Fort Worth, TX is one of the most exciting cities in the country. With a strong economy, healthy job market, and endless opportunities for art, entertainment, and culture, it is no wonder people are moving here in droves from other cities and states. Whether you are lucky enough to live here already, or just in town on vacation, here are the top 10 things to do in Fort Worth that make this town so special.
10 Fun Things to Do in Ft. Worth, TX
1) Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
If you are visiting Fort Worth, or just looking for some weekend activities, head to the Fort Worth Stockyards. From cattle drives to honkey tonks, this living museum shows visitors what it was like to live in the days of the Wild West. This entertainment district offers dining, nightlife, shopping, hotels, kids’ activities, shootout shows, and a real-life cattle drive two times a day! For those wanting even more Fort Worth experiences, the Stockyards Championship Rodeo is held year-round on Friday and Saturday nights.
2) Fort Worth Zoo
The Fort Worth Zoo offers a lot of beautiful animals to see and a host of exhibits to experience. Highlights include the Museum of Living Art, which has thousands of birds, reptiles, and amphibians with hand printed wall murals, Texas Wild!, an adventure through the state's landscapes and many animales, and of course, the big animal exhibits like white tigers, elephants, giraffes, kangaroos, gorillas, and more.
3) Kimbell Art Museum
Matisse, Monet, Picasso - this museum located in Fort Worth's Cultural District is full of art. The Kimbell Art Museum is one of the top small museums in the world, has a collection of paintings and sculptures, along with special traveling exhibitions. The building and grounds are a work of art as well, designed by a Japanese-American artist and an Italian architect.
4) Sundance Square
On a hot Texas day, put on your swimsuit under your regular clothes and head to Sundance Square for an afternoon of fun. This historic square used to house saloons and gambling parlors. Today, there are fountains with 216 jets that you can splash in, and casual dining spots to grab a bite to eat. There are also entertainment options, like a theatre, comedy club, jazz lounge, and live events.
5) Fort Worth Water Gardens
The water sculptures in this water garden are meant to be enjoyed and experienced first-hand. The park, located adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention center, features three stunning pools of water that can be stepped into and explored. In the evenings, the pools and fountains are lit by a light display.
6) National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
An attraction that you will not find in any other part of the country, the National Cowgirl Museum celebrates women, past and present, who have helped shape the West. The 33,000-square-foot facility, located in Fort Worth's Cultural District, has a collection of fascinating items and photos documenting women's lives in the West, as well as traveling exhibitions. The Hall of Fame honors women who have made a lasting impact on horse and Western culture.
7) Fort Worth Botanic Garden
The grounds of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden make up the oldest botanic garden in Texas. They offer a green, peaceful break from the energy of the big city. The most popular gardens are the Fuller, Rose, and Japanese, and guests also enjoy the Native Texas Boardwalk, Rock Springs, and Back Yard Vegetable Garden. Plan on spending a few hours to make the most of your visit.
8) Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Highlighting art from the 1940s to the present with international pieces, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is the center for learning, working together, and sharing ideas about creative works. With a changing collection, the light-filled gallery has works by both famous and new artists.
9) Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
A Smithsonian affiliate, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is the state's first children's museum, and has grown to 166,000 square feet of gallery space, including DinoLabs and DinoDig, Innovation Studios, the Children’s Museum, Energy Blast, and the CattleRaiser’s Museum. There is also a planetarium, theatre, and a lot of learning programs, field trips, and clubs. Everything is certainly bigger in Texas!
10) Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Free and open to the public, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art has a big collection of American art that includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, works on paper, and more. Known as The Carter, this museum in the city's Cultural District offers popular exhibits, events, and research to celebrate the best in American creativity.
Enjoy the Best of Fort Worth, Every Day
Fort Worth is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the country, and is home to some of the nation’s most amazing attractions, historical sites, and learning centers. It can be your home, too! HistoryMaker Homes is proud to build new homes in Fort Worth and offers a range of spacious, thoughtfully designed, masterfully built floor plans that cater to you and your family’s needs. Our Fort Worth new home communities are:
Chapin Village, amid parks and green space just 17 miles from downtown
Chisholm Trail Ranch, with an on-site public elementary school
Homestead, Sold Out!
Lake Vista Ranch, near Eagle Mountain Lake
Northstar, a master-planned community with pools, playgrounds, and more
For more information or to schedule an appointment to see any of these beautiful new home communities in Ft. Worth, please contact us at 866.409.1949.
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