Arlington may be well known for its nightlife and restaurants, but the city also has a generous array of museum life to explore. As temperatures begin to drop and outdoor activities become limited, take advantage of one of these exciting museums you can visit around Arlington. Whether you are itching to brush up your knowledge on art, history, science, or anything else, check out this list and plan your next trip! 


Arlington Museum of Art

Contribute to the growing art scene by visiting the Arlington Museum of Art and viewing the variety of exhibits and attractions it has to offer. The AMA is currently collaborating with Knox Martin to bring a unique and exhilarating exhibition like nothing seen before. Pieces include art from the SHE series and the WOMAN series. Martin’s exhibit will be available for viewing until October 11 and followed by Vivian Maier: The Color Works, from November 27–February 21. 


The Historic Fielder House

The Fielder House is a community landmark that was built in 1914 and serves as a museum of local and county historical materials. This two-story house is one of the earliest brick homes in Arlington and belonged to James Fielder Sr. He was a successful lawyer, philanthropist, and banker. The museum features a collection of exhibit themes and topics all relating to the history of Arlington, as well as photographs from World War II and early major construction projects.


River Legacy Nature Center

Spend the day at River Legacy Nature Center, or take part in some of its virtual exhibits and festivals. Although the center currently has limited hours of operation, that does not have to stop you from hiking its trails, having a picnic, or visiting its scenic overlooks and playgrounds. The center also has two Discovery Rooms that include two large aquariums, engaging exhibits, and a 30-foot interactive screen where you can immerse yourself in different habitats and seasons. Now until September 30, take advantage of the free Virtual W.A.T.E.R. Festival that focuses on the awareness and celebration of the resources water makes to our environment.


Knapp Heritage Park

Take a step back in time at this fun and educational museum facility. Knapp Heritage Park features three of the oldest Arlington structures and offers visitors tours, rentals, and the ability to explore individually. On the facility, you will find the Jopling-Melear and Watson cabins, a one-room schoolhouse, the Bardin blacksmith barn, and more attractions to see — all backing to date from the mid-1800s to the 1900s.


Stoney’s Dallas Cowboys Museum

Don’t take this hidden gem for granted. Stoney’s Dallas Cowboys Museum may be located in a home, but it offers a wide variety of collectible items, including bobbleheads, belt buckles, helmets, jerseys, trading cards, and much more. Some collectibles date back to the 1960s, and actual turf from the AT&T Stadium is used as the living room carpet. Stoney’s is an ultimate place to see for every Dallas Cowboys fan!

Be sure to check out our other informative blogs here!