Best of Dallas/Fort Worth
Sixth Floor Museum: John F. Kennedy’s legacy survives at this fascinating downtown museum, located where his assassin allegedly fired the fatal shots from the book depository’s sixth story window. Informative exhibits and intriguing artifacts tell the story of JFK’s powerful political career and his family’s version of Camelot.
Fair Park: A compelling collection of cultural museums awaits in equally impressive Art Deco buildings in this 300-acre complex, which gained international attention after hosting the grand 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition.
Dallas Museum of Art: With more than 23,000 works of world-class international art, from ancient to modern times, this is the crown jewel of culture museums in Dallas.
Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District: Once an important destination for cattle drivers who rustled steer from ranches across the state, the Stockyards now primarily serve as a cultural attraction, complete with Wild West saloons, historical museums, clothing boutiques, a rodeo arena, and even some genuine livestock activity.
Kimbell Art Museum: One of the finest art museums of its kind in the country, the Kimbell is brimming with significant and intriguing works of art in a remarkably designed building. Art ranges from the works of modern masters such as Picasso and Matisse to European classics from El Greco and Rembrandt.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth: Stunning for its building alone, “The Modern” is a remarkable structure featuring more than 2,600 significant works of international modern art, from compelling abstract expressionism to recognized pop art to abstract figurative sculpture.
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