10 Best Things to Do in Fort Worth, Texas

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Fort Worth may sometimes be overlooked by its popular neighbor Dallas, however this Texas city has a lot to offer. Full of family-friendly fun, iconic historic areas and unique museums, Fort Worth is sure to please a wide variety of travelers. Make the best out of your stay in this north Texas city by visiting these top 10 attractions in Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Stockyards
Fort Worth Stockyards

Fort Worth Stockyards

You don’t need to be a cowboy or cowgirl to enjoy this historic district known for its cattle drives and honky tonks. Established in 1866, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District was a mainstay of the cattle industry. Now however, the Fort Worth Stockyards has grown into a popular tourist attraction. You can can still catch a rodeo and even a cattle drive here. But also enjoy live music, museums and shopping too.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Enjoy a wonderful day exploring the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. This 10,000-square-foot garden is home to a variety of plant life, approximately 2,500 plant species are found here. There are 23 unique gardens, including a Japanese Garden, a rose garden and or even the Fragrance Garden where you can really stop to smell the roses. Admission to most of the gardens are free, making this a budget-friendly tourist attraction in Fort Worth. The botanical garden also has an on-site restaurant and plays host to educational programs as well.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art showcases a wide variety of American art, from paintings to sculptures to photography. Through the art displays and public programs, visitors to this museum can learn all about art from the nineteenth century to the present. This museum was created in 1961 by Amon G. Carter Sr. to house his own personal collection of paintings by Remington and Charles M. Russel. Now both locals and tourists alike enjoy the permanent and rotating exhibits at this Fort Worth art museum.

Sundance Square
Sundance Square

Sundance Square

The Sundance Square is a popular historic district located in downtown Fort Worth. This 35-block area is perfect to explore by foot. With great shopping options along with art galleries, museums and theaters, you’ll sure to find something to do in this entertainment district.

Kimbell Art Museum
Art gallery inside Kimbell Art Museum

Kimbell Art Museum

Art lovers will enjoy browsing the Kimbell Art Museum, which opened in Fort Worth in 1972. This small museum features approximately 350 art pieces from all over the world. You’ll find works from famous artists like Monet, Picasso and Matisse. Along with a beautiful grounds, perfect for a sunset stroll, also take advantage of the museum’s on-site restaurant.

Fort Worth Zoo
Fort Worth Zoo

Fort Worth Zoo

For a family-friendly outing, head to the Fort Worth Zoo. This zoo is home to a handful of different animals from penguins to cheetahs to even indigenous species. The Fort Worth Zoo started out as a small facility in 1909 but has grown to become one of the best zoos in the Lone Star State with over 7,000 animals. Known as Texas’ oldest zoo, this Fort Worth institution has 16 permanent exhibits along with picnic areas and eateries.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Kids will love learning at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. There is a cool exhibit to capture the attention of children of all ages, from toddlers to teens. Kids will learn about dinosaurs, space, engineering, biology, zoology and more through the fun and interactive displays found here. With hands-on exhibits, an IMAX theater and an planetarium, this science and history museum is a great way to spend a rainy day in Fort Worth.

Log Cabin Village

Learn about Texas’ past by visiting Log Cabin Village, a replica of log structures that were common homes in the 1800s. The village has six log houses complete with unique artifacts. Visit the schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, and several log home settings. Meet characters dressed in costume while exploring this one-of-a-kind museum in Fort Worth.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, known as simply The Modern by locals, houses over 2,600 art pieces, some of which were made by iconic artists like Picasso, Pollock and Warhol. With a focus on modern and contemporary art, The Modern is a great addition to the Cultural District in Fort Worth. This art complex has a beautiful campus, complete with a sculpture garden and outdoor reflecting pond spanning 1.5 acres.

Sid Richardson Museum
Sid Richardson Museum

Sid Richardson Museum

This list ends with another incredible Fort Worth Museum, Sid Richardson Museum. This American art museum showcases the spirit of the Wild West. This free museum depicts the life and struggles of the American west through artworks by Remington, Charles M. Russell and plenty of other artists. Visit this museum while browsing Sundance Square.

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