Things To Do Around Fort Worth

Things to do indoors:


(Visitors can see billions of dollars printed from an enclosed walkway, which is suspended above the production floor! Two floors of interactive exhibits and displays showcasing currency history and the intricate art of currency manufacturing are available before or after the free self-guided tour.)

(Learn about BRIT's history, present and future, as we talk about our research programs, herbarium, libraries, and educational programs and BRIT's Sustainability Story.  BRIT is green from the ground up; learn how and why as you take this tour of BRIT's amazing new LEED platinum home.)

(Cowboys Stadium is more than the home of the Dallas Cowboys, it's a world of facts and figures about the world's largest domed structure, an art museum, a classroom. The things you can do inside Cowboys Stadium are endless, and with Cowboys Stadium Tours, you can experience them all.)

(The 90-seat Noble Planetarium brings the first Zeiss-manufactured hybrid planetarium system – an immersive all-dome video combined with a fiber optic dual-hemisphere star projector to see more than 7,000 stars – to the Southwest United States.)

(Traditional indoor events held every Friday and Saturday night at Cowtown Coliseum. Events calendar, history, tickets and competitor information.)


(The C.R. Smith Museum takes visitors on a flight through American Airlines history, with interactive exhibits that entice participation by all age groups. The museum features hundreds of historical artifacts, photographs, full-scale aircraft engines and a rare Douglas DC-3 airliner.)

(Now in its sixth decade of operation, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art offers a diverse array of exhibitions, publications, and programs that connect visitors to masterworks of American art.)

(The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History provides hundreds of programs aimed at engaging children and families in learning.)

(Museum of international art with collections ranging from antiquities to 20th century contemporary art.)

(The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is dedicated to collecting, presenting, and interpreting international developments in post–World War II art in all media and creating a welcoming environment for its public appreciation.)

(Would you like to hold a piece of the solar system in your hand? Would you like to touch a piece of Mars?  The Monnig Meteorite Gallery can provide you with this experience. By visiting the gallery, you will have the opportunity to explore the mysteries of meteorites.)

(Honors and documents the lives of southwestern women who have distinguished themselves as exemplifying the pioneer spirit of the American West.)

(The primary objective of the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame is to offer the visitor a true and complete historical perspective of the people and activities that built the unique culture of the American West.)

(The Sid Richardson Museum features permanent and special exhibitions of paintings by the premier Western artists, Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell.)

(The Museum features artifacts from the Stockyards and the Swift and Armour Packing Plants. You will also find saddles and other cowboy collectibles from the cattle drive era to contemporary times. Learn more about the Fort Worth Stock Show, American Indians of the area and Camp Bowie. Be sure you see the 104-year-old light bulb which is still burning and the Bad Luck Wedding Dress.)

(With over 15,000 square feet of exhibits, it is the largest Civil War museum west of the Mississippi River. The museum gallery is shared with exhibits on loan from the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Texas Division.  The museum consists of three separate galleries that display a civil war collection, Victorian dress collection and United Daughters of the Confederacy Texas Confederate collection.)

(Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame honors Texas men and women who have excelled in the sport and business of rodeo, and the western lifestyle.)

(The Veterans Memorial Air Park (VMAP) is a group of organizations dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of aviation in Fort Worth, the North Texas region, and around the world.)

(Twenty aircraft are on exhibit including several which are extremely rare and historic. Additional displays include a dedicated reciprocal and jet engine room, an FAA Aviation Education Resource Center, WWII memorabilia and artifact exhibits, a unique aircraft model exhibit and gift shop.)

Special Events

(The mission of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall is to serve as a permanent home to major performing arts organizations of Fort Worth and as a premiere venue for other attractions so as to enhance the range, quality, and accessibility of cultural fare available to the public; to promulgate arts education; and to contribute to the cultural life of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and the region.)

(Casa MaƱana strives to create, nurture, and advance live professional theatre unparalleled in artistic excellence for the enrichment and education of our diverse community and its future generations of artists and patrons.) 

(The Omni Theater was the first IMAX screen in the Southwest and, with an eight-story domed screen and 30-degree stadium seating, remains the largest IMAX dome in the United States west of the Mississippi River. The Omni’s 120-foot-wide screen places the audience in the center of the action, producing a sensation much closer to real-life than a conventional movie theater.)

Things to do outdoors


(Human-sized maze with over 5,400 feet of wooden pathways that resemble the cattle pens of the Old West.)

(After a brief training period, you'll discover the ease of learning to ride, and be safely navigating the fun-filled adventure tour of your choice.)

(Drive-In open every night, double features on every screen.)

(The Forest Park Miniature Railroad is a twenty-four inch gauge miniature train ride for adults and children through Fort Worth's Forest and Trinity Parks.)

(The oldest botanic garden in Texas, is a lush 110-acre tapestry of dappled shade and vibrant splashes of color. A peaceful haven nestled in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the Garden is home to over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants that flourish in its 23 specialty gardens. )

(Watch the Fort Worth Herd cattle drive from the sidewalks and restaurants near the Stockyards Visitor Center at 130 E. Exchange Avenue.)

(At 3,621 acres, the FWNC&R is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. Over 20 miles of hiking trails provide easy access to a myriad of natural wonders to be found on the refuge. The FWNC&R offers a variety of education programs and hikes for individuals, schools and families.)

(The urban park is frequently billed as a "cooling oasis in the concrete jungle" of downtown. Its focal points are three pools of water and a terraced knoll, which helps to shield the park from adjacent Interstate 30.)

(The Fort Worth Zoo is home to 5000 native and exotic animals; has been named as a top zoo in the nation by Family Life magazine, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today and one of the top zoos in the South by Southern Living Reader's Choice Awards; and has been placed in the top 10 zoos in the United States.)

(Take a walk through downtown and discover the people and events that shaped Fort Worth’s rich history. Have your picture taken alongside our sleeping panther and then visit each permanent bronze-plaque detailing a historic event that occurred.)

(The purpose of Log Cabin Village is to educate the public through the collection, preservation and interpretation of artifacts, representative structures, and other items of social and cultural significance to Texas’ pioneer era (1840-1890).

(Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards, Stockyards Station exemplifies Texas by providing an exciting blend of old and new with Historic Walking Tours that visit the Texas Trail of Fame, The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and more, over 25 unique shops including a winery, art gallery and great restaurants that offer anything from ribs to enchiladas.)

(See the most exciting behind-the-scenes areas of the ballpark including batting cages, press box, City of Arlington Suite, dugouts, and much more.  All tours start at the First Base Box Office located on the south side of Rangers Ballpark.)

(Trinity Trails are the biking/cycling, running/walking trails of Fort Worth, Texas. The trails are named for the Trinity River, along which many of the trails are located.)

Horseback Riding

(Trail riding, excursions, summer camp (riding lessons), horsemanship classes, and full-care boarding.)

(Boarding, trail riding for the public, lessons, birthday parties, camps, clinics, training and sales, roping, barrel racing, play days, arena rental, weddings, Girl & Boy Scout badges, hayrides and more.)

(Full care horse boarding, overnight boarding, Trinity River Trail rides and arena horseback riding.)

Cool Off In The Water

(Standup Paddle Boarding (SUP) is the newest fitness craze to sweep the country. It started on the West Coast and has been a raging success in Austin so now it’s time for Fort Worth to join in on all the fun! This hybrid sport combines lower, mid and upper body muscle groups to give you one of the best workouts available.)

(Kayaking the Trinity River is a new and unique way to explore Fort Worth. Backwoods has kayaks, tandem kayaks and canoes available to rent.)

(Burger's Lake is a 30-acre park featuring a one-acre spring-fed lake for swimming. Our facility includes:  Two sandy beaches for sunning; wonderful big trees for shade; a complete staff of certified lifeguards; over 300 picnic tables; six diving boards, a 20-foot slide and 25-foot trapeze; charcoal grills for cooking; plus much more.

(Cowtown Wakepark brings wakeboarding, the country’s hottest water sport, to Fort Worth in a whole new way – there’s no boat and you don’t need any experience or equipment.)

(Forest Park Pool returns to service for summer 2013 after a two-year absence.)

(City-run pool.)

NRH20 Family Water Park
(NRH2O opened in 1995 and is known in the Metroplex as the place for family fun!)


(Fort Worth Cats minor league baseball team.)

(Texas Motor Speedway is a speedway located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth, Texas.)

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