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The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Ft. Worth

February 25th, 2009 · 4 Comments

In the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards, in a converted warehouse a few yards from the Visitor’s Center, lies the amazing historical repository known as the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Despite the name, it’s not merely a place where individual cowboys (and, yes, cowgirls) are lauded for their achievements; it’s also a storehouse […]

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The Science Place Planetarium, Fair Park

June 10th, 2008 · No Comments

You know, nothing beats a good, dark planetarium for a grand spectacle. I have fond memories of the Bert Baker Planetarium in Houston, as well as the smaller planetarium at Sam Houston State University, both of which I visited several times way back when I was in high school. For several years I’ve been aware […]

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Leonhardt Lagoon, Dallas

June 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Well, folks, I’m back from my trip to Far East Texas, otherwise known as the Carolinas. I had a great time while vacationing, and the landscape was beautiful, but alas — since it’s a bit far from DFW, I won’t be going into too much detail on this blog about what I saw and did. […]

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Dallas Heritage Village, Part II

April 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Last episode I waxed poetic (as I so often do) about Dallas Heritage Village, which is located on the environs of the big D’s original city park — which is called, cleverly enough, Old City Park. The curators have collected and maintained 38 wonderful old buildings from all over North Texas, including a log cabin […]

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Tags: Architecture · Attractions · Memorials · Museums

Dallas Heritage Village, Part I

April 19th, 2008 · No Comments

By an accident of history, it just so happens that there isn’t that much of it in the New World. (History, I mean.) Whereas it’s not uncommon for people in England or France to live in homes built four hundred years ago, in the U.S. structures of that age or older are vanishingly rare and, […]

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Cultural Garland

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

 As long-time readers may recall, I currently live in Garland, which happens to be the tenth largest city in Texas (no, really). As such, it actually has a lot of good stuff going on, though by no means as much as Dallas, Fort Worth, or even, say, Plano or Arlington. Much of its cultural wealth […]

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Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

The Amon Carter Museum is a physically small but nonetheless major entry in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, that cluster of attractions that also includes (among other things) the Kimball Art Museum, the Will Rogers Memorial Center, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History,  and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. It’s worth […]

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Kimball Art Museum, Fort Worth

February 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Constant readers might remember me mentioning once or twice, in previous posts, the fact that Fort Worth outshines Dallas as the cultural center of DFW. While some of us on the East side of the Metroplex may not like to hear this, that doesn’t lessen the fact that the statement is true. The Kimball Art […]

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National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth

February 14th, 2008 · No Comments

I’m not sure exactly why, but for some reason most museums seem paranoid that you’re going to steal their ideas, or even their properties somehow, if you take a camera onto the premises. That’s certainly the case with the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to the women of the American […]

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Grand Prairie

January 31st, 2008 · No Comments

We all love odd and amazing things, right? Well, here’s a treat to enjoy while you’re visiting the Metroplex. On Highway 30 in Grand Prairie, halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth (and not far from Six Flags), sits this castle of commercialism, like something out of a Disney fantasy.   Recognize it yet? No? How […]

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