ENLIGHTENMENT

AMUSEMENTS

Billy Bob’s Texas. 2520 N. Commerce, Fort Worth. Metro 429-5999. Open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m.to 2 a.m., Sunday noon to 2 a.m. “The world’s largest honky-tonk” offers international entertainment, 46 bar areas, a huge game area and a rodeo arena with cowboys riding live bulls.

Fort Worth Water Garden Park.Houston and Commerce streets. Completed and donated to the city by the Amon G. Carter Foundation in 1974, this public park offers urban waterfalls, fountains and a meditation pool.

International Wildlife Park.601 Wildlife (just off Interstate 30 at Belt Line Road), Grand Prairie; (214) 263-2201. The preserve, open daily from March through November, features thousands of animals and birds, including rhinos, zebra, hippos, giraffes and elephants. See them as you drive through in your car. Tickets $8.95.

Six Flags Over Texas. Interstate 30 at 360, Arlington. 461-FLAG. Open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight. General admission $13.95; children under 3, free. A variety of shows, rides and restaurants comprise more than 100 amusements in this recreational wonderland.

Texas Sports Hall of Fame.Belt Line exit off Interstate 30, Grand Prairie. 263-4255. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Adults $3; children 4 to 12 years $1.50; children under 4 free. Sports buffs will enjoy seeing the memorabilia of 135 legends in the sport world.

Wet ’N’ Wild. Lamar Boulevard between highways 157 and 360, Arlington. 265-3013. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 10-10 weekends. Adults $9.95; children 3 to 12 years, $8.50; children under 3 free. Arlington’s own “water-propelled” amusement park.

White Water. Interstate 30 at Beltline Road, Grand Prairie. (214) 263-1999. Open daily May through August and on weekends in spring and September. This large complex offers water activities, including a giant slide, surf and tubes.



MUSEUMS

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. 1501 Montgomery. 732-1631. The museum houses a large museum school, Noble Planetarium, Omni Theater and 35,000 square feet of exhibits including the Hall of Medical Science, Man and his Possessions, antique calculators and computer technology, geology and Texas history. Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

Amon Carter Museum of Western Art. 3501 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth. 738-1933. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Known for its rich collection of Western art, especially paintings by Remington and Russell.

Fort Worth Art Museum. 1309 Montgomery, Fort Worth. 738-9215. Open Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Respected for its collection of contemporary American art.

Kimbell Museum. 3333 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth. 332-8451. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Known as well worldwide for its light-filled Louis Kahn building as it is for its wide-ranging permanent collection.



GALLERIES

Evelyn Siegal Gallery. 3612 W. 7th Street. Fort Worth. 731-6412. Specializes in American Indian art and contemporary works with plans on expansion. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Fort Worth Gallery. 901 Boland, Fort Worth. 332-5603. Newly opened in the city’s arts district, the gallery presents the contemporary and avant-garde in sculpture, oils and other works in a modern, airy building. Open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Hall Gallery. 312 Main, Fort Worth. 332-3773. On display are works by French and American Impressionist artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art. 309 Main, Fort Worth. 332-6554. More than 50 works of Remington and Russell are displayed at the Sundance Square gallery. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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