Hear ye, hear ye, visitors to the region for the NCAA South Regional basketball tournament at Cowboys Stadium Friday and Sunday.If you’re eastbound with the hammer down on Interstates 20 or 30 — in these parts we call those the Ronald Reagan and the Turnpike or Tom Landry freeways — keep this printed GPS reminder in the back of your mind.If you’ve passed Texas 360, you’ve gone too far.With Lone Star Park dark for another couple of weeks, there’s really no reason to venture farther down the road.Life here on the western front in Arlington and Fort Worth offers plenty for the visitor taking a break from basketball.Just ask all those Super Bowl revelers.Try as many of the attractions as you can while you’re in town. Art and animals and food and fashion. You might even see some cowboys or cowgirls.They’re all right. Just say, “Howdy.”Fort Worth’sCultural DistrictIt’s been said that the only folks who haven’t heard about Cowtown’s internationally renowned museums are the locals. Might be true. Fort Worth’s museums are in the Cultural District, a few miles west of downtown. Amon Carter Museum of American Art: Holds one of the nation’s largest collections of 19th and 20th century paintings, sculptures and works on paper, including almost 400 pieces by legends of the American West, Frederic Remington and Charles Russell.Location: 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission: Free. Kimbell Art Museum: The Kimbell houses more than 300 masterpieces from around the world, including Cezanne and Monet. A special exhibit featuring 17th century sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini is running through May 5.Location: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Hours: noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: Free to the permanent collection. Modern Museum of Art: Dedicated to international pieces of work, nearly 2,600 total, in all media in the post-World War II era.Location: 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10 adults, $4 students with ID and seniors (60-older), free under-12. National Cowgirl Museum: Celebrates the women of the American West and the “appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire.”Location: 1720 Gendy St., Fort Worth. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors (60-older) and children 3-12, free, under-3. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History: Dedicated to exhibits designed to teach science and the history of Texas and the southwest. The Omni Theater with an IMAX Dome and the Noble Planetarium are big draws, as is the special exhibit “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.” Location: 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $14 adults, $10 children and seniors (65-older). Best kept museum secret: Texas Civil War Museum, the largest museum dedicated to the War between the States west of the Mississippi River. 760 Jim Wright Freeway North, Fort Worth. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.Bass Performance HallThe grandest performance hall of them all, and you’re in luck, because Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan. Catch a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday or a show at 8 that evening.Location: Fourth and Calhoun streets, downtown Fort Worth. Tickets: basshall.com The Bureau of Engraving and PrintingThis is likely to be your only chance to see a billion dollars. The bureau’s Western Currency facility, one of only two locations in the U.S. that prints money, offers guided tours, but on weekdays only. So, try to see it Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (The last tour starts at 4:30 p.m.) And don’t get any wise ideas, Capone.Location: 9000 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth. Admission: FreeFort Worth StockyardsFort Worth is where the “West Begins.” See where beef once began. There are no slaughterhouses to tour, but much of ground zero of Cowtown’s once-booming beef industry has been converted to the service industry, with restaurants and bars for dinner and dancing, museums and shops. The world’s largest honky tonk, Billy Bob’s, is here, as is the Fort Worth Stockyards Museum, which is the home of the oldest light bulb, illuminated since 1903. Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican restaurant, just south of the actual ’Yards, gained famed by feeding celebs.Rodeo! The Cowtown Coliseum hosts a rodeo at 8 p.m. each Friday and Saturday. $17.50 will get you a seat. Best kept Stockyards secret: El Asadero. Mere blocks from the Stockyards, at 1535 N. Main St., this is a hidden gem if authentic Mexican fare is your thing. It’s open until midnight on Friday and Saturday.Rangers Ballparkat ArlingtonThe Rangers won’t start the season here until next week, but tours of the stadium for the curious are available every half hour on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. until the start of the last tour at 4 p.m. On Sunday, the tours start at 11 a.m. and run every hour until the last one at 4 p.m.Admission: $12 adults, $10 students with ID and seniors (62-older), free children 4-under.Six Flags over TexasReverse blasts this weekend will be at both Cowboys Stadium and the spot for the most fearless among us, Six Flags amusement park, home of Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast. Not a bad place to spend an idle Saturday afternoon. Six Flags is just a few doors down from the stadium.Admission: $59.99 general admission, $44.99 children under 48 inches, free 2-under.Sundance SquareIn downtown Fort Worth, this is where ESPN set up shop for Super Bowl week. This is still the entertainment capital in town, though the shop owners argue there’s much commerce happening just a couple of miles west on Seventh Street. There’s a place to eat and there’s generally a party somewhere in Sundance Square, named for the Sundance Kid himself, who, with Butch Cassidy, made a few stops in Fort Worth. Just south, within walking distance, is the JFK Tribute, commemorating President John F. Kennedy’s last public speech. The Water Gardens is a few blocks farther to the west at Lancaster and Throckmorton streets.Fort Worth ZooBoost your kinship with wildlife and ecosystems with a visit to the highly regarded park that doubles as a repository of live animals on public display.Location: 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $12 adults (13-older), $9 children 3-12 and seniors (65-older). $5 parking.