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).
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