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Free and Low-Cost Arlington Attractions
 
Have Fun In Arlington Without Breaking Your Budget
Arlington, right smack in the middle of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, offers attractions and places of interest for people of all ages. And many of them are bargains for travelers on a budget. Here is a list of some of the top free and low-cost attractions and activities in Arlington. (Note: Price and hours of operation are always subject to change without notice - call ahead to be certain.)

Museums and Galleries

Arlington Museum of Art
201 W. Main St.
817-275-4600
This museum recognizes quality contemporary art by emerging and veteran Texas artists and presents challenging regional, national and international exhibitions and programs. Open Wed-Sat, 10-5, free.

Center for Research and Contemporary Art (CRCA)
University of Texas at Arlington
Fine Arts Building, Cooper Street at Border Street
817-272-2790
This gallery features national artists in mediums ranging from paintings to sculpture to performance art. Open Mon-Tues, 10-6; Wed-Thurs, 10-9; Friday, 10-6; Sat-Sun, 1-5, free. Next door to CRCA is Gallery 171, the student-run gallery. Hours vary, free.

Sports Legacy-The Gallery of Sports Art
1000 Ballpark Way, Ste. 122
817-461-1994
The nation's largest sports art gallery features original art, limited edition lithographs, statues and autograph memorabilia of all sports. Open Mon-Sun, 10-6, during baseball games, and one hour after baseball games-located at The Ballpark in Arlington, free.

University of Texas at Arlington Special Collections
Campus Library
702 College St.
817-272-3393
Features cartography library; Texas writers' manuscripts; the largest collection of materials on Texas, except for the state capital; collection of manuscripts, newspapers, books, photographs on Mexican political history. Open Mon-Fri, 8-5; Sat 10-5, free.

The Upstairs Gallery
1038 W. Abram
817-277-6961
Arlington's oldest gallery, in its 28th year in 1996, features original art by a group of artists who work in oils, watercolors, prints, drawings, pottery, sculpture. Custom framing, art classes and workshops also available. Open Tues-Sat, 10-5, free.

Theaters and Music

Creative Arts Theatre & School Tour
1100 W. Randol Mill Road
817-265-8512
This non-profit youth theatre provides a season of nine dynamic shows a year and offers an intensive two-week theatre camp for students from around the United States each summer. Tours include stops in the costume shop, dance studios and the 400-seat theatre, where the technical director gives a theatre lecture and demonstration on lighting. Open Mon-Friday, 10:30-6, free; call ahead and make reservations.

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