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Hillsboro, TX 76645
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Arts & Museums
The Waco Mammoth Site is an important place to visit for all tourists interested in Columbian mammoths. It is a wooded parkland spread over a vast area of land and is known to be the largest known place with the remains of a mammoth nursery herd. It is still an enigma how these animals died. Many fossils have been excavated, maybe there are more in store. Get a glimpse of the lives of these Columbian mammoths that is definitely going to be inspiring.
Founded in Waxahatchie, Texas, in 1987, Webb Gallery is one of those rare museums that houses a collection of unique artifacts belonging to secret cults. The museum is now also at Dallas, and displays a collection of outsider art, and visitors can see a unique range of paintings and artworks here. Curated by the famous Bruce Webb, Besides its range of art collections and artifacts, the gallery also sees regular musical concerts, lectures and other events.
McCulloch House is a Greek-Revival structure in Waco. The history museum also conducts several events, programs and educational initiatives.
Situated along the Brazos River, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum opened its doors to the public in 1968 and has been a popular tourist destination ever since. Explore the history of the Texas Rangers - the state's oldest law enforcement company through the various exhibits and relics on display. The Hall of Fame is a memorial to all the Texas Rangers who died in the line of duty. Check out the rotating collection of 2,500 historic firearms and accessories including the one used by famous American outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde. Children will enjoy sitting on the wooden horses, putting together a rifle and other fun-filled activities such as the Scavenger Hunt. The Texas Ranger Research Center was added in 1976 and has a collection of over 300,000 items such as case files, personal data of Texas Rangers and reference books. It is mainly used by researchers. There are special programs for schools to educate the kids about the history and importance of the Texas Rangers. Get some memorabilia from the museum store such as the Texas Ranger buckles, cups, leather goods, candles, pins, puzzles and more.
The Dr Pepper Museum is a rare museum that celebrates the American soft drink culture and traces the evolution of the soft drinks industry through numerous exhibits and memorabilia. It encourages capitalism and the economics of free enterprises. Popular displays include a rustic general store, reminiscent of the 1930s grocery shops, a pick-up truck from 1924 and the sound of jingles from old soft drink advertisements. Avail their tours for the best experience and do not miss their Happy Hours with the soda fountain. Students can benefit from their Advertising and Marketing Kid Style program.
Mayborn Museum is found on Baylor University's campus. This history museum has interesting exhibits portraying the rich history of central Texas. You can explore some amazing archeology and paleontology objects here.
A must visit while in Glen Rose, Barnards Mill and Art Museum is a structure steeped in interesting history. The museum started out as a water-powered grist mill and tried on many avatars including that of a health club and a clinic before becoming a museum. Furnished with beautiful antiques from the late 17th Century to the late 18th Century, the museum currently houses an extensive collection of artwork from the Fielder Foundation, as well as that from the personal collection of Richard Moore, who bought the property in 1979. The museum is only open on weekends.
The largest Protestant institution of its kind, this school began as an offshoot of the Baylor Theology department and became a separate entity in 1907. In 1910, the school moved from Waco to its present location in Southwest Fort Worth. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary offers bachelor and master's degrees in three disciplines: theology, educational ministry and church music. There are currently 20,000 students enrolled. The A. Webb Roberts Library houses the Tandy Archeological Museum, a small collection of biblical artifacts open to the public. Here you'll find maps, pottery and tools from the biblical town of Timnah, where Samson is said to have lived.
Director Emeritus Joan Davidow is the driving force behind the success of the Arlington Museum of Art. Located in a thriving city primarily known for its entertainment parks, this privately funded, nonprofit museum shines and draws visitors from all over the country. Known as one of the state's finest contemporary art venues, this cultural haven is housed in a large former department store building and attracts crowds from both Fort Worth and Dallas. The focus here is on Texas art. Admission is free.