The Kimbell Art Museum is internationally renowned for both its collections and for its architecture. With a groundbreaking design, the Kimbell allows natural light to take the viewing experience from great to magnificent. The Kimbell’s collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Monet, Picasso and Matisse. You can also view important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities, Asian, Mesoamerican and African art. Where: The Kimbell Art Museum | 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens Experience the 110-acre oasis at the Botanic Gardens that are home to over 2,500 species of both exotic and native plants in the center of the Cultural District. Visit the world-renowned Japanese Garden, where the koi-filled pools, Japanese architecture, meticulously-maintained plants, and dramatic waterfalls create a serene environment for this strolling garden. Enjoy a meal in The Gardens Restaurant and shop in one or both of the Garden’s gift shops where you will find unique merchandise that appeals to the eye and to gardening interests. The gardens provide beautiful scenery for an afternoon walk and are open from dawn to dusk 365 days a year.
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens | 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing
The Money Factory is one of the only two printing facilities in the nation. Visitors are able to see American money printed at the place where over half of the nation’s currency is ordered. With a suspended walkway, visitors literally walk above billions of dollars. Visitors also have the opportunity engage in interactive exhibits and displays, view the high-definition movie theater, take a 45-minute self-guided tour and purchase un-cut currency and souvenir items in the Moneyfactory Gift Shop. Free tours are conducted Tuesday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: The Bureau of Engraving and Printing | 9000 Blue Mound Rd, Fort Worth
A refreshing haven in the center of downtown with various pools of water and green spaces, the Water Gardens are both breathtaking and relaxing all at the same time. The active water pool wows, while the aerated pool entertains and the quiet water pool calms. The gardens are open from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. Where: Fort Worth Water Gardens | 1502 Commerce Street, Fort Worth
One of the finest and most focused collections of Western art in America, the Sid Richardson Museum features paintings of the 19th Century American West by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and other artists. The works, reflecting both the art and reality of the American West, are from the collection of legendary Texas oilman and philanthropist, Sid W. Richardson (1891-1959). A free guided tour is offered every Tuesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. and by appointment. Admission is always free.
Where:Sid Richardson Museum | 309 Main Street, Fort Worth