Heritage, Volume 6, Number 1, Spring 1988 Page: 36
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FORT WORTH (continued)
Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie
(738-1933). The museum is famous for its collection
of works by Frederic Remington and
Charles Russell. Free interpreted tours for the
deaf; call 738-6811 two weeks in advance or
teletype 232-2892. Open Tuesday-Saturday
10-5, Sunday 1-5:30. Free
Fort Worth Art Museum, W. Lancaster at
Montgomery (738-9215). Call 738-6811 to
arrange gallery tours for 12 or more people.
Open Tuesday 10-9, Wednesday-Saturday
10-5, Sunday 1-5. Free.
Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie
(332-8451). Louis Kahn's magnificent building
houses pre-Columbian to 20th-century
European art. Call about films, lectures and
workshops. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10-5,
Sunday 11-5. Free.
Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art,
Sundance Square, 309 Main St. (332-6554).
Fifty-two paintings by Frederic Remington
and Charles Russell. Open Tuesday-Friday
10-5, Saturday 11-6, Sunday 1-5. Free.
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Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, two
miles past Lake Worth Bridge on Texas Hwy
199 (237-1111). The 3400 acres include several
hiking and riding trails as well as homes
for buffalo and prairie dogs. Center open
Monday-Friday 8-5, Saturday dawn-8, Sunday
9-5. Free. Call ahead.
Fort Worth Zoo, University & Colonial
Parkway (870-7050). The herpetarium boasts
one of the world's largest collections of reptiles
and amphibians. Don't miss the walkthrough
bird exhibit. See infant care facilities
and diet preparations in the glass-fronted zoo
kitchen. Open 7 days 9-5. General admission
$2, teens $1.50, children 25, under 3 free.
Educational institution groups free on weekdays.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Botanic Garden, University & W. Fwy (8707686).
More than 100 acres of formal rose
gardens and fountains give way to natural
wooded areas, the Japanese Garden ($ 1), perennial,
experimental, and fragrance gardens.
Grounds open 7 days 8 till dark. Free.
Fort Worth Water Garden, 4.5 city blocks
between Houston & Commerce south of
Convention Center Theatre (no phone).
Waterfalls, recirculating water effects, and
mazelike walkways designed by Philip
Johnson give the feel of walking inside a
fountain. Open 7 days 24 hours.
Heritage Park, N. Main at Franklin St.,
northeast of the Courthouse downtown (no
phone). Wet walls, walkways, observation
points, and resting spots enhance the site of
the original army post that became Fort
Worth. Bicycle and nature trails connect with
Forest Park's. Open 7 days 24 hours.
Six Flags Over Texas, IH-30 & Texas Hwy
360, Arlington (640-8900). A 205-acre
theme park with more than 100 rides, shows,
and other attractions. Park open Saturday and
Sunday 10-8. General admission $16.50, over
55 years or under 48 inches tall $10.50.
Stockyards National Historic District, N.
Main & Exchange Ave. (no phone, but North
Fort Worth Historical Society offers information
at 625-5082 weekdays 9:30-5). The
Stockyards grew up after the Civil War as a
cowboy R&R stop on the Chisholm Trail.
Today this historic district houses restaurants,
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