Traveling to Fort Worth? Here are some activities and sights for your trip.
Hello, Cowtown! We visited Fort Worth for the long holiday weekend and enjoyed exploring the city and discovering the history. Fort Worth was known as a trading post for cowboys, and you can see that history throughout the city, from the Longhorns on street signs to the daily cattle drive at the stockyards. But Fort Worth is more than cowboys and has something for everyone.
Here are suggestions for what to see and do in Fort Worth!
Here’s where everyone is hanging out! Everywhere we went in Fort Worth seemed fairly quiet except here. The cattle drive (a short walk of a few bulls through the main thoroughfare) happens at 11:30 am and 4 pm daily. There are also shops and restaurants in this area. Like spooky things? Take the Stockyards Ghost Tour!
This museum honors the women of the American West.
Fan of the Horned Frogs? Then you should visit the campus of TCU.
When you’re in Downtown Fort Worth, visit Sundance Square, an entertainment district with shopping and restaurants. Here you’ll find Fort Worth Water Gardens and Bass Performance Hall, home of the Fort Worth Symphony and touring Broadway shows.
With post-World War II art on view, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth also hosts visiting exhibits. I was excited to see Takashi Murakami’s The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg while it was on view. Be sure to look for the permanent Dan Flavin piece. The museum offers free admission on Fridays and half-price admission on Sundays.
The Kimbell Art Museum features European art, including Michelangelo’s first known painting. Admission to the museum’s permanent collection is always free.
This free museum focuses on the art of the American West, including Amon Carter’s collection of art by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell.
Live music, bull riding, country dancing, and plenty of cowboy hats, Billy Bob’s Texas is a true honky tonk with plenty to do.
Popular with families, the Fort Worth Zoo is expansive.
In Fort Worth’s Cultural District is this neighborhood of about 40 businesses, and the big attraction is the art!
Featuring its famous Japanese Garden and 10,000-square-foot conservatory, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is a fun place to explore if you love plants.
If you like architecture, stop by the Marty Leonard Chapel to marvel at its design.
This 30-acre park has two sandy beaches, diving boards, a slide, picnic tables, and more.
Fulfill your need for speed at the Texas Motor Speedway where NASCAR events take place.
One of the most popular murals in Fort Worth, this cowboy is located on the side of the restaurant Brewed.
Have any recommendations of things to do in Fort Worth?