Museums, Galleries and Historic Sites
KEMP CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Location: 1300 Lamar
Open: M-F 9-5 Sat. 10-4
Website: Kemp Center
The Kemp Center for the Arts is the heart of the arts community in Wichita Falls. Home to the Arts Council, Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, Sculpture Garden, NorthLight Gallery, West End Studio and the What's Up Downstairs area the Kemp Center is the place to experience art and culture in North Texas.
MUSEUM OF NORTH TEXAS HISTORYLocation: 720 Indiana
Open:Tues-Fri 10-12 and 1-4
Website: Museum of N. TX History
History comes alive at this North Texas favorite. Step back into the past and explore the oil and gas industry, six rooms of military exhibits, the Monroe Street Post Office, Nat's Hats, rotating special exhibits, guided tours and more.
KELL HOUSE MUSEUM
Location: 900 Bluff
Open: Tues-Fri 10:00-3:00
Website:Kell House Museum
The Kell House is one of the most historically and architecturally significant buildings in Wichita Falls. The Museum features distinctive architecture, original family furnishings, decorative art, and historic clothing.
Location: Midwestern State University Fain Fine Arts Center on the corner of Louis Rodriguez Drive and Nocona
THE JUANITA HARVEY ART GALLERY AT MSU
Open: M-F 9:00-12:00/2:00-5:00
Website: Juanita Harvey Gallery
See wonderful exhibits from MSU students, visiting artists and special exhibits covering every genre of art including sculpture, photography, graphic arts, painting and more.
WICHITA FALLS RAILROAD MUSEUM
Open: Sat 12-4
Website: Railroad Museum
Railroad buffs from across the country and around the world place the Wichita Falls Railroad Museum at the top of their list when wanting to be surrounded by everything railroad. Climb aboard actual train cars and Steam Locomotives including Commuter Cars, Pullman Troop Sleepers, Dining Cars, Post Office and Baggage Cars, Cabooses and so much more.
JENNY TO JET EXHIBIT
Location: Wichita Falls Regional Airport
4000 Armstrong Drive
Open: 7 Days a Week 24 Hours a Day
Website: Museum of North Texas History
Phone: 940-855-3623 or 940.322.7628
This exhibit honors the brave men who trained in Wichita Falls at the World War I Army Air Corp base known as Call Field from 1917-1918. Hundreds of pilots learned to fly using the Curtiss JN4-D "Jenny." The museum has one of only five Curtiss Jenny's left that can take to the sky as well as a completely restored T-38 Jet Trainer, currently one of two aircraft used for training at Sheppard Air Force Base.
Location: 2 Eureka Circle
WICHITA FALLS MUSEUM OF ART AT MSU
Hours: Tues-Fri 9:30-5:00
Website: Museum of Art at MSU
Experience wonderful rotating exhibits from around the world, permanent collections, art classes, discussion groups, concerts by the lake and much more.
Location: 600 8th Street
WICHITA FALLS ART ASSOCIATION-JENSEN GALLERY
Hours: Mon-Thu 10:00 to 7:00
Fri-Sat 10:00 to 8:00
Website: Wichita Falls Art Association
Visit the City's only urban art gallery featuring local artists and artists from across the country. Enjoy paintings, sculpture, photography and more. Join them for their special gallery night held once each month.
Location: 106 Pecan
WICHITA FALLS FIRE AND POLICE MUSEUM
Open: The first Saturday of every month, 10am-2pm or anytime by appointment.
The Fire and Police Museum presents the important and honored history of the men and women of the Wichita Falls Fire and Police Departments through wonderful displays, historic photographs, equipment and wonderful fire engines such as a 1916 American LaFrance engine and many other fire trucks sure to thrill people of all ages. Rides are available on special occasions.
RIVERSIDE CEMETERYLocation: 1810 5th Street
Open: Daylight hours only
Webpage: Riverside Cemetery
The tree lined roads and pathways of Riverside Cemetery lead to the resting places of city leaders, honored members of the military, philanthropists, business leaders, industrial innovators, pioneers, politicians and the infamous.
Tour books offer significant insite into the lives, tales and works of the people who lived in and formed the city of Wichita Falls.
Tour books can be purchased at the Wichita County Heritage Society located at 900 Bluff, (940) 723-0623.
SHEPPARD HERITAGE CENTERLocation: Sheppard Air Force Base
Over 30 displays covering the rich, proud history of Sheppard Air Force base and many aspect of aviation history. The museum features a theater, POW Memorial, uniforms, equipment, scenes depicting base personnel and the roles they performed throughout the years, artwork, historic photos, a T-38 trainer, archives and much more.
ADDITIONAL MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES THROUGHOUT NORTH TEXAS:
RED RIVER VALLEY TOURISM ASSOCIATION
Locations: Bowie, Denison, Duncan, Henrietta, Jacksboro, Lawton and Fort Sill, Muenster, Nocona, Paducah, Paris, Seymour, Sherman, Vernon and more
The Museum Day Committee is very pleased to be joined by the Red River Tourism Association and several of its member cities to promote museums and galleries.
The RRVTA has 53 member cities. To learn more go to redrivervalley.info.