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There are plenty of ways to explore Fort Worth’s rich history and culture. The best example of the city’s western heritage can be found in the Historic Stockyards District. Here, you will find rodeos, Wild West shows, daily cattle drives and livestock fairs, and those are just the activities offered by the Cowtown Coliseum. At Billy Bob’s, which claims to be the world’s biggest country-western nightclub, there is a gigantic dance floor, several bars and restaurants, arcade games and even a rodeo arena for professional bull riding.
The botanic garden in Fort Worth hosts multiple gardens showing roses, perennials, fragrance gardens, "the four seasons", a conservatory and beautiful Japanese gardens.
The Will Rogers Memorial Center has a large auditorium and an equestrian center, which can hold up to 2000 horses. The exhibits building here hosts the city’s flea market every Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm.
Forth Worth has its fair share of museums dedicated to its western heritage. There are Halls of Fame for both Texas Cowboys and Cowgirls (as well as a separate one for ‘Colored Cowboys’), a Cattle Raisers Museum, the Sid Richardson Museum of Western Art, and a Texas Civil War Museum.
Art museums are centrally located in the cultural district. The most famous museum in the cultural district is the Kimbell Art Museum. This beautiful 1972 Louis I. Kahn building holds masterpieces from Ancient to Modern Times, from Caravaggio to Cezanne and Matisse.
Next door, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is housed in a new Tadao Ando structure of glass that appears to float on acres of reflecting pools. Inside is over 53,000 feet of gallery space (second only to the MOMA in NY) houses painting, sculpture, and visual arts representing abstract expressionism, color field painting, pop art and minimalism. One of the most recognized pieces in the museum is Andy Warhol's "Twenty Five Marilyns" 1962.
The Amon Carter Museum, just down the block, is an American Art museum with over 400 works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell - the largest such collection in the world. The Carter is also home to a marvelous photography exhibit, many Hudson River School painters, western scenes by John Mix Stanley and Albert Bierstadt, and New Mexico scenes by Georgia O'Keeffe.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History has an IMAX Cinema with multiple films each day, a planetarium, hands on exhibits for kids, and a view of the west from pre historic times to today.As the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport is the headquarters for the largest airline company in the world, there is even a museum dedicated to commercial aviation, the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum.