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Friday Five! – Five Photos from the Fort Worth Cultural District

Friday Five! – Five Photos from the Fort Worth Cultural District

A couple of weeks ago, I set out exploring my hometown, Fort Worth, with the Visit Fort Worth crew and a few other travel bloggers.  Some things surprised me with changes that have been made in recent years.  Other things felt as comfortable and familiar as my favorite hooded sweatshirt.  Then there was the Fort Worth Cultural District, which fell in the middle of those things.

As a child, I made quite a few visits to different spots in the Cultural District.  Casa Manana (the theater in the round that shows Broadway shows and children’s theater), the Fort Worth Science and History Museum and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art were places I knew fairly well.  Even though they have been updated, they still have that feeling of home to me.

I set out to walk through the Fort Worth Cultural District, hopping between museums.  That is something I had not done before, even as an adult with my own children.  We go to one place (usually Casa, the Science Museum or the Omni IMAX) and then we leave.  I have to admit that visiting one museum, ducking out and walking to the next was pretty awesome.  The Amon Carter and the Kimbell are free, so it would be easy to follow a child’s attention span and move on when they are ready.

I think this has become a great place for visitors to the city and Fort Worthians alike, and I loved this walk.  If you want to meander around The Cultural District, here’s a map (pdf).

# 5 – The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art

The sculpture exhibited out front is Kaws, Companion (Passing Through)

#4 – Will Rogers Memorial Center

amon carter exhibit hall

Will Rogers Memorial Center, where the Fort Worth Stock Show is held every winter.

#3 – The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Full of American Art, the memory of viewing the western art of Remington and Russell as a child stuck with me.

#2 – The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

National Cowgirl Museum statue

This statue is outside this unique museum focusing on women, and is located next door to the FW Science Museum

#1 – The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Luke enjoying the Dino Dig! section. This is such a fantastic museum!

Resources :

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History – website

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art – website

Casa Manana – website

The Kimbell Art Museum – website

The Modern Art Museum – website

The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame – website

The Fort Worth Stock Show – website

  1. InsideJourneys 5 April, 2013

    Isn’t it always interesting to see how much is in our backyards? It’d be great to see that Cowgirl Museum.

  2. Cheryl @ Kids On A Plane 5 April, 2013

    Oh what I would do for some sunny tshirt weather in Toronto!

    The Modern Art Museum looks like fun. Thanks for the reminder to explore our hometown like tourists – we are always paying to go somewhere and touring Toronto would probably save us tons of $$$

  3. Becca@R We There Yet Mom? 5 April, 2013

    I love love love the FW Cultural District – didn’t go enough when I lived in the area – I regret it now!

    Thanks for linking up!

  4. Tricia Manaster 5 April, 2013

    Love the idea of exploring your own hometown. Whenever we get to Fort Worth, I am DEFINITELY going to go to the Cowgirl Hall of Fame! That sounds fantastic.

  5. Mary {The World Is A Book} 6 April, 2013

    This is such a great area for families. It’s awesome that kids can go museum hopping. I haven’t been to Forth Worth and when we do, this is one of our first visits. I would love to go to the Cowgirl Hall of Fame!

  6. MIchelle @ Having Fun in the Texas Sun 6 April, 2013

    One of the things we love about the Fort Worth Cultural District is that no matter how often you visit, the constantly changing traveling exhibits at the museums give you something new to see! There’s just never enough time to see it all! Beautiful picture of the Will Rogers Memorial Center!

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