and Caravaggio to Cézanne and Matisse, and important collections of Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman antiquities, as well as Asian, Mesoamerican, and African arts. Admission to the permanent collection is always free. Visit www.kimbellart.org or call 817-332-8451.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing Fort Worth Tour and Visitor Center
See billions of dollars and learn about the production and history of U.S. paper currency. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Tour and Visitor Center includes two floors of interactive exhibits and displays, a FREE 45-minute tour overlooking the currency production floor, and educational movie, and the Moneyfactory Gift Shop. Call to schedule a tour 817-231-4000 or toll-free 866-865-1194 (Press 2 for either number) or visit us at www.moneyfactory.gov.
Fort Worth Museum of Science
The recently opened Fort Worth Museum of Science and History features innovative learning studios; interactive exhibits such as the Fort Worth Children’s Museum, Energy Blast, DinoDig, and Cattle Raisers Museum; special traveling exhibitions; all-digital Noble Planetarium; and new retail and dining options. The Omni Theater, a 2D IMAX dome, has been upgraded with digital sound and enhanced LED lighting. Call 817-255-9300 or visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Fun and informative for the whole family! The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University in College Station documents the life and times of George H.W. Bush before, during and after his time as President of the United States. Have a photo in our replica Oval Office, or follow the President’s decisions regarding the Gulf War in the Situation Room. For more information about the museum or upcoming events, visit our website at http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu.
Texas Independence Trail
In the saga of Texas history, no era is more distinctive or accented by epic events than Texas’ struggle for independence & its years as a sovereign republic. The Texas Independence Trail Region comprises a 28-county area stretching from San Antonio to Galveston. Armed with the Texas Independence Trail Region brochure, relive the era when Texas became a nation. Artifacts & interpretation at sites across the region help depict the lives & events that form this rich historical tapestry. The spirit of independence comes alive along the www.TexasIndependenceTrail.com.
Dining & Nightlife
Offering a sophisticated ambiance, The Grand Met restaurant is your gateway to innovative global cuisine. Flavors from around the world are seasonally inspired and artfully prepared in our modern show kitchen. The Grand Met also offers an extensive wine list, and a well-trained staff that is ready to serve you. M lounge adjacent to the Grand Met is best known for our signature martinis, tasty sushi, and an energetic atmosphere. The perfect setting for any occasion the Grand Met restaurant and M lounge are always at your service. Call 972-973-1244 or visit our menu at www.grandhyattdfw.com.
Billy Bob’s Texas
Billy Bob’s Texas restaurant in Fort Worth opened in 1981 as the World’s Largest Honky Tonk. Located in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, Billy Bob’s features family entertainment every day and night with concerts, real bull-riding, dance lessons, casino & video arcade, restaurant, celebrity wall of fame, and gift shop. For more information visit us at www.billybobstexas.com or call 817-624-7117.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing Fort Worth Tour and Visitor Center
See billions of dollars and learn about the production and history of U.S. currency. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Tour and Visitor Center includes two floors of interactive exhibits and displays, a free 45-minute, self-guided tour overlooking the currency production floor and an educational movie. Souvenirs and uncut currency sheets can be purchased at the Moneyfactory Gift Shop. To schedule a tour, call the tour scheduler at (817) 231-4000 or toll free at (866) 865-1194 and press 2. Groups of 10 or more must schedule in advance. For more information, go to www.moneyfactory.gov.
No visit to Dallas is complete without visiting the legendary Southfork Ranch. Visitors can tour the Ewing Mansion, re-live exciting moments from the series in the “Dallas Legends” exhibit, shop at two retail stores where they will find signature Southfork merchandise available only at the Ranch, and eat at Miss Ellie’s Deli. Not just a tourist attraction, with 63,000 square feet of meeting space and ten different ballrooms, Southfork hosts over 1,400 events annually. Southfork Ranch is located at 3700 Hogge Road, please call 972-442-7800 and visit www.southforkranch.com.
The Stockyards Rodeo located in the Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District has a rich history steeped in Rodeo and the West. The Cowtown Coliseum offers all the modern amenities, yet retains the feel of an historic site. Spectators can sit in air conditioned comfort and view the best in Rodeo and Western action. Come join us today and add to our wonderful history. For more information visit us on our website at: www.stockyardsrodeo.com or call 1-888-COWTOWN.
Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Stockyards Station is a western destination offering over 25 unique shops, dining and entertainment, indoor and outdoor event facilities, historic walking tours, horseback riding, Cowtown Cattlepen Maze, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame Museum and Hyatt Place Historic Stockyards. Stockyards Station is also home to the world’s only TWICE DAILY Cattle Drive at 11:30 am and 4 pm. Call 817-625-9715 for more information or visit www.stockyardsstation.com.
Dallas, Texas is home to America’s favorite NFL team, The Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys home is in the newly constructed Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. The Cowboys’ streak of 160 sold-out regular and post-season games began in 1990, and included 79 straight sellouts at their former home, Texas Stadium. The Cowboys’ share a record for most Super Bowl appearances and are the only NFL team to record 20 consecutive winning seasons (1966–1985), in which they only missed the playoffs twice (1974 and 1984). The Dallas Cowboys share the field and spotlight with The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. America’s Sweethearts have truly become the darlings of the National Football League, www.dallascowboys.com.
The Texas Rangers MLB team plays in the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Texas Rangers Baseball Club has made four appearances in the MLB postseason, all following division championships in 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2010. In 2010, the Rangers advanced past the Division Series for the first time in franchise history. Texas then brought home their first American League Pennant in 2010, www.texas.rangers.mlb.com.
From the moment you arrive at Galleria Dallas, you’ll know you are in for a shopping treat unlike any other. Galleria Dallas offers a unique collection of boutiques, restaurants and experiences. Visit our guest reception center for assistance, 972-702-7100 or www.galleriadallas.com.
Check out the historic location of the long-running Dallas TV series at the world’s most famous ranch. While at Southfork Ranch visit the Ranch Round up gift store, the Lincoln and Longhorns apparel store and the Dallas Museum. You are sure to find the perfect gift for that special someone or yourself, 800-989-7800 or www.SouthforkRanch.com.
Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Stockyards Station is a western destination offering over 25 unique shops, dining and entertainment, indoor and outdoor event facilities, historic walking tours, horseback riding, Cowtown Cattlepen Maze, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame Museum and Hyatt Place Historic Stockyards. Call 817-625-9715 for more information or visit www.stockyardsstation.com